Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Full Year

Job Summary:

The Suicide Prevention Coordinator plans and implements suicide prevention trainings and community outreach activities. These include: 1) planning and participating in community events, 2) providing suicide prevention presentations, 3) coordinating all aspects of suicide prevention trainings including promotion, registration, data collection and reporting, participant and facilitator recruitment, securing and disseminating materials and supplies, facilitating, and providing support to training instructors, staff, and participants; 3) participating in stakeholder meetings; and 4) coordinating resource development activities and events with local suicide prevention networks and partner organizations. Starting Salary: $35,568-$40,000


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 directly 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 all 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;
  • Coordinate outreach activities, including attending community events and providing presentations;
  • Coordinate 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 instructors and participants of the trainings;
  • Work closely with the staff and consultant to develop, collect, and input data, track measurable milestones and outcomes, and develop evaluation reports;
  • Maintain excellent and clear communication and timely follow up with supervisor and community partners;
  • 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 training 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 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 Suicide Prevention Coordinator is a contract/grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability. This is a full-time, exempt position. Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer