SafeCampus values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including survivors of violence, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences.
The Postdoctoral Scholar Training Specialist position will have the opportunity to work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) program. EPIC is a prevention of sexual harassment training program for the University of Washington UAW-4121 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) and Postdoctoral Scholars. This position will focus on working with the UW Postdoctoral Scholar community and will build on the EPIC program that was originally developed in 2018-2019. After initial adaptation of the curriculum, the Training Specialist will facilitate trainings and therefore support the wellbeing and safety of the University of Washington community. The training program will include information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and union rights.
The EPIC program is jointly developed through a collaborative process with UAW-4121 and the University of Washington. This program is supervised by SafeCampus, University of Washington’s Violence Prevention and Response Program, and the position will report to the Prevention, Education, & Communications Manager in SafeCampus.
The Training Specialist is a 20% FTE position spanning Summer 2021-Spring 2022, with the possibility of renewal for a 20% FTE position for an additional academic year. The EPIC program is currently using all virtual delivery. When individuals return to campus the Training Specialist’s primary work location will be in the SafeCampus office on the UW Seattle Campus. The Training Specialist position will primarily perform their duties Monday-Friday within SafeCampus’ standard business hours of 8am-5pm. Based on the needs of the program there may be some evening training work and limited travel to UW campuses in Tacoma and/or Bothell or other UW locations.
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Facilitate Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) Prevention of Sexual Harassment trainings
Develop awareness of existing prevention of sexual harassment programs and UW and union policies regarding sexual harassment and discrimination
Adapt EPIC training curriculum for Postdoctoral Scholars
Utilize a robust evaluation processes to inform curriculum revisions
Implement a marketing and outreach plan, and create program materials
Partner with campus departments to build collaborative relationships and coordinate training logistics (e.g. scheduling, room reservations, etc.)
Maintain records of trainings conducted and develop program progress reports
Assume additional responsibilities as required
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: approx. June 21, 2021 to June 10, 2022
HOURS: This position will be approximately 8 hours per week, with a 88 hours per quarter expectation. Evening or weekend hours may be required.
LOCATION: The EPIC program is currently using all virtual delivery. When individuals return to campus the Training Specialist’s primary work location will be in the SafeCampus office on the UW Seattle Campus.
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with Postdoctoral Scholar standing.
ADDITIONAL UW EMPLOYMENT: Preference given to individuals formally employed as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UW during each quarter of employment in the Training Specialist position.
UNION POSITION: This job classification (Postdoctoral Scholar) is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be received through UWHires to be considered. Applicants will be asked to supply a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed beginning the week of May 3, 2021 and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Have received a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent)
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience in facilitating and developing interactive trainings/lectures/presentations
Ability to work collaboratively with a team and exercise high levels of independent judgment
Experience with PostDoctoral Scholar work patterns and work culture at UW or another academic institution
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, ethnic and social backgrounds, disciplinary backgrounds, values and attitudes
Demonstrated ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential information
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to document and update program procedures and materials
Demonstrated research, analytical skills and experience developing programmatic reports
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Google Suite of Programs
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Commitment to improving campus culture and making it more accessible and equitable for underrepresented groups (including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, international scholars)
Successful experience working in a large, multifaceted institution of higher education
Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with university, union and/or community groups
Familiarity with University of Washington support programs and services
Familiarity with UAW Local 4121 contract
Education in the areas of violence prevention, gender-based violence, sexual harassment, discrimination and bystander intervention
Experience facilitating conversations/trainings/classes on violence prevention, prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination
Experience interacting with survivors of violence, sexual harassment and/or discrimination
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This recruitment may fill two openings.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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