Assistant Director for Outreach, Prevention, and Education - Counseling and Psychological Services
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2018270
Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for an Assistant Director for Outreach, Prevention and Education position at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), within the Community Health and Well-Being unit of the Division of Student Affairs. This role is a full-time, 12-month position reporting directly to the CaPS Executive Director. This position will collaborate with professionals across subject areas in a department committed to integrating social justice perspectives in inter-culturally sensitive community well-being. This Assistant Director brings vision, leadership and active engagement that takes into account institutional and departmental needs while contributing to center activities from a global social justice lens.
The Assistant Director for Outreach, Prevention and Education oversees and coordinates CaPS outreach, prevention and education efforts on campus. The incumbent is expected to collaborate closely with individuals responsible for outreach, prevention and education efforts across all CHWB units. This Assistant Director oversees the yearly recruitment and weekly meetings of the Student Advisory Board, and provides leadership and mentorship as necessary for any student initiatives related to mental health on campus. They oversee all website, social media, distribution lists, and marketing materials for the Counseling Center, collaborating closely with DOSA and University Communications and Marketing when needed. The person in this position works with the CaPS leadership team in developing and implementing policy consistent with institutional needs and ethical professional practice.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Formulates a strategy for campus wide outreach prevention and education efforts in accordance with national standard methodologies and divisional and institutional mission and goals.
Provides strategic and operational leadership and oversight of all outreach efforts at Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS).
Oversees recruitment and meetings of Student Advisory Board.
Serves as advisor to student mental health clubs and initiatives on campus, when needed.
Coordinates CaPS mental health trainings on campus.
Builds and strengthens relationships with vendors, partners, university departments and student groups to ensure outreach services are provided in a timely and efficient manner.
Oversees updates to website and social media
Oversees regular collection of outreach data and preparation of reports for Executive Director and/or University Leadership.
Chairs the CaPS Outreach Committee, a standing working committee used to monitor, assess and address ongoing needs related to outreach services, as well as help coordinate outreach efforts at CaPS.
Maintains active involvement in the Association for University and College Counselong Center Outreach (AUCCCS) including regular attendance at the annual conference. Maintains awareness of national standard methodologies in outreach for University counseling centers.
Develops program recommendations and requests to improve outreach services.
Helps develop, administer and analyze continuous assessment of outreach efforts. Prepares and evaluates reports to be used for decision making and program improvement in clinical services.
Assists Executive Director and other CaPS leadership in administrative functions within CaPS.
Assists in accreditation (APA, IACS) efforts as needed.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Counseling and Psychological Services. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Master's Degree Required; Doctoral degree in a mental health field (clinical or counseling psychology, social work, counselor education, marriage and family therapy or related field) preferred
Three years of administrative or outreach and education experience in a higher education context.
Experience with website management and social media.
Experience collaborating and developing partnerships with a variety of partners in a higher education context.
Demonstrated effectiveness and strengths working with historically underrepresented groups including Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multiracial and other individuals of color, international, and/or who identify as LGBTQIA+ in a higher education context
Successful Background Check
Child Protection Clearances
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Counseling and Psychological
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