Alcohol/Drug Prevention Coordinator - WRC at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:


The Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Coordinator is part of the Wellness Resource Center, Temple's health promotion office, within the Division of Student Affairs. The Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Coordinator serves as the campus lead specialist in the areas of alcohol and other drug prevention. The Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Coordinator uses evidence-based interventions and practices to improve the well-being and academic performance of individual students, student groups, and campus communities within the University. The Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Coordinator is responsible for planning and delivery of training for students, faculty, and staff across campus and works to inform students of the wide variety of support resources available at Temple. Leads Temple's campus-wide, interdisciplinary workgroup focused on alcohol and other drugs. Supports a recovery-friendly campus through educational programming and initiatives for students in recovery from substance use and peer allies. Key functions of this position include design and delivery of training programs, project management, program evaluation and assessment, co-instruction of peer education public health course, and general administrative duties. The Alcohol & Drug Prevention Coordinator assists with recovery initiatives as needed. Works collaboratively across the University in both programming and committee participation. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Wellness Resource Center takes a harm reduction approach to educating students about substance use, aligning with health education and public health principles. Strategies emphasize personal choice and independent decision making while providing accurate and up-to-date information about substances that students may encounter.

This position works to support the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Temple University and contributes to a positive university experience for every student and is accountable to all Division of Student Affairs (DoSA) Values. The DoSA values are Excellence, Inclusion, Innovation, Integrity, and Respect.

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education, Higher Education, or related field. Minimum of one year demonstrated experience in program design, implementation, and evaluation in a university setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated ability to coordinate and conduct alcohol and drug prevention and intervention programs for university students.

*Must understand and be committed to the principles of student learning and development as implemented through co-curricular activities.

*Demonstrated ability to educate and supervise undergraduate student workers in lesson content, program development, implementation strategies, and evaluation of programming and peer interactions.

*Strong interpersonal, presentation, and verbal communication skills.

*Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize diverse tasks in a fast-paced environment.

*Must be able to work evening and occasional weekend hours and travel to offsite campus locations that may not be accessible via public transportation.


*Experience with Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and/or CHOICES.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location

: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Howard Gittis Student Center


: Staff


: Full-time


: Day Job

Employee Status

: Regular