University of Dayton — Coordinator, Mental Health Education

Are you passionate about helping college students think more critically about mental health? This education position designs and delivers innovative mental health education to the University of Dayton student body.

The Coordinator, Mental Health Education will serve as a member of a larger integrative team within the Brook Center, which houses health equity education, mental health education, LGBTQ+ student services, and sexual violence prevention education. As a critical member of the team, the Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of mental health programming for all undergraduate students, aimed at increasing understanding of mental health, decreasing stigma, and creating a campus culture supportive of help-seeking behaviors. Education topics include mindfulness, thriving, resiliency and growth mindset, flourishing, goal setting, empathy skill building, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, eating disorders, stress, self-care, and other topics that the Coordinator sees developing as a need across campus and in national trends. All education should come from a perspective that is research-based, scientific, and applicable to college life. The following responsibilities will be critical to this role:

  • Create, implement, and assess comprehensive, evidence-based educational programming on mental health education that have a high likelihood of achieving measurable improvements in health behaviors and/or student success, delivered through classroom presentations and partnering with student organizations. Education will be targeted to all students, with specific programs designed for specialty populations based on needs assessments (specific student organizations, student groups with shared identities, etc), and will be grounded in the UD Step Care Model as a theoretical framework
  • Design and serve as the primary manager of a home grown, full day mental health training for our campus community
  • Oversee the success of key initiatives, such as the UpStreamUD podcast, Suicide Prevention Week, World Mental Health Day, Stress Less Week, You@Dayton, etc
  • Co-supervise the Co-Pilots, a peer health coaching program, with the Coordinator, Health Equity Education
  • Articulate and enact a vision of a campus that values the mental health of all community members and strives to create a culture of wellbeing
  • Strategically collaborate with all departments across campus, especially faculty, the Counseling Center, the Health Center, and case managers in the Dean of Students Office
  • Utilize findings from climate surveys to improve programming and target education toward topics that are most relevant for UD students
  • Stay up to date on national trends, best practices, and relevant research across disciplines (public health, psychology, sociology, etc)
  • Assess programming and maintain a commitment to constant improvement
  • Maintain online platforms, such as the UD website, social media, and online educational platforms, for mental health education
  • Serve on relevant committees
  • Manage programming budget
  • Work occasional nights and weekends, as needed
  • Participate as a full member of the Brook Center, contributing to shared initiatives, and supporting all members of the team to celebrate shared success
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the direct supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree
  • 2 years of experience designing, implementing, or assessing wellbeing, health education and/or mental health programs through professional experience, class work, internships, practicum, or assistantships
  • Knowledge of best practices in mental health education
  • High attention to detail and strong written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Masters degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Health Promotion, Public Health, or related field
  • 2 or more years of post-master professional experience designing, implementing, and assessing mental health education programs in a higher education setting
  • A thorough understanding of student development, health promotion, behavior change, and population-based theories and models
  • Ability to thrive in a team-based, educational environment that values high expectations, integrity, and leadership, while possessing positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to students in crisis and refer to appropriate resources
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and run educational programming both independently and through collaboration across departments
  • Exceptional presentation skills and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse community, recognizing different approaches and barriers to accessing mental health resources exist for various groups, and provide education from a non-judgmental perspective
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboration with diverse stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, local organizations)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Jed Foundation Framework and their recommendations on equity in mental health, public health models, mental health education topics, or motivational interviewing
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire others to share a vision, such as a campus community that values the mental health of all community members
  • Demonstrated experience with a traditional college age population for 1 or more years
  • Demonstrated experience with a peer education program
  • Demonstrated experience with learning outcome writing and learning design
  • Supervision and/or advising experience
  • Ability to handle confidential information, work independently, and work as part of a team
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), Certified in Public Health (CPH) designation, or eligible to become certified
  • Experience managing a financial budget• Demonstrated experience in working with content related to health equity education, sexual violence prevention education, and/or LGBTQ+ student services.
  • Respect and appreciation for our Catholic and Marianist values

Special Instructions to Applicants:
A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status. The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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