Job Details

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

OHSU, Marquam Hill, Portland

Job - Education

Close Date: 01/01/2019

OHSU is seeking a Suicide Prevention Coordinator to create and implement campus-wide comprehensive suicide prevention and postvention strategies and programming for all OHSU employees and students. This will include creating and delivering multiculturally competent education and awareness training; developing or assisting with the development of programs, policies, or environmental modifications; tracking and evaluating campus efforts and outcomes; supporting survivors of suicide on campus and connecting them to resources, and collaborating with campus and community partners. Some primary campus partners include: Human Resources, the Joseph B. Trainer Health & Wellness Center (for students and postdoctoral scholars), Resident and Faculty Wellness, the Department of Psychiatry and the Zero Suicide Initiative efforts aimed at staff/employees/students. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator will play a key role in coordinating prevention efforts across the institution, and will also spearhead planning and policy for postvention response to suicide and other sudden deaths on campus.

The Suicide Prevention Coordinator is expected to ensure that all initiatives are multiculturally competent and inclusive of employees and students with varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.

Duties of Position

1. In conjunction with the JBT Health & Wellness Center, the Zero Suicide Initiative at OHSU, and SPARK Wellness initiatives, prepare and implement Suicide Prevention and Postvention Strategies for OHSU employees/students:
•Develop, implement, and coordinate multiculturally competent suicide prevention strategies, programming, and other initiatives aimed at reducing campus-wide risk of suicide and promoting optimal mental well-being of employees/students
•Develop, implement, and evaluate a campus-wide suicide postvention plan
•Develop and implement campus wide gatekeeper training
•Utilize theory, research and best practices to inform suicide prevention priorities
•Seek and cultivate interdisciplinary campus and community partnerships that advance suicide prevention and mental health promotion initiatives
•Provide support to survivors in the immediate aftermath of a suicide on campus and help them to connect to resources for ongoing support

2. Work with key stakeholders to prepare an evaluation component, tracking component and data management component to monitor effectiveness of this position and the University’s response to suicide. These key components might include: tracking the number of suicides in the population; tracking the number of training sessions afforded to key stakeholders; tracking the usage of differing crisis intervention points throughout the campus and Unity. These key tracking points are to be developed with key stakeholder input and may be altered.

3. This position must be able to collaborate with key stakeholders, including Human Resources, the Joseph B. Trainer Health & Wellness Center (for students and postdoctoral scholars), and the Department of Psychiatry, as well as any other entity on campus that may need pre and/or postvention response.

Job Requirements


Required Qualifications:
•A master’s degree or doctoral degree in Clinical Social work, psychology or related field.
•Licensure as a mental health provider in Oregon or ability to become licensed within 6 months of hire
•At least two years of professional experience working in suicide prevention and postvention programming, OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved
•Experience providing mental health services for clients in crisis and/or at high risk for suicide
•Demonstrated ability in project management
•Exceptional organizational skills
•Significant experience and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations, including populations diverse in race, culture, gender, gender orientation, and age
•Expertise in social determinants of health and suicide prevention
•Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis techniques, survey design, and program assessment
•Experience in a higher education setting
•Experience with federal grants



Preferred Qualifications:
•At least four years of professional experience working in suicide prevention and postvention programming, OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved
•Professional experience working with employees, university students, and/or medical providers and trainees

How To Apply

To submit a complete application, please include a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should address your experience working in suicide prevention, specifically suicide prevention and postvention programming.

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