Mental Health Advocacy Graduate Assistant
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19887 Posted: 07/05/2023

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Graduate Assistant (Mental Health Advocacy Graduate Assistant)

Employment Type: Part-time (15 hours per week), Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Mental Health Advocacy Graduate Assistant will report to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Clinical Director.

The successful candidates will work a 9-month appointment for the 2023-24 academic year with the opportunity for renewal of a second year. Each graduate assistant will receive a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend of $6,750. Summer tuition is not included. This position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date for the positions will be September 1. Position commitment is 15 hours/week during the 9-month academic year (Sept – May).

Essential Job Functions
  • Maintain regular office hours (15 hrs./week) within the CMHC department and work to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere
  • Serve as a resource to students, faculty, and staff from the UW Parkside community through public advocacy and information sharing
  • Assist in the coordination of information sessions, educational events, and public facing information events
  • Assist with fall and spring semester programming (including but not limited to Mental Health Awareness month, Suicide prevention month, Counseling Awareness month)
  • Presentations to classes upon requests from instructors regarding mental health awareness and counseling profession
  • Assist with the coordination of client referrals for the CMHC practicum training clinic
  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts for the CMHC practicum training clinic
  • Attend and represent the CMHC program at open house events and orientations
  • Collaborate with the counseling and health services office to develop resources for students in the local area
  • Develop and manage social media accounts
  • Collaborate on projects with other mental health advocate graduate assistants
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Acceptance in the CMHC program as a full-time student
  • Knowledge and awareness of ACA advocacy competencies
  • Strong interpersonal, public relations, organization, and oral communication skills
  • Computer and technology competency including Microsoft office suite, google suite, and general database management experience
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively while balancing multiple tasks and projects
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Review of Applications

Applications received by 7/21/2023 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


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