Amherst invites applications for the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Educator position. The Alcohol and Other Drugs Educator is a full-time, year-round position, job group and level PT-3. Given Amherst’s distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.
Working as part of a team to advance a culture of well-being the AOD Educator is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing a theory-based and evidence-informed campus-wide strategy to reduce the consequences associated with the use and misuse of substances. Through their work with campus partners, this individual will work to create offerings and initiatives that are directed at substance abuse prevention, risk reduction, and meet the needs of our diverse campus community. Their work should contribute to a safe and healthy campus community and promote a culture of respect and self-awareness. This position should promote a culture that is
supportive of students in recovery and the making of healthy, well-informed choices. The AOD Educator facilitates BASICS and CASICS for students who have alcohol and other drug violations and implements other evidence-based initiatives to change campus culture and reduce harmful behaviors.
The AOD Educator is responsible for addressing additional health topics as needed in the department and through their work with the Student Health Educators. In collaboration with other members of the department, the AOD Educator will respond to emergent health concerns and crisis situations. The AOD educator should address the connections between culture, identity(ies), and social justice with work that is rooted in addressing the needs of historically marginalized