College Prevention Coordinator for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Programs and Services

Job description

Category:: Professional
Department:: Health Promotion and Prevention Services
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Oct 7, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 49921

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Associate (SL-4)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Binghamton University seeks a College Prevention Coordinator (CPC) for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (AOD) Programs and Services to assist in the strategic planning and implementation of prevention and intervention programs and initiatives directed at substance abuse prevention and risk reduction. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the organization of and operations surrounding a campus community coalition and its work on the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) College Environmental Prevention grant objectives. The coordinator will be responsible for assessment, capacity building, planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the college prevention priorities. The coordinator will guide the coalition to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long term involvement of community institutions, organizations, and individuals in college underage drinking and drug abuse prevention. The College Prevention Coordinator will also be responsible for ensuring that the necessary OASAS reporting requirements, including interim reports and a final report are completed and submitted.

Reporting to the Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, the CPC will work collaboratively with academic faculty and campus entities working in the area of substance abuse and serve as the campus liaison with the greater Binghamton community when addressing student issues related to substance abuse. Some program development and delivery is expected for student and staff groups. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with campus constituents to develop and articulate a University vision and consistent messages regarding student alcohol and drug use.
  • Provide assistance in the strategic planning and implementation of programs and initiatives directed at AOD prevention and risk reduction.
  • Create, organize, lead and provide operational support to campus community coalition utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to develop a comprehensive action plan.
  • Coordinate and conduct the CORE Survey biannually. Be involved in other related assessment/program evaluation activities on campus and within the community as applicable.
  • Provide oversight and coordination of all campus alcohol and drug prevention activities.
  • Work collaboratively with programming entities on campus to increase outreach and awareness, and support prevention and risk reduction activities.
  • Develop and implement group specific trainings to students and staff and advise student groups on prevention strategies in planning events.
  • Develop and coordinate screening and brief intervention services for students on campus.
  • Serve as an expert resource to students, staff and coalition members.
  • Serve on University committees that are responsible for developing student policies and programs, particularly those focused on AOD related issues.
  • Create AOD and grant related documents and administrative reports as directed.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with campus, community and national partners to address high risk behavior and prevention initiatives on campus, including opportunities for research.
  • Coordinate activities to secure external AOD funding for projects and extended services, as directed, as opportunities arise.


  • Master's degree in mental health, social work, student affairs, health education, public health, higher education or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in health education programming and outreach.
  • Demonstrated current knowledge of AOD prevention research and best practices, preferably with respect to the developmental tasks unique to the college-age cohort and campus community setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborating across departments, agencies and institutional systems.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage complex roles and processes within a dynamic work environment.
  • Proven record of successful educational outreach and program delivery.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, collaboration, consensus-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong work ethic, team oriented and "user-friendly" to all constituents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within higher education.
  • Advanced skill and experience in assessment and program evaluation.
  • Multi-cultural competence, with knowledge and skills to work with diverse populations and develop culturally sensitive programming.
  • Experience addressing public health issues in order to impact the culture of a community.
  • Experience with motivational interviewing programs i.e. BASICS.
  • Experience in supervising graduate assistants, interns and/or peer educators.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: October 22, 2020

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

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  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Posted: 10/9/2020
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