The George Mason University Division of University Life invites applications for a Programming and Student Support Coordinator vacancy. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
This position is charged with the primary responsibility for oversight of the Student Support and Advocacy Center's (SSAC) programming and marketing efforts. This individual works within the context of a comprehensive health education program for the university. Within this comprehensive approach, attention is provided for a diverse audience with needs along a continuum of care. The incumbent works collaboratively with campus, community, state and national groups and agencies. Additionally, the Coordinator is part of the Student Support team, that will offer comprehensive services for students in an effort to foster the safety and well-being of the Mason community; and will help triage and conduct intakes related to students in crisis/and or distress to include sexual assault and interpersonal violence. Additional responsibilities include:
Direct Programming and Development:
Works collaboratively with other SSAC staff to educate the Mason community on various health-related topics, including creation, implementation and oversight of workshops, public awareness campaigns, materials development and technology for a range of audiences (i.e., students, faculty, staff and community members). Examples of programming topics include among others bystander engagement, AIDS awareness, alcohol and other drugs, smoking cessation, eating disorders, body image, sexual health, breast cancer, nutrition, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, and stress management;
Responsible for making reservations, and ordering food and supplies for various workshops and programs; and
Manages all program requests received by SSAC.
Marketing and Public Awareness:
Responsible for all SSAC marketing and program/campaign advertisement efforts in a range of formats from initial conceptual design to final product development (examples of marketing materials and advertisements are brochures, posters, fliers, t-shirts, giveaways, PSAs, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, etc.; and
Point person for SSAC's social media presence development and management (web, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
Meeting with students in distress or crisis, including victims of interpersonal violence, implementing developmentally appropriate interventions, coordinating resources and services, and providing ongoing case management (most interventions are short-term in nature with staff making appropriate community referrals for ongoing support, if needed); * Shares responsibility for the 24-hour crisis hotline; and
Supports the work of the Assistant Director for Student Support and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Services by meeting with students to implement the BASICS Program.
This includes supervision of student volunteers.
Coordination and Collaboration:
Involves close work with a range of diverse university offices and personnel, with particular attention to University Life offices, academic departments, faculty, and other staff, as well as with community agencies and organizations; and
Includes working closely with student leaders, student groups and individual students.
Preparation of Written Reports:
Includes internal documentation and reports on SSAC programs and services.
Ensure that students of concern records, and interpersonal violence and sexual assault records are maintained in accordance with university policies and applicable laws and are readily available to internal staff; and
Utilize database to record and document all wellness and health-related assessments and appointments.
Might be tasked with other duties and special projects as assigned.
Master's degree in a social services area, or a related field (e.g., public health, social work, counseling, college student personnel administration or others as appropriate); or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated ability/experience working with persons of diverse ethnic, economic and social backgrounds;
Demonstrated skills in event planning and facilitation;
Effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, and experience with public speaking and group facilitation;
Knowledge of creating marketing materials in various platforms and management of successful awareness campaigns;
Ability and flexibility to work evenings and weekends; and
Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about a broad range of subjects related to AIDS awareness, smoking cessation, eating disorders, body image, sexual health, breast cancer, nutrition, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, alcohol and other drugs, and stress management.
Experience with a college student population is strongly preferred; and
Commitment to a collaborative approach to student wellness including working with committees, coalitions, and community agencies is strongly preferred.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA89Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.