Outreach Specialist, Part-Time
Job no: 494380
Location: Moon Campus
Position Department: Counseling Center
Position Type: Staff Part-Time
The Outreach Specialist will emphasize mental health, sexual violence prevention, and general issues pertaining to student wellness. Incumbent will work with developing student leaders as the primary facilitator of the Thrive Program. In working with the campus community, the incumbent will actively identify areas of risk, needs for resources, and conduct relevant workshops and provide wellness program development, planning, and training. This is a part-time position not eligible for University benefits. Work hours are limited to 950 per calendar year and less than 29 hours per week on a regular basis.
- Develop and deliver educational programming regarding suicide prevention, drug and alcohol use, and the prevention of sexual violence. Create and provide programming on other related personal and community wellness topics (test anxiety, body image issues, grief, etc.).
- Further advance and manage the Thrive peer education program. Train 9 Federal Work Study Students on mental health topics, presentation skills, and outreach program implementation and provide ongoing supervision of their development as student leaders.
- Develop and present educational programs and workshops in conjunction with Student Life, MyHealth@School, Athletics, and academic departments.
- Participate in Student Life student functions (orientation, FYSP classes, etc.)
- Provide training for student leaders (i.e. Athletes, Community Advisors, Greek Life, etc.)
- Manage the JED Campus four-year collaboration beginning summer 2019.
- Effectively engage with varied student populations, faculty, and staff to foster a supportive, inclusive, and positive atmosphere for mental health concerns.
- Work closely with community organizations (PAAR, Greenbriar, AFSP, etc.) to provide outreach events and services to students.
- Obtain ongoing training and certification.
- Serve as a liaison between the campus community and the Counseling Center staff.
- Strictly adhere to principles and policies of student confidentiality delineated by the Counseling Center.
- Perform related work as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Master's degree preferred in psychology, public health, higher education, social work, counseling, education, or a related field required.
- Minimum of two years experience with outreach and education in mental health, preferably in a higher education environment.
- Ability to work a varied schedule with flexible hours: weekend/evening hours will be required.
- Thorough knowledge of university student development theory and mental health outreach activities.
- Familiar with current trends in higher education and technology, and the ability to enhance the use of technology and other resources to meet student needs.
- Ability to build strong working alliances with students, staff, and faculty who may hold differing viewpoints related to sexuality, relationships, substance use, and related wellness topics.
- Must be capable of communicating with confidence and comfort, and of sustaining individual and group social interactions in a variety of settings.
- Able to establish a safe and respectful environment with individuals in a group setting.
- Ability to work collaboratively and always maintain confidentiality and discretion.
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
- Student-service oriented and student focused.
- Grant-writing experience preferred but not required.
- Ability to be available by phone and email after typical business hours.
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Act 153 Clearance Required: No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): No
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
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