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Prevention & Advocacy Educator

Department

Student Affairs

Overview

The Prevention and Advocacy Educator (PAE) is a member of the Student Affairs team, providing leadership in education, outreach, training and compliance in violence prevention, sexual misconduct, and other wellness related issues. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive violence prevention and response program through cross-campus and community collaboration for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Implement and provide evidence-based primary and secondary prevention programs on topics including sexual misconduct, alcohol and drugs, hazing, violence prevention, risk reduction, healthy relationships and conflict resolution.
  • Supervise implementation and ongoing management of annual online training and educational programs.
  • Coordinate general and targeted prevention programming across campus, including comprehensive programming for first-year students and customized training for athletes, Greek Life, and other student organizations across campus.
  • Advise Peer Advocate Program, including recruitment, selection, training, programming, and crisis response.
  • Supervise Title IX Education Associate (student staff position).
  • Train professional and para-professional staff on policies and processes, record keeping and compliance.
  • Collaborate with Athletics to ensure compliance with NCAA and DOE annual training requirements.
  • Assist with bi-annual Event Director Training for party-licensed student organizations and residence halls.
  • Provide new and on-going training for faculty, staff, and designated student employees regarding gender-based violence.
  • Develop and implement campus surveys, assessments, and program evaluations regarding all applicable topics.
  • Provide guidance to victims of sexual misconduct and make appropriate referrals to support students through the reporting process.
  • Coordinate and lead biannual review committee for alcohol and drug policies in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of prevention efforts on a continuous basis.
  • Collaborate with on and off campus groups to coordinate awareness raising events and campaigns to foster dialogue.
  • Participate in College policy development on wellness related issues. Ensure policies and protocols are compliant with other College policies and local, state, and federal laws.
  • Maintain current knowledge of national, state, and local laws, guidelines, and trends related to violence prevention.
  • Manage prevention and education marketing and promotion efforts, including website, social media and printed resources.
  • Serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Research and report on current practices and outcomes and make recommendations.
  • Serve on campus committees and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Development, Counseling, Public Health or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and conduct wellness prevention and education programs to affect cultural change with college students.
  • Knowledge of the principles of primary prevention work in sexual assault and relationship violence; psychological impact of trauma and implications for advocacy; prevention research and best practices related to the college campus setting; federal and state legislation related to sexual assault and relationship violence prevention and response.
  • Experience working with student organizations, including Greeks, athletics, and other affinity groups
  • Demonstrated organizational, oral, and written communication; collaboration and consensus-building; cross-cultural professional competencies
  • Flexibility with work schedule. Some nights and weekends are required.

Anticipated Start Date

November 1, 2018

Application

Interested candidates apply here.  Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database. 

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.