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Outreach Coordinator/Counselor


Carson-Newman University invites qualified candidates to apply for the position Outreach Coordinator/Counselor. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately, and they will conclude when the position is filled. The start date for this position will be August 15, 2018.

Carson-Newman is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President's Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service learning. The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website, www.cn.edu.

Summary Description: Outreach Coordinator/Counselor is a full time, nine-month position responsible for coordinating holistic student wellness and prevention programming for Carson-Newman University. There may be times when overtime might occur having to work after hours with a student in crisis; consultation with faculty and staff; participation in program events and activities may require flexible work hours.

Functional Description: Responsibilities include:
• Crisis intervention.
• Threat assessment.
• Provide brief individual, couple and group counseling.
• Carry small counseling caseload.
• Follow up with students after an incident has occurred for health and counseling needs.
• Maintain appropriate, accurate and complete information in student records.
• Case management activities to support student success through intervention, support, and prevention.
• Coordinate and facilitate referrals for treatment, assessment, and other services along with a plan for students return to campus after being away for medical and/or emotional reasons.
• Serve as a confidential, neutral resource trained to navigate students’ rights, options, and resources available throughout the continuum of services.
• Consultations with faculty, staff, student and families’ concerns.
• Create, plan, and implement programs related to emotional well-being for in class and on campus presentations and programming.
• Provide training to campus community on topics such as mental health, substance abuse, bystander and emotional well-being to promote growth and focus on developmental needs of students.
• Organize and implement programming around national Screening Days or comparable outreach activities on topics such as depression, substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, and health and wellness topics.
• Obtain and coordinate staff coverage for programs along with tracking and analyzing data related to outreach activities and programs.
• Participate on committees/task force and in admission and orientation activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Graduate interns and student workers as needed for prevention programming.

Education: Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field who are licensed and/or working towards licensure.

Experience: It is highly desirable that they have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within higher education setting but not necessary.

Required Skills: Ability to establish rapport and communicate productively with faculty, staff, and students. Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary. Knowledgeable of Microsoft office and other computer programs. Proper utilization of social media and internet-based platforms and presentation skills are necessary.

Physical Demands: The physical demands 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. Demands include: sitting at a desk, standing for classes/presentation, participating in direct/phone conversations with students, faculty, and staff. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

General Information: This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations: The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.

Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, references, and resume. Please, send the packet electronically to:

Email: staffrecruiting@cn.edu

Attn: Human Resources, Staff Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760


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