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TSPN Program Manager



Job Summary

TSPN Program Manager 

Full-time position; Nashville, TN. 

Reports To: TSPN Executive Director

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the TSPN Executive Director to promote the mission and enhance the outreach and awareness of TSPN.
  • Work with Regional Directors to identify and operationalize program area goals and issues for their specific regions in a collaborative fashion that will engage the TSPN Advisory Council and volunteers.

•    Collaborate with the Executive Director of TSPN in engaging community leaders and volunteers on suicide prevention.

  • Collaborate with the Data and Communications Director to ensure grant outcomes and reports are competed and achieved in a timely fashion.

•    Implement grant programs as assigned.

•    Assure that TSPN staff are adequately trained and certified as needed in all training protocols used by TSPN.

•    Attend annual national suicide prevention conference and grantee meetings as assigned.

  • Represent other TSPN programming efforts at appropriate meetings, coalitions, and events as assigned.
  • Reports regularly to the Executive Director with a synopsis of the regions’ activities and relays staff input.
  • Assist the Executive Director with coordinating regional network activities, attending TSPN meetings and other unscheduled meetings as needed.
  • Ensures and provides timely notices of meetings and other important announcements.
  • Supervises the TSPN Regional Directors and assists them to identify professional development plans.
  • Conducts hiring, training, evaluation of work performance for TSPN Staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social service (i.e., psychology, public health, social work, etc.) with work experience for four years or more. A Master’s degree in a social service or management field is preferred.

Minimum of five years of suicide prevention, volunteer management, or supporting remote teams experience in addition to the related degree is preferred.

These qualifications express the minimum standards for education and experience. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.


Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations and programs related to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
  • Strong knowledge of TSPN.
  • Knowledge of current computer and web-based technology.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public, funding sources, and co-workers, including the ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) as demonstrated by the ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment, engagement and management.
  • Ability to resolve conflict in a professional manner.
  • Excellent organizational, management, and creative skills as evidenced by the ability to successfully translate abstract ideas and concepts into concrete and measurable program components and outcomes.
  • Excellent oratory and presentation skills to large and small audiences; experience a as a trainer preferred.
  • Experience providing remote supervision, project coordination, management, and direction to staff and teams.
  • Working knowledge or certifications in evidence-based curriculum such as QPR, ASIST and Youth Mental Health First Aid is preferred.


Additional Information


Health, dental, vision, life, long term disability Insurance offered. 401k with 3% match and 13 paid holidays per year. Generous sick and vacation time accrual.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to


  • Date Posted: November 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk; M-F