Suicide Prevention Coordinator (.45 FTE) #2023-222A2

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Suicide Prevention Coordinator (.45 FTE/12M)(Grant-funded position thru September 2027)


Educational Support Services – 900 Watervliet Shaker Road

Basic Function:

The incumbent’s work involves responsibility for providing oversight of the Capital Connect program at Capital Region BOCES, which is sponsored by the Suicide Prevention Center of NYS and the Office of Mental Health. Through this partnership, the incumbent will develop the capacity to function as a sustainable hub for school-based suicide prevention professional development, programming and related wellness activities in the region. Work is conducted in a “Team Leadership” environment under general supervision of the Director of Educational Support Services. Does related work as required.


A. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in social work or a closely related field and five (5) years of experience providing professional development in an educational setting.

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.


1. Promotes and coordinates opportunities for schools to engage in NYSOMH Suicide Prevention Center’s comprehensive menu of school suicide prevention, intervention and postvention professional development offerings to improve student mental wellness and decrease suicide risk.
2. Provides schools with opportunities to learn about evidence-based and promising resiliency programs to improve student and educator mental health and wellness that are offered through the grant.
3. Participates in quarterly networking meetings with all of the grant partners.
4. Develops an advisory committee or utilizes related stakeholder groups that may be involved in other BOCES initiatives to provide a diversity of school stakeholder feedback and voice to inform and shape grant activities.
5. Participates in and assists with evaluation and data collection efforts as appropriate.
6. Identifies and works with regional high schools interested in implementing prevention programs.
7. Provides statistical data and reports surrounding participation in various aspects of the programs.
8. Participates in monthly meetings with SPCNY grant staff to review progress and deliverables.
9. Coordinates planning days/meetings between districts and SPCNY staff.
10. Performs other work as required.
11. Good knowledge of educational issues and trends.
12. Ability to establish and maintain good relations with representatives of various groups such as school district leaders, state agencies, area educators and the general public.
13. Ability to write in a clear, concise and creative manner.
14. Ability to organize tasks and set priorities.
15. Ability to understand school organization and management.
16. Ability to prepare and maintain written and statistical records and reports.
17. Ability to develop an understanding of school improvement, systems change and reform issues.
18. Ability to develop solutions to client problems.
19. Ability to develop public relations material to promote program activities.
20. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with school administrators, staff and community officials and the general public.
21. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
22. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Application Deadline:

February 10, 2023 (or until position is filled)

Starting Salary:

$34,870 (July-June .45 FTE salary)(Grant-funded position thru September 2027)

The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Apply To:

Further Information Contact:

Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany NY 12205
or email


January 13, 2023