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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.

Current Job Openings:

Job Title: Youth Education Coordinator

HOURS:                     .5 FTE – NONEXEMPT — EOE/AA


Major Responsibilities

1) Manages teaching approximately 3,000-5,000 youth with an average of 200 suicide prevention classes annually in public and private high schools and middle schools in San Francisco for students aged 12-18 during the school year Aug-Jun. Occasionally presents to auditoriums of up to 200-500 students.

2) May assist Executive Director with coordinating and facilitating adult trainings, presentations, and public speeches in suicide prevention and crisis intervention for an average of 50 trainings per year at agencies, clinics and conferences all around San Francisco.

3) May assist with post-vention grief counseling, guidance, expertise, community organizing skills, active listening, counseling, crisis management and empathy for individuals and groups especially in response to a recent suicide in a school as needed.

4) Recruits, trains and manages volunteers and interns to educate and connect with youth community members for information on phone and to distribute relevant materials.

5) Recruits, coordinates, schedules and organizes volunteers to conduct outreach and education and to staff tables at large events such as SF Pride and Folsom St. Fair. Trains and supervises volunteers. Organizes application process, set-up and clean up activities at all public events. Participates in events, encouraging attendees to learn about campaigns.

6) Outreach to community bars, clubs, events, parties, groups and agencies in the evenings. Must be available some weekends and evenings to attend community events. Promote services by appearing at events, meeting community leaders, educating and talking about suicide prevention.

7) Creates new outreach and educational opportunities by researching community youth agencies, attending community events, participating in inter-agency programs and taking initiative to talk to community members and agency professionals every year.

8) Helps Director of Operations and Development design and implement creative outreach and educational campaigns that include phone calls, door-to-door contacts, email, meetings, press, paid print ads, print materials, online outreach, radio and television interviews to increase public awareness of youth services.

9) Manages outreach and education programs, primary responsibility for the Youth, TAY and LGBTQ programs.

10) Responsible for maintaining and responding to email, mail, and phone correspondence with community members regarding scheduling, coordinating, rsvp’s, materials requests, training dates and information distribution.

11) Maintains detailed log of all agency youth outreach and education activities, creates evaluation reports, summarizes evaluations and feedback, creates monthly outreach report, creates monthly newsletter and updates website.

12) Additional duties as requested including other administrative tasks and reports as assigned.


  • Must have a minimum of 2-3 years experience in a relatable field.
  • Able to work with a broad variety of people, including adolescents, communities of color, LGBTQ community and educators.
  • Must be comfortable and have demonstrable experience working with youth and in high school settings.
  • Must be comfortable active listening to and supporting people who are suicidal and in crisis.
  • Must be comfortable taking initiative to approach and talk to anyone about services.
  • Must have high energy, enthusiasm, demonstrated ability to encourage people to participate in campaigns and activities.
  • Must have high social skills and enjoyment of working with large groups of people.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Skill with miscrosoft word, powerpoint, and excel.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.


  • Reports to the Director of Operations and Development
  • Works closely with Executive Director and the Hotline Manager, as well as other agency personnel

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Meghan Freebeck at [email protected] by November 1; include in cover letter your availability. 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.


Hours: Part Time (20 hours a week), Exempt. Compensation based on experience

Benefits: Prorated Health, Dental, Vacation, Holidays

SFSP seeks a qualified individual to coordinate the SFSP Grief Programs. This is primarily a pilot program that will respond to requests from public safety officials to provide on-scene practical and emotional support to survivors of the sudden death of a loved one.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Complete training of Grief Response Coordinator
  • Build and maintain relationships with external grief programs and first responders
  • Expectation to perform core tasks of program on regular weekly shifts
  • Coordinate program administration and operations.
  • Provide post-incident client follow-up as needed.
  • Prepares reports as needed.
  • Present information on program to potential funders if needed.
  • Coordinate Grief Support Group inquiries.
  • Interview Grief Support Group applicants and clients.
  • Communicate regularly with Group Support Group Facilitator (volunteer)
  • Other tasks as requested by Executive Director


  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload and multi-task
  • Solution and detail oriented
  • Crisis Intervention, grief support, or emotional support/mental health background
  • Experience and comfort working with people who have experienced extreme loss
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with grief programs or first response desirable
  • Able to work flexible hours (including evening, overnight, weekend and holiday hours as needed)
  • Computer literate and familiar with computer information systems and programs.
  • Bachelor degree required, psychology or social work background preferred
  • and experience with the above tasks


  • Reports directly to the Director of Operations and Development


  • Resume and cover email to Meghan Freebeck at [email protected]