Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Counseling, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist coordinates outreach and education efforts for students, faculty, and staff related to sexual and gender-based violence including but not limited to sexual and relationship violence, stalking, and harassment. This position is the result of recommendations from the President’s End Sexual Violence Committee that convened in 2019/2020. The Specialist co-chairs the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee with the Assistant Director for Gender-based Violence Prevention (AD) at the Women’s Center and works collaboratively with campus stakeholders, including the Women’s Center, the Office for Equity and Access and Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students (DOS),VT Police Department and other to coordinate prevention efforts.
• Develop and implement a university wide campaign to promote social norms around bystander intervention to stop sexual violence and sexual harassment in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Prevention Council.
• Develop and provide educational programs on sexual violence that can be delivered in person and online.
• Ensure that prevention programming is inclusive and meets the needs of various populations, genders, and identities.
• Connect with teaching faculty with expertise related to sexual violence, public health to identify potential collaborating partners.
• Engage student organizations and leaders to enhance the spread of prevention campaigns and educational programming.
• Along with the AD for Gender-based Violence Prevention and the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee, maintain evidence-based training curriculum for bystander intervention training.
• Recruit, select, train, and evaluate bystander intervention facilitators.
• Develop and coordinate incentive programs to encourage students, faculty, and staff to be trained as facilitators.
• Partner with current staff and collaborate with relevant stakeholders in university wide campaigns on issues including violence prevention strategies.
• Review and utilize programs and policies of best practices in prevention education.

• Co-Chair the Sexual Violence Prevention Council (SVPC) with the AD @ the Women’s Center, hosting monthly meetings.
• Assist with development of a comprehensive prevention plan.
• Establish methods and timelines for regular evaluation and assessment of prevention initiatives.
• Work in collaboration with the Office for Equity and Accessibility to ensure that programming is tailored to the risk areas and trends identified through student reports and campus climate surveys.
• Document and complete an annual report of all educational efforts to be shared with VTPD for Clery documentation, the Office of Equity and Access, and the Sexual Violence Prevention Council.
Student Support:
• Provide knowledgeable explanation of Title IX and Student Conduct Gender Based Violence policies and procedures.
• Provide appropriate referrals to the Women’s Center, DOS, Office of Equity and Access, VTPD, Counseling Center, and other departments as appropriate.
• Inform students of Title IX and Clery reporting responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications

• Minimum three years of related experience, preferably working in a higher education setting in student support services or health and wellness education.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
• Experience working with diverse populations of students in a complex, institutional setting.
• Knowledge of public health theories and practices specifically related to sex and gender-based violence.
• Experience developing, facilitating, and evaluating educational workshops and trainings,
• Demonstrated commitment to addressing social justice and diversity issues.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Public Health or a related field.
• Experience with gender/sexual violence prevention education and advocacy.
• Experience with campus wide education and strategic planning.
• Creativity in identifying, brainstorming, implementing, and evaluating unmet needs, underserved or marginalized communities, and evidence-based, trauma-informed cultural change strategies.
• Experience leveraging passion for trauma-informed advocacy work into a holistic well-being program in a higher education context.

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Salary Information

$45,000 - $50,000 Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact David Andrews at ( ) during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 28, 2021
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