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To assist in your search for CHES® and/or MCHES®, NCHEC will post job announcements on the Web site free of charge.

The only requirement is that the description must indicate that a CHES® and/or MCHES® is preferred or required.

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Employers: Please allow three to five business days for job announcements to be posted. The job postings will remain on the NCHEC Web site for 30 days unless requested to to be posted longer or taken down.

A CHES®/MCHES® is specifically trained to:
  • Assess Needs, Resources and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
  • Plan Health Education/Promotion
  • Implement Health Education/Promotion
  • Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
  • Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
  • Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
  • Communicate, Promote and Advocate for Health and the Profession of Health Education/Promotion

University of Wyoming

Campus Suicide Prevention Coordinator

The University of Wyoming is excited to announce a full-time, benefited, grant-funded position for Campus Suicide Prevention Coordinator (#19000359)!  The position closes on February 20, 2019.


Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Director for Wellness, this position will oversee and administer the UW Lifesavers Initiative, a campus suicide prevention grant. As such, this position will work to mobilize, create, and sustain campus-wide mental health promotion practices in order to create an environment that promotes student success, personal development, and well-being.

This is an at-will grant funded position that is scheduled to end November 29, 2021.


  • Oversee and administer all aspects of the UW Lifesavers Initiative and related grant activities including grant management requirements, Sources of Strength program, mindfulness trainings, screening protocols, and social marketing.

  • Manage the day-to-day program operations and provide administrative support for the UW Lifesavers Initiative/Coalition.

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate theory-based and evidence-informed mental health promotion strategies, protocols, and programs.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students.

  • Develop and present trainings to stakeholders including students, faculty, and staff.

  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate student staff, interns, and/or peer educators. 

  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of program evaluation.

  • Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion efforts.

  • Provide leadership and advice to designated student activities and/or programs.

  • Coordinate activities or programs through the appropriate channels and ensure program safety and appropriateness of themes for student activities.

  • Develop and monitor assigned budget activities.

  • Administer University of Wyoming policies, procedures and department regulations or guidelines for programs and activities.

  • Supervise event and program activities following objectives and goals for programs and activities.


  • Individual Leadership

  • Strategic Planning

  • Innovation

  • Safety Awareness

  • Integrity

  • Developing Organizational Talent

Experience Required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field (health promotion/health education, mental health, social work) or have degree completed by time of hire. Experience: 1 year work, practicum, or internship experience, preferably in a higher education, health promotion setting or a combination of education and experience. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's or advanced degree in relevant areas including public health, health promotion, health policy, health education, social work, or related field. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Certified in Public Health (CPH), or eligible and intent to become certified. A minimum of one year related health promotion work experience, preferably in a higher education, health promotion setting. Experience with grant writing and grant management. Evidence of ability to provide leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students. Experience working in a collegiate wellness center or program Experience working in suicide prevention Experience working in primary/upstream prevention on a college campus


At the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, we have 363 days/year of blue sky, incredible outdoor recreation activities (hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, skiing, etc.), friendly people, no traffic (seriously!), and so much more!



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University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

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