Human Resources

Outreach & Prevention Coordinator

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Department: Ctr Student Mental Health Wellbeing
Work Type: Staff - Part Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Part Time
Categories: Student Affairs

Department: Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

The Outreach & Prevention Coordinator assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-informed mental health and well-being education programs at the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being (CSMHW). The coordinator’s focus is on educating students on mental health and well-being, suicide prevention, peer support, and stress management while encouraging the student community to utilize resources and learn about habits that promote a healthy mindset. The coordinator fosters collaborative relationships within the campus and the local community to develop and support a prevention-conscious culture.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Plan and promote campus mental health and well-being initiatives, prevention programming, and events for students to encourage mental health and well-being.
• Work closely with CSMHW staff and other relevant departments & campus organizations regarding mental health and well-being events & programming.
• Collaborate with and assist the Assistant Director of Outreach with suicide prevention, screening events, and peer support programming (QPR, Mental Health First Aid, P.A.W.S., Peer Support Communities), and planning programming initiatives that meet overall goals.
• Coordinate and promote the BeWell Initiative, TELUS Health, The Green Bandana Project, and the P.A.W.S. Program while providing guidance and education for students interested in getting involved in initiatives on campus such as peer support communities.
• Promote and encourage collaboration with campus departments, student organizations, and other entities to improve the mental health and well-being of the student community.
• Actively engage in creating an inclusive, welcoming, and professional work environment while supervising at least one Student Peer Health Ambassador each academic year to support initiatives.
• Communicate with faculty, staff, and student organizations on presentation requests and coordinate scheduling and presentation coverage.
• Coordinate with CSMHW staff to ensure publications, websites, and involvement link related to managed programming are up to date with relevant and timely information.
• Assist with collecting program data and other evidence to better understand student needs, student learning, and programmatic formative and summative outcomes and adapt programming based on effectiveness and to ensure alignment with current university trends.
• Coordinate the ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) and Healthy Minds study periodically as needed and serve on committees as assigned.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Health
Education, Recreation, Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Policy, Human Factors, Business, Marketing or related fields.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● Experience in program development, implementation, promotion, and
evaluation (ideally related to health and well-being) or other similar experience.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Master's degree in Exercise Science, Health
Education, Recreation, Public Health, Health
Promotion, Health Policy, or related field.
● Experience working in higher education.
● Experience with mental health education programming, and assessment.
● Experience creating and delivering engaging
presentations for small and large audiences.
● Health and Wellness Certification in the field or
specific area (various certifications apply here).
● Experience Supervising student and professional
● Certification as a NASPA Certified Peer Educator
● Experience writing grant proposals.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Experience in using personal computers, email, calendars, word
processing, spreadsheets, task management and other software.
● Demonstrated team building, networking, and conflict resolution skills.
● Demonstrated communication skills that are clear and efficient.
● Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude.
● Demonstrated commitment to the enhancement and promotion of diversity
and inclusion.
● Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities.
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Student knowledge: knowledge of generational college students and the ability to design generation- and audience-specific programs/events/services.
● Branding experience: ability to design brochures, event flyers, and/or newsletters
● Social media experience: ability to develop and manage social media accounts
● Reporting experience: experience with program databases or software programs used to track, monitor, and report services to students.
● Ability to plan and execute programs and services based on social justice, cultural responsiveness, anti-racism, and civility.

● Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints. **

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands


Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.


Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months



Pay Rate/Salary

$43,000 - $48,000

Title of Position Supervisor

Assistant Director of Outreach, CSMHW

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)


Additional Information


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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