BACCHUS Initiatives Seeking State-Level Volunteers


BACCHUS Initiatives Staff

March 23, 2017

The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA currently has openings in 33 states and the District of Columbia for the crucial State Coordinator volunteer position. Applications are due by April 30.

The BACCHUS Initiatives State Coordinator serves a two-year commitment (May 2017 – April 2019) and provides important communication and input to college peer education programs in their state, in addition to working closely with the regional team and BACCHUS Initiatives staff at NASPA.

An overview with available states is below. A full description / application can be found here.

If you have questions, please contact Tad Spencer on the BACCHUS Initiatives staff.

Position Description

The BACCHUS State Coordinator is responsible for

  • Communication with state members about programs, services, and professional development opportunities available to them through the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA.
  • Serving as the ‘welcome committee’ for new members, introducing members to the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA professional development opportunities and contacts within the state.
  • Sending a “beginning of the year” email should be sent to all members in the State Coordinator's state, reminding them of his/her presence as a local resource.
  • Offering support to campus members who are struggling or just getting started.
  • Assisting the NASPA staff and the BACCHUS Regional Consultant in member recruitment.
  • Working with the regional team consisting of the BACCHUS Regional Consultant, BACCHUS State Coordinators, and the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) member to advance the goals set for the area.


We are seeking enthusiastic NASPA professional affiliate members working in the listed states to apply for this position. The core requirements for state coordinators are:

  • State coordinators must be a NASPA Professional Affiliate member working at a NASPA Institutional Member campus.
  • State coordinators must be professionals working in some capacity of student affairs, wellness or health promotion.
  • State coordinators must have experience advising a peer education program.
  • State coordinators should be on a campus that has an active BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA member peer education group.
  • State coordinators should have a working knowledge of the programs, services and philosophy of the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA, so they will be able to act as a spokesperson for this organization with relative ease.
  • State coordinators are urged to discuss the state coordinator role with, and get the support of, their supervisors.

States Available: Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

*Update - 4/3/17 - Post was corrected to update available states; added Indiana

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