Assistant Director for Student Wellness and Prevention

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Posting Details
Institution Northern State University
Working Title Assistant Director for Student Wellness and Prevention
Posting Number NFE01310P
Department NSU-Student Affairs
Physical Location of Position (City)
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Reporting to the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, the inaugural Assistant Director for Student Wellness and Prevention will build a student development focused student wellness and prevention services program. Using best practices from across the country, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing institution-wide leadership around student wellness, connection, and engagement. Working within a supportive team environment, this critical leader will advance student wellness so that students may thrive and focus on their academic and co-curricular interests in an environment that is safe, secure, and welcoming. An essential member of the Student Affairs team charged with providing high-quality care for students at Northern State University. 
Student Affairs values inclusion, sense of belonging, and believes in fostering a diverse and international community that includes, validates, recognizes, and respects all ethnicities, genders, sexualities, identities, abilities, cultures, and worldviews as a required foundation of student success. Objective 7 of the Student Affairs Strategic Action Plan (2021-2025) calls for Student Affairs to create inclusive communities that value and welcome all people. We are focused on retaining and graduating underrepresented students and recognize this work as foundational to the mission and values of Student Affairs. 
A.    Oversee and implement the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), an infrastructure grant program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which supports an array of activities to help build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective substance abuse prevention. 
B.    Convene, lead, and support the work of the Campus and Community Wellness and Prevention Coalition. 
C.    Collaborate with the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities on Insight Programing (evidencebased alcohol and drug education programs.) 
D.    Co-Chair the Northern Biennium Review Committee. 
E.    Facilitate and supervise drug and alcohol awareness programs. 
F.     Compile and complete paperwork and budget requirements in a timely manner. 
G.    Conduct presentations on various health and wellness topics in classrooms, residence halls and in the community. 
H.    Provide training on the behavioral health and wellness issues of college students to residence hall staff and other campus gatekeepers. 
I.      Advise AwareWolves and WAVE student organizations (peer educators) whose purpose is to support and advocate for a safe and healthy campus. 
J.      Attends Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) meetings as needed 
K.    Seek, write, and administrate various grants on a state and federal level. 
L.    Facilitate drug and alcohol awareness programs in conjunction with the Student Affairs Strategic Action Plan (2021-2025), Biennium Review of Alcohol and Drug Programs, and Student Affairs Assessment Report. 
M.   Perform other duties related to the above responsibilities as assigned. 
•       Bachelor’s degree required.  
•       Master’s degree preferred in higher education, student affairs, health promotion, or related field. 
•       Experience in working with alcohol and drug populations, sexual assault and prevention, and other health and wellness areas.  
•       Two years experience in program or grant management.  
•       Experience working with special populations and diverse clientele.  
•       Preferred experience: Familiarity with college student population and/or previous experience working with college students and advising student organizations. 
•       Grant management experience. 
•       Strong budget management experience. 
•       Excellent organizational skills specifically in record keeping and time management. 
•       Program development through assessment, planning, and implementation including research, statistical analysis, program development, and program evaluation. 
•       Ability to relate empathetically and effectively with a variety of people. 
•       Excellent interpersonal/group communication skills, both written and verbal. 
•       Teaching/training experience is desirable. 
•       Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet. 
Posting Date 10/06/2021
Closing Date
Open Until Filled No
First Consideration Date 10/27/2021
Advertised Salary DOE
Duration of the Term 10 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel, Weekends/Holidays, Valid Drivers License
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Student Affairs is comprised of the Avera Student Center, Avera Student Health, Campus Safety, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Disability Services, Homecoming, Multicultural Student Affairs, New Student Programs (HOWL & Wolf Pack Welcome), Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Prevention Services, Residence Life and Dining Services, Student Government Association, Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Organizations, Summer Camps and Conferences, and Title IX. Student Affairs advances the student success agenda of Northern State University and the Student Affairs Strategic Action Plan (2021-2025). 
Founded in 1901, Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular opportunities. Northern is 
consistently ranked as one of the best public baccalaureate institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. Our 3,500 students pursue one of 59 majors and 46 minors and hail from 42 states and 42 foreign countries. The campus has seen more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. 
Affirmative Action Statement
Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Diversity Statement
Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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