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Southeast Regional Director



Job Summary

The Regional Director position will work to implement the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention and serve as a subject matter expert for all things suicide prevention in their specific region.

You are a great fit for this role if you are able to motivate others and yourself, engage community volunteers, work as a team member, value cultural differences, resolve conflicts, and display genuine interest in working with at-risk persons and with people who want to make an impact on suicide prevention in Tennessee. The right candidate will possess excellent self-care routines, be compassionate and have empathy for those that have been affected by suicide. Public speaking engagements are highly regular; in this role, you should be able to present clearly the curricula of TSPN to a variety of audiences.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee and implement TSPN projects and strategies in collaboration with TSPN Advisory Council Regional Chair
  • Promote regional suicide prevention activities
  • Coordinate volunteer activities and increase volunteer engagement in their region
  • Coordinate at least one regional event during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (September)
  • Assist with the development and distribution of educational materials approved by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Oversee and facilitate training sessions involving suicide prevention training curricula supported by TSPN for populations identified in grants 
  • Coordinate gatekeeper and lethality assessment training using curricula supported by TSPN  
  • Provide general information and education about suicide prevention to targeted groups as requested
  • Develop and disseminate regional mental health resources and other information/items to promote access to mental health services
  • Present to professional conferences, trainings, and in-services to provide suicide prevention workshops curricula supported by TSPN
  • Assist with postvention operations at schools, businesses, and other agencies affected by recent suicide deaths
  • Prepare reports as necessary and required by Central office
  • Participate in new directives and initiatives as directed by Central Office
  • Accurately and efficiently report all outcomes
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Collaborate with other organizations, councils, coalitions, and other stakeholders
  • Ensure any new materials, trainings, or other products of TSPN are approved by the TN Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, public health, or related field
  • Experience in public health and/or mental health preferred; experience in suicide prevention and/or crisis intervention a plus
  • Applicants with equivalent experience will be considered where personal qualities, experience, and proven success is demonstrated
  • Must have reliable transportation with a valid license and current insurance
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


  • MS Office
  • Eventbrite
  • Constant Contact
  • Public speaking
  • Multitasking

Additional Information


Generous benefit package including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 13 paid holidays per year and Simple IRA.

How to Apply

Email resume to


  • Date Posted: August 30, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk;