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SPRC Youth Engagement Coordinator

Company: The University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Youth Engagement Coordinator for the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center ( will provide expertise and technical assistance to state agencies, tribal nations, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, coalitions, and other constituents to build their capacity to integrate youth voice into suicide prevention efforts. While this position will be responsible for convening the SPRC Youth Advisory Committee, the primary focus of the work will be with adult professionals, organizations, and suicide prevention systems. Duties include:

  • Assess annually the training needs of constituents working to center youth voices in suicide prevention.
  • Plan, coordinate, and provide training and services to the field on incorporating youth voice into suicide prevention efforts
  • Participate in quality improvement activities for SPRC training and technical assistance services
  • Convene the SPRC Youth Advisory Committee (18- 24 year olds)
  • Promote available resources and develop new resources for young people at risk for suicide and their families.
  • Attend state, regional, and national meetings and trainings as needed

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

  • 18 - 36 months of related experience in convening youth coalitions or committees and providing training and technical assistance around best practices in public health, behavioral health, or related topics.


  • Expertise in suicide prevention and/or related work with youth at risk for behavioral health problems.
  • Knowledge of youth coalition/ committee development
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal communication, and cultural competence skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to track details of and maintain effective planning design methods to support successful events
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication
  • Strong organizational, participation and facilitation skills


  • Valid Driver's License

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to communicate including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others, engage in repetitive motion including movements of the hands, wrists or fingers, sit, stand, touch including finger dexterity, push, pull, carry, and lift.

Departmental Preferences:

  • 48 months of related experience in convening youth coalitions or committees and providing training and technical assistance around incorporating youth perspectives in suicide prevention or other behavioral health initiatives

Supervision: No Supervisory Duties

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Keywords: The University of Oklahoma, Norman , SPRC Youth Engagement Coordinator, Other , Norman, Oklahoma

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