Program Coordinator of BC-ROAR

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Department Chair



Founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba A. Benedict, Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution with over 1,700 students enrolled in its 26 baccalaureate degree programs and 2 master’s degree programs. Defying trends, Benedict College maintains a nearly equal male and female student population. This Midlands HBCU has welcomed students from all 46 counties in South Carolina, 30 states across America, and 26 countries around the world.


Benedict College is excited to announce the launch of BC-ROAR (Resist, Overcome, Achieve, & Rise).  BC-ROAR is a collegiate recovery program with the goal of offering supportive services to students as they pursue their academic, professional, and personal goals.  Benedict College’s program will follow the national model of a Collegiate Recovery program by providing a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle free from substance use.  BC-ROAR adopts Recovery of Care principles as well as the Language of Recovery philosophy.



BC-ROAR seeks an energetic Program Coordinator.  This individual will primarily serve as the first point of contact for the project to students, faculty and staff.  This position works directly under the supervision of the Principal Investigators of the BC ROAR Program assisting with carrying out important operational duties and planning/organizing of program activities.  Job duties include the following:

  • Manage the BC-ROAR Wellness Center
  • Support planning and coordination of the program and its activities.
  • Maintain an active database of all program participants.
  • Submit required monthly and quarterly reports to SC DAODAS
  • Assist with maintaining project budget and tracking expenditures/transactions.
  • Schedule and organize meetings/events.
  • Establish Social Marketing Campaign(s) with input from BC-ROAR Advisory/Planning Council
  • Coordinate activities for National Recovery Month
  • Design and distribute student education materials which focuses on prevention and education of the harmful effects of Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Work with other contract providers with the scheduling and coordinating of recovery support groups for students.
  • Help build positive relationships within the team and external parties.
  • Complete Peer Support Certification within six months of hire.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigators of the BC ROAR Program.



  • Proficient in MS Office



  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Comfortable working with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Excellent Time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than May 31, 2024. Benedict College will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please complete the following:

Submit documents to:

Dr. Kennard DuBose

Social Work Department

Benedict College

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204


Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, Dean

School of Education, Health and Human Services

Benedict College

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC  29204


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