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Student Services Manager I

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Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support


SAAS Health Services

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Advertised Salary Range:

$44,935 - $50,000

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Generally, Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (9:00am – 6:00). Due to the nature of the position, may be required to work outside of normal business hours based on the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Health and Human Services

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Associate Director for Peer Leadership and Student Well-being Programs leads UofSC’s nationally recognized Changing Carolina Peer Leader program and acts as an expert guide to University Health Services’ student prevention programming model. Under the general supervision of the Director of Wellness, Prevention and Advocacy Services, the purpose of this position is to oversee the coordination, development, and implementation of programs and services and evaluate outcomes of general wellness and peer-led educational programing, primary prevention training and educational activities, including but not limited to the areas of physical activity, balanced eating, tobacco cessation, and sexual health. Manages the peer health educator program, Changing Carolina Peer Leaders (CCPL), including leading prevention coordinators who advise specific special interest groups within the larger peer educator program. Serves as the lead instructor for the HPEB 301 academic course for incoming peer leaders. Supervises the Program Coordinator for Sexual Health to develop a positive, inclusive sexual health education program. Lead Healthy Campus Initiatives efforts to design and deliver the most effective, nimble, and appropriate student prevention program content and modalities, including integration into academic environments. Collaborates with departmental colleagues and campus partners to plan, implement, and evaluate theory- and evidence-informed prevention strategies. Utilizing evidence-based research develops and implements educational programs and services designed to promote behavior change as related to these issues. Trains, directs, and supervises others performing various tasks associated with the delivery of programs and services, including faculty/staff, students, graduate assistants/interns, and peer educators. Services include, but are not limited to resources and referral, advising, events planning and coordination, and events co-sponsored with other faculty/staff organizations, student organizations and other internal and external stakeholders. Due to nature of the position, schedule is subject to additional hours, occasional evenings or weekends depending on programming.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 3 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in health education, public health or closely related field with at least 3 years’ experience in prevention programming and peer education leadership and 1 year in a supervisory role in a related area. Experience in the development of evidenced-based prevention programming. Experience leading teams toward common goals and outcomes. Ability to speak to large audiences and facilitate small group discussions. Experience in college health with an emphasis working with providing programs and services to students, faculty, and staff. Demonstrated background in program planning, implementation, and program evaluation. Experience applying issues of diversity and social justice to a prevention practice. CPE Certification preferred. CHES preferred.


1. Excellent team management experience and be able to juggle multiple complex priorities within a changing environment in a positive and solutions-based manner.
2. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
3. Ability to conduct research; manage multiple tasks; plan; coordinate; innovate, evaluate; absorb and use new knowledge.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Expected to act with discretion, and report unusual or sensitive situations and seek advance guidance from the supervisor prior to taking definitive action.
6. Ability to work independently.
7. Ability to exercise good judgment in structuring and organizing work and setting priorities, balancing the interests of clients and readily readjusting priorities to respond to customer needs and expectations and mission of Student Health Services.
8. Demonstrate strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills, sets a good example.
9. Ability to establish effective working relationships and maintain positive public relations.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by June 14, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 6/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time