Program Coordinator (Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM)) - Psych & Behavioral Science

Houston, TX

Program Coordinator (Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM)) - Psych & Behavioral Science

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Professional/Managerial

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000OI

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides overall design, execution, management, and effectiveness of public education and/or outreach programs in order to ensure the achievement of its assigned goals and objectives.

Preferred Skills:

  1. Oversees and coordinates all phases and activities of a particular program(s) in areas including but not limited to; community relations, research or student recruitment programs.

  2. Plans, coordinates, and administers special educational related research or community programs in conjunction with a variety of external agencies.

  3. Plans and coordinates small to large scale events and/or conferences. Includes setting up

  4. Schedules, locations, tours, speakers/visitors, food and room layout. Monitors budget allocations.

  5. Creates publicity materials and publicizes events.

  6. Interacts extensively with the public and/or external organizations to facilitate events/programs.

  7. Build relationships

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Coordinates, develops, implements, and evaluates the delivery system for education and outreach programs in targeted communities.

  2. Participates in all phases of projects and in research related activities, including assessing regional needs for program education, developing regional outreach plans based on needs assessment findings.

  3. Researches and analyzes data pertaining to education, and attends functions to keep abreast of relevant scientific and technical developments related to programs.

  4. Communicates with community and a variety of health care professionals to share objectives, outcomes by writing articles for newsletters, web pages, and other publications. Acts as a liaison with appropriate institutional agents; prepares/makes oral presentations at professional meetings.

  5. Uses program databases to collect program evaluation data; writes program reports and case studies to document outreach efforts; submits abstracts to professional meetings.

  6. Maintains current scientific, technical and regulatory environment information concerning relevant developments related to program area.

  7. Interact extensively with the public and/or external organizations to facilitate programs. Participates in national and regional task forces and work groups to provide capacity building assistance and information to partners; applies health education theories, models, and concepts to partner activities.

  8. Ensures that plans and protocols are followed to ensure compliance with all federal, state laws and UTHSC-H policies, rules and regulations.

  9. Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of MS Office, SPSS or statistics software applications.

Bilingual in Spanish may be preferred.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

Three years of related experience.

May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.