Company Name:

Colgate University


Hamilton, New York

Approximate Salary:

$55,000 Per Year

Job Category:


Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Date Posted:

July 17, 2019

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Alcohol and Drug Services Counselor/Coordinator

The Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator provides both clinical and educational services to the campus community. The person in this role reports dually to the Associate Director of the Counseling Center and the Director of the Shaw Wellness Institute, promoting the missions of both offices through a commitment to developmental learning and holistic health and wellness. While some flexibility will be necessary to adequately serve the needs of the campus community throughout the academic year, we anticipate the Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator to split their time performing clinical responsibilities and health and wellness outreach and programming.

The Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator serves approximately 50% of their time delivering clinical services as an embedded counselor in the Shaw Wellness Institute and oversees the clinical aspects of this role. You will also serve as a member of the Shaw Wellness Institute team addressing the impact of alcohol and other drugs on holistic health and wellness on campus. Reporting to the Director of Shaw Wellness, areas of responsibility within the wellness team include:

Effective and confidential alcohol and other drug counseling services for students via individual and group therapy, including strong coordination of care with other campus or community providers;

Knowledgeable consultation for campus community partners in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating, high quality, standards-based alcohol, and other drugs counseling services;

Participating in the Counseling Center crisis/consultation and after-hours crisis services rotation;

Ensuring confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;

Providing all services following ethical standards and in compliance with state law;
Maintaining and improving the health of assigned student cases and providing educational services for ER transports, adjudicated students, assessments, tutorials and BASICS/CASICS (Brief Alcohol/ Cannabis Screening and Assessment for College Students);

Providing consultation and information to Deans and other administrative staff regarding student alcohol and other drug concerns;

Conducting TIPS pieces of training and periodic customized group education meetings;

Collaborating with other professionals and student staff to provide general wellness outreach and education;

Ensure that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership and that they receive value and personal growth enrichment as a result of their participation in the community.


-Minimum of 2 years of experience in substance abuse counseling
-Familiarity with contemporary college student issues
-Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive environments
-Experience with multidisciplinary collaboration and building close working relationships across departments
-Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization capabilities
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Experience working in a selective, residential, liberal arts college
-Flexible and adaptive work style; ability to work effectively across multiple departments and locations
-Experience in mental health crisis assessment and response
-Experience and training in BASICS program; ability to train other professional staff to use BASICS
-Familiarity with ACHA’s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education

-Experience with assessment and learning outcomes development 

-Experience supervising students and/or advising student groups
-Active participant in professional organizations and networks

- Minimum of a Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a closely related field

- License eligible to practice substance abuse counseling in New York state within 1- 2 years from the date of hire

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