Senior Specialist, Prevention Education
Job Location Normal, Il 61790
Health Promotion and Wellness fosters a thriving and engaged campus community that advances wellness at all levels. The department serves students, staff, and faculty of the University and relies on strategic partnerships across campus and in the surrounding community to develop strategies that support the overall well-being of the University community.
Under the leadership and direction of the Director for Health Promotion and Wellness, the Senior Specialist will work in collaboration with a wide range of campus partners, including the Student Title IX Office, University Housing Services, Dean of Students, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Student Counseling Services to provide leadership for campus primary prevention efforts. Primary Prevention efforts include culturally relevant outreach education, implementing environmental management strategies, and policy consultation regarding a broad range of topics relating to sexual violence. The Senior Specialist position will utilize a public health approach that demonstrates how gender based and other forms of violence intersect with other health and wellness topics, including sexual health efforts, alcohol and other drug prevention, stress reduction, and the seven dimensions of wellness.
1. A Bachelor's or higher degree in one of the following: Gender Studies, English, History, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Health Education, Public Health, College Student Personnel or another related field.
2. Minimum of two years of professional experience (post baccalaureate) working in an agency that addresses prevention of sexual violence and gender-based violence.
3. Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
4. Ability to thrive in a cohesive team environment.
5. Skill in both verbal and written communication.
7. Skill in public speaking and group facilitation.
8. Competence working with relevant Microsoft platforms (Office 365, word processing, database, spreadsheet).
9. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. Candidates must have cleared criminal background investigation results before beginning the position.
1. Master's degree in a related field.
2. 40 hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Certificate.
3. Familiarity with legislation and regulatory compliance related to sexual harassment and violence, including Knowledge of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the federal Violence against Women Act, the Clery Act and their application to campus environments.
4. Demonstrated ability to analyze campus health status using a systems approach.
5. Experience working with statistical analysis software.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.