Program Coordinator, Mental Health Initiatives

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00832PO19Classification TitleHealth Educator IIIInternal TitleProgram Coordinator, Mental Health InitiativesCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionDivision of Student Affairs and Academic SupportDepartmentSAAS Health ServicesBand 6Advertised Minimum Salary $42,796Advertised Salary Range$38,681-$41,577 Please note, this is based on an 11 month position.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Work Schedule

Generally, Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (9:00am – 6:00). Due to the nature of the position, may be required to work outside of normal business hours based on the needs of the department.

Type of Staff PositionFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 11 monthsJob Search CategoryHealth and Human Services About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility TypeFull-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYes Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to develop and facilitate effective mental health promotion trainings, educational programs, and mental health screenings for the UofSC campus community. Under the general supervision of the associate Director of Mental Health Initiatives, this individual coordinates, plans, implements and evaluates primary prevention training and educational activities related to suicide prevention, positive mental health promotion, and resiliency. Participates in the development of strategic plans, goals and measurable objectives for mental health initiatives, including meeting the objectives of grant-funded projects. Collaborates with departmental colleagues and campus partners to plan, implement and evaluate theory- and evidence-informed prevention strategies designed to promote behavior change as related to these issues, Develop relationships and programming for target audiences, specifically those identified through our SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith grant: veterans, LGBTQ students, male students, underrepresented students, under-resourced students, and international students. Trains, directs and supervises others performing various tasks associated with the delivery of programs and services, including faculty/staff, students, graduate assistants/interns and peer educators.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master’s degree in health education, health promotion, or related field and 2 year experience or bachelor’s degree in health education, health promotion or related field and 4 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s in Social Work, Public Health, psychology or related field. Candidates who have experience with public speaking and educational program development preferred. Strong leadership, organization, facilitation and presentation skills required. Ability to speak to large audiences and facilitate small group discussions. Experience in college health with an emphasis on mental health promotion or referral skills development. Demonstrated background in program planning and implementation, and policy and grant writing. Excellent organizational and time management skills necessary. Intermediate desktop publishing, word processing and spreadsheet skills highly desirable. Experience applying issues of diversity and social justice to a prevention practice. Experience with evidence-informed programming.


1. Ability to establish effective working relationships and maintain positive public relations.
2. Ability to manage multiple tasks; research, plan, coordinate, innovate, evaluate, absorb and use new knowledge.
3. Excellent oral and written skills.
4. Expected to act with discretion, and report unusual or sensitive situations and seek advance guidance from the supervisor prior to taking definitive action.
5. Ability to work independently.
6. Excellent team management experience and be able to juggle multiple complex priorities within a changing environment in a positive and solutions based manner.
7. Ability to assess, triage and refer students, faculty or staff experiencing difficult situations.
8. Ability to exercise good judgement in structuring and organizing work and setting priorities to respond to customer needs and expectations and mission of Student Health Services.
9. Success with demonstrating strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills, sets a good example.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather categoryEssentialSafety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNo Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date01/02/2020If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end dateJob Open Date09/19/2019Job Close Date11/09/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
We are only accepting applications submitted by November 09, 2019.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a master's degree in health education, health promotion, or related field and 2 years experience; or a bachelor's degree in health education, health promotion or related field and 4 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with public speaking? Describe briefly.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience with educational program development? Describe briefly.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience in policy and grant writing?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae




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Posted: 9/20/2019
Application Due: 11/9/2019
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