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AODA Coordinator/Counselor - 505e.1314


Counseling Center


AODA Program Coordination (65%)

  • Coordinate all aspects of the AODA sanctioning program. Recruit, hire, train, and supervise Master’s level counselor trainees to lead group and individual sessions using a motivational interviewing/harm reduction approach.  Create the schedule and attendance spreadsheets each semester for the programs.  Update and/or change curriculum and program structure when needed.  Facilitate groups and meet with students as needed. Conduct RHD training on sanctioning programs.
  • Provide specialized training of Residence Life Staff on AODA topics and collaboration in the provision of programmatic AODA functions in the Residence Life setting.
  • Address AODA and other mental health issues and recognize and respond to student mental health issues as needed. Provide Substance Abuse Checkups (SAC) for students who have been mandated for marijuana and/or alcohol violations.
  • Coordinate AODA prevention programs for students and the broader university community including student organizations, faculty, and staff.  Collaborate with others on campus regarding these efforts.  Serve on campus committees and assist at events.  Oversee updating and management of resource center materials for the AODA program.
  • Coordinate and write the biennial UWS AODA review. Write annual report for AODA program.
  • Consult with Director of Counseling Center on AODA budget matters.  Solicit financial programming support from campus and community resources.
  • Ensure that direct services and outreach programs are based on best practices and multicultural competence.
  • Conduct the UW System AODA Survey on campus:  coordinate with the UW System AODA Committee on system-wide effort and prepare and present the results to constituents on campus.
  • Participate in the UW System AODA Committee and participate in the UW System AODA Coordinator’s Group.
  • Co-Chair (with the Dean of Students Office) the UW Oshkosh AODA Task Force.
  • Serve as liaison with community coalitions sharing similar missions.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of outreach, training, and sanctioning program outcomes and satisfaction.

Counseling/Consultation (25%)

  • Provide individual, group, crisis intervention and/or couples counseling with students (primarily) and faculty/staff (through EAP program).  Use clinical interviews and assessment instruments to discern client needs and progress.  Maintain complete and professional appropriate records.
  • Consult with and advise students, faculty, staff, administrators and family members regarding mental health, AODA, adjustment, and developmental issues.

Counseling Supervision (10%)

Provide training and supervision to graduate-level practicum counselors, including weekly 1:1 supervision meetings, review of casenotes, completion of evaluation materials, and attendance at Training Committee meetings.  Provide assistance with recruiting, screening and selection of counselor trainees.  Provide an orientation training as well as ongoing group supervision with professional development programming.


The Alcohol and Other Drug Education Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of alcohol and other drug-related education and programming at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.


  • Completed Master's degree in counseling, social work or related field.
  • Certification as an AODA provider.
  • Experience with AODA motivational interviewing approach.
  • Experience with AODA prevention and outreach.
  • Knowledge and skills in meeting the needs of diverse students, particularly issues pertaining to racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ students, gender issues and international students.
  • Excellent organizational, collaboration and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A commitment to partnering with faculty, staff, and students to enhance the campus environment.


  • Licensed or license-eligible for independent mental health practice in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Knowledge and skills in diagnosis, assessment and psychotherapy with a variety of mental health concerns and the ability to respond to severely distressed students.
  • Experience working with college students or college-age population and/or is aware of the predominant trends related to AODA use in this population.
  • Experience with supervision.
  • Experience with clinical and administrative experience.
  • Experience in writing and managing grants and budgeting.

Starting Date

08/18/2014 (Negotiable)



Terms of Appointment

12 month academic staff position

Application Deadline

Review of files will begin 06/09/2014, and continue until position is filled.

How to Apply

Submit a letter of application, resume, contact information for five references, and transcripts (official or photocopy) to:

Michael Altekruse - Search and Screen Committee Chair
Student Success Center Suite 240
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8613

For questions about the position or the status of application materials, contact:

Barb Kargus


The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer.

Employment will require a criminal background check. UW Oshkosh complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record.

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Human Resources - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
328 Dempsey Hall • 800 Algoma Blvd. • Oshkosh WI 54901 • Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.