Assistant Program Coordinator, Personal Growth & Counseling Cent
California State University - Monterey Bay, CA

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DEFINITION:
Under the general supervision of the Health Promotion and Prevention Specialist, the Assistant Program Coordinator will assist with the supervision of students serving as POWER (Promoting Otter Wellness through Education and Resources) Peer Educators. This position is funded through the California Mental Health Services Act (CalMHSA) which addresses the mental health needs of students within the California State University (CSU) System and advances collaboration between educational settings and county services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Assists with the development and implementation of a suicide prevention component for the POWER Peer Education Program designed to meet the needs of the culturally diverse student population of CSUMB, including first year students, international students, and returning veterans.
2. Assists with the training and certification of CSUMB students serving as Peer Educators.
3. Supervises the delivery of suicide prevention workshops and outreach conducted by Peer Educators in classrooms, residence halls, and other campus venues.
4. Assists with the launching and maintenance of CSU-wide suicide prevention and stigma reduction social marketing campaign materials at CSUMB.
5. Assists with documentation, program evaluation, and submission of quarterly progress reports to ensure continued funding throughout the grant cycle.
6. Assists with the management of the CalMHSA program budget.

Other Functions:
1. Attendance at CSU-wide and regional trainings, as required by CalMHSA.
2. Attendance at CSU-wide and regional meetings and conference calls, as required by CalMHSA.
3. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of current trends in mental health promotion and suicide prevention education for college students. Knowledge of the developmental issues of multicultural college populations is essential. Knowledge of health curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with campus support services, faculty, staff, community organizations, businesses, and other diverse groups and services. Knowledge of budget management and tracking. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to disseminate a variety of information about the program services, goals, objectives, and plans to all levels of university personnel or external clients. Ability to make constructive recommendations for modifications and/or improvements of program methods, procedures, or techniques. Ability to adapt to the dynamics of organizational procedure and policy changes. Ability to be flexible and adapt to a rapidly changing work environment with frequent interruptions. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently. Advanced computer literacy in the use of various software programs to include word-processing, spreadsheets and marketing/publication software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, social work, education, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. A possession of the above knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated through a minimum of three years of progressively responsible student services work experience. Experience in the development and supervision of peer education programs at the college and/or high school level. Experience working in the area of suicide prevention and/or crisis management.

Special Condition (s) of Employment:
1. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
2. Must be able and willing to work flexible shifts that may include some evenings and occasional weekends.
3. Ability to complete web-based training in Defensive Driving and continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment