Gun Shop Field Coordinator – Part-Time

University of Missouri - St. Louis
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Counseling, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Description

Gun Shop Field Coordinator – Part-Time

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health (a research institute at the University of Missouri-St. Louis) has an immediate opening for two part-time Field Coordinators to work on a statewide suicide prevention initiative. The positions are located in the Southwest region of Missouri – to cover Barton, Cedar, Hickory, Jasper, Dade, Polk, Dallas, Newton, Lawrence, Greene, Webster, McDonald, Barry, Stone, Christian & Taney counties, and the St. Louis Metro region - to cover St. Louis city/county, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Warren, Lincoln, and Washington counties.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Effectively communicate with target populations (employers, faith-based organizations, first responders, service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF), firearm retailers, and firearm owners) to collaborate on firearm suicide prevention efforts.
* Distribute educational materials to target populations about identifying individuals at risk for suicide and how they can prevent suicide by encouraging safe storage strategies.
* Provide training and guidance to target populations about the link between easy access to lethal means and safety strategies that prevent suicide.
* Conduct telephone contact, in-person visits, and follow-up calls to establish and maintain rapport with businesses and complete evaluative surveys.
* Facilitate relationship-building community members and recruit participants for the Firearms and Suicide Prevention Coalition.
* Must own an insured vehicle and have the ability to travel within a 250-mile radius in the Southwest region of Missouri.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Training, knowledge, comfort, and experience with firearms and the gun-owning community.
* Ability to engage target populations (employers, faith-based organizations, first responders, SMVF, firearm retailers, and firearm owners) in suicide prevention efforts.
* Training or experience in suicide prevention best practices and effective suicide prevention communication.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.


Varies – generally 20 hours per week


Pay commensurate with education and experience.
Hiring Range: $16.92 - $23.80 Hourly
Grade: GGS-008
University Title: Research Specialist II

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

* A combination of education or relevant experience (law enforcement/military/post-secondary education) and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
* Preference will be given to individuals with experience working with target populations (employers, faith-based organizations, first responders, SMVF, firearm retailers, and firearm owners) in Southwest Missouri. Experience with firearms, firearm safety, and/or suicide prevention strategies is desired.

Application Materials

Cover Letter and Resume with Application

Inclusive Excellence Statement

As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri, UMSL is committed to maintaining a climate where all students, faculty, staff and visitors can explore their interests, refine their talents and flourish. Inclusive excellence is embedded in our strategic plan which focuses on actions to recruit and retain diverse students and employees and promote activities that encourage civil and constructive discourse, reasoned thought and sustained dialogue in an environment of inclusion, respect and appreciation.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

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