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Program Coordinator



Job Summary

The Coalition for Healthy & Safe Campus Communities (CHASCo) represents a collection of higher education professionals across the state of Tennessee. CHASCo’s Mission is to connect and support institutions of higher education in Tennessee in addressing campus health and safety issues. We do this by providing professional development & networking opportunities, assessment tools, resources and funding for evidence-based programming, and research on prevention best-practices. CHASCo represents both private and public colleges and universities domiciled in the state of Tennessee.
Job Summary: The CHASCo Project Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month position of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) designed to support the activities of the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus-Communities (CHASCo).
The CHASCo Project Coordinator will devote an average of thirty-seven and a half (37.5) hours a week to the overall coordination of approved project activities. Eighty percent (80%) of the coordinator’s time will be spent implementing the activities of the Higher Education COVID-19 Initiative and twenty percent (20%) supporting the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Higher Education Initiative. This position is funded through a three-year grant (September 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024). This position will work remotely and will be expected to travel to campus locations as necessary.

Job Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:
Higher Education COVID-19 Initiative: The Project Coordinator will spend 80% of their time devoted to this Initiative. The overarching goal of the project is to assist two- and four-year higher education institutions across the state in partnering with their local communities to address COVID-19, COVID-19 mitigation strategies, and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
Description of Primary Responsibilities on COVID-19 Initiative:
• Assist with publicizing the project opportunity and recruiting a consortium of higher education institutions to participate. The Project Coordinator will assist campuses in writing their implementation plans and provide technical assistance and support as needed throughout the three-year project. This may include on-going recruitment and campus visits to develop / maintain relationships and provide technical support.
• Recruit and form an advisory committee for this Initiative. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating communications with the advisory board as well as planning and implementing meetings at least twice a year or more often, as needed.
• Partner with our evaluation team to develop and implement a project formative and summative evaluation plan. This includes gathering information and generating reports as necessary.
• Plan and provide professional development as necessary for higher education institutions to achieve their project-related goals. This may include training regarding COVID-19 and mitigation strategies,
vaccination recommendations, vaccination hesitancy, the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework model, population/demographic messaging, etc.
• Assist the CHASCo Director and participating 2- and 4-year colleges and institutions with the administration of the grant budget by assuring all expenses to be reimbursed are allowable, processing of allowable reimbursements, and keeping accounting records and files of all grant-related expenses.
Additional Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the CHASCo Director to assist with the implementation of meetings, professional development, and the annual Partners in Prevention conference.
• Work closely with CHASCO Director to implement CHASCo goals and objectives, and to ensure compliance with fiscal monitoring and reporting responsibilities as determined by the grants.
• Assist with the development and implementation of social media plans and strategies for CHASCo.
• Attend community and campus meetings as necessary.
• Work closely with the CHASCo Director and fiscal agent, TICUA, to ensure compliance with all grant awards.
• Research potential funding opportunities and assist with grant writing and reporting in order to ensure sustainability of CHASCo and this position.


Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position will be excellent at developing new programs, problem-solving, and working independently. Knowledge and experience in implementing evidence-based prevention strategies desirable. Excellent organizational and communication skills required. The successful candidate should have experience working with diverse populations. Experience in a higher education setting is desirable. The successful candidate must be proficient in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and basic social media platforms.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Higher Education, or closely related field; and one to three years of work-related experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Higher Education, or closely related field; and one to two years of work-related experience.

Additional Information


comprehensive benefits package included

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to CHASCo Director, Kayce Matthews, at Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: CHASCo’s dedication to the health and safety of its campus communities is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As prevention and health promotion practitioners, members recognize that issues of equity and inclusion are associated with health outcomes, health disparities, and social determinants of health. Therefore, CHASCo strives to continue its commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the scope of the Coalition.
Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


  • Date Posted: November 17, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 01/03/2022
  • Salary Range: 50,000
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk: M-F