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Grants Project Coordinator

About NASPA

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve the diverse needs of our community, from vice presidents of student affairs to undergraduate student leaders considering a career in the field. Founded in 1919, NASPA includes more than 15,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories. Guided by the principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry, we are dedicated to empowering our members to realize their full potential and to cultivating student success in collaboration with our institutional members, who represent every sector of higher education. NASPA centers justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work; read more about our commitment here.

This position is housed organizationally in NASPA’s Professional Development team within the Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives and specifically the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) program. 


About the Position

This position primarily provides programmatic and administrative support to the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) grant project. Working collaboratively with NASPA staff, campus professional staff, and students, the grant projects coordinator ensures that campuses receive timely customer service and administrative support for grant projects and NASPA initiatives. The person in this position reports to the director of health and well-being initiatives, with additional responsibilities assigned by the assistant vice president of health, safety and well-being initiatives.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly reimbursement invoices and required reports to grant funders.
  • Contribute to annual and ongoing training opportunities for the CADE project, including: annual coalition convening; monthly online training programs; in-person and virtual meetings of the CADE Steering Committee; and other member-identified programs.
  • Recruit 10 CADE campuses to participate in the fiscal year 2022 CADE project.
  • Lead the campus implementation of the American College Health Association’s National Collegiate Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) at 10 CADE campuses.
  • Coordinate reimbursement and repayment for up to 10 campuses for grant-related purchases.
  • Create and disseminate alcohol and other drug prevention materials throughout the coalition, including monthly email communication and web presence.
  • Provide professional virtual and in-person consultation and technical assistance for CADE campuses regarding alcohol and other drug prevention programs.
  • Provide site visits and in-person training for up to 10 institutions of higher education.
  • Contribute to team remote and on-site professional consultation, training, and technical assistance regarding alcohol and other drug prevention efforts for up to 24 CADE campuses.
  • Represent the CADE project at Colorado statewide meetings related to alcohol and other drug prevention.
  • Contribute to project design, grant applications, and reapplications for the CADE project.
  • Assist with various planning aspects of HSWB team events such as the NASPA Strategies Conferences and General Assembly. This may include arranging travel, coordinating venue meeting spaces, and processing travel reimbursements.
  • Assists with all-team projects and participates actively in staff meetings and projects.
  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned to support the association. 


Reports To:

Director of Health and Well-being Initiatives


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree preference in the areas of counseling, higher education, public health, social work, or a related field.
  • Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist (CCPS) certification or eligibility to obtain the CCPS within 6 months of hire.
  • Foundational knowledge of health, safety, and well-being issues is required. Preferred content expertise in the areas of collegiate alcohol prevention, cannabis legalization, tobacco education and cessation, campus violence prevention, prescription stimulant medication misuse prevention, peer education methodology, and environmental public health strategies.
  • Previous program management experience preferred. Previous professional association, higher education, or similar experience in a professional setting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and translate public health research and theory for various audiences. 
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships inside and outside the organization with stakeholders, customers, and colleagues.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.


Employment Status

Exempt employees by definition are exempt from overtime compensation requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and are required to work as the job demands on a no time limit basis. 


Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $47,500-$52,500.

NASPA offers nationwide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution, flexible work schedule, and paid time-off including accrued PTO, family leave, community service leave, and holidays.


Office Location/Working Conditions/Physical Requirements 

Office Location

  • This position may be based anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, but work is primarily performed in the state of Colorado and preference will be made for candidates in, or adjacent to Colorado. 

It is the employee’s responsibility to provide reliable internet capabilities for any work location outside of the Washington, D.C. office.

Please note, the NASPA Washington, D.C. Office is in partially-open status at this time, with all staff members who wish to spend time or work in the D.C. Office required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Travel 

Moderate overnight travel to represent NASPA at events, on college and university campuses, and in-person meetings is an essential function of this position. Locations vary and can include sites outside of taxi service from major airports. As a result, the position is required to have the ability to travel independently, including air travel, navigating ground transportation, and occasionally driving a rental car. 

Please note, NASPA staff members who wish to travel on behalf of the Association are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Physical Requirements

  • The position is primarily office-based with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing.
  • Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines and support events and programs. 

 Additional COVID-19 Information

Vaccination is not a requirement for employment. However, staff members who are unable to be vaccinated because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, or those who are unable to or choose not to be vaccinated for any other reason, will not have the option to spend time or work in the D.C. Office, attend in-person Association-related meetings/events, or participate in any other Association-related travel while this policy is in effect. Job duties related to these activities will be conducted remotely where possible or reassigned as necessary.


Commitment to Non-Discrimination Statement 

It is NASPA’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. NASPA does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, educational status, political affiliation, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws in its hiring decisions and practices. When necessary, NASPA also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. 


To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following for consideration: 

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three References


A complete set of materials should be submitted through this Asana form. Materials received by October 25, 2021 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.

About NASPA

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve the diverse needs of our community, from vice presidents of student affairs to undergraduate student…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 25, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Compensation

USD 47,500 - USD 52,500

Benefits

NASPA offers nationwide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution, flexible work schedule, and paid time-off including accrued PTO, family leave, community service leave, and holidays.

NASPA offers nationwide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution, flexible work schedule, and paid…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
111 K Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002, United States

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following for consideration:

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three References

A complete set of materials should be submitted through this Asana form. Materials received by October 25, 2021 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit the following for consideration:

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three References

A complete set of materials should be submitted…

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