Crisis Accreditation and Certification Programs Manager

FLSA Classification

Independent Contractor, hourly rate based on experience, no benefits apply.

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Job Overview
About AAS: Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD, AAS promotes the research of suicide and its prevention, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention. You can learn more about AAS at www.suicidology.org.

The Crisis Accreditation and Certification Programs Manager oversees the American Association of Suicidology’s accreditation and certification services to ensure these programs meet the highest standards and needs of our membership. Manager will oversee the Crisis Accreditation Program Site Examiners, manage the administration and quality of crisis accreditation program and ensure accreditation standards remain current and evidence based. Manager will also oversee individual certification programs and ensure they remain current, evidence based and accessible. Dependent upon program growth and success, position may convert to a full-time salaried position with benefits.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage accreditation and certification programs
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise Accreditation Program Site Examiners
  • Assist with 2 site visits per year
  • Provide monthly and annual reports on accreditation and certification programs
  • Provide continuous quality improvement and complete yearly quality survey programs
  • Meet with CEO monthly
  • Provide ongoing review and updating of accreditation and certification standards in collaboration with the Accreditation and Certification Committee
  • Attend AAS conference and may be asked to represent AAS at other relevant industry conferences
  • Develop and maintain network of contacts in the crisis services community
  • Maintain regular contact with member centers via AAS programs, committees and educational events


  • Master’s Degree in mental health related field
  • Mental Health License preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 5 years of crisis services/suicide prevention experience
  • Worked in crisis contact center within the last five years
  • AAS Member – Individual or Organizational affiliate
  • Minimum two years’ experience in crisis services leadership, management or training
  • Program development/project management experience
  • Public speaking experience
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills

 How to Apply:

Deadline: November 11,  2020. Applications and submissions will not be accepted after that date.

Please send resume along with cover letter to CCreighton@suicidology.org . Cover letter should include experience along with requested hourly rate.