Violence Prevention Coordinator for Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services
Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health
Los Angeles, California
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Position Description [Purpose and Scope]
This position provides services to increase awareness of bystander intervention, domestic, dating, and sexual violence and stalking, and seeks to increase the development of healthy attitudes and behaviors that reduce gendered-based violence and power-based harm through the provision of sexual violence/dating violence/stalking prevention education and training to students, faculty and staff, either on-campus, off-campus or online. The Violence Prevention Coordinator will oversee and organize all violence prevention and outreach efforts and initiatives, including prevention workshops; outreach activities; partnerships with campus and academic departments and programs, student organizations, undergraduate and graduate student government, off-campus programs, organizations related to RSVPâs mission, local law enforcement agencies, and more. They will provide leadership and supervision to the RSVP Violence Prevention team, as well as manage collaborations and grants related to RSVP violence prevention and outreach initiatives.
Description of the Center
USC Student Counseling and Mental Health provides mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide include: individual, couples and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision.Â We are committed to providing quality mental and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession.Â We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity.Â We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.
Description of RSVP
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP), a program of CMH, specializes in gender-based violence and power-based harm of students. RSVPâs mission is to work in collaboration with other on-campus and off-campus partners and stakeholders to reduce and prevent sexual, domestic, and dating violence, and stalking. RSVP serves as a haven for students by providing confidential counseling and advocacy services for those who have been harmed and for students to make changes on campus that impact interpersonal violence through our educational programs and peer outreach program, VOICE. We offer tailored workshops, awareness-raising events, and outreach activities.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the RSVP Program Director, The Violence Prevention Coordinator will lead the prevention team of 5.5 FTE violence prevention educators (including Lead VPE), a violence prevention curriculum specialist, 2 graduate students, 2 scholars, 3 interns and 20+ student volunteers by providing leadership, supervision, guidance, and direction
Provide/deliver interactive presentations on affirmative consent, healthy relationships, and violence prevention to students, faculty, and staff
Determine most effective violence prevention educational methods in close collaboration with the Violence Prevention Specialist
Oversee the development and refinement of relevant curriculum program for violence prevention workshops and presentations
Promote and schedule presentations to various sectors of the campus community, including on-ground/campus, off-campus, and online
Act as a representative and advocate for the issues and concerns of students in the campus community surrounding the issues of dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
Coordinate outreach activities with various campus stakeholders
Lead efforts with the Violence Prevention Specialist to monitor, track, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of the violence prevention curriculum and delivery/educational methods
Promote violence prevention training products and services, and raise awareness of violence prevention resources through RSVP with the Violence Prevention Specialist
Perform other duties as necessary or assigned
In the absence of the RSVP Program Director, will as oversee the operations of the RSVP
Masterâs or higher degree in education, public health, social work, human services, criminal justice, gender/ethnic studies, psychology, or related field Multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills 1-2 years of experience coordinating a human services program or college student services program
yearsâ experience with gender-based, violence prevention programs or similar types of programs 3-4 years of experience managing prevention programs or similar programs Understanding of adult learning theory with young adults Strong public speaking skills Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques to use when audience becomes triggered, and related community resources Significant knowledge and commitment to feminist, domestic violence, and sexual violence doctrines Ability to utilize social media platforms (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and webinar platforms for training purposes Strong appreciation and skills for interacting with young adults (e.g., college students, graduate students, international students, etc.) Curriculum development skills Competency with Microsoft PowerPoint and/or other presentation software (e.g., Prezi, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Resilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment Ability to balance autonomy, accountability and collaboration
Application Deadline: Until position is filled.
Starting Date: Negotiable
This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is non-exempt, full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, and paid vacation.
Apply here and upload resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: REQ20093719
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