Recovery and Prevention Coordinator

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Position Description

The Health and Wellness department, of the Division of Student Affairs, is committed to a holistic wellness model that enhances the overall educational student experience. Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) is a unit of Health and Wellness and is primarily responsible for providing clinical, educational, prevention, and support services to students. Alcohol and Drug Support Services is a specialty area provided through CAPS. The Recovery and Prevention Coordinator (RPC) is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of programs that provide comprehensive support services along the alcohol and drug continuum of care ranging from prevention/harm reduction to intervention/counseling to recovery support. This position will have a strong emphasis on the development and implementation of recovery support and prevention services.


Recovery Support

  • The RPC will be responsible for developing, mentoring, and supporting the Recovery Community at TCNJ by providing support, advocacy, and community building programming. This includes facilitating peer mentoring and leadership.
  • The RPC will be responsible for both internal and external outreach to enhance the recovery communities growth, impact, and utilization. This includes facilitating a recovery community that is diverse, inclusive, and truly welcoming.
  • The RPC will lead Recovery Housing (i.e. Lion’s House) efforts. The RPC will be responsible for the recruitment, screening, admissions, mentoring, and support of recovery housing residents.

Prevention/Harm Reduction

  • The Recovery and Prevention Coordinator will assist with the development and  implementation of prevention and harm reduction programming and environmental management strategies.


  • The Recovery and Prevention Coordinator will support the provision of counseling and other intervention services including appropriate interventions for students involved in the Conduct process.

Administration and Program Development

  • The Recovery and Prevention Coordinator  will be responsible for assisting with administrative tasks that keep AOD services operational and in compliance with federal, state, local, and institutional policy, procedures, and regulations.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field required (or experience in lieu of health related academic course of study). 
  • Strong knowledge of  alcohol and other drugs and recovery related topics required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Credentialed or experience as a Peer Recovery Specialist or Recovery Coach preferred. 

Employer Qualifications

  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all non-classified positions

About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found.