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Mental Health Promotion Specialist, Healthy Campus Initiative (B-Healthy)

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 3, 2024

Job Details

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Assistant (SL-2)

Salary: $48,000 - $54,000

Binghamton University is striving to prepare students for success by providing opportunities for the campus community to develop healthy lifestyles that support continuous and resilient well-being. In support of this goal the B-Healthy - Health Campus Initiative is committed to creating an environment which supports all students, faculty and staff. B-Healthy - Health Campus Initiative is seeking a Mental Health Promotion Specialist (MHPS) to join our team to support this effort.

The MHPS will work to mobilize, create, and sustain campus-wide health promotion practices in order to create an environment that promotes success and personal development. While working collaboratively with the B-Healthy - Healthy Campus Initiative team, academic departments, parent and family programs, and other campus partners; this position will promote campus policy/systems/environmental changes to support student wellness. The successful candidate is responsible for utilizing best practices in public health to create a campus environment that supports campus community in achieving their optimal wellbeing and academic success, reduce stigma and barriers to seeking support services, and promote positive student health behaviors.

Position Goals:
  • Build upon supportive and inclusive campus environments
    • Strengthen students' sense of belonging
    • Assist faculty/staff in cultivating supportive relationships with students
  • Challenge community norms and reduce stigma related to seeking mental health services
  • Increase awareness of and accessibility to on-campus resources
  • Support the integration of wellness objectives into academic and learning environments
  • Promote preventative policies that promote safe environments.
  • Plans, develops and implements and evaluates theory-based and evidence-informed health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services
  • Coordinate mental health promotion events, workshops, and outreach activities within the campus community, with other departments, student groups and community agencies
  • Provide mental health education and promotion services including presentations, educational and skills-based workshops, trainings, and small group discussion/facilitation for the campus community
  • Assists in the development of effective health promotion communications for a diverse campus community which will include web page materials, newsletters and printed materials
  • Participates in conducting needs assessment and other research activities with the department team
  • Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with academic departments to enhance capacity building efforts in order to advance the goals of the position
  • Manage and continuously update mental health resources for faculty, staff, students and/or families which will include "Well-Being in the Classroom" - B-Healthy website; Red Folder initiative and Binghamton Support Network
  • Participates in supporting staff development activities to train faculty and staff on preventive early interventions with students demonstrating behavioral signs of mental health disorders for the campus community.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in health education, public health, community health, social services, behavioral sciences or a closely related field
  • 1-2 years of professional or paraprofessional experience in health education, health promotion, and /or prevention of health conditions
  • Experience creating and facilitating workshops
  • Comfortable working in a diverse setting which includes faculty, staff and students
  • Experience in a higher education setting and/or a public health education role focusing on diverse populations is highly desirable

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here .

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 17, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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