Violence Prevention Specialist



Posting Details

Recruitment Number

973

Working Title

Violence Prevention Specialist

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes a number of departments: Campus Child Center, Counseling and Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University Centers, and the Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students office. The staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about the holistic development of the student.

Position Summary

The Violence Prevention Specialist develops and coordinates institutional responses to interpersonal violence on campus. Responsibilities include: providing advocacy to victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence; maintaining appropriate case management records; answering requests for information, resources and referrals; preparing and delivering presentations about interpersonal violence; planning and delivering public awareness and prevention education efforts; hiring, training and supervising graduate assistants, student interns, volunteers, and student peer educators; data collection and reporting; collaborating to ensure institutional compliance with Title IX, Campus SaVE, and the Clery Act; and managing the Violence Prevention budget.

The Violence Prevention Specialist actively networks with a variety of campus and community groups, including the Office of Student Life, the Office of Residence Life, the Office for Campus Climate and Diversity, the Coordinator of Student Wellness, University Police, the Student Health Center, the Counseling and Testing Center, the La Crosse domestic violence and sexual assault response teams, and area law enforcement agencies and medical centers. The Violence Prevention Specialist serves on UWL’s Title IX Team, and is an advisory member of UWL’s Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation ( CARE ) Team.

This is a full-time position and includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field.
• Experience working in the field of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or relationship violence prevention, intervention, and/or advocacy.
• Experience collaborating with campus and/or community resources.
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• A Master’s degree in Human Services or related field.
• Some supervisory experience.
• Experience working with college-aged populations.
• Experience working with diverse populations.

Physical Demands

Working conditions and environment

• Occasional evening and weekend work and occasional travel required.

Miscellaneous Information

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation ( TTC ) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Advocating for victims of interpersonal violence on campus.

Duties to Support Responsibility

The Violence Prevention Specialist meets with students, faculty and/or staff who have been impacted by interpersonal violence, offering support, advocacy, crisis intervention, referrals, education, and support groups, as well as assisting victims with accessing resources. Maintains appropriate case management records.

Percentage Of Time

40

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Coordinating and developing institutional responses to interpersonal violence.

Duties to Support Responsibility

The Violence Prevention Specialist coordinates the campus Violence Prevention Advisory Council ( VPAC ), which meets regularly to address issues related to interpersonal violence on campus. The Specialist represents the University at monthly meetings of the La Crosse Area Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force and the La Crosse Sexual Assault Response Team ( SART ). The Violence Prevention Specialist collects data on sexual violence on campus and contributes to annual reports for the UWL Student Life Office, the University of Wisconsin System, and other entities, as requested.

Percentage Of Time

25

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Educating students, faculty, staff, and classified staff about issues of interpersonal violence.

Duties to Support Responsibility

The Violence Prevention Specialist develops materials and coordinates and provides mandatory education (required by the University of Wisconsin System) annually for all incoming students, as well as presentations to classes, sports teams, and student and community groups throughout the year, as needed or requested. The Violence Prevention Specialist collaborates with other campus agencies and groups to coordinate additional campus events, each year.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Supervision

Duties to Support Responsibility

Hiring, training, and supervising graduate assistants, student interns, volunteers, and student peer educators who assist with violence prevention efforts on campus.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Community Partnership

Duties to Support Responsibility

Building and maintaining relationships with key campus and community partners, including the offices of: Student Life, Residence Life, Multicultural Student Services, Campus Climate, Student Wellness, Student Health Center, Counseling & Testing Center, University Police, the La Crosse domestic violence and sexual assault response teams, and area law enforcement agencies and medical centers.

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

For your Reference Contact Information document, please include the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 professional references.

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years. https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/download/2018-12-10- UPS -OP-TC-1-Recruitment_FNL.pdf

UW-La Crosse does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 608-785-8013.

Posting Date

03/02/2020

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

11/20/2020

Position Contact Name

Greg Phlegar, Search & Screen Chair

Position Contact Email

gphlegar@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  5. * Please briefly describe your experience working with persons from diverse backgrounds.

    (Open Ended Question)



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