DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Position will remain open until filled.
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The Mental Health and Wellness Educator will provide mental health
and wellness education services to the students and campus
community primarily at the DePauw University campus. The Mental
Health and Wellness Educator will provide direct outreach
programming and services to students according to assessed campus
needs and interests; increase the reach and impact of mental health
and wellness education/awareness across campus through consistent
marketing and scheduling of events; supervise a student-coordinated
peer education program dedicated to mental health and wellness
programming; and collaborate with campus partners, student groups,
and other constituents to support and strengthen mental health
education and programming efforts. Additionally, they will consult
and support fellow Mental Health and Wellness Educators and the
counseling services departments across the MINDful College
Connections (MCC) consortium (DePauw University, Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College) to
espouse best practices and strategies that will allow us to provide
a broad portfolio of services designed to assist with the personal,
educational, and overall development of a diverse student
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
- Develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate holistic mental
health and wellness education and programming for the campus
- Expand awareness of mental health and wellness initiatives
across campus through educational branding, marketing, and
development of a master calendar, programming guide, and event
- Provide consultation services to students, faculty, and staff
regarding mental health and wellness topics and provide referrals
to available resources as appropriate.
- Coordinate and collaborate with campus partners to support and
strengthen mental health education and programming efforts.
- Respond to unique programming, presentation, workshop, and
other educational event requests from student groups/organizations
as well as from faculty/staff.
- Coordinate and oversee the counseling center's social media
accounts, serving as a primary information source and mode of
communication with students, as needed.
- Supervise the peer education mental health program, to include
recruiting, training, mentoring, and supporting a diverse cohort of
Peer Educators to become role models, leaders, educators, and
public health champions for their peers, as they coordinate and
facilitate mental health education and wellness programming on
campus, including evidence-informed health promotion strategies and
- Serve as an advisor to individual student groups/organizations
- Manage funding for mental health and wellness outreach
initiatives and training.
- Participate with or conduct other assigned functions that
contribute to the success of the counseling center and institution,
such as: participate in departmental or division staff meetings,
committee service, or liaison with academic or administrative
units, including CARE/BIT teams.
- Serve as a liaison between the counseling center and the MCC
- Receive supervision from the counseling center regarding local
policies, procedures, and the prioritization and assignment of
specific job tasks and duties as deemed most beneficial for the
- In partnership with other MINDful College Connections staff,
facilitate professional development programming for peers among the
MINDful College Connections member institutions.
- Participate in appropriate professional development activities
to stay abreast of current mental health and wellness education,
research, and trends in higher education, such as: hold membership
in professional organizations, attend professional conferences,
and/or accrue Continuing Education Units (CEU's).
- Other duties as assigned.
- Compliance with MINDful College Connections policies and
- Develop positive, supportive, and collegial relationships with
team members within the counseling center, with staff and faculty
across campus, and with those across the MINDful College
- Travel will be required to other MINDful College Connections
- Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required.
- Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account
for his/her actions.
- Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and
- Active Listening -- Ability to actively attend to, convey, and
understand the comments and questions of others.
- Adaptability -- Ability to adapt to change in the
- Applied Learning -- Ability for an individual to take part in
needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the
- Change Management - The ability of the individual to encourage
others to seek opportunities for different and innovative
approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
- Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and
feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill
- Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with
others using the spoken word.
- Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing
clearly and concisely.
- Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to
achieve a goal.
- Customer Oriented - A desire to serve both external and
internal clients by focusing effort on meeting the clients' needs,
understanding their concerns, and seeking to build trust.
- Decision Making - Ability of the individual to select an
effective course of action while controlling resources and
- Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute
details of a project or task.
- Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of
different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from
campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences
related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity,
religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
- Initiative - Ability of the individual to act and take steps to
solve or settle an issue.
- Interpersonal - Ability to develop and maintain relationships
- Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the
- Leadership -- Ability to motivate and guide others to ensure
performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals. It
involves attracting, supporting, developing, and retaining a
talented and diverse workforce.
- Management Skills - ability of the individual to achieve
desired outcomes by setting goals and priorities that deliver
- Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or
following a systematic method of performing a task.
- Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present
- Relationship Building - Ability to establish and maintain a
good rapport and cooperative relationship with customers and
- Reliability - Ability to be dependable and trustworthy.
- Safety Awareness -- Ability to identify and correct conditions
that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards.
- Self-Motivated - Ability of the individual to reach a goal or
perform a task with little supervision or direction.
- Strategic Planning -- Ability to develop a vision for the
future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be
- Team Builder - Ability to help ensure that team members are
invested in team activities and decisions, and that the team works
together to achieve a goal.
- Tolerance - Ability of the individual to show respect for the
rights and opinions of others.
- Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to
bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
Master's degree required; preferred fields
include: Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health, Student
Development, Higher Education Student Affairs, Clinical Social
Work, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology.
- Experience working/providing services in an educational
- Experience in a higher education setting preferred.
- Experience working with peer educators or significant
experience as a peer educator preferred.
Intermediate: Ability to read and
interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of
customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
Knowledge and familiarity with Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and social media platforms.
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.