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Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organziations

Director of Collegiate Recovery

Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organziations


Job Summary

This position will work in conjunction with the TDMHSAS Office of Faith-Based Initiatives to coordinate the Collegiate Recovery Initiative in post-secondary institutions across Tennessee. Will provide training, technical assistance, and support to post-secondary institutions and their students looking to create collegiate recovery initiatives on their campuses. This includes providing training on mental health, substance use disorders, and suicide prevention as well as assistance with setting up recovery support groups on campus. The Collegiate Recovery Director will also work with campuses that are interested in becoming a Certified Recovery Friendly Campus to meet and maintain the expectations. 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employees will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by the programmatic and administrative Supervisor and other management as required. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. This job is grant-funded on an annual basis.

Job Responsibilities

Training Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide training to faculty, staff, and students on the key components of mental health, substance use disorders, and suicide prevention.
  • Provide training, support, and technical support to each campus to create safe environments for students to seek support for mental health, substance use, and/or suicide prevention support.
  • Collaborate with each campus to coordinate all aspects of training including outreach for training participants, organizing logistics of training space, etc.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy training environment.
  • Evaluate the change of perceptions through pre- and post-surveys.

Collegiate Recovery Support Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fully understand and be able to actively implement the values and philosophy of collegiate recovery.
  • Support campuses interested in becoming a Certified Recovery Friendly Campus and maintaining their certification.
  • Support campuses and provide technical assistance for initializing recovery support groups on campus.
  • Support campuses by fostering relationships with behavioral health agencies to create a referral pathway for students who may need a connection to mental health or substance use treatment.
  • Support relationship-building skills between campus faculty, staff, students, and community-based agencies.
  • Model the attributes of respect, trust, sensitivity, and confidentiality to participants and colleagues.

Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with TDMHSAS Office of Faith-Based Initiatives to coordinate quarterly calls, data collection, and other activities related to the Collegiate Recovery Initiative.
  • Work with TDMHSAS Office of Faith-Based Initiatives to advance the number of post-secondary educational institutions willing to become Certified Recovery Friendly Campuses.
  • Understand TAMHO and TDMHSAS Contract policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in ongoing supervision and team meetings.
  • Provide timely and accurate paperwork, including timesheets and expense reports.

Relationship Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively engage the assigned supervisor for questions or concerns
  • Provide the assigned supervisor with updated information regarding your availability.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Other assigned duties
  • Follow best practices and guidelines established for each program.



Required: Bachelor’s degree, a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist or ability to become certified within one (1) year of hire, AND three years of recent professional experience (within the last 5 years) within a public or private human services or workforce development organization.

Preferred: Master’s degree, a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, AND five years of preceding professional experience within a public or private human services or workforce development organization.

Knowledge and Experience:

Must demonstrate a personal commitment to a healthy lifestyle.  Experience in providing and organizing training related to Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicide Prevention. Must have a history of providing leadership in managing a program.  Knowledge of evidence-based and best practices in the field of behavioral health for individuals with behavioral health disorders is required. Must have experience working in behavioral health.


Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work.  Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.

Skills and Abilities:

Superior presentation skills; Professional written and verbal communication skills; computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Office, and able to learn new information systems quickly; exceptional organizational skills; ability to be a self-starter who demonstrates initiative; ability to organize and plan trainings with limited supervision and oversight; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in an unstructured environment; ability to stay within a budget for expenses; ability to prepare and follow-through with tasks; ability to present self in a professional manner with grooming, dress and communication skills; effective time management skills; ability to receive feedback and make appropriate corrections/changes; ability to interview, counsel, and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff at provider agencies; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with community agencies, service providers, employers and the public; and ability to write clear and concise reports.

Clinical Licensure/Certification — No license or certification is required.  

Additional Information


  • Health Insurance Allowance
  • 401(k) with a 4% match
  • 12 paid vacation and 12 paid sick days per year, increases on a schedule
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

How to Apply

Please send your resume to tamho@tamho.org or the address below


201 Seaboard Lane, Suite 100

Franklin, Tennessee 37067


  • Date Posted: April 16, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: Dependent on Experience
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk