Mental Health Promotion Coordinator

Oregon State University  |  Corvallis, OR

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Posted 6 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Mental Health Promotion Coordinator

Job Type: Health/Wellness/Drug and Alcohol
Location: Corvallis, OR
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 24714
Application Deadline: 05/04/2017

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs

Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs

Position Description

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) of Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Coordinator-Mental Health Promotion position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.


The CAPS Mental Health Promotion Coordinator reports to the Mental Health Promotion Specialist and serves the CAPS Mental Health Promotion Program (MHPP) and the Mental Health Promotion Program staff.


The mission of the MHPP is to energize, empower, and focus the collective work of the Oregon State University (OSU) community, wherein members identify and change individual and environmental determinants of student mental health. These determinants include individuals’ behavioral, cognitive and affective habits, as well as aspects of the social and physical environments, and university policy.


The Mental Health Promotion Coordinator assists the Mental Health Promotion Program staff in the work of the MHPP, specifically in the development and facilitation of the Mindful Living and Learning Community, the Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction program, and the Mental Health Wellness Agents program. The Coordinator will also manage and supervise student mental health promotion staff, and sit on relevant committees such as the CAPS Mental Health Promotion Committee. The successful candidate has the skills to develop learning goals for the student staff; prioritize the daily work of the MHPP, and aid in research and goal development with the Mental Health Promotion Program staff. The Coordinator will organize, implement, supervise, monitor and evaluate the above efforts and manage student staff effectively.


The primary responsibilities of the position include:


Program Development (40%)

Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based and evidence-informed health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services.

Assist in the development of strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services

Incorporate multicultural education and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion services

Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students.


Supervision (30%)

Assist in hiring, training, managing, supervising, and evaluating paid and/or volunteer student staff, interns, and/or peer educators

Supervise the undergraduate student mental health promotion staff

Coordinate work projects and continued training for undergraduate student staff



Marketing (10%)

Assist in the creation of CAPS marketing materials


Assessment (10%)

Engage in research activities, program evaluation, and other duties as requested


General Support (10%)

Coordinate the daily operations of outreach initiatives, as needed

Lead presentations on various mental health topics across campus and in the community

Facilitate Mental Health Promotion Program activities and events

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, health policy, or health education. Degrees in other fields may be considered with evidence of sufficient university-level coursework and/or professional continuing education in the areas listed above. Degree must be received by start date.

Ability to conceptualize health promotion in the context of higher education

Skills in gathering, compiling, and synthesizing information to develop health promotion initiatives and educational materials for a diverse group of students

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and cultural competence and the ability to work in a multicultural environment

Knowledge of health promotion, behavior change, and population-based theories and models

Knowledge of evidence-informed health promotion programs/initiatives

Knowledge of environmental management strategies/socio-ecological model

In-depth understanding of the intersectionality between mental health promotion and clinical work

Ability to critically review health-related professional literature relevant to college students and assess its applicability and utility for effectiveness on a particular campus

Proficient in a variety of computer software applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and statistical software)

Written/oral/interpersonal communication skills

Ability to effectively lead and supervise student staff or volunteers

Develop strong, evidence-informed, data-driven programs and services based on relevant, measurable, and practical health outcomes

Willingness and flexibility to gain knowledge of, develop expertise in, and design and implement health promotion programs on a variety of key health issues based on needs assessment results

Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage time efficiently, and prioritize tasks


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with mindfulness and suicide prevention

Demonstrated experience hiring, supervising, and evaluating student staff and volunteers

Demonstrated experience conducting needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions

Experience conducting literature reviews and program evaluations, interpret findings, and developing plans to programmatically and strategically respond to the findings

Knowledge of the ACHA Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (SPHPHE)

Experience working in a college/university setting

Demonstrated knowledge of fundamental principles of organizational development, environmental management, and cultural change

Demonstrated knowledge of student development theories and models

Familiarity with social marketing and health communication strategies

Quantitative and qualitative research skills (e.g., research design, survey development, environmental assessment, focus group design and facilitation, data analysis and interpretation, etc.)

Ability to deliver cost-effective, evidence-informed programs that have a high likelihood of achieving measurable improvements in health behaviors and status and/or enhanced student success

Ability to present in a variety of educational methods including presentations, workshops, trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussion/facilitation

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