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Outreach and Resiliency Specialist

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Outreach and Resiliency Specialist

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm, some nights and weekends

Job Location

Raleigh NC


Prevention Services

About the Department

Division of Academic and Student Affairs Mission, Values & Objectives
We promote the success of the whole student. In collaboration with our colleagues across campus, we prepare students to succeed academically, professionally and personally, to embrace a commitment to lifelong learning, and to become informed, engaged, and productive citizens.

Prevention Services is working to create and sustain a caring community that prepares students to succeed academically, professionally, and personally and to become informed, engaged, and productive citizens. This position contributes to that goal by directly educating students in prevention strategies related to available mental health and prevention resources on campus, coordinating with campus partners to support at risk populations, advising the Mental Health Ambassadors, while focusing on decreasing stigma around help-seeking on campus.

This staff member will be responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive program of prevention strategies, peer education programs and a particular focus on mental health programming and collaboration.

Essential Job Duties

The Outreach and Resiliency Specialist provides oversight for the development and implementation of best prevention programs and services to promote and enhance student success. This includes the following:

  • Ensure prevention programs are fully engaged in, compliant with, and leading national best practices
  • Review programming to ensure inclusivity for students, staff, and faculty
  • Primary role is to assist in the development and presentation of prevention education programming and training to the campus community
  • Identify student populations and needs to better understand the attitudes, habits, and environmental risk factors within our community
  • Assist in the delivery of a comprehensive suicide prevention training program for students, faculty, and staff this includes training in QPR and Mental Health First Aid
  • Coordinate with Outreach Coordinator to research and maintain current website information related to outreach and assist Communications Specialist by offering social media resources
  • Engage in program development and delivery of campus events including, but not limited to, Packapalooza, Wolfpack Welcome Weeks, Fresh Check Day, Exam week events and Orientation
  • Build relationships with national and local outreach and prevention organizations, listservs, and conferences
  • Serve on university-wide and/or departmental committees as appropriate and requested by director
  • Assist with the coordination of the Mental Health Ambassadors program
  • Collaborate with Outreach Coordinator to complete annual reports and other assessment report needs
  • Create and maintain liaison relationships with identified campus partners, in collaboration with the Outreach Coordinator, to further the message of prevention education across campus
  • Cross collaborate with other prevention areas to provide seamless programing through intersection of topics such as alcohol, drugs, IPV and wellness as examples

Other Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree required, in relevant field, Counselor Education, Social Work, Psychology, Higher Education Admin
  • Successful candidates will be multiculturally affirming and possess competence and experience in working with diverse populations
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a cohesive multidisciplinary team-oriented environment.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Experience in developmentally focused psycho-education
  • Experience in a university environment
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking, including addressing large groups
  • Strong written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in the area of outreach, prevention education; mental health clinical experience or background

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional reference.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

244025 - Prevention Services


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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