The hire and a related start date for this position is contingent upon successful funding with grant initiatives. Position title and responsibilities may vary depending on project funding.
This position coordinates programming related to NASPA’s Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives, including: alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention initiatives; mental health initiatives; sexual violence prevention and response initiatives; well-being and health promotion initiatives; statewide grant-funded projects; and peer education initiatives. Under these topic areas, the coordinator will be responsible for: translating research and theory to practice; high quality written and oral communication; customer service; project management; and program evaluation. The coordinator will serve NASPA members by participating in association initiatives, including the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) project, Healthy Colleges Montana (HCM) project, professional development events, online learning, and other related programs. As a member of the Health, Safety, and Well-being department, the coordinator will also support strategic planning and program implementation for related departmental initiatives.
Specific Responsibilities of the Position
CADE Grant Project
- Assists in the preparation of monthly reimbursement invoices and required reports.
- Contributes to annual and ongoing training opportunities for the CADE project, including: annual coalition convening; monthly online training programs; in-person and virtual meetings of the CADE Steering Committee; and other member-identified programs.
- Contributes to team remote and on-site professional consultation, training, and technical assistance regarding alcohol and other drug prevention efforts for up to 24 CADE campuses.
- Represents the CADE project at Colorado statewide meetings related to alcohol and other drug prevention.
HCM Grant Project
- Contributes to remote and on-site professional consultation, training, and technical assistance regarding the prevention of tobacco and chronic health issues for up to 16 HCM campuses.
- Contributes to annual and ongoing training opportunities for the HCM project, including: annual coalition convening; monthly online training programs; biennial policy-focused advocacy training; and in-person and virtual meetings of the HCM Steering Committee.
- Assists in the preparation of monthly reimbursement invoices and required reports.
- Represents the HCM project at Montana statewide meetings related to tobacco prevention, chronic disease prevention, and the creation of well-being.
Peer Education Initiatives
- Assist in the program planning and execution of an annual peer education advisory conference (Advisor’s Institute) for approximately 50 peer education advisors, and an annual peer education conference (General Assembly) for approximately 500 students and 100 professional advisors.
- Contribute to peer education resources to identified peer education groups.
- Provide customer service and technical support for trained trainers in the Certified Peer Educator (CPE) program.
- Track and identify peer education programs at NASPA institutional member campuses.
Health, Safety and Well-being Initiatives
- Assists in the planning and execution of a large convening for approximately 1,200 prevention and health promotion practitioners and administrators (NASPA Strategies Conferences).
- Contributes to related NASPA online learning programs.
- Creates high-quality communications products for departmental initiatives, including: blogs, presentations, flyers and advertisements, emails, and technical reports.
- Represents the department at local, regional and national events.
- Supports departmental initiatives as needed, including: conference planning and management, website management, grant writing, strategic planning, and project coordination.
General Responsibilities of all NASPA Staff
All NASPA staff positions are expected to share these common responsibilities, scalable for the position’s title and specific responsibilities.
- Conflict Management
Attempts to address conflict directly with individuals, seeing them as opportunities and taking personal responsibility for championing NASPA’s culture of feedback; understands and interprets situations thoroughly; good at focused listening; can deliberate and negotiate complicated and difficult agreements and resolve disputes equitably; can find common ground and build consensus; does not respond with defensiveness or irritation when conflict arises; able to work together productively after conflict is resolved; does not hold grudges or retaliate.
- Cultural Competency
Values what different perspectives and experiences bring to an organization; recognizes that people experience the organization differently and adjusts their approach to working together and giving feedback accordingly; supports and enacts equitable treatment and opportunities for all; fosters a climate of inclusion and belonging, where diverse thoughts and perspectives are freely shared and integrated; invests in learning and growing their capacities to lead diverse teams equitably and inclusively; recognizes and addresses dynamics related to individual and structural privilege and exclusion; understands that equity and equality are not the same.
- Integrity and Trust
Is widely trusted and is seen as a direct, honest individual; exemplifies the core set of established Association principles and values during both good and bad times; rewards agreed-upon ways of working; can present the the facts as they know it in a helpful manner; is appropriate and intentional about keeping confidences whenever possible; acknowledges and addresses mistakes; knows when and what to share; follows through on commitments; engages in activities that strengthen community and the organization.
- Navigating Relationships
Can appropriately propose or find shared ideas, interests, or beliefs and solve problems for the good of the organization; can represent their own interests and also be fair and equitable with others; is seen as a collaborative team player; easily gains and maintains trust and support of peers, by fostering connection; has the ability to relate to others in different position levels or teams; encourages collaboration and communication with others, giving each other space to acknowledge that it might be messy; can be candid with peers by both giving and receiving feedback directly.
- Problem Solving
Uses rigorous logic, data, and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; works at uncovering problems; accurately interprets data and feedback; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers but provides details that answer anticipated follow-up question(s); brings proposed solutions when raising problems or challenges; addresses immediate needs and then continues to fix the long-term problem.
- Time Management
Uses their time effectively and efficiently; values own and others’ time; concentrates their efforts on the relevant individual, team, and organizational priorities; meets deadlines; can attend to a broad range of activities; balances multiple priorities and tasks; understands when and how to say no where appropriate.
- Written and Verbal Communication
Uses language clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can effectively deliver messages to the intended and necessary audiences; knows how to balance verbal and written communication and when each type is most appropriate, including when a face-to-face conversation (in-person or video) is required; understands how to leverage various technology options for communicating during internal and external meetings; knows how to explain the level of priority when communicating with colleagues collaborates as necessary on communications to various groups; understands that the tone of a written communication is as important as the content; writes and speaks with attention to the importance of grammar and spelling.
Office Location/Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
- This position is based in the NASPA Denver, CO Office (2420 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202) with the option for occasional work from a remote location.
- This position is primarily office-based with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing.
- This position will be required to routinely pack program materials for shipment, including moving potentially heavy boxes.
- Moderate overnight travel to NASPA events is expected during which the position may be expected to stand for longer periods of time than usual, traveling by air and ground transportation.
- Occasional overnight travel expected to college and university campuses to facilitate trainings or campus site visits is expected, during which the position may be expected to travel from city to city by air and ground transportation.
- Occasional overnight travel to represent NASPA at outside meetings and events, traveling by air and ground transportation.
- This full-time position is grant funded and employment is subject to available funding.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 16,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.
Through high-quality professional development, strong policy advocacy, and substantive research to inform practice, NASPA meets the diverse needs and invests in realizing the potential of all its members under the guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry.
NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.
NASPA is an equal opportunity employer. NASPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, affectional or sexual orientation, or disability in any of its policies, programs, and services.