Mental Health Project Coordinator

at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Occupational Summary:

The Mental Health Project Coordinator will oversee the implementation of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant. This position will serve all Newman campuses including outreach sites. The individual in this role will be required to represent the Student Success Center through cross-campus collaborations with faculty, deans, and departmental offices to promote mental health best practices and grant initiatives. Stewardship Statement:

This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the institution’s Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman community, the staff member will join with the institution’s sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God’s love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. Additionally, this position contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other faiths, cultures, or backgrounds.

This position is funded for 2 years through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant. The schedule will be full time (40hrs) over 12 months per year. Paid time off and benefits starting after first 30 days. Approximately 20 days off with pay for observed holidays/breaks with an additional 2 weeks of vacation time accrued per year. Tuition waiver for employee, spouse and eligible dependents after one year of employment. Work Performed:

+ Provide ongoing university training to faculty, staff, and students through Mental Health First Aid training, workshops, email campaigns, online video content, and printed materials.

+ Track all mental health data on campus including counseling usage, NCAA coach training, Mental Health First Aid participation, Suspenders4Hope training completion, red folder dissemination, and others as implemented.

+ Disseminate and evaluate the institution wide Mental Wellness survey and PHQ-9 screener, annually.

+ Serve as the liaison between students and institutional counseling services including referral paperwork, scheduling, and data collection.

+ Collaborate with other members of the Student Success Center to effectively implement mental health initiatives campus wide.

+ Implement institution wide use of Suspenders4Hope and JED Campus Fundamentals for mental health evaluation, data tracking, and training.

+ Effectively utilize Newman University’s student support software.

+ Co-Chair the Mental Health Advocacy Team.

+ Project a professional, positive, and supportive attitude to students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

+ Other duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred.

+ Experience working in the higher education field implementing grant related projects.

+ Demonstrated understanding of current trends related to student mental health experiences and campus crisis response.

+ Commitment to student success with professional experience in student support services strongly preferred.

+ Possess strong customer service skills and the ability to collaborate across departments.

+ Experience working with Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn new software programs; experience with student information systems preferred.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

+ Ability to maintain flexibility with student and university schedules to accommodate office hours and staff schedules.

+ Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you’ll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to join us in our work of empowering our graduates to transform society!

Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

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Job Posting: JC260231156

Posted On: May 23, 2024

Updated On: Jun 15, 2024

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