The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the Alcohol & Other Drug Coordinator position for the Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW). This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University and Region:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 30,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and accessible downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a strong offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day's drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.
The Division of Student Life:
The Division of Student Life is comprised of approximately 400 staff members that serve our students through 19 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) empowers all Volunteers to thrive by cultivating personal and community well-being. CHEW aims to fulfil this mission by helping the UT community prioritize holistic wellness.
Reporting to the Associate Director of the Center, the primary purpose of the position is to mobilize, create and sustain campus-wide health practices in order to foster an environment that promotes student success and personal development, by using universal, selected and indicated prevention strategies to reduce negative outcomes from alcohol and other drug use among University of Tennessee students.
Coordinate, develop, market, implement, and evaluate prevention programming and events related to alcohol and drugs to meet the diverse and unique needs of the University of Tennessee community; Review research data, guidelines, and campus policy to ensure prevention education is in alignment with national trends; Contribute to the development of strategic plans, goals and measurable objectives for prevention services; Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion services; Teach alcohol & other drug section of Vols 2 Vols Peer Health Education training course.
Create and sustain partnerships with department units, including Student Counseling Center, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Student Health Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Student Engagement, University Housing, Student Disability Services, University of Tennessee Police Department, Office of Title IX, and UT Athletics.
Manage alcohol and drug prevention social media content by designing and developing monthly social media plans, creating and posting images, and monitoring, moderating and responding to audience comments.
Internal Number: 219066
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.