Coordinator of Health Promotion – Mental Health

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Health / Counseling, Student Affairs / Services

The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is an on-campus facility that provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other professionals staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate) may use the HCC. This position works in the Health Promotion unit at the HCC.

Health Promotion cultivates a thriving University of Denver (DU) community through education, engagement, and sociocultural change. Health Promotion provides educational outreach programs, awareness campaigns, services, and resources to help DU students make success-oriented decisions related to alcohol and other drugs, mental health, gender violence prevention, sexual health, and other aspects of well-being. Health Promotion also advocates for a broader sociocultural environment that supports health and well-being. The Health Promotion team includes professionals, graduate fellows, and undergraduate peer educators.

The University of Denver and the Health and Counseling Center are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.

Position Summary

The Coordinator of Health Promotion works as part of the HCC Health Promotion team and is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating high quality suicide prevention and mental health promotion initiatives that meet the needs of the diverse DU student community.

Essential Functions

Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation 

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate individual and community-level health promotion initiatives, including educational outreach programs, awareness campaigns, services, and materials to address suicide prevention, mental health, and other health and well-being topics as needed.
  • Conduct needs assessment activities and utilize evidence-based practices to inform initiatives.
  • Integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all initiatives.
  • Develop and utilize learning outcomes and assessment tools for all initiatives.

Student Leadership Development 

  • Hire, train, and supervise graduate intern(s).
  • Train undergraduate peer educators in mental health knowledge and skills.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate peer educators and other student leaders on mental health promotion initiatives.


  • Initiate campus and community partnerships to expand the scope and impact of health promotion efforts.
  • Provide health promotion workshops, outreach, and trainings that meet the needs of diverse student, staff, and faculty groups.
  • Represent the Health and Counseling Center and Health Promotion on campus and community coalitions as assigned.

Other Duties As Assigned 

This position is housed in Health Promotion and reports to the Director of Health Promotion. This is a full-time, benefited position. It requires periodic evening and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, higher education, social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience can substitute if the Bachelor's degree is in an unrelated field.
  • One year of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion initiatives.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in public health, higher education, social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Two or more years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion initiatives.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Expertise in suicide prevention, mental health, and/or well-being.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm with periodic evening and weekend hours.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 pm on Friday, June 25th, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range
The salary range for the position is $50,000 - $55,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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