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
* Conduct telephone contact, in-person visits, and follow-up calls
to establish and maintain rapport with businesses and complete
* Facilitate relationship-building community members and recruit
participants for the Firearms and Suicide Prevention
* 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
Varies – generally 20 hours per week
Pay commensurate with education and experience.
Hiring Range: $16.92 - $23.80 Hourly
University Title: Research Specialist II
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
* 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.
Cover Letter and Resume with Application
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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,
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