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Position Title
Outreach Coordinator

Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton)

University Counseling Center

Salary Range
41,000 - 46,000 for 10 months

Position Description
Binghamton University’s Counseling Center seeks an Outreach Coordinator, a 10 month full time position with combined outreach and clinical duties. This position is the central coordinator for mental health outreach, education, prevention, and marketing at the University Counseling Center. Hence primary duties are outreach coordination accounting for approximately 60% of workload, with clinical duties accounting for about 40% of workload. Specific work plans are negotiated with supervisor. Salary range is $41 - $46,000 for 10 months.

Outreach duties include:
•Collaborate with UCC leadership and staff in setting outreach and education strategic planning / goal setting, and provide ongoing and summary reporting of staff outreach efforts
•Manage/Field outreach program requests and coordinate outreach response
•Oversee advertising and marketing in terms of both strategies and materials for the UCC (in coordination with Health Services staff in charge of marketing and the Health and Counseling Marketing Graduate Assistant)
•Provide substantial direct outreach service, in addition to coordination, by doing presentations, tabling, etc.
•Assist in developing, advising, and/or supporting student groups conducting peer education or peer support (such as High Hopes, Active Minds)
•Manage and develop the center’s written and electronic outreach / educational materials
•Participate in UCC website management
•Reply to staff, student, or family emails that arrive via a counseling email address
•Develop and implement suicide prevention programming
•Oversee special outreach projects such as mental health screening efforts or end-of-semester stress management events
•Serve as a liaison to assigned student or staff groups
•In consultation with DHC and CD, coordinate UCC staff liaison relationships with departments/units across campus
•Participate in the national higher education outreach organization AUCCCO
•Research and utilize established best practices and evidence based practices for outreach and education

Clinical Duties include:
Provide direct clinical service as assigned and negotiated. This may include individual and group counseling, crisis work, psychological assessment, consultation, clinical supervision and training, liaison/consultant relationships, and rotating after hours emergency/crisis on call responsibilities. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
•Masters degree in social work, mental health, health education, or related field, licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice in New York
•Licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice in New York (post-doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided)
•Experience with development and delivery of mental health outreach and education programming
•Multicultural competence, possessing the skills and experience to work with diverse individuals as well as student groups and organizations in the context of college student life
•Availability and willingness to participate in regular evening or weekend as part of a flexible work schedule in delivering programming
•Ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning
•A strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate
•Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions
•Broad “generalist” clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology. Able to use time limited approaches
•Commitment to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community
•Ability to be team-oriented, work collaboratively with other units, and have a “user-friendly” approach to students and university staff
•Capacity to handle a busy caseload in a dynamic environment
•Commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees

Desired Qualifications
•Preference may be given to candidates with expertise in programming and/or counseling with multicultural populations
•Either LCSW credential or Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field. ABD’s will be considered; post-doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided.
•Experience in a university or college counseling center setting
•Experience working with trainees in some supervisory capacity
•Active participation in relevant professional organizations
•Expertise or competence with various electronic media for education and programming
•Research and/or program assessment skills for the purposes of understanding evidence based practices and assessing program effectiveness

University Description
Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.

Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.

Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.

Binghamton, one of four university centers within the State University of New York, was named the premier public university in the northeast by The Fiske Guide to Colleges "because of its outstanding academic programs. . . and its commitment to undergraduates." Binghamton University enrolls about 15,000 students in programs leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The student body is highly diverse with a large international student population. There are students from all 50 states and from over 100 countries.

The University consists of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the College of Community and Public Affairs, the School of Management, the Decker School of Nursing, and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Graduate School administers advanced-degree programs in these schools, but both our undergraduate and graduate students are taught by the same outstanding faculty. Twenty-six specialized research centers, along with three institutes for advanced studies and a GIS CORE facility, attract scholars from around the globe to Binghamton’s modern campus.

The campus is spread across 887 acres on a wooded hillside above the Susquehanna River in the Binghamton suburb of Vestal. The University received top recognition in The Princeton Review’s second annual "green rating" of colleges -- one of only 15 colleges honored. The on-campus Nature Preserve boasts 190 acres of protected forest and wetlands with hiking/biking/running trails and a six-acre pond.

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Region Description
Binghamton is located in the Southern Tier of New York near the Pennsylvania border at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The area is proud of its many beautiful parks and outdoor recreation centers. The confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers help sculpt the landscape with lush scenery and a variety of wildlife. Binghamton is the county seat of Broome County and is the principal city and cultural center of the Greater Binghamton metropolitan area (also known as the Triple Cities), home to a quarter million people. Binghamton is within easy driving distance to the NY Finger Lakes region (to the west) and the Catskill Mountains (to the east). Located in the heartland of New York State, the Greater Binghamton area is rich with lively cities, and quaint villages. Downtown Binghamton offers a world-class opera company, a symphony orchestra, movie theaters, clubs, incredible restaurants, bars and professional hockey and baseball teams.

Required Application Materials
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Application Deadline
Open until filled. Review of applications will begin in July.

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Counseling Center web address is http://www.binghamton.edu/counseling/

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