Coordinator of Health Promotion – Mental Health

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Student Health / Counseling, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support

Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver.

SAIE supports students in their holistic development through advocacy, collaboration, and education, and we strive to be full partners in students’ learning experience. SAIE values student centricity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; adaptability; and accountability. The Division’s strategic priorities are:

  • Enrich the holistic student experience
  • Elevate & Embed diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Engage purposeful partnerships
  • Enhance staff development, learning & wellbeing
  • Enact sustainable practices & operations

SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education; Student Engagement; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Health and Counseling Center; Inclusion & Equity Education; Disability Services Program; The Cultural Center; Access & Transitions; Learning Effectiveness Program; Veterans and Military Resources; Student Outreach and Support; Student Rights & Responsibilities; Budget, Operations, and Division Resources; New Student Programs; Parent & Family Engagement; and Community and Driscoll Commons.

The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is a fully integrated, on-campus, accredited college health center that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a Coordinator of Health Promotion – Mental Health who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression and can integrate those perspective into all their work. This position works in the Health Promotion unit at the HCC.

The mission of the HCC is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. Most shifts are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional shifts from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate, or graduate) may use the HCC.

Health Promotion cultivates a thriving University of Denver (DU) community through engagement, education, and sociocultural change. Health Promotion provides educational outreach programs such as events and workshops awareness campaigns, and resources to help DU students make success-oriented decisions related to mental health, alcohol and other drugs, gender violence prevention, sexual health, and other dimensions 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.

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

  • Master’s 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.

Working Environment

Standard office environment, unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high, noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time, occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
This position requires employees to work onsite 8:00am-4:30pm with some weekends, evenings and holidays.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 7, 2023.

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 this position is $55,000-$65,000

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

of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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

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