Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator
University of Alaska 23 reviews - Anchorage, AK

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University of Alaska Anchorage



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Student Services Training and Development Education

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Grade 79, DOE

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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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Job Posting Summary

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for the position of Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator. The University seeks an Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator who follows a student-centered philosophy, regularly infuses student development theory into daily practices, and encourages and supports students in their pursuit of a safe and healthy lifestyle, free of substance abuse. The Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator reports to the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and works collaboratively with Division of Student Development staff such as the Student Health & Counseling Center and Department of Residence Life in addition to academic departments and faculty. The Division of Student Development is comprised of five departments in UAA's new student development division, which in turn is part of UAA's larger student affairs family. The Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator will coordinate UAA's alcohol and drug education efforts, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, disciplinary sanctions related to substance abuse, and other substance abuse programming and training. In addition, the Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator will coordinate wellness education events including Safety Awareness Month, sexual assault and domestic violence prevention, and public service announcements related to basic wellness topics.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Understanding and implementation of substance abuse prevention education programming and treatment planning necessary. Demonstrated knowledge, skills, education, and experience to work effectively in a diverse university environment. Desired competency in utilizing appropriate substance abuse approaches and techniques. Understanding and adherence to professional codes of ethics, ability to maintain confidentiality in student record keeping, and appropriate reporting methods. Current knowledge of national trends/practices in the university alcohol and drug education and prevention programming and federal mandates.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

Minimum of a master's degree from an accredited institution in counseling, psychology, higher education, human services, or social work or an equivalent combination of training, experience, and education is required. Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in counseling, psychology, higher education, human services, social work, or relevant field is required.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Substantial professional experience as an alcohol and drug educator or licensed professional counselor.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Substance Abuse Prevention Educator Recovery Counseling Experience National Licensure as a Substance Abuse Counselor Formal training as a substance abuse educator for diverse adult populations is preferred. Graduate practicum experience in alcohol and drug education is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following electronically: A resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references (please include names, business relationship, phone numbers, and email addresses).

Special Conditions of Employment

Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program for federal contracts only. For our FAQ and F1 student information please see the following: E-Verify FAQ: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): Right to Work Poster (English): Right to Work Poster (Spanish):

Job Duties


CONSULTATION SERVICES: Research best practices of alcohol, drug, and wellness education. Administer the CORE Drug and Alcohol survey. Serve as a consultant to the Department of Residence Life. Provide staff development to Residence Life staff members about alcohol, drugs, and wellness. Teach Residence Life staff members how to deliver effective alcohol, drug, and wellness education programs. Provide assistance to student clubs, Greek organizations, departmental units, and faculty/staff by providing consultation services, presentations, and workshops, when requested.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION: Provide overall leadership in administering UAA's substance abuse education efforts. Educate students with substance abuse problems, individually and in group sessions, to establish appropriate coping behaviors and strategies so they can achieve their educational and life goals. Oversee educational sanctions administered to students who violate UAA's alcohol and drug policies. Present substance abuse education classes bi-weekly, or as needed. Meet with students to conduct substance abuse screening assessments, and subsequently, refer students to appropriate campus resources and community agencies.

EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS: Collaborate with Student Health & Counseling Center, other student affairs staff/faculty, and academic faculty in delivering alcohol, drug, and wellness education and outreach. Plan and facilitate a campus-wide alcohol, drug, or wellness education program once a month. Coordinate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week and Safety Awareness Month. Sponsor domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs twice a year. Conduct wellness education and social norming campaigns. Distribute alcohol, drug, and wellness education materials throughout campus. Publish the Alcohol Use Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines publication annually. Assist the Assistant Director of Student Conduct to publish the annual Drug Free Schools Report and conduct the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial Review. Maintain UAA alcohol, drug, and wellness education website. Network with community agencies to form partnerships and seek in kind donations.

GRANT WRITING: Research and author grant applications to provide funding for substance abuse education, wellness education, and other related projects.

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