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Associate Director, Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Recovery

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Health and Medical Services
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Associate Director, Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Recovery

The Associate Director of the Center for Student Wellness has a leadership role within the Center and is responsible for the Substance Use Education, Prevention, Intervention and Recovery efforts. This position manages the team who provide services to nearly 1900 students annually, provide clinical supervision and case consultation for staff, interns, and graduate students, and campus partners, and work collaboratively across the division of Student Affairs and the University. Further, this position oversees health and wellness efforts within the alcohol and drug education area, all of the Early Intervention programs.

This position supports students in the residential component of Boston College's Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP). Develops inclusive social and educational events, facilitates recovery support meetings, and meets with students in recovery, both individually and in groups. Responsibilities continue with departmental assessment, community collaborative and committee work, social marketing campaigns, implement screening events, facilitate health and wellness trainings and presentations for staff, faculty, Wellness Coaches, and student leaders.

This position assists with strategic planning, supervision, and implementation of alcohol and drug education programs and services through the Center for Student Wellness and will work closely with academic affairs and all areas of Student Affairs Departments and other departments across campus including Residential Life, University Counseling Services, University Health Services, Campus Ministry, Conduct, First Year Experience, University Health and Counseling Services, to educate students proactively. The Associate Director will be part of all departmental activities and fill in when the Director is unavailable.

The Center for Student Wellness addresses student health and wellness needs and utilizes a comprehensive and holistic approach to prevention and education aimed at empowering individuals to make informed, low-risk choices, emphasizing health, wellness, and safety, encouraging civility and community, and fostering positive institutional and community level change.

In order to create a more inclusive community, each staff member is expected to support division and university-wide initiatives, staff events, and serve on committees as needed.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $63,900 to $79,850; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

  • Master's degree with a license in social work, or mental health counseling, or clinical psychologist or LADC 1; knowledgeable in alcohol and drug education
  • Experience in recovery support or substance dependence treatment
  • 3 years' experience and expertise working with young adults
  • 3 years' experience and expertise in working with students in alcohol and drug education and substance use issues
  • Dedicated to working with college students and the mission of the university
  • Ability to work autonomously, work as part of a team, and to take on leadership roles in the department and project management
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Supervision and communication skills a must
  • Ability to handle community members on and off campus and a variety of situations and information, staff needs, and interface with higher-level administration.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding Excel, Day, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and be part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, strong customer service orientation
  • Will fill in when the Director is unavailable.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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