Violence Prevention Educator
Department: Dean Of Students Office
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Position Type: Administrator
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001557
About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke-free campus
Position Summary and Responsibilities Reporting to the Director of the Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Office, the Violence Prevention Educator will develop and implement sexual violence prevention programming for students and employees. The Violence Prevention Educator conducts and evaluates violence prevention workshops throughout the academic year, in which topics around issues of consent, sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking, the impact of gender norms and stereotypes, and effective bystander intervention tools are covered. The Violence Prevention Educator communicates and models a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion in programming to ensure that violence prevention programming addresses the needs of all students on campus, particularly those in historically marginalized populations. The Violence Prevention Educator also responds to the campus' changing needs for violence prevention and develops and implements programming accordingly.
- Coordinate targeted violence prevention programming, including comprehensive programming for all incoming students, student athletes, student leaders, and historically marginalized populations (e.g. students of color, international students, LGBTQ+ students, and students living with disabilities).
- Evaluate effectiveness of prevention efforts on a continuous basis.
- Supervise a team of student interns throughout the academic year.
- Collaborate with on- and off-campus groups to coordinate awareness-raising events and campaigns during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Stalking Awareness Month, and throughout the academic year to foster campus dialogue on sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.
- Manage online educational programs and coordinate with various offices to track effectiveness and student participation.
- Assist with the development and implementation of Title IX campus surveys, assessments, and program evaluations pertaining to sexual violence.
- Assist with the facilitation of wellness related programming in collaboration with the Office of Health Education as it intersects with SAVP (e.g. on topics such as the relationship between alcohol/other substances and consent).
- Serve on the Vassar Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), the SAVP Committee, the Dutchess County Sexual Assault Response Team, and the Hudson Valley Educator Coalition to maintain communication and collaboration with on- and off-campus partners.
- Provide support and direct advocacy to survivors of sexual violence, as this arises, but not as a primary job responsibility.
Required: Master's degree in Higher Education, Public Health, Law, Social Work, or related field or 3-5 years of experience in the field of sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and response, preferably in a college setting. Expertise and understanding of trauma-informed approaches. Strong knowledge of principles, research, and best practices as they relate to primary prevention, specifically in a college setting. Demonstrated training in evidence-based prevention programs, such as Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), Green Dot, and Bringing in the Bystander. Proven ability to work with a diverse student body and ability to lead programming and address the specific needs of particular student groups and communities (e.g., LGBTQ+ students, transgender and queer identifying students, students of color, international students, and student athletes, among others). Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills. Excellent written communication skills and active listening skills. Flexibility to work nights and weekends. Familiarity with and/or willingness to learn how to operate audio and visual technology equipment for use during workshops and presentations.
Required Applicant Documents
Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references (Word or PDF format required for all attachments). Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
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All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu.
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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