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.
- 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
- Assist in the creation of CAPS marketing materials
- 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