Michigan State University has developed a strong network of programs to address issues of relationship violence, stalking and sexual misconduct. The Prevention Specialist is a critical piece of this network. This position has a focus on the in-person programming for first year (Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Workshops) and second year (Bystander Network Workshops) undergraduate students.
The Prevention Specialist is an experienced professional with extended knowledge on sexual and relationship violence, general knowledge of Violence Against Women Act, Clery Act and Title IX. This position works within a team of specialists to create a university network of programs for all employees and students. This position has a specialized focus of prevention education for first- and second-year students, specialized workshops and additional programming. This position will be responsible for the following duties:
Update/modify SARV Prevention Workshop and Bystander Network scripts yearly or as needed
Support and assist Peer Educator training in the fall
Manage/update workshops for specialized populations (International students, LBGTQ students and others as developed)
Remain up-to-date on research, policy and best practices relating to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking
Work collaboratively with university and community partners
Represent POE in response to requests from other departments and community partners
Create and facilitate trainings, workshops and other presentations as needed
Evaluate current programming to inform learning outcomes
Manage and maintain additional programming for community and campus partners such as BARstander program and the Empowerment series
Other duties as assigned
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
The job requires: knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Educational Theory and Methodology and/or a specialization in the designated area of expertise; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in planning and overseeing seminars and conferences including public relations, organizing and disseminating training materials and information both written and web-based; budget and records maintenance and computer support; experience in supervision, database, spreadsheet, word processing, desktop publishing, knowledge of HTML programming and web site development and management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of a Master’s degree in social work, student affairs, psychology, public health or related field; minimum 2-4 years of experience working in the field of sexual assault and relationship violence prevention, Experience in working with organizations to deliver services to survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking; Knowledge of relevant federal policies, including Title IX and Clery Act; Solid understanding of diversity, general social justice issues, and intersectionality; Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion, sensitivity, and neutrality; Ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations; Strong oral and written communication skills; Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Please provide the following materials:
Contact information for three (3) professional references
This position is STANDARD 8:00AM - 5:00PM, with some nights and weekends.
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