The Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Support Services is a part of the Center for Student Wellbeing in the Dean of Students division at Vanderbilt University and is a key member responsible for the aspects of the office operations and initiatives pertaining to substance use prevention, intervention, and recovery. The Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Support Services oversees three main components- alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention and education programming, Vanderbilt Recovery Support to assist students who are recovering from substance use disorder, and AOD coaching for high-risk students to help them achieve their personal and academic goals. The Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Support Services will also assist with and provide programming, coaching, and workshops in other realms of wellbeing, such as mindfulness, meditation, and healthy living. Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Wellbeing, the Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Support Services works in close and frequent partnership and collaboration with the Dean of Students staff and administration.
The Center for Student Wellbeing at Vanderbilt University works to create a culture that supports the personal development and academic success of students using an integrative, holistic framework. Through inclusive and collaborative programming, support services, and campus initiatives, the Center cultivates engagement in lifelong wellbeing practices that enhance students' ability to thrive within the Vanderbilt community and beyond.
The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at Vanderbilt, advancing the University's mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other university departments. We care deeply. We educate completely. We lead with excellence.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and mental health are top priorities for the institution and by extension the offices of the Dean of Students. Our staff are committed to continued growth in knowledge, awareness, skills, and experience engaging with these priorities in a higher education environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Programming and Events
Assist with campus-wide programs such as Recovery Week, Alcohol and Other Drugs Awareness Week, Safe Spring Break Week, and/or newly developed campus-wide events.
Table at informational fairs & events to promote the Center for Student Wellbeing and Vanderbilt Recovery Support
Provide and track attendance at Host Responsibility Training to ensure compliance with university policy.
Deliver Alcohol and Other Drug programming for first-year and transfer students during orientation.
Assist with and implement programs and workshops on general wellbeing topics, such as meditation, mindfulness, and healthy living.
Vanderbilt Recovery Support
Coordinate with the graduate assistant facilitating VRS meetings and events.
Provide support to students and their family members seeking recovery and/or returning to campus from treatment or medical leave of absence.
Establish relationships with treatment providers and the greater Nashville recovery community.
Provide coaching to individual students in recovery and those interested in harm reduction.
Assist with support of recovery housing students.
Organize and schedule monthly VRS seminars.
Coordinate social and service events for VRS students.
Manage social media content for VRS and alcohol and other drug misuse prevention by designing and developing monthly social media plan, creating and posting images, monitoring, moderating, and responding to audience comments.
Administer Alcohol and Other Drug assessments such as AUDIT, CUDIT, and BASICS
Provide one-on-one coaching to students who are referred for coaching due to high-risk substance use behaviors.
Provide one-on-one coaching to help students develop and maintain skills to contribute to their personal and academic success.
Connect students with a higher level of care, when necessary
Serve on divisional committees and working groups to enrich the experience and resources available to staff across the division.
Act as a resource and liaison to members of the University community on matters pertaining.
Coordinate with numerous campus partners, particularly the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity, Office of Housing and Residential Education, the University Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and the Office of Student Care Coordination
Assist in the collection of detailed statistical reports on campus substance use and analyze and interpret trends and areas of concern.
Keep abreast of trends in student wellness, including substance use prevention, intervention, and recovery.
Engage in professional development, including presentations at pertinent conferences and workshops.
Participate in University, division, and departmental committees and task forces, as assigned Participate in division wide events as needed (Move-In Day, Rites of Spring, Diverse 'Dores Day, MLK Day, etc.) to support colleagues and ensure these events run smoothly.
Learn and comply with financial policies and procedures related to travel, procurement, and expense reporting in order to be a good steward of university funds.
Assume other duties, as assigned by the Director and/or Assistant Director.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is necessary.
A Master's degree or other advanced degree in a relevant field such as Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Services, Health Education or Counseling from an accredited institution is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of higher education law and the legal and ethical issues involved in student disciplinary matters including FERPA, HIPAA, Clery, Title IX, and other relevant laws and regulations, and adherence to the highest standards of confidentiality is required.
Strong organizational skills and self-motivation are required.
Strong communication (oral and written) and public relations skills are required.
Ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds attending highly selective institutions with a broad range of campus groups, departments, and organizations is required.
Proven ability to handle multiple priorities while maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to detail is required.
Strong computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet applications, and student databases; experience with Maxient Conduct Manager or an equivalent student conduct system is strongly preferred.
One year of experience with Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment services including substance use disorder treatment or related case management duties is strongly preferred.
Experience with the following is strongly preferred:
Experience in motivational interviewing techniques
Experience with Alcohol and Other Drugs outreach programming in a collegiate environment
Certification in Alcohol and Other Drugs or addiction
Skills in assessing Alcohol and Other Drugs usage including screenings and/or BASIC interventions.
Experience with Collegiate Recovery Programs
Knowledge and experience in assessing and implementing AOD prevention best practices in the community.
Experience in designing and delivering workshops and programs about AOD education and other health and wellness topics.
Skills and ability to train or coach student leaders, volunteers and/or peer mentors.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10001010
About Vanderbilt University
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