Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Full Time

Full Year

Job Summary:

The Suicide Prevention Coordinator is responsible for providing support to staff and partners to plan and implement suicide prevention strategic initiatives, community presentations, tabling events, trainings, and community outreach efforts. This includes: 1) coordinating all aspects of registration and planning of the organization’s suicide prevention trainings, 2) speaking publicly, 3) facilitating suicide prevention trainings, 4) assuming a lead staff role for support and meeting coordination with community partners, coalitions, and boards, 5) tracking and managing program budgets, 6) planning events, and 7) coordinating resource development activities and events with local suicide prevention networks and partner organizations.


The Vice President of Prevention & Youth Support, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, evaluates the Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

Reporting Structure:

The Suicide Prevention Coordinator reports to the Vice President of Prevention & Youth Support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise in evidence-based suicide prevention trainings;
  • Build collaborative relationships with community agencies and organizations;
  • Be the key point-of-contact for suicide prevention trainings and community outreach activities;
  • Attend regular meetings with project staff and supervisors to share project updates, celebrate successes, and discuss strategies to address barriers and challenges that may arise during the project;
  • Assume lead staff role for support and meeting coordination with community partners, coalitions, and boards;
  • Coordinate outreach activities, including attending community events and providing presentations;
  • Coordinate all aspects of suicide prevention trainings including promotion, registration, data collection and reporting, recruiting participants and facilitators, securing and disseminating training materials and supplies, facilitating trainings, and providing logistical support to training instructors and participants;
  • Assist in collecting and inputting data, tracking measurable milestones and outcomes, and developing evaluation reports;
  • Maintain excellent and clear communication and timely follow up with supervisor and community partners;
  • Manage and track program budget expenses and revenue, and report regular updates to boards and supervisor;
  • Prepare progress reports and make recommendations for program adjustments;
  • Develop and conduct suicide prevention awareness presentations;
  • Coordinate resource development activities and events with local suicide prevention partners;
  • Attend multi-days instructor trainings and grant meetings with other staff and partners as needed;
  • Represent CPO at meetings and conferences;
  • Participate in CPO’s resource development/fundraising activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one-year professional experience in the field of behavioral health, education, social work, public administration, human service, or closely related area; additional years of experience in suicide prevention may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the education requirement;
  • Proven written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in working with persons and groups of diverse backgrounds and experiences;
  • Self-motivated and solution focused;
  • Committed to supporting and modeling the CPO values of integrity, compassion, teamwork, creativity, compassion, excellence, and diversity and inclusion;
  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office programs, email and using the internet;
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of suicide and its impact on the community;
  • Ability to speak effectively in public and make professional presentations;
  • Ability to attend and facilitate suicide prevention and awareness trainings;
  • Ability to establish, track, and manage program budgets;
  • Ability to obtain instructor/facilitator certification in multiple suicide prevention trainings;
  • Ability to write clear reports, planning documents, and grant applications;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees of the Missouri Foundation for Health, local suicide prevention networks and partner organizations, other agencies in the service region and state, professional and community groups, and the general public.

Position Clarification:

The position of Suicide Prevention Coordinator is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability. This is a full-time, exempt position. Grant funding dictates the pay range for this position. CPO receives federal grants and contracts and therefore must comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Marijuana is considered an illegal drug under federal law, with no exception for medicinal use and is not protected under ADA. Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer