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Certified Prevention Specialist


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Campus Recreation (10001014)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Definition of Class

This position develops and implements wellness and prevention programs for the university community. The incumbent develops, implements, and evaluates prevention programs, services, and resources for high risk populations; provides educational prevention services for the university community; seeks grant-funded initiatives to support programs and services; and develops and monitors departmental operational budget.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates prevention programs, services, and resources geared toward reducing high risk behaviors and enhancing the student’s well-being.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and assessment of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Recruits, selects, trains, schedules, and provides guidance to student employees.
  • Seeks grant-funded initiatives to support existing programs and services.
  • Provides educational prevention services to students individually or in groups or by referring to campus and community resources.
  • Develops and implements online alcohol and drug prevention education to meet federal regulations.
  • Evaluates wellness and prevention initiatives and strategies in an effort to reduce negative consequences associated with alcohol and drug use.
  • Facilitates individual and group educational interventions for alcohol and drug policy violators.
  • Conducts one-on-one risk reduction and wellness consultations with students based on prevention needs.
  • Creates needs assessments for the campus population.
  • Serves as a liaison between the William Magee Center for Wellness Education and the campus community.
  • Assist with developing policies and procedures regarding alcohol and drug prevention and health and wellness education.
  • Oversees and advises the Collegiate Recovery Community student organization including supervision of graduate assistants, scholarship program, weekly meetings, student leadership, and fundraising.
  • Develops and monitors the operational budget of the Collegiate Recovery Community.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified
and included by the hiring department.

  1. Creates needs assessment for campus community to inform the development and implementation of prevention programs for high risk populations.
  2. Provides educational prevention services for the university community.
  3. Evaluates programs, services, and resources aimed toward reducing high risk behaviors.
  4. Oversees and advises Collegiate Recovery Community student organization.
Minimum Education/Experience

Experience/Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in health promotion, health education, public health, social work or a related field from an accredited college or university.
One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.
Licensure: Must be licensed or license-eligible as a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS).

If license-eligible, must complete licensure requirements within 18 months of date of hire.
Interview Requirements:Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi