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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#113166 Collegiate Recovery Coordinator

Initial Review Date: Wed 3/30/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/01/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/13/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego Health System plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments under the oversight of the Executive Director into a cohesive, multi-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Student Health Services (SHS) and SHW Administration.

Health Promotion Services (HPS) is responsible for campus-wide education, outreach and prevention efforts on a variety of health topics. SHW uses a public health model in conceptualizing the delivery of programs and services. HPS provides services related to alcohol and other drugs (AOD), physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, sleep, stress, sexual health, emotional intelligence and mental health topics among others. HPS utilizes peer educators, peer coaching, marketing and a variety of campus wide campaigns to impact the students on a population basis. Other programs are targeted to groups of students at higher risk on selected well-being topics. Limited direct services are available such as clinical nutrition and AOD educational groups.

The Collegiate Recovery Coordinator contributes to student success/student well-being by planning, coordinating, and implementing high quality, recovery supportive programming for students engaged in the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP). Programs include, but are not limited to, peer recovery support, service opportunities, sober social activities, and academic success. Through these efforts, this position will contribute to the continued development of students. In addition to serving students in recovery, the Collegiate Recovery Coordinator will provide resources and materials to friends and family members of persons in or seeking recovery. The Recovery Coordinator will educate the campus community about recovery and be the primary point of contact for the students in the Collegiate Recovery Program community.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Health Promotion) plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • At least three (3) years of experience in addiction and recovery support. Preferable five (5) years.

  • Thorough knowledge of the health promotion and education field.

  • Knowledge of issues specific to young adults in recovery. Experience in a college setting. Experience with event planning, program development, coordination and evaluation.

  • Effective interpersonal skills to interact effectively with diverse client groups. Cultural competency in working with diverse populations including excellent communication skills and advocacy skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Proficient verbal and written communication skills, including knowledge of proper business formats, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

  • Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality and comply with all requirements in use of computer systems and access to any and all patient, student, employee and University data, in electronic and hard copy formats, in compliance with University, state and federal guidelines, including, but not limited to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


  • Master’s Degree with specialty training in Addictions or equivalent training and experience.
  • Substance use related license or specialty or background with addictions and recovery. (LCSW, CADC, CSAC, Master’s of Addiction, etc.).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs such as occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to travel to off-site meetings and events.
  • Ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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