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Graduate Assistantship in the Center for Health Education and Wellness

The Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) is seeking a part-time graduate assistant for the 2024-2025 academic year. This position will work directly with the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Coordinator to develop and implement AOD prevention and harm reduction strategies for the student population. Work will include both efforts toward the population-level prevention plan and meeting one-on-one with students for motivational interviewing sessions as part of AOD high-risk intervention efforts. This is 12-month, 20-hours per week position, with yearly renewals possible based on performance. Position involves night-time and weekend work on occasion.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Conduct one-on-one BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) and CASICS (Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students) with students considered to be at high-risk related to alcohol and/or drug use
  • Deliver alcohol/other drug programming aimed to increase active bystander skills and inform students of alcohol/other drug risk reduction strategies
  • Conduct outreach aimed to engage and provide information and resources to the university community
  • Maintain social media presence related to alcohol/other drug, including developing graphics, marketing events/programs, and communicating with partners for broader reach of posts 
  • Assist the Wellness Coordinator in planning and executing large scale events, social norms campaigns, and general educational efforts
  • Assist with program development, delivery, and assessment on alcohol and other drug misuse prevention and intervention
  • Assist with assessment and develop reports for events/programs
  • Attend training opportunities on various health related topics to better plan and promote health education topics
  • Review information on college health promotion theory
  • Manage administrative tasks related to programs, events, and meetings
  • Maintain regular office hours
  • Additional responsibilities or opportunities will be assigned in accordance with the student’s abilities and office needs


  • Must be a masters or doctoral student pursuing an advanced degree
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Must be comfortable with one-on-one student interactions
  • Health promotion experience preferred
  • Motivational interviewing experience preferred


  • Monthly stipend ($2,156 per month; $25,868 per year)
  • Full tuition waiver (including out of state tuition)

Anticipated start date: July 2024

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications will receive priority review if received by Monday, April 15. Applications should include a resume and a letter of interest.

All materials should be submitted electronically to

Contact Elle Peeples ( with any questions about this position.

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