Suicide Prevention & Health Promotion Manager

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Suicide Prevention & Health Promotion Manager

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To continue our efforts to keep the campus community as healthy and safe as possible, NEOMED will now require COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations as a condition of attendance and employment. This policy will allow for exemption of the vaccination requirement for those individuals with valid medical reasons, sincerely held religious beliefs and matters of conscience.

Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Suicide Prevention & Health Promotion Manager
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
The Suicide Prevention and Health Promotion Manager is a full-time, master’s level position in the Department of Psychiatry here at NEOMED. Extensive knowledge of and experience working on issues surrounding mental health promotion programs and expertise in suicide prevention frameworks is required. Work experience within a higher education setting and/or with the college student population is preferred.

This position plans, implements and evaluates comprehensive campus mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming for the Ohio Program for Campus Safety & Mental Health and in collaboration with local, regional and campus stakeholders. The Suicide Prevention and Health Promotion Manager will also collaborate and build relationships with key campus leadership and administrators. This is a state-wide program and position which will work with a variety of community, college, and university partners in Ohio. This position does not require direct service-related or teaching provisions to students. They will work closely with all of the staff and consultants of the OPCSMH.

Position Summary: Provide leadership, planning, implementation, consultation and evaluation to comprehensive suicide prevention and health promotion initiatives for The Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health (OPCSMH) within the department of psychiatry.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 9
Starting Salary Range: $52,087 – $61,637
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Hybrid Workplace (Up to two days remote after 6 months; Policy Number: 3349-7-151)
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
1. Plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive campus mental health promotion & suicide prevention program
· Provide technical assistance to suicide prevention and mental health promotion initiatives at college/university campuses across Ohio.
· Collaborate with program coordinator II to promote and support the strategic planning process for suicide prevention and mental health promotion for campus-based suicide prevention initiatives.
· Utilize data, best practices, and campus relationships to develop and consult on suicide prevention initiatives for higher risk populations across Ohio’s campuses.
· Create, facilitate, and evaluate educational presentations and training sessions for student groups, academic classes, and OPCSMH as requested.
· Identify potential funding opportunities and funding sources and apply for relevant grants at the local, state, and/or national level.
· Keep up to date with current best practices and knowledge of suicide prevention frameworks for college populations
· Directly supervises part-time paid undergraduate and/or graduate student assistants, and/or interns/practicum students.
Act for and make decisions in Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health Director’s absence within prescribed limits of authority and specific to assigned projects.

2. Collaborate and consult with local, regional, and state stakeholders:
· Collaborate and partner with campus partners to embed messages of mental health promotion and suicide prevention into already-existing campus programming.
· Coordinate discussions and planning sessions with mental health professionals, student affairs departments, and other key stakeholders to regularly discuss and review data that reveals populations of students at higher risk for mental health crisis.
· Build relationships and work alongside graduate and professional programs, cultural centers, and academic departments to consult on program planning and provide education on suicide prevention.
· Participate in Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, NEOMED mental health committee, and/or other committees as appropriate.
Travel as needed to participate and provide oversight of committees, meetings, trainings, and workshops.

3. Develop communication materials and initiatives
· Provide consultation on prevention and messaging best practices. Invite campus and community partners to gain stakeholder input and collaboration on messages.
· Develop content for web, social media, and print that addresses suicide prevention and mental health in a trauma informed way.
· Work in collaboration with OPCSMH Director and Dissemination Coordinator for marketing, branding, and promotion of OPCSMH suicide prevention related content.
- Respond to media inquiries as requested.

4. Conduct and report on period assessments and resources as it relates to suicide prevention and mental health promotion:
· Use a variety of methods to conduct evaluations to identify program needs and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services.
· Compile data and submit reports as requested.
· Develop assessment plans for large-scale events, workshops, and programming.
· Master’s or advanced degree in public health, health education, higher education, social work, or related field or equivalent experience.
· 2-3 years of full-time experience directly related to duties/responsibilities of this position.
· Extensive knowledge of and experience working on issues surrounding mental health promotion, harm reduction, and/or culture change.
· Demonstrated experience in building partnerships, strategic planning, and/or project management.
· Ability to manage multiple complex job duties and project-based work. High level organizational skills.
· Knowledge of current/emerging college health issues, intervention methods, health behavior change theories, ecological framework, and/or evidence-based practices.
· Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

· Expertise in suicide prevention frameworks and mental health promotion programs
· Demonstrated ability in core areas of health promotion, public health program planning, and assessment/evaluation.
· Demonstrated experience using innovative technology and communication methods to enhance outreach efforts, including social media management.
· Work experience within a higher education setting or with the college student population.
· Certified Public Health (CPH), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credentialed.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • High professional standards and integrity and commitment to excellence
  • Experience with mental health consumers
  • Training, awareness, or interest in issues related to mental illness, the mental health treatment system and criminal justice
  • Ability to work independently to move projects forward
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to understand and work with individuals/groups with diverse educational philosophies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willing to travel as required

Core Competencies
NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.

Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.

People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University

NEOMED requests that you provide the voluntary information requested below. It will be kept separate from your application, in a confidential and limited access file, to be used for statistical compilation and analysis for Human Resources record keeping and reporting purposes. Your response will not be used in any way to determine your eligibility for employment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Notification of Annual Security Report.
The Northeast Ohio Medical University is committed to assisting all members of the NEOMED community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security report is available on the NEOMED website at
The annual security report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, authority of university police and security officers, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

Additionally, the report contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NEOMED; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

If you would like a paper copy of this report, please email or call the Department of Public Safety at 330.325.5911 to request a copy.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Northeast Ohio Medical University Department of Public Safety.
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