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Job Opportunities

San Francisco Suicide Prevention has opportunities for full-time, part-time and relief positions, as well as internships.

It is our belief that staff diversity promotes appropriate responsiveness to community needs, provides representative role models for all clientele, and improves the quality of our services in a host of ways.

Employment decisions and services provided to clients are not based on race, color, citizenship status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. San Francisco Suicide Prevention fully supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state disability law.

Open Positions:


1) Manages teaching approximately 3,000-6,000 youth with an average of 200 suicide prevention
classes annually in public and private high schools and middle schools, youth community
organizations, and the Juvenile Justice Center in San Francisco for students age 12-18 during the
school year Aug-June.
2) Assists the Executive Director with documents as they relating to the program, including
Letters of Intent, Memorandums of Understanding, insurance, fingerprinting certificates, and so
3) Provides guidance, expertise, community organizing skills, active listening, counseling, crisis
management and empathy for youths, administrators, and parents/guardians in collaboration with
other SFSP staff, in response to any recent youth suicide (post-vention).
4) In coordination with the outreach and development team, recruits, coordinates, schedules and
organizes volunteers to conduct outreach and education at youth and family events. Conducts
set-up and clean up activities at all public events. Participates in events, encouraging attendees to
learn about campaigns.
5) Responsible for recruiting, training, and coordinating youth program volunteers.
6) Responsible for maintaining and responding to email, mail, and phone correspondence with
community members regarding event scheduling, coordinating, RSVP’s, materials requests,
training dates and information distribution.
7) Maintains detailed log of all agency youth outreach and education activities, creates
evaluation reports based on client satisfaction surveys and pre/post tests, summarizes evaluations
and feedback, and creates annual outreach report.
8) Must complete the full hotline training, which consists of a classroom training and field
training on the hotline with supervision from a veteran hotline counselor. It will cover topics
such as history and background of the crisis line, hotline policies and protocol, counseling
techniques and philosophies used on the hotline, prevalent issues on the lines, and best practices.
9) Additional duties as requested including other administrative tasks and reports as assigned.

● Must have a minimum of 2-3 years work experience in a mental health organization, suicide
prevention, youth trainings and education, or a related field.
● Able to work with a broad variety of people, including adolescents, communities of color,
LGBTQ community, parents/guardians, and educators
● Must be comfortable and have demonstrable experience in working with youth
● Must be comfortable with supporting people who are suicidal and in crisis
● Must have enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to encourage people to participate in
campaigns and activities
● Demonstrable competence in outreach/ presentation/ teaching/ public speaking
● Able to work flexible hours (including evening, weekend and holiday hours as needed)
● Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
● Experience in compiling and summarizing data
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team
● Attention to detail
● Background in volunteer support a plus
●Education: High School/GED equivalent or higher

● Reports to the Hotline Director

Send Cover Letter and Resume to Tayler Lim at [email protected] Deadline for applications
is May 1, 2018. No phone calls please.

SFSP encourages a supportive environment where differences of ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation,
gender, physical ability, and age are valued and appreciated. We seek candidates who share this vision.