Coordinator-Mental Health Promotion
Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty
Department: Counseling Center 160300 MSA
Position Summary: The Counseling Center invites applications 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 Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Mental Health Promotion Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director for Mental Health Promotion and serves the CAPS Mental Health Promotion Program (MHPP).
The mission of 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 ultimate goal of the MHPP is to increase the prevalence of student mental health at OSU. Consistent with the definition articulated by the World Health Organization in Promoting Mental Health: Concepts, Emerging Evidence, Practice (2004), mental health is understood as "not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" but rather "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community" (pp. XIII). The MHPP pursues mental health not only as an objective in itself, but also as a resource to support students in a "continuous search for new knowledge and solutions" to maintain "a rigorous focus on academic excellence," and ultimately to become "graduates, competitive in the global economy" (OSU Mission, 2012).
The Mental Health Promotion Coordinator assists the Assistant Director in the work of the MHPP, specifically in the implementation and growth of the Stress Management Initiative. The position also will assist in the implementation, growth and assessment of the OSU Mental Health Initiative, which aims to promote "flourishing" throughout the OSU community. The Coordinator will also manage and supervise student mental health promotion staff, advise the Active Minds Student group and sit on relevant committees such as the CAPS Mental Health Promotion Committee and the CAPS Assessment Committee. The successful candidate has the skills to develop learning goals for the student staff; prioritize the daily work of the Stress Management Initiative, aid in research and goal development with the Assistant Director and manage data and analysis. The MHPC will organize, implement, supervise, monitor and evaluate the above efforts and manage student staff effectively.
Position Duties: 60% Program Management Support
Support and provide assistance to the Assistant Director for Mental Health Promotion in leading the work of the Stress Management Initiative and assist with the OSU Mental Health Initiative to:
- Research, plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based mental health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services
- Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to improving mental health for students
- Ensure that planning and programming is inclusive and effective for the diverse and multiple identities represented within the OSU community
- Safeguard advocacy/social justice work on campus to establish equal rights and resources for the mentally ill, a unique demographic group that continues to be marginalized and oppressed
- Facilitate effective planning and programming in close collaboration with multiple campus stakeholders from a variety of disciplines and including representatives from Academic Affairs
- Serve on relevant intra- and inter- departmental committees, such as the CAPS Mental Health Promotion Committee and the CAPS Assessment Committee
- Provide support to the Director in the work of the CAPS Advisory Board
-Coordinate Projects that require IRB approval
-Coordinate data management and analysis
20% Student Staff Management / Supervision
- Lead in hiring new student staff
- Develop learning goals for student staff, evaluate progress
- Coordinate/prioritize student staff projects
- Create supportive, educational environment for CAPS student staff
- Conduct and/or provide training opportunities for student staff as needed
- Offer leadership and direction for CAPS student staff to better enable them to contribute to the purposes and goals of the MHPP
-Mentor CAPS Graduate Assistant in public health or college student administration
10% Direct Service
- Conduct or attend mental health promotion activities, including workshops, tabling, and other MHPP activities
10% Other Duties as Needed
Position Duties (continued):
Working Conditions/Work Schedule:
Minimum/Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Public Health, Student Affairs Administration, Social Work, Community Development, or related social science or health field
Knowledge and experience in the behavioral social sciences
Knowledge of mental health issues common to university setting.
Awareness of and ability to implement population based behavior change strategies for primary, secondary, and tertiary mental health promotion/prevention services in a university setting
Cultural humility and sensitivity in how culture affects behavior and mental health status.
Ability to conduct an ongoing community and mental health needs assessment, individually and as part of a team.
Knowledge of public health practices, policy and administration that can mentor and lead others in these practices.
Leadership, and excellent oral and written communication and presentation of mental health information skills
An ability to build coalitions and effect community development.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Experience in hiring, coordinating work for and evaluating employees. Familiarity with supervising student employees.
Experience in educational settings.
Knowledge of various theories and models of flourishing.
Knowledge of student development theory.
Two years supervisory experience.
Ability to collect, manage and analyze data for assessment and program evaluation purposes.
Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):
Posting Date: 03-12-2014
For Full Consideration Date:
Closing Date: 04-12-2014
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants: The closing date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
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OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
Posting Number: 0012085
Quicklink for Posting: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63703PI75221938