Health Promotion Coordinator, Mental Health

  • Binghamton University
  • Binghamton, NY, USA
  • Oct 05, 2021
Full time Education Health Care

Job Description

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.


Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: $50,148 - $55,000

Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS) invites applications for the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator position. Reporting to the Director of HPPS, the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of mental health promotion programming and outreach for the campus community. As a key member of the HPPS team, the coordinator will support and advance the university's strategic roadmap for being "Premier" through the use of theoretically sound and evidence-based practices. In addition, the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator will engage in regular assessment of program effectiveness and the development of executive reports.

HPPS is a key partner in Binghamton University's health and wellness initiatives. HPPS staff strive to increase student knowledge of health behaviors and to empower them with the skill development and supportive resources necessary to live their best lives. HPPS staff cultivate an inclusive, health-focused campus environment.

To be successful in the position, the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator will need to be highly collaborative and creative, and knowledgeable of current health trends and mental health trends. An ideal candidate will have depth of knowledge regarding the health and mental health behaviors of college students, understand and be able to implement best practices of public health, mental health promotion, and health communications; and have a proven track record of developing and evaluating programs and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

Direct Mental Health Education Programming

  • Develop a psychoeducation curriculum and public awareness campaign grounded in comprehensive mental health prevention and promotion models that will be implemented through both targeted and broad-based campus channels.
  • Coordinate and implement mental health promotion programs ranging in size from small group workshops to large campus-wide events. Examples include: suicide prevention, stress management, stigma reduction, help-seeking, depression, anxiety, resilience, supporting students in distress, etc.
  • Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into all mental promotion programs.

Collaborate with University Offices:

  • Cultivate interdisciplinary campus and community partnerships that advance HPPS's comprehensive approach to promoting student wellness.
  • The Mental Health Promotion Coordinator is expected to participate in University and community committees relevant to the HPPS mission.  This may include participation in the Mental Health Sub-Committee of the Healthy Campus Initiative.
  • Integrate programming within the living communities.

Coordinate the Mental Health Outreach Peer Educator (M-HOPE) Student Leadership Program:

  • Reimagine the structure and implementation of the mental health peer educator program in order to meet student needs and to maximize HPPS resources.
  • Annually recruit, train, and supervise a group of peer educators, with the intention of developing them into leaders and growing the reach of the HPPS department.

Manage Mental Health Promotion Communication Efforts:

  • Coordinate with campus communications to develop a strategic digital and print student outreach plan (initial concept design to final product distribution). 
  • Utilize campus services to produce programming, educational, and digital campaign materials (i.e. brochures, posters, flyers, PSA's, PowerPoint presentations, etc.).

Conduct Regular Needs Assessment, Evaluation and Research:

  • Develop a methodology for establishing baseline data and trends in student mental health, and use this data as part of evaluating programmatic success. This includes establishing timelines for assessment, defining measurable objectives, creating data collection instruments (qualitative and quantitative), synthesizing data into reports, etc.


Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in mental health, psychology, social work, public health, health education and promotion, or counseling.
  • Related experience in developing, delivering, implementing and evaluating mental health promotional or educational programs. 
  • At least one year of experience in a college/university setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply theory and evidence-informed practices on a college campus.
  • Knowledge of college student mental health behavior trends.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage time efficiently and prioritize tasks.
  • A growth mindset and a willingness to stay current with mental health promotion research and best practices.
  • Experience with developing and delivering programs to diverse populations.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to facilitate interactive one-on-one sessions, and small and large group workshops. 
  • Strong computing skills including PC literacy in a Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite, and the willingness and ability to learn new technology.

Preferred:

  • Understanding of comprehensive models for mental health promotion and prevention (such as the Jed Foundation model), emerging adult brain development, health behavior theories, and student development theories.
  • Experience developing and delivering programs on mental health and wellness, and advocacy, etc.
  • Understanding of how multicultural diversity, inclusion, and social justice principles apply to student mental health promotion and prevention.
  • Experience developing digital marketing campaigns.
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of how to apply emerging technologies to mental health promotion practices.
  • Experience working with college students; ideally around issues pertaining to mental health and well-being.


Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/prospective/dual-career/index.html

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: 

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. 

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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