Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the necessary Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) reporting requirements, including interim reports and a final report are completed and submitted. The College Prevention Coordinator will be supervised by the Senior Coordinator of Health Promotion Programs at the Center for Health and Social Research, under the director, to provide general day to day activities and organization of the campus community coalition and its work on the College Environmental Prevention objectives for the entire SUNY Buffalo State population. The coordinator will be responsible for assessment, capacity building, planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the college prevention priorities. The coordinator will guide the coalition to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations, and individuals engaged in college underage drinking and drug abuse prevention. This is a 5-year, grant-funded position that began in July, 2017 and will end June 30, 2022. One year of funding remains; therefore, this temporary position is anticipated to expire June 30,2022.
Master’s degree and relevant experience in public health or health education, administration, policy/planning, or in community/organizational psychology; OR Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience in managing or coordinating college/community based public health or public health-related agency could be substituted for advanced degree. Demonstrated experience with health education programs in a college setting. Proven ability to work independently and excellent organizational skills, Public relations or marketing skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, Knowledge of the Strategic Prevention Framework and the OASAS Prevention Framework, familiarity and comfort with reporting outcomes in web-based systems
The evolution of learning communities in higher education during the last decade is one of the most exciting, academically challenging, student friendly developments in years. Learning communities are academically challenging and extremely rewarding.
At Buffalo State, a learning community is a block of courses that explores a complex theme through four or five classes. The faculty work to demonstrate how their particular course reflects the theme and connects to learning in other courses. Students take all of these courses together and form friendships that last beyond graduation.
Equally as important, students learn material at a deeper level because they spend more time discussing ideas and working to master the lessons.