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Youth Aware of Mental (YAM) Health Educator (Outreach Program Coordinator), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dell Medical School

The University of Texas at Austin
retirement plan, remote work
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
Jun 24, 2024

Job Posting Title:

Youth Aware of Mental (YAM) Health Educator (Outreach Program Coordinator), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dell Medical School


Hiring Department:

Department of Psychiatry


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2025





Job Details:

General Notes

This position has an end date of 8/31/25 but may be renewable based upon the availability of funding, work performance, and progress toward goals.

Must be willing and available for eight hours of work per day between 7:00AM-7:00PM with occasional weekend and after-hours events.

This position will be assigned remote and on-campus with an expectation to work on-site for some of the scheduled work week. Remote work will require reliable internet access and a suitable private workspace free from distractions. A flexible working arrangement agreement will be required upon offer.

The employee will provide child and adolescent mental health educational activities with Independent School Districts (ISDs), communities, and providers across our region. Educational activities are delivered in virtual, face-to-face, and hybrid environments. Conducts integrated training needs assessments and monitors and reports the effectiveness of training. Delivers evidence-based Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) curriculum to middle and high school students (training provided).

This is a federally funded position sponsored by the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC). TCMHCC was created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state in relation to children and adolescents.


The University of Texas, Dell Medical School (DMS), is a Health Research Institute (HRI) for the Texas Children's Mental Health Care Consortium. The program and projects of the HRI work to address the clinical needs of the programs which address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in Texas for children and adolescents. This position will implement Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM), an evidence and school-based program for adolescents in 8th-12th grade, in which youth are educated on mental health topics through active learning, role-play, and student-led discussions.


  • Implements training and education programs specific to the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT), YAM program. Travels to schools to deliver mental health promotion program (YAM) and other related HRI projects with groups of junior high and high school students. Provides middle and high school students with mental health educational activities with Independent School Districts (ISDs), communities, and providers across the HRI region. Works with school counselors and teachers to provide education and training on the curriculum to ensure student safety and program fidelity.

  • Serves as a point-of-contact on logistics and operations of YAM implementation. Coordinates training events by determining and securing date, time, and understanding class size. Maintains training schedules. Collaborates with the Outreach and Communication team to provide support in building district relationships through presentations, outreach visits, technical assistance, and other. Assembles appropriate references, technical supports, and back-up materials.

  • Coordinates with Program Coordinators to gather appropriate evaluations of the services provided. Collects student and school level data, as directed by the Program Coordinator and/or leadership. Provides reports regarding the performance of the classroom and/or learning experience(s) by soliciting feedback/assessment regarding course materials, development tools, delivery method and post-training performance. Assists with tracking data and reports.

  • Supports the Program Coordinator with planning, development and execution of recruitment, implementation, communication, and reporting plans. Collaborates with school partners to ensure student safety and program fidelity. Participates in consultation calls and booster trainings. Collaborates with additional YAM facilitators to support the delivery of YAM in local schools and serves a planned number of students.

  • Verbally and in-writing collaborates and communicates with team members and colleagues (internal and external), schools, other colleges and universities, and other stakeholders. Ensures professional and accurate documentation. Drafts, edits, and prepares correspondence, reports and other material using word processing, spreadsheets and/or databases. Provides phone and virtual technical assistance to partners and school district personnel. Collaborates with the Outreach and Communication team to provide additional support in building school and community relationships through presentations, outreach visits, technical assistance, and other. Schedules virtual and on-site meetings, trainings, webinars, and events among team members, partners, and/or participating school district and medical practice personnel. Manages email correspondence. Creates agendas, arranges logistical details, and organizes receipts and documentation necessary for reimbursement.

  • Completes special projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field related to the work to be performed with three years of experience coordinating or administering a program or Master's degree and 1-year of experience coordinating or administering a program. Experience in training and/or providing presentations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite programs: (e.g., Excel/Sheets, PowerPoint/Presentation, Word/Docs, Outlook/Gmail, etc.). Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with groups of youth and/or adult learners. Experience delivering effective presentations and training seminars for various learner levels. Experience working in health care or education industry. Ability to manage competing priorities in fast-paced environment. Start-up experience in any sector. High level of proficiency with at least one video conferencing platform, e.g., Zoom.

Salary Range

$45,000+ depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • May work around standard office conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Climbing of stairs

  • Lifting and moving

  • Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines

  • Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel

  • Field work as necessary

  • Educational activities are delivered in virtual, face-to-face, and hybrid environments. Employee is also expected to be able to work remotely in a private, safe space. Employee is expected to attend and conduct training at various locations on and off-site, attend meetings to discuss success and obstacles of different projects, and pass additional background screening, including FBI fingerprinting, for our school and community partnerships. Ability to perform prolonged speaking engagements.

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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