The Community of Concern is part of the University’s commitment to proactively addressing issues of concern involving our students and/or employees. Our paramount concern is maintaining the safety of all members of the University community while fostering an environment for success including connection to appropriate resources and encouragement of self-advocacy for students. The position is a part of the broader Dean of Students structure, which grounds its work in core values of integrity, inclusion, and integration.
The Community of Concern Program Specialist Sr. serves as the Assistant Director in UK's Community of Concern. This person serves as a case manager; responding to reports of concern and assisting/advocating for students of concern. The Program Specialist Sr. also serves as direct support to the Director of the Community of Concern and may serve in leadership capacities in the Director's absence. They will also conduct student needs assessment, analyze trends, and run reports for assessment and strategic planning purposes; and create or assist in creation of reports based on assessment results.
Additional responsibilities will include but not be limited to: developing communication plans and materials; conduct trainings and attend events to increase university community awareness of the office; and participate on University committees dedicated to enhancement of student life. Some on-call responsibilities may be required.
Responsibilities include managing the day to day operations regarding crisis intervention and student advocacy; serving as a primary resource for student and employee intervention and advocacy training; serving as resource for managing student and employee issues related to crisis intervention; responding to walk-in and phone calls for student advocacy; obtaining and reviewing updates on distressed students and employees from community members; serving as a member of Community of concern Team and facilitate meetings in absence of the Director; providing problem solving resources and mediation to members of the community; providing training as required to campus community regarding Community of Concern process; running Community of Concern reports from database; and serving as direct support for the Director of Community of Concern.
MS windows, MS Office (Word, PowerPoint) SAP, Database Management
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Masters in College Student Personnel, Public Health, Social Work, or Counseling, plus 3 years experience (preferred).
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.