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EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.
EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from communities disproportionately affected by suicide (e.g., American Indians, Alaska Natives, LGBTQ2S, Military, Veterans, rural) to apply for this position.
The Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) in the U.S. Division has an opening for a ZSI Senior Project Associate [Project Associate (II)], reporting to the ZSI Manager. The position will be based in Waltham, MA, Washington D.C., or remotely from the employee’s home office.
The EDC U.S. Division includes grants and projects in the areas of suicide, substance use disorders, healthcare, and violence and injury prevention. Through this work, EDC provides state and local officials, grantees, policymakers, interested stakeholders and the general public with assistance in developing, implementing and evaluating programs and strategies to prevent injury, violence and suicide.
The ZSI Senior Project Associate [Project Associate (II)] will deliver trainings and consultation related to the Zero Suicide model and suicide safer care. There may be an opportunity for this person to become an AMSR (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk) trainer or master trainer (depending on experience). While the reach and application of the Zero Suicide model continues to evolve, ZSI currently supports a wide range of health and behavioral settings – including hospitals and integrated delivery networks, community mental health centers, federally-qualified health centers, primary care - as well as health plans, state and tribal governments, and federal agencies. The ideal candidate, therefore, understands suicide care in health and behavioral health care settings with preferred experience of implementing care to patients in inpatient settings. The person in this position will also contribute to the review of the current Zero Suicide toolkit as well as assist in the creation of new resources and tools. The individual will join a rapidly growing team who have both unique areas of expertise and are flexible and skilled at providing support to a variety of groups.
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.
The ZSI Senior Project Associate [Project Associate (II)] provides consultation about the Zero Suicide model and comprehensive suicide safer care in health and behavioral health settings; typically assigned to multiple, diverse, complex and high-impact projects, involving:
The ZSI Senior Project Associate [Project Associate (II)]:
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing and public speaking skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
The ideal candidate demonstrates the following:
Applications should be submitted directly via our website (www.edc.org/careers-edc). Applicants are required to submit both a thoughtful cover letter and resume. Applicants are advised to combine their cover letter and resume into a single file for submission. The cover letter should be a succinct (2 pages max) statement of interest that includes highlights of relevant qualifications and experience for the role desired. Resumes are not subject to a page limit. Applications without the requested items will not be considered. Candidates selected for an interview may be asked to complete a presentation exercise.
As an EOE/AA employer, EDC does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status. EDC is a smoke-free workplace.
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