Violence Prevention Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Opening Details

Williams is pleased to announce the opening of a Violence Prevention Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Intimate Violence Prevention and Response and Health Education, the Violence Prevention Coordinator, an entry-level, two-year, term appointment, is closely involved with the development, implementation, and evaluation of Williams’ intimate violence prevention plans for students. Focusing on running and expanding student workshop programming and creating student-facing communications and outreach, the coordinator will work with existing student groups to plan and execute future programs.

Williams College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Further, Williams’ comprehensive prevention plan is grounded in providing culturally compelling, intersectional prevention education to all students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse student population to apply.


  • Implement the College’s intimate violence prevention education plan through the delivery of workshops on a range of topics (bystander intervention, consent topics, respecting boundaries, healthy relationships) to student groups;
  • Establish ongoing relationships with student organizations to coordinate programming with those groups. Advise student groups engaged in peer education on intimate violence on how to structure and deliver education programming;
  • Develop digital and print education materials for students, utilizing utilize social media (existing and emerging technologies) for communication and outreach purposes and both virtual and in-person outreach strategies;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local and national violence prevention resources, on campuses and in communities, to stay apprised of best practices in intimate violence prevention for college students;
  • Provide confidential resource referral and advocacy support to students;
  • Some evenings and weekends required.



  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 - 2 years’ experience with peer education or peer leadership, health promotion activities, workshop facilitation, or curriculum/training development, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with and providing culturally compelling training to diverse student populations, preferably 18-24 year-olds.
  • Strong interpersonal and spoken and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and analytical skills


  • Knowledge of public health and social justice principles related to intimate violence prevention and sexual health education.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices for educational programs and working with trauma survivors
  • Familiarity with current legal issues and regulations relevant to violence prevention and response work in higher education (Title IX, Clery Act, FERPA)

Your cover letter should highlight your experience with and approach to supporting diverse, inclusive, and equitable communities. Application review will begin on April 15 and continue until the position is filled. Pay starts at $45,000 commensurate with experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Williams College is a coeducational, liberal arts institution located in western Massachusetts, roughly three hours from both Boston and New York City. Williams’ reputation as one of the top colleges in the nation is built on the outstanding teaching and scholarship of its faculty, on the academic excellence of its students, and the enormous talent of its administrative and support staff who actively advance its institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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