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Coordinator of Violence Prevention Graduate Assistant

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Coordinator of Violence Prevention Graduate Assistant

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The Coordinator of Violence Prevention role at Susquehanna University is a twenty-hour graduate assistantship position that will be working directly with the Director for Violence Prevention and the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center on campus. They will help staff the VIP Center and contribute to prevention and response efforts. Funding for this position is provided by the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge of how to provide student centered services. Skilled at active listening skills. Ability to drop current tasks and meet the needs of students.

  • Knowledge of their own personal identities and experiences prior to employment. Skilled at identifying areas of strength and weakness within themselves. Ability to identify boundaries and the need to prioritize self-care as needed.

  • Skilled at creating and disseminating advertisement materials (posters, social media campaigns, etc.)

  • Skilled at communicating in a verbal or written manner that promotes the strength of individuals. Possesses the ability to maintain student confidentiality in and outside of the VIP Center.

  • Skilled at engaging and leading conversations with peers.

  • Knowledge about what sexual misconduct and gender-based violence is. Skilled at communicating about the topic in a way that is survivor-focused and in compliance with University policies and processes. Possesses the ability to stay calm and communicate effectively even during times of high stress or confrontation.

    Physical DemandPosition requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.Specific Responsibilities
  • Responsible for marketing and logistics of awareness and prevention events

  • Responsible for building partnerships across campus (e.g. athletics, Greek life, Title IX, conduct, residential life, etc.)

  • Assist with the development of campus awareness and prevention programming

  • Assist with the needs and duties of the Engaging Men Committee, Green Dot Committee, and Coordinated Community Response Team

    Required Qualifications:
    The successful graduate assistant must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher education. Preference will be given to graduate degree seeking students studying student affairs, social work, gender/sexuality studies, or other related field. The successful candidate should have a general understanding of sexual misconduct, gender-based violence, and the social construction of masculinity and should be able to articulate a clear understanding of self-care and boundaries.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Special Instructions to the Applicant:

    Benefits Eligible: No
    Number of Months: 10 months
    Other Number of Months:
    Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
    Posting Date:
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled: No
    Anticipated Start Date:
    Posting Number: AH00845

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