Director of Collegiate Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Recovery


*** First review of applications will be on January 25, 2019***

This is a 5 year, grant funded position. Renewal is contingent upon available funding through the Arizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF). 

This position reports to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Development.
Develop, implement, and promote educational and prevention programs for student underage drinking and marijuana use and evaluate program effectiveness. 
Recruit, train, and supervise part time staff, student employees and peer mentors. Implement Certified Peer Educator Training Curriculum for participating students.
Responsible for oversight of the development of educational material in collaboration with Yavapai College Marketing Department.  Material will promote alcohol and marijuana awareness, prevention, and social norming for college aged students. Manage department budget and grant.
Annually mentor at least 40 students individually by meeting with them to discuss healthy lifestyles without alcohol and marijuana use.  Guide and oversee the development and implementation of a student Health and Wellness Club.
Facilitate monthly presentations to the campus community served by the grant district wide.  Coordinate related activities, fairs and campaigns to target the prevention and recovery needs of students.
Work closely with the Yavapai College CARE Team, Title IX Coordinator, Wellness Coordinator and College Police as appropriate.
Participate in local and regional coalitions, associations and professional networks to strengthen community collaboration, benchmark best practices and enhance operational effectiveness. Work in collaboration with local universities and high schools to host bi-annual conferences. Attend quarterly meetings of the Arizona Institute of Higher Education (AZIHE). 
Regional, in-state, and out of state travel may be required periodically.


- Master's Degree in counseling, clinical psychology or closely related field
- Must be independently licensed in Arizona to provide direct patient care without additional clinical supervision. License must be current. Certification may include LPC, LCSW, or LMFT.
- Requires 4-5 years of paid or volunteer experience in providing direct behavioral health services, education and/or intervention.
- Experience in clinical recordkeeping.
- Knowledge of state and federal regulations including HIPAA, FERPA, Title 42, CFR Part 2, ARS § 36-2813.
- Additional training or certification may be required to maintain grant compliance.


-Experience with training and program development related to substance abuse prevention and/or recovery.
-Experience with student or youth populations.
-Experience with crisis counseling.
-Experience supervising staff in a substance abuse prevention and/or recovery support environment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and competencies listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Yavapai College offers its full-time employees a comprehensive benefit package which include a paid week at Spring Break and two paid weeks at Winter Break.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance: College's partial payment of premiums toward medical with pharmacy and/or dental plan options
  • Tela-Doc: Virtual physician visits from the comfort of your home, available to enrolled employees and dependents in a YC health plan.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Pre-tax pay deductions to use for eligible medical or dependent daycare costs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Counseling and referral services for employees and their immediate families for depression, stress, family/marital conflict, and alcohol/drug issues
  • Life Insurance: The College provides Basic Life Insurance coverage at twice of the employee's annual salary. Dependents have automatic coverage of $2,000/spouse and $1,000/per child if enrolled in medical plan.
  • Voluntary Individual And Family Term Life Insurance: Additional term life insurance coverage available for employee, spouse and children.
  • Other Insurance Coverage: Short Term and Long Term Disability (replacement income insurance), and Workers' Compensation (compensation, medical expenses and death benefits for on-the-job injuries or occupational diseases)


  • Retirement Benefits: Arizona State Retirement System or Optional Retirement Plan, and Social Security (which provides a basic retirement annuity based on age and years of contribution)
  • Tax Deferred Annuities: Employees' contributions to designated tax-deferred annuities
  • Unemployment Compensation: Employees who are laid off or terminated may receive benefits if covered wages meet requirements

LEAVE BENEFITS (which include paid breaks for the week of Spring Break and two weeks of Winter Break)

  • Vacation : 10 days of Vacation leave annually. NOTE: For employees who work an amount of contractual days, there will be no earned vacation.
  • Sick Leave: 12 days sick leave annually. NOTE: Employees working less than full time or an amount of contractual days will receive a proration of sick leave.
  • Personal Leave: Use of up to three personal leave days per year which are charged against accumulated sick leave to take care of items of personal business
  • Other Leave: Bereavement leave, Civic Duty Leave (Jury duty, active military duty, military training), and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Holidays: 23 days during the year as paid holidays for full-time employees which include Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, 3 days at Thanksgiving, Winter/year end break (10 days), Martin Luther King Day, Spring Break and Memorial Day


  • Tuition Waiver: Eligible Full-time Faculty and Staff may enroll up to 6 credit hours; eligible dependents may enroll in a partial or full program of course work without payment of tuition, exceptions may be lab fees and market based additional fees
  • Additional Benefits and Services: Discounts to on site Rider Diner Cafe, Bookstore and Performance Arts Center. Local business discounts, computer loan program, mail and notary service.