Prevention and Wellness Coordinator

Prevention and Wellness Coordinator

  • JOB NUMBER:519282

  • CLASSIFICATION:Student Services Professional 3

  • GRADE:Grade 79

  • WORK TYPE:On Campus, Staff Full-time

  • ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT:University of Alaska Fairbanks


  • LOCATION:Fairbanks

  • CATEGORIES:Health Profession, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Center for Student Engagement is hiring a Prevention & Wellness Coordinator. This position will help shape primary prevention and healthy relationship education efforts at UAF. This position will provide training, educational programming, and campus-wide outreach to raise awareness about sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. This role will assist in ensuring compliance with federal regulations and guidance while striving to advance initiatives that create a safe and welcoming campus environment that supports students and celebrates UAF’s diversity.


Prevention and Wellness Initiatives: Develop and implement intersectional, culture-affirming, healing-centered approaches to wellness and prevention education for UAF’s diverse student body. Lead and coordinate UAF programming and training efforts in the areas of suicide prevention, alcohol and drug misuse/abuse prevention and power-based personal violence prevention as part of compliance requirements. Regularly communicate with the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, CARE Team and other departments on campus to understand current trends in student behavior and student conduct and develop programmatic interventions to address these trends. Implement developmentally-appropriate strategies to engage students in prosocial bystander intervention. Coordinate robust programming calendars for Suicide Prevention Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other relevant observances. ● Create and deliver skill-building workshops for faculty and staff ● Collaborate with the Center for Student Rights and Responsibility and Department of Equity and Compliance to ensure compliance requirements of Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, VAWA, Title IX, and Clery are being met through programming efforts.

Administration & Other: Convene UAF Prevention Alliance, a collaboration with campus partners such as the Department of Residence Life, Student Health and Counseling Center, Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, Rural Student Services and others to share resources and coordinate activities related to prevention and wellness. Work closely with the CSE associate director and director to allocate, project and manage funds; forecast expenditures and revenue and complete monthly management reports Continually assess program outcomes and use data to refine objectives and improve prevention and wellness efforts Use effective and innovative marketing and outreach strategies to engage students Maintain active and up-to-date Internet presence to include social media, Nanook Engage and the departmental website Be an active and contributing member of the Center for Student Engagement team Serve as a resource, consultant and liaison to the campus community around issues of prevention and wellness Cultivate and maintain partnerships with UAF staff, faculty and administrators as well as local and statewide resources Stay current in trends and best practices in college health and student affairs through active membership in relevant professional associations and ongoing training Other duties as assigned

Peer Prevention Education Recruit, train and supervise a team of student peer prevention educators charged with implementing outreach, individualized support and larger programmatic efforts in prevention and wellness. Collaborate with Student Health and Counseling Center, the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities and other campus and community partners to provide training and support for peer prevention educators, including peer support for students engaging in problematic drug/alcohol use/abuse. Utilize NASPA Certified Peer Educator program for program implementation, training, program standards, and improvements. Implement the 21st Birthday Project which provides alcohol education to students about to turn 21 including safe drinking tips and alcohol alternatives to celebration.


Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of student development theory and a commitment to student success.
Demonstrated ability to creatively plan, organize and execute events.
Superior organization and communication skill.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in bystander intervention techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of alcohol, drug misuse prevention education
Demonstrated knowledge of healthy relationship education.
Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to manage crisis situations.
Knowledge in effective marketing strategies and outlets.
Enthusiasm and dedication to a culture of safety, respect, inclusion, diversity and caring.


2-4 years in higher education, working with a diverse group of students.
1-2 years of experience providing prevention type programs to college students.
Experience advising students groups or organizations.
Knowledge of federal compliance requirements: VAWA, Drug Free Schools & Communities Act, Title IX.


Bachelor's Degree required. Masters in counseling, student affairs, or public health preferred.
Training in bystander intervention preferred.

This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $26.08/hour, DOE, 11-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on May 13th, 2022. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, May 12th, 2022

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts

Term Position: This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Fairbanks, AK

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