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Associate Director of Prevention Education, Student Advocacy and Outreach

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Director of Prevention Education, Student Advocacy and Outreach

Primary Purpose:
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Student Health and Wellness, the Associate Director of Prevention Education, Student Advocacy and Outreach serves as a confidential resource, provides trauma-informed advocacy and support services for survivors by helping individuals learn about their options and rights, assisting with safety planning, providing legal and medical accompaniment, and or offering academic assistance. The Associate Director will be responsible for prevention education, including the recruitment and selection of peer educators, peer educator training, scheduling and oversight of outreach, and departmental and class prevention/postvention presentations. Although this position is based in Stockton, the Associate Director is a resource for all three campuses (Stockton, Sacramento, San Francisco).

Essential Functions:
  • Develops prevention, awareness, and outreach events on topics of alcohol & other drugs, hazing, consent, Title IX compliance, interpersonal violence, resilience, and mental health.
  • Provides confidential emergency/crisis and ongoing support to students who have reported sexual and/or interpersonal violence. Provide trauma-informed support and assistance to student victims/survivors/complainants who have been impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking by assessing their needs, identifying appropriate referrals, and creating plans of action.
  • Provides support when needed by formulating intervention plans to mitigate risks and enhance student success, facilitating communication with referral resources, providers, and caregivers; ongoing monitoring of students adhering to care and safety plans.
  • Coordinates and Communicates regularly with the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Attend Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) meetings, practicing confidentiality and best practices on how and when information is shared.
  • Works collaboratively with the Title IX Coordinator, Care Managers, Public Safety, the Gender Equity Center, Pride Center Staff, Student Conduct, office of Dean of Students, Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers. Student Health Services, Students and Faculty to best support students.
  • Compile aggregate data about trends in interpersonal violence support services and share data/trends with various stakeholders.
  • Oversee and advise student groups and other departments to provide training and collaboratively plan, implement, and evaluate sexual violence prevention, Alcohol and Drug use, Mental Health and other education/outreach programs.
  • Works with appropriate partners to deliver online and in-person Prevention Education training to students, professional and student staff.
  • Supervise team of peer educators in delivery of peer-to-peer programming to a targeted population. Collaborates with campus partners including but not limited to Residential Life & Housing, Orientation, Athletics, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Pacific Recreation, Student Organizations, and Center for Identity & Inclusion.
  • Serves as a committee member on University, individual campus, and Student life committees, as appointed.
  • Keeps accurate and timely electronic records on contacts with students.
  • Strong organizational skills to work independently, to prioritize workload under pressure, and to communicate with leadership as needed.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and organizations and interacts effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and alumni.
  • Experience working with a diverse university community and actively demonstrating a commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion.
  • Attend ongoing professional development opportunities to ensure best practices and a commitment to continuing education.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

This position does NOT serve as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSA’s have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported to them. This position serves as a Confidential Resource except as a prohibited by law.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Two (2) years of related experience with student services in a higher education setting.
  • One (1) year of work experience and general knowledge of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence prevention.
  • Successful completion of the 40-hour California State Sexual Assault Counselor certification within first 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, public health or a closely related field.
  • Three (3) years of related experience in Higher Education and related field.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of case management systems and experience with referrals, documentation and active follow up.
  • Experience working cooperatively with others in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to effectively train others, strong interpersonal skills and supervise others.
  • Certified Instructor for Green Dot Bystander Intervention.
  • Familiarity with Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco community resources.
  • Working knowledge of relevant last and policies (FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, Violence against Women Act(VAWA) and ongoing legislation).
  • Bilingual/Multilingual.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent sitting and verbal communication with occasional walking and standing. Infrequent bending, stooping, kneeling, or reaching above shoulders. May be expected to lift up to 25 lbs. Use of computers, phones, and other technology.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in clinical or office environments, along with outreach performed in classrooms, outdoors or on other campuses. Work is generally performed during standard business hours. May be required to work non-business hours. Moderate travel, including possible travel to the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses as needed.

Valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $84,137.02 - $115,679.96 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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