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Prevention Specialist

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Prevention Specialist will support the development, implementation, management, evaluation, and institutionalization of USU's faculty and staff engagement programs and activities to prevent sexual misconduct. This position will strengthen USU's sexual misconduct prevention efforts using a public health approach to promote the health and safety of USU faculty and staff.

The Prevention Specialist will also support USU's bias and discrimination prevention efforts for faculty and staff, specifically through facilitating relevant trainings. This position will use a strategic, proactive, and collaborative approach to help implement sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention plans for staff and faculty.

The Prevention Specialist will frequently work outside of regular business hours and some travel from the main campus in Logan to other USU campuses is required.

Program Development and Management (90%)

+ Support compliance with USU's employee sexual misconduct prevention training requirement.

+ Develop and facilitate other sexual misconduct prevention trainings for faculty and staff, addressing topics such as consent, effective workplace relationships, and boundary setting.

+ Support USU's bias and discrimination prevention efforts, such as through developing and facilitating bias and discrimination prevention trainings for faculty and staff and search committees.

+ Develop and facilitate trainings for faculty and staff respondents who have been reported for sexual misconduct or discriminatory behaviors.

+ Facilitate tracking of faculty and staff who have received sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention training.

+ Help create and implement a communications plan to reinforce sexual misconduct and bias and discrimination prevention efforts that targets a diverse group of faculty and staff.

+ As needed, coordinate, help tailor, and implement the university's bystander intervention training (Upstanding) for students, staff, and faculty.

+ As needed, support compliance with USU's hard mandate for requiring all incoming students, transfer students, and students returning from a leave of absence to complete sexual misconduct prevention training.

+ As needed, support and help supervise student volunteers, interns, and/or staff.

Program Evaluation (10%)

+ Help create and implement evaluation tools to determine the impact of sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention programs on participants.

+ Help identify and use evaluation data to ensure continuous quality improvement of sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention programming for staff and faculty.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, public health, or related field. Individuals who will soon be graduating with their bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply.

+ At least one year of relevant experience.

+ Demonstrated understanding of population-based public health principles and social norms strategies for community health promotion.

+ Proven ability to manage projects or programs and deliver results in a timely manner.

+ Experience delivering presentations and outreach activities.

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

+ Demonstrated organizational skills.

+ Experience working with a diverse population of varying backgrounds, ages, races, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and ideologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Master's degree in social work, psychology, public health, or related field. Individuals who will soon be graduating with their master's degree are encouraged to apply.

+ At least two years of relevant experience.

+ CHES or MCHES certification. Individuals who will soon be taking the CHES or MCHES exam are encouraged to apply.

+ Experience with creating programs about public health issues that affect a university or workplace setting, including sexual misconduct and bias and discrimination prevention.

+ Experience conducting quantitative and/or qualitative evaluations.

+ Experience applying public health theory and strategies to the creation and implementation of programs and education campaigns.

+ Knowledge of student and adult development and learning theories and models.

+ Experience with explaining federal, state, local, and/or workplace policies and procedures to a general audience.

+ At least one year of experience in college health promotion or another public health setting.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Maximum salary $35,700 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

The Office of Equity is a reporting unit to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. For more information, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State's statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU's non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

Requisition ID: 2021-3311

Street: 8800 Old Main Hill

Job Classification: Exempt

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%

Keywords: Utah State University, Logan , Prevention Specialist, Other , Logan, Utah

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