University Recreation (UREC) is accepting applications for an Assistant Director for Substance Misuse Prevention.
The mission of UREC is to promote and advance healthy lifestyles through educational programs, participation opportunities and supportive services. UREC’s qualified staff is committed to excellence and responsive to the developmental needs of their participants. UREC looks for people who are passionate about teaching and working with students. UREC’s award-winning main facility is 278,515 square feet of recently expanded and renovated space.
The successful candidate will:
Provide leadership in the UREC Substance Misuse Prevention area by developing and maintaining an innovative and comprehensive substance misuse prevention program, focusing largely on alcohol and cannabis.
Supervise the part-time Substance Misuse Prevention Specialist and a graduate assistant.
Establish learning outcomes based upon identified student needs for a diverse student population, design appropriate programs and outreach, and conduct assessments for programs. This includes implementing recovery awareness programming, academic program collaborations, online educational modules for incoming first-year and transfer students and graduate students, and providing evidence-based early intervention sessions with students as needed.
Lead and provide vision for campus-wide Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drug prevention committee and compiles the Biennial Report for Drug Free Schools Act.
Be integrated into many aspects of the collaborative departmental team, serve on the facility supervision team, and has significant budget, administrative, and risk management responsibilities.
Salary: Commensurate with experience with full Commonwealth of Virginia faculty benefit package. This is a 12-month full time administrative and professional faculty position with excellent benefits including 24 days of annual leave and 12 paid holidays along with a professional development stipend.
Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Two or more years of relevant full-time experience. A graduate assistantship is considered ½ year of experience per year.
Master’s degree in related field (ex: Health Education, Public Health, College Student Personnel Administration, or related discipline)
Experience in health promotion programming and administration in a higher education setting or with young adults
Experience delivering interventions for substance misuse utilizing motivational interviewing
Experience supervising professional staff, graduate assistants, part-time or student employees
Experience collaborating across departments or agencies to provide programs and services
Certified Health Education Specialist and/or NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching)-approved Health Coach Certification
Application Review: Begins July 13, 2021 and remains open until filled.
Proposed Starting Date: August 10, 2021
Application Requirements: A cover letter, resume/vita and three professional references must be submitted along with the completed online application. Bluefish.com applications, email applications and mailed applications will not be officially considered. All applications must be completed online at https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/9336
For More Information: Contact Veronica Jones, Associate Director for Health Promotion, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
About James Madison University Recreation
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work. In 1996, JMU opened a 140,700 square foot Recreation Center and in 2016, construction was completed for an addition and renovation to bring the building to 278,515 square feet. UREC offers the JMU community a comprehensive menu of recreational and educational opportunities. We have a dedicated student staff of over 500 along with 10 graduate assistants from around the country and 28 professional staff.