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Director, Alcohol and Drug Education, Support Services, & Health Promotions

Loyola University Maryland

Alcohol and Drug Education, Support Services, & Health Promotions

Salary Range
Competitive and commensurate with AOD higher education experience

Position Description
The Director of ADESS-HP leads a talented team of licensed counselors who provide outreach, education and counseling that promotes the health and safety of students and empowers students to make healthy and responsible choices regarding alcohol and drug use and other risky behaviors. ADESS-HP, founded in 1991, is a well-established department in the Student Development Division, and is highly regarded in the University and the State of Maryland, for its extensive experience using evidence-based practices to prevent and deter dangerous drinking and associated risky behavior among traditional-aged college students. The department is responsible for developing and coordinating the University’s effort to improve the quality of student life and the Loyola community by addressing risky behaviors surrounding alcohol and other drug use which threaten student safety and academic success, and coordination of campus participation in national, state and Loyola-instituted health and lifestyle assessments. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Development, and supervises two Assistant Directors (1 Full-time, 1 Part-time), one Administrative Assistant, and one Graduate Assistant.

Minimum Qualifications
Qualified candidates will have Higher Education experience in AOD prevention program planning, implementation, and evaluation at the individual, group, institutional, and environmental levels. Candidates will have an ability to collaborate and engage with campus stakeholders and key constituents within the University and surrounding area. Candidates have an understanding of the ADESS-HP department’s role within the mission of a Jesuit Catholic university. In addition to maintaining a strong focus on high risk drinking, the Director will play a key role in devising and creating a wider, coherent framework for health promotion that covers harm mitigation and wellness across campus. Candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Health Services, Social Work, Counseling, Public Health or related field and seven years of progressive experience in substance abuse prevention education and treatment services in a higher education setting; three years of experience on a supervisory level, supervising counselors providing direct substance dependence treatment services. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership in health promotion or alcohol education and prevention initiatives.

Desired Qualifications
• Must be licensed as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in Maryland, or immediately eligible for the LCADC in Maryland, or comparable credential appropriate to fields related to position responsibilities.
• Excellent leadership skills with experience supervising AOD clinical staff including, counselors responsible for providing direct substance dependence treatment services.
• Demonstrated success in AOD prevention program planning, counseling, implementation and evidence-based evaluation at the group, individual, and environmental levels.
• Proven skills in the implementation of AOD and other health-promotion focused prevention initiatives.
• Knowledge of Maryland state regulations for AOD outpatient treatment programs.
• Experience developing a framework for health promotion that covers harm mitigation and student wellness across campus. This includes appropriate educational interventions for students mandated for such services. Demonstrated skill in conducting training needs assessments, and delivering multi-platform awareness and prevention training options, as well as excellent presentation skills with ability to effectively transfer knowledge.
• Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and crisis intervention. Strong working knowledge of current and emerging college-student health issues, environmental/prevention strategies, and evidence-based practices that have a high likelihood of achieving measurable improvements in health status and behaviors, and/or indices of academic and educational success. Demonstrated knowledge of public health research, including community needs assessments, survey design, environmental scans, and other qualitative and quantitative methods.
• Proven ability to work with students to develop self-care plans, connect them with on- and off-campus resources, while simultaneously minimizing the impact of disruptive experiences within the campus community. This includes developing and offering programming designed to help students in all stages of recovery.
• Excellent communication skills, including verbal skills, writing and editorial skills. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with constituents while maintaining sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. Ability to work with persons with differing views and in different disciplines, and guide them in support of the University’ AOD abuse prevention program goals.
• Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills. Poised and professional individual, self-starter with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
• Unquestioned integrity and discretion; must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
• Excellent technology and computer skills.

University Description
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit Catholic university whose mission is to inspire students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola is committed to academic excellence, the ideals of a liberal arts education and the development of the whole person. Loyola University Maryland provides its community with opportunities for developing an examined life of intellectual, social, and spiritual discernment, continuous learning, and service. The University enrolls over 4,004 undergraduate (82% reside on campus) and over 1,973 graduate students. The Division of Student Development, of which the department of Alcohol and Drug Education, Support Services, & Health Promotions is a part, strives to complement the mission and goals of Loyola University by providing a variety of programs, activities, and services that enhance the educational experience of students while promoting a sense of community among students, faculty, administration, and staff.

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Required Application Materials
Please apply electronically at https://careers.loyola.edu and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Loyola University Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeking applicants from underrepresented groups. For more information about Loyola, please review our website at http://www.loyola.edu.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin in late January 2014 and continue until position is filled.

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