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Part-Time Mental Health Coordinator

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

The Mental Health Coordinator is a part-time position within the Counseling & Wellness Center supervised by the Director of the Counseling & Wellness Center. The Mental Health Coordinator develops and implements a comprehensive campus-wide Wellness Campaign addressing all eight aspects of wellness (social, emotional, physical, environmental, occupational, intellectual, spiritual, and financial), provides education and outreach to students, faculty and staff, hosts tabling events, and helps to create various wellness events throughout the year. The primary goals of the Mental Health Coordinator are to contribute and commit to providing a supportive campus environment, to promote psychological health and well-being for all students, and to empower students to achieve academic and professional success.

Essential Duties

  • Should be able to work effectively with employees and all levels of leadership within the institution.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • The successful candidate must be a self-starter who takes accountability for performance while requiring minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to handle highly confidential material efficiently and effectively.
  • Must possess strong time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with individuals and teams across the institution and campus.
  • Ability to analyze information and recommend appropriate action.
  • Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of department, operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to conduct research and perform quantitative quality assurance reviews.
  • Ability to research, prepare, and present comprehensive written and oral reports.
  • Ability to organize and conduct meetings and workshops.
  • Knowledge of state and federal personnel laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains a networking relationship with community referral resources.
  • Assists with programming and educational opportunities in such areas as unplanned pregnancy education, drug/alcohol education, various mental health programs such as suicide prevention, test anxiety, support for students with Asperger’s/autism.
  • Collaborates with various campus departments such as Student Life, Student Conduct, and Enrollment Support to support and promote student success.
  • Engages in continual professional development activities.
  • Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.

Salary Range $18.50- $22.50 per hour

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the organization and administration of various higher education academic and social programs.

Knowledge of campus and community resources.

Knowledge of state, federal, and campus rules, regulations, and requirements related to campus academic and social programs.

Ability to coordinate the activities of campus academic and/or social programs.

Ability to evaluate collected information and formulate into recommendations.

Ability to compile information into report form.

Physical Demands

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; regularly required to reach with hands and arms, taste or smell; occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Environmental Conditions

The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, communications, or related field
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with program and outreach planning
  • Excellent administrative, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to function effectively and collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a mental health clinic or similar setting
  • Grant writing

NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.