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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:


HOURS:  Full Time Exempt Employee —   EOE/AA

BENEFITS: Medical/Dental, Vacation, Sick Leave, Training Stipend, 403b. Salary competitive in the field.


The Special Programs Associate is a new position created to support SFSP’s expanded programs outside of the crisis line. SFSP now has three new programs for which the SPA will assist program coordinators, market and recruit for volunteers, lead groups and trainings, and compile necessary reports with the support of current staff. Other innovative programs may be added in the future.

The ideal candidate is a “jack of all trades” and will be able to support various programs as needed. She/he will have program coordination experience, particularly with new programs, as well as the ability and willingness to support current and new staff as needed.


  • Support the successful operations of specially funded innovative agency programs including the ACCESS Coverage Service and the Grief Response Program (GRP) and any other new programs developed in time as appropriate.
  • Promote and facilitate Support Groups for the Peer Workforce Supportive Services Program in conjunction with the Dir. of Operations and Development
  • Work with the Grief Response Coordinator to recruit and train volunteers, market the new program to first responders as well as families, design and implement public information strategies, and launch in the upcoming year.
  • Schedule and supervise ACCESS Line operators
  • Train and support ACCESS operators, substitute on occasional shift cancellations, and create reports for the City. Participate in occasional meetings and phone calls with the City ACCESS coordinator.
  • In cooperation with the Executive Director and the Director of Operations and Development, assist in the development and maintenance of private and public sector funding for programs, such as fundraising events and providing information for grants.
  • In cooperation with the IT Director and Director of Operations and Development, develop and deliver relevant reports, data, and contract development materials
  • Participate in planning and formulation of policies and procedures with the Board and Staff
  • Implements new programs as directed by the Executive Director with input from the Board
  • Support program teams in terms of outreach to the community, with potential for networking and city meeting opportunities to describe and discuss the special programs.
  • Build and maintain relationships with other organizations and agencies related to special programs
  • Other duties as requested by the Executive Director


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate human services field or equivalent
  • Minimum two years experience program coordinator in a human-community services environment, preferably suicide prevention/crisis intervention and/or hotline services
  • Support Group facilitator experience
  • Experience working with public funding entities desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills a must
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of San Francisco service provider referral resources a plus
  • Computer literate and familiar with computer information systems, networks and programs such as Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite as well as familiarity working on a Mac platform.
  • Able to work flexible hours (including evening, weekend and holiday hours as needed)
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Multi-task and solution-oriented


  • Reports directly to the Executive Director
  • Supervises ACCESS operator positions

To Apply – Please send a brief Cover Letter and Resume to Meghan Freebeck, [email protected] by 12pm, February 12th.

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.





SUMMARY: The ACCESS Coverage Line answers calls for the City and County Behavioral Health ACCESS Line during off hours, including evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays.


  • Responsible for overall management of ACCESS coverage program and staff
  • Supervises 3.25 FTE new program staff (4-6 individuals)
  • Coordinates and conducts training for new ACCESS coverage staff as needed
  • Coordinates and conducts ongoing support and scheduling for ACCESS coverage staff
  • Attends contract meetings and assists Client Services Director in preparing contract performance, site visit and statistical reports
  • Manages Client Information System Database for ACCESS coverage program
  • Serves as contact person in resolving external and internal issues related to calls and contract issues
  • Is available to serve as on-call staff person to resolve clinical emergencies (e.g. caller issues) and scheduling emergencies during ACCESS call hours (4PM to 8AM and Weekends) and by email.


  • Successful completion of training in suicide prevention/crisis intervention or equivalent
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate human services field or equivalent experience
  • Experience in suicide prevention/crisis intervention and/or hotline services a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent telephone communication and problem solving skills
  • Detail-oriented and flexible
  • Computer literate and familiar with databases utilizing Filemaker
  • Able to work flexible hours (including evening, weekend and holiday hours as needed)
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Able to supervise and evaluate program staff
  • Multi-task and solution-oriented; bi-lingual a plus


  • Reports directly to the Executive Director
  • Supervises the ACCESS Coverage Line staff

START DATE : February, 2016

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 5:00 PM, February 12th, 2016