Position Summary and Duties
The Assistant Director Student Support and Wellness Promotion, will collaborate with the Director of Student Support & Wellness Promotion to provide leadership and vision for a substance-abuse prevention program focused on alcohol and drug (AOD) education, with a particular focus on alcohol, cannabis, and stimulant misuse and associated consequences.
The Assistant Director Will Be Responsible For The Following
Conducting the BASICS screening interviews and follow-ups for students who are referred to SSWP through the conduct system.
Assisting the director with the synthesis and dissemination of the data gathered from internal and external student surveys about AOD use.
Educating the community regarding trends and effective strategies for combating high risk behaviors associated with AOD use.
Further Responsibilities Include
Assisting with mental health and AOD referrals to off campus treatment providers and treatment programs for Company students; Collaborating with the Student Conduct Office to implement educational sanctions for AOD violations and motivational interviewing for students in relation to AOD intervention;
Serving as the moderator and mentor for peer educators;
Co-chairing the AOD Task Force;
Maintaining ongoing strategies to combat the substance-related concerns among students and to augment existing AOD goals and strategies;
Supporting behavioral health and wellness through education and programming;
Serving as the contact for Everfis AlcoholEdu student survey, in addition to serving as the contact for the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems;
Updating and maintaining student records and database;
Coordinating and assisting in the implementation, review, and presentation of campus data from surveys, including: Everfis AlcoholEdu (online, evidence-based program to inspire students to make healthy decisions related to alcohol and other drugs) and the Maryland Collaborative College Survey;
Updating the Biennial Review of Alcohol and Drug Policies, Procedures, and Abuse Prevention and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
Additional Responsibilities Include
Managing Titanium Software web component and assist in the creation and maintenance of departmental data assessment.
Monitor compliance with off-campus treatment provider treatment recommendations and/or University behavioral expectations.
Meet and maintain contact with students students to address changing behavioral needs
Foster self-advocacy in students to manage their overall well-being
Support students individually and systemically, as the situation permits
Masters Degree required (Counseling, Higher Education preferred)
1-3 years of experience in the following areas: Knowledge of student development within higher education, substance use-related issues, behavioral health, crisis management, case management, coordinated care efforts, structuring support for students, medical leave of absence process, peer education advising and mentoring, support of behavioral health and wellness though education and programming; and data input/management
This position requires knowledge of student development within higher education. This position is highly collaborative, facilitates student support structures, and requires general knowledge of effective program and intervention strategies. The person in this position maintains awareness of institutional and national mental health trends, and supports behavioral health and wellness though data synthesis, education, and programming.
Company strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Company values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Company will be subject to a pre-employment background check.