Portland State University – Center for Student Health & Counseling — Health Promotion Specialist- Mental Health

The Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) at Portland State University is a nationally accredited healthcare facility that offers medical, counseling, dental, health promotion and education, and academic testing services to the students of Portland State University. The center consists of over 100 clinical and administrative staff, and there are currently 20,000 students eligible to use SHAC services.

Under the supervision of the SHAC Director of Health Promotion, the Health Promotion Specialist- Mental Health will provide leadership and functional responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of campus mental health promotion, which may include stigma reduction, suicide prevention, substance abuse and recovery, as part of a comprehensive health promotion program operating within a social justice and health equity lens.

The Health Promotion Specialist- Mental Health will:

  • Design and conduct campus-wide mental health promotion using health promotion theory and student development theory, including but not limited to environmental management, social movement, policy development, or social norming.
  • Apply principles of health equity to programs, services, and activities sensitive to the diversity of the student population.
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners on initiatives, policies and research to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to mental health promotion initiatives.
  • Mobilize key stakeholders for collective action to shift the campus culture and environment around mental health.
  • Participate in strategic planning, assessment and evaluation of Health Promotion efforts.
  • Develops goals and measurable objectives for policies, programs, and services and evaluate effectiveness.
  • Propose and manage specific program budgets.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in public health, health education, social work, counseling, or closely related field
  • 2 years of experience in public health, health education, social work, counseling, or closely related field

For More Information:
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity and you would like to review the complete job posting and apply- please go to https://www.pdx.edu/hr/job-opportunities. Click on Apply Here, select Admin, navigate to Health Promotion Specialist- Mental Health. Online applications will be accepted through Sunday, May 5th.

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