Mental Health Education and Prevention Coordinator

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
Wesleyan University has approximately 2,900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The office of Counseling and Psychological Services ( CAPS ) operates on a weekday schedule of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with limited evening appointments, as well as 24/7 clinician access through an on-call rotation.

Reporting to the Director of Health Education, the Mental Health Education and Prevention Coordinator provides mental health education and prevention initiatives to the Wesleyan community of students, faculty, and staff in the areas of resilience building, holistic wellness, and suicide prevention.

The coordinator is responsible for program development, planning, implementation, as well as the evaluation/assessment of those programs.

Specific responsibilities include:

Coordinating and facilitating the development and execution of campus-wide emotional wellness programs that integrate academic learning with individual student development with the objective of fostering individual, interpersonal, and community wellness.

Working closely with WesWell, Office of Support, Healing, Activism, and Prevention Education ( SHAPE ), Davison Health Center ( DHC ), The Office of Equity and Inclusion, The Resource Center, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life ( ORSL ), Reslife, Academic Affairs, the Deans’ Office, Public Safety, and various student groups to deliver primary mental health prevention initiatives to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.

Creating mental health education and training events throughout the academic year.

Developing and delivering of resilience building programming.

Delivering Safe Zone training events.

Coordinating and delivering of Question, Persuade, Refer ( QPR ) suicide prevention training events.

Collaborating with the directors of WesWell, SHAPE , DHC , and CAPS in order to present collaborative multidisciplinary prevention programming to the Wesleyan community.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in social work, counseling, or a related field and at least one year of experience with mental health prevention programming or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Effective communication skills.

Excellent project management skills.

Demonstrated commitment to working within a diverse environment and interacting collegially with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Masters Degree.

At least two years of professional experience working in mental health prevention in a higher education or community setting.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is August 28, 2021
Additional Information
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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