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Program Coordinator, Social Services Support and Wellness Awareness

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Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College invites applications to fill a Program Coordinator for Student Social Services Support and Wellness Awareness at UC Blue Ash College. UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio, located in Blue Ash, Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 5000 students. This is a part-time hourly position for the 2019-2020 academic year with opportunity for annual renewal. The program coordinator will be hired for a 34 week appointment (mid-August – late April) at 25 hours per week. This will be considered a 45% FTE position.


The Program Coordinator for Social Services Support and Wellness Awareness will provide needs assessment, referral and monitoring for students with economic distress and related issues, and as well provide non-therapeutic intake and appropriate referral for students with mental and emotional health issues. In addition the Program Coordinator will offer educational outreach on mental health awareness to the UC Blue Ash community, participate in a college-based mental health awareness task force and serve on the university’s CARE team which addresses needs of students in crisis. 


Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, the Program Coordinator will collaborate with various campus, university and community offices and resources. This will include UCBA Counseling Services and UC CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), as well UC Blue Ash faculty, Accessibility Resources, One Stop, Academic Advising and Communications. The Program Coordinator will support students in distress through providing guidance on coping strategies and on navigating applicable social services and/or mental health resources. The Program Coordinator must have the ability to work independently and to partner with various departments around the campus in order to advance the UCBA community’s awareness of mental health and well-being issues and resources.



  • Provide intensive initial and follow up support for students with economic distress needs - intake, guidance, referral to applicable resources, monitoring and follow up.
  • Provide intake, guidance, and applicable referral for students with mental and emotional health issues.
  • Partner with UC Blue Ash and UC offices to enhance UC Blue Ash community awareness of mental health issues and resources (college, university and community).
  • Provide educational outreach on mental health awareness and resources though classroom presentations, workshops and collaboration with applicable partners.
  • Participate in and provide co-leadership for UC Blue Ash task force on mental health awareness, resource awareness.
  • Serve on UC CARE team to assist with crisis intervention and follow for UCBA student cases.
  • Maintain data and provide reports on student issues and their resolutions, as well as assessment of educational outreach efforts.
  • Participating in meetings pertinent to program planning, modification and continuous improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Responsibilities of this position will be allocated as follows

  • 50% - Individual meetings and follow-up with students
  • 20% - Educational Outreach preparation and facilitation
  • 15% - Mental Health Awareness Initiatives
  •  5% - Task Force Participation and other meetings
  •  5%-  Data maintenance, monitoring and reporting
  •  5% - UC CARE team participation


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate's degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- five (5) years experience.
  • Experience must be in Program Coordination.


Ideal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work with LSW (Licensed Social Worker) certification
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working with college students – particularly in regional or community colleges
  • Be well versed in college student mental health and economic distress trends
  • Rich knowledge of social and mental health services in the University of Cincinnati vicinity
  • Experience working in a social services agency


Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse students or populations preferably in a college or university setting
  • Knowledge of educational barriers facing underrepresented students
  • Ability to create partnerships in university and surrounding local communities
  • Demonstrated program/event planning and management experience
  • Collaborative and team building approach
  • Innovative approach to student activities coordination and facilitation
  • Comfortable with the use of technology including Microsoft Office applications and social media.  


Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply for the Program Coordinator for Social Services Support and Wellness Awareness position, please apply online at Applicants must upload the following to their application 1). A cover letter that describes how are you uniquely qualified for this position. 2). a resume, and 3). A list of at least two references including contact information.


This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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