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Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Student Life/Services

Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $45,000-$50,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 18, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:
• Cover letter explaining how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications, professional competencies, and preferred qualifications.
• Chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications.
• Names and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor (or most recent supervisor if not currently employed). Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.
• Answers to the following supplemental questions. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe your experience and training related to each question.

1. Provide an example of an alcohol or other drug prevention program you developed, implemented or evaluated. What were the strengths and limitations of the program?

2. The Division of Student Life is committed to creating a multicultural organization that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What does this mean to you and how, if you were selected as the Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention, will you help us meet this goal? Further, how will you encourage and develop a commitment to inclusivity amongst the students with whom you will be working?

Department Summary
The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to advancing student learning that builds community. The Office of the Dean of Students is a learning organization that creates engaging environments to transform student learning; encourages a caring and safe community that increases our students' abilities to learn and make healthy choices; promotes inclusiveness, supports the success and growth of all students; prepares students to think critically, practice skills, and clarify values--all of which they can use throughout their lifetime; and enriches the student experience. The programs reporting to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students work with Student Life staff, student groups, and other members of the university community in the development of curricular and co-curricular opportunities that assure the integration of academic and student life.

Position Summary
The Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention is a position in the Office of the Dean of Students. The University is committed to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based substance abuse prevention program that empowers students to make healthy choices, reduces their risks and the negative consequences associated with alcohol and other drugs, increases their protective factors and behaviors associated with high-risk drinking, and increases their understanding of the connection between substance abuse and future success. The Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention leads the campus efforts to apply evidence-based prevention programs and practices and a comprehensive, multifaceted approach that targets individuals (including at-risk, or alcohol dependent drinkers), the student population as a whole, and the university and surrounding community. The Coordinator collaborates with students along with campus and community partners to design, enhance, sustain and measure the effectiveness of student substance abuse prevention programs for the campus.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of two years direct professional or graduate-level experience in substance abuse prevention within an institution of higher education.
• Demonstrated ability in creating and implementing alcohol and other drug prevention programs, presentations, and intervention services for young adults that includes knowledge of health promotion theory, harm reduction, behavior change, population-based theories and models, and expertise using environmental management strategies and the ecological model.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated teaching and training skills.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships with students and campus and community partners.
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills, including setting priorities and achieving program and department goals, and performing multiple work assignments simultaneously with acute attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in public health, prevention science, college student personnel, student affairs administration, higher education administration, counseling or related field from an accredited institution.
• Demonstrated ability in building and sustaining successful coalitions and committees that focus on substance abuse prevention efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to design health promotion programs that meet the needs of a multicultural, college student population.
• Experience in grant writing and/or executing grant-funded initiatives.
• Experience supervising student staff.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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