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AOD Early Intervention Educator


Health Promotion Center

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

Health Promotion welcomes applications for an AOD Early Intervention Educator. The AOD Early Intervention Educator will work to help schedule AOD early intervention classes, conduct individual one-on-one sessions with students, provide documentation of student course completion, and maintain communication with Health Promotion staff regarding any programmatic needs or challenges.They are responsible for the coordination and facilitation of Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) early intervention classes, and alcohol impact circles in the office of Health Promotion. BASICS1 classes consist of a group session with a follow-up individual session two weeks later; BASICS 2 classes consist of two individual sessions; and SBIRT consist of 1 individual session. 

Who We Are

Health Promotion provides outreach and education on a variety of health topics. We support students in learning skills to make informed decisions about their health to help them succeed while in school and beyond. Health Promotion collaborates with student groups and campus departments in providing programs and services that positively influence student health.  Our workshops can be requested by student groups, residence halls and other campus organizations.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Conduct one-on-one sessions with students using motivational interviewing techniques.
    • Sessions include reviewing BASICS feedback with students and their substance use for two weeks to seek out values/behaviors discrepancies and motivation for behavior change and risk reduction.
  • Update and verify student completion/attendance within the BASICS Feedback online system.
  • Facilitate small group sessions with students to provide an overview of the program, general alcohol and other drug information and assist students in completion of the BASICS Feedback intake survey.
  • Create weekly schedule of classes and complete debrief of BASICS sessions.

What You Should Know

  • This position will work 35 hours/week during the academic year and will not work during the winter or summer breaks. This will be approximately 1 month during winter break and 2 months over the summer break. During these time periods the employee will not be paid but will keep benefits.  

What We Can Offer

The annual salary for this position is $36,400, prorated to account for days not worked over winter or summer breaks.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Health Promotion, Social Work, or a related field. 
  • Experience having one-on one conversations with individuals in a clinical or educational setting. 
  • Familiarity with alcohol- and other drug-use patterns and harm reduction strategies. 
  • Experience using motivational interviewing concepts and techniques.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master’s degree or currently enrolled in graduate-level Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Colorado addictions counselor certification (CAC I or CAC II).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by January 10, 2019 for consideration.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer