Assistant Director of Peer Education Initiatives and Training Programs

NASPA  |  Denver, CO

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Job Overview

Posted February 13, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Peer Education Initiatives and Training Programs

Onsite Event Position ID: 1568
Job Type: Administrative Health/Wellness/Drug and Alcohol
Location: Denver, CO
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Non-Profit Company,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 27488
Application Deadline: 03/29/2018

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

General Summary of Position:

The assistant director of peer education initiatives and training programs will lead NASPA training programs at member and non-member colleges and universities, including the Certified Peer Education (CPE) Training Program. In addition to travel and training delivery, this position will assess, evaluate, create, and improve training programs. This role will also support the methodology of more than 900 peer education programs in place at NASPA institutional member campuses. Reporting to and collaborating with the assistant vice president for health and well-being, the assistant director serves on a team of professional development staff at the NASPA office in Washington, D.C, and remote offices in Denver, CO. The assistant director of peer education initiatives and training programs is anticipated to travel approximately 30%-40%.

Job Functions:

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.
  • Assist in the program planning and execution of regional peer educator development opportunities (Spring Conferences).
  • Assist with the program planning and execution of an annual peer education conference (General Assembly) for approximately 500 students and 100 professional advisors.
  • Create and disseminate peer education resources to identified peer education groups, including best practices guides, content-specific. This will include the development of online learning content.
  • Market peer education initiatives to NASPA member campuses.
  • Support the collection of data and dissemination of results for the National Peer Educator Study (NPES).
  • Track and identify peer education programs at NASPA institutional member campuses.

Training Programs

  • Create and improve training programs and supplemental materials to training programs, including screening and brief intervention trainings for student affairs staffs, foundational peer education training, and supplemental peer education training modules covering common content areas (alcohol, inclusivity and diversity, nutrition, cannabis, etc.).
  • Evaluate training program objectives as part of an overall project evaluation to determine training program success.
  • Deliver on-site trainings. This position is expected to provide 16-24 trainings, annually. Trainings will primarily focus on the education of undergraduate student leaders, but may also include trainings for graduate students, student affairs staff, and campus faculty. These may consist of in-person and online elements.
  • Supervise a training coordinator, responsible for on-site training delivery.
  • Provide support for trained trainers in the CPE program. This position will coordinate and provide technical assistance for all individual NASPA members who complete the CPE Train-the-Trainer program. 
  • Market and schedule on-site trainings. The assistant director of peer education initiatives and training programs will be responsible for marketing the training programs to book trainings and reach the expected 40-50 trainings annually, reaching out to nearby campuses during travel, calling and e-mailing potential sites, and maintaining relationships with campus contacts.
  • Promote on-campus trainings during the NASPA Annual Conference and additional industry-related conferences throughout the year

General and Administrative

  • Provide excellent customer service support for NASPA members, and particular constituent support for peer educators, advisors, and trained trainers in the CPE program.
  • Participate in departmental, divisional, and organizational strategic planning, meetings, and projects. 
  • Schedule all training-related travel. This position is expected to be self-sufficient and not rely on travel agent assistance to book and reconcile travel-related expenses.
  • Serve as a resource for member and public inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Provisions:

The successful candidate will be a collaborative and creative self-starter who can also work independently. This person should be able to expand upon existing programs and relationships, as well as produce new ones that increase membership and programmatic offerings.

  • This is a full-time, 12-month position.
  • Preference will be given for applicants based in or willing to relocate to Denver, CO; however, candidates may apply from a remote location with access to a major airport, and candidates applying to work remotely should indicate that on their cover letter.
  • Competitive salary based on education and experience, with generous benefits package.
  • 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. 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master's Degree preferred. Educational background and experience in student development, higher education administration, leadership development, or health promotion preferred.
  • Experience of 1-2 years working with peer-to-peer programs required. Specific experience in advising collegiate peer education programs preferred.
  • Ability to travel independently, including: access to a major airport, frequent air travel, driving a rental car, staying overnight in a hotel, being productive while traveling, scheduling travel arrangements, making decisions about travel that match commitments and departmental requirements, and communicating effectively with supervisor during transit.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required. Strong editorial skills preferred.
  • Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn new technologies/computing applications easily.
  • Experience in a professional association and/or experience in student affairs administration preferred.
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