Suicide Prevention Project Coord -Health and Counseling Center

Denver, USA, Colorado
May 19, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy and outreach to the University of Denver community. The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7pm one to two evenings a week during the academic year, and provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and seeks a mental health clinician who is committed to multiculturalism and can integrate that perspective into all of their work.

Position Summary

The Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator will provide support for the provision of a comprehensive suicide prevention program at the University of Denver, as funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. This is a 80% FTE (32 hours/week), fully benefited position. Periodic evening and weekend hours may be required to support programming efforts. Funding for this position is expected to continue for a time period of 24 months. The position will terminate upon loss or non-renewal of funding.

This position reports to the Program Director for Health Promotion and is a temporary, full-time, benefited position. It requires periodic evening and weekend hours to present and support programming efforts. The position runs from July 2016 through June 2018. While permanent funding is desired for this position, there is no guarantee of renewal at the end of the two year position.

Essential Functions

Project Assessment and Reporting (45%):

  • Assist with all grant-related data tracking, evaluation, and reporting activities, including input of data into SAMHSAs web-based accountability system and compliance with cross-site evaluation and annual reporting requirements.

Program Implementation (35%):

  • Undertake culturally-appropriate needs assessment activities for identified at-risk student groups.
  • Coordinate and conduct focus groups with student audiences to solicit feedback regarding proposed project materials and activities.
  • Coordinate and assist in the provision of trainings for faculty, staff, and student audiences.
  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of project-related educational materials.

Project Coordination (10%)

  • Coordinate meetings and structured activities of project-related advisory boards and committees.

Other Duties (10%):

  • Complete other project-related tasks, as assigned by the Project Director/Director of Health Promotion.
  • Occasional Student supervision

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in public health, social work, psychology or related field.
  • One year experience in a public health or mental health-related position (may include pertinent educational experiences, such internships or research assistantships).
  • Demonstrated ability in project management,
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of full-time professional experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating community health programs.
  • 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 working with federal grants.

Work Schedule

Typically Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, may require occasional evenings and weekends.

Application deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. If you have questions regarding this position, please direct inquiries

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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