Student Affairs: Director of CASE (Center of Alcohol Studies and Education) and Off Campus Student Life

Priority application date extended to 4/15/13


The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a one-year, fixed-term professional academic staff position as the Director for the Center of Alcohol Studies and Education (CASE) and Off Campus Student Life, with an appointment to begin on July 1, 2013. This is a full-time position with the possibility of renewal.


The director’s primary responsibility is to work with the university and neighboring community in creating a sense of awareness regarding alcohol and other drugs as well as life and safety awareness in off campus living. This position serves the needs of the off campus student population at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Principle functions and duties are:

CASE Director (80%)

Education, training, and programming

  • Develop and implement programs to educate key groups, including students, parents, faculty and staff, and the Eau Claire community regarding high risk drinking and its negative effects.
  • Coordinate the development, marketing, and advertising of a consistent campus message about alcohol expectancies and campus norms.
  • Provide staff and student leader education and training related to high risk drinking prevention on campus.
  • Develop and maintain content for the CASE alcohol education webpage.
  • Research and write grant proposals as needed to fund educational outreach activities/programs.

Program supervision and administration

  • Recruit and provide day-to-day supervision of CASE peer educator staff.
  • Train peer educator staff in best practices and in delivery of two alcohol education courses and classroom presentations.
  • Provide direct supervision for CASE program assistant.
  • Manage program budgets and prepare budget summaries and reports for stakeholder groups as requested.

Partnerships and collaboration

  • Coordinate programming and outreach education with other campus units and with the Eau Claire community; network and build collaborative relationships across the campus community, and the community at large.
  • Provide education to faculty and staff regarding high risk drinking among college students; identify opportunities to partner with faculty and staff to decrease high risk drinking and its negative consequences for UW-Eau Clarie students.
  • Co-Chair the UW-Eau Claire Alcohol Safety Team.
  • Coordinate meetings and efforts of the Bridge: Campus-Community Coalition on Alcohol Issues in Eau Claire.
  • Serve as the UW-Eau Claire representative at UW System AODA Coordinator meetings and conference calls.

Program planning, evaluation and assessment, and reporting

  • Coordinate administration of the CORE survey, UWSA survey and other assessments of college drinking.
  • Develop and conduct ongoing evaluation and assessment of alcohol education programs and initiatives.
  • Develop CASE strategic plan and other required campus plans for the Center.
  • Write and distribute reports to stakeholders in alcohol education efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Student Life Coordinator (20%)

  • Develop, implement, and assess programs that promote positive community relations between off-campus students and the community at large.
  • Collaborate with other University offices to develop programs and ensure off campus student success.
  • Develop resources for off campus living, including rental guides, safety information, local ordinances, and other local resources.
  • Increase students' knowledge of town laws/ordinances, property management policies, University expectations and good neighbor practices (noise violations, trash violations, housing code violations, Student Code, etc.).
  • Coordinate events to connect students with their neighborhoods and the Eau Claire community.
  • Serve as a resource to students, parents, and the community regarding off campus living concerns.
  • Develop methods to promote on-campus events and activities, and improve overall communication between the University and students living off campus.
  • Meet with University and City of Eau Claire staff monthly to identify new issues and opportunities for collaboration in the community.
  • Act as liaison to two surrounding neighborhood associations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience working in higher education.
  • Experience working with the college student population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in alcohol education and experience in program planning.

Other Considerations:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory.
  • Expertise and experience in event planning and student focused programming.
  • Experience working in student affairs.
  • Teaching or training experience.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Experience working with neighborhood associations.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Collaboration between university departments and community.
  • Strategic planning and assessment.
  • Knowledge of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Experience working with off campus student populations.
  • Publicity and promotional experience.
  • Experience in the development of partnerships and collaboration.

Application Procedure

Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at:

Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link. Student Affairs: Director for the Center of Alcohol Studies and Education and Off Campus Student Life. Instructions are available under the Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format (a single pdf file is required):

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Contact information of three references.

Direct questions or requests for additional information to Ms. Anna Turriff, Search Coordinator, or phone 715-836-5110.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 15, 2013 (was previously listed as April 1, 2013). However, screening may continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 3/13/13

Revised 3/14/13 to add priority application date of 4/1/13

Revised 4/8/13 to extend priority application date to 4/15/13