Interpersonal Violence Prevention Educator

Jul 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Interpersonal Violence Prevention Educator

Instructions for Applicants:
Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process.

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Position Summary:
The Interpersonal Violence Prevention Educator (IVPE) reports directly to Willamette's Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator, and assists with duties and responsibilities including the Willamette University Green Dot (bystander intervention) strategy and training program, fraternity and sorority programming, and healthy relationship programming at Willamette.

The IVPE will work with and support the Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator to create an ongoing, comprehensive, research-based, and culturally-relevant system of prevention programming and outreach on campus related to issues of bystander intervention, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, healthy relationships, and consent. Applicants with working understanding of the root causes and intersections of violence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions:
The duties and responsibilities of this position include, and are not limited to, the following functions:

Strategic Planning and Implementation of Prevention Programming

  • Assist the Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator in engaging in strategic planning for an ongoing, comprehensive, and systemic approach to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, as well as encouraging healthy relationships and addressing root causes of violence at Willamette.
  • Participate in opportunities on campus that facilitate dialogue about consent, boundaries, and healthy sexuality that empowers individuals and the greater Willamette Community.
  • Assist in collaboration and outreach to other campus offices/departments, academic programs, and student organizations and groups, including but not limited to multicultural and identity-based organizations, Fraternity and Sorority chapters, athletic teams, and themed Housing (specifically, the First Year Commons community).
  • Assist the Advocacy & Prevention coordinator in collecting and maintaining accurate, relevant data regarding prevention programs, strategies and methods to provide in year-end reports and evaluation of prevention programming.

    Leadership and supervision of the Willamette Green Dot Program
    Assist the Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator in providing leadership for the WU Green Dot program, including:

  • Conduct and/or review research to identify students barriers to participating in bystander education and effectively utilizing bystander skills, and develop strategies to reduce these barriers
  • Provide administrative support for at least four, 5-8 hour Green Dot student bystander trainings per academic year (coordinating communication for groups requesting trainings, scheduling, ensuring participants have all information necessary pre-training, sending out post-training surveys and reminders to students).
  • Assist in the recruitment of student participants for Green Dot bystander trainings.
  • Assist in the 5-8 hour Green Dot bystander training for students by providing activity facilitation and group instruction.
  • Supervise 1-2 volunteer student interns to coordinate social marketing strategies related to WU Green Dot program, including revamp of the student Do More blog, social media outreach strategies for Instagram and SnapChat, and social norming poster campaigns. Serve as a resource to the student interns for questions and concerns
  • Be an available, visible, and accessible resource about issues of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking to the campus community, participating in informational training sessions and department meetings as necessary.

    Community Education Initiatives

  • Create and distribute several social norming campaigns for the campus and/or residential communities per year related to alcohol, bystander intervention, and sexual violence prevention.
  • Participate in the development and facilitation of workshops for fraternity and sorority chapters and athletics, upon request.
  • Participate in the facilitation of Fall training for Resident Assistants, Opening Days Leaders (orientation staff), Sexual Assault Response Allies and other prominent student leadership groups, as requested.

    General GA Responsibilities

  • Enthusiastically participate in ongoing professional development related to understanding the dynamics of gender-based violence, diversity and inclusivity, barriers to success in college-aged populations and professional leadership skills.
  • Serve as a Responsible Employee and report necessary student reports using the online reporting form.
  • Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with the Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator, and weekly staff meetings of the Advocacy & Prevention team.
  • Plan and facilitate student staff meetings and on-on-one meetings weekly.
  • Respond in a timely fashion to emails & communications from students, staff and community partners
  • Understand and uphold all University rules, regulations and policies.
  • Assist in staffing Office of Student Affairs and Advocacy & Prevention programs as needed.
  • Attend meetings for the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Campus Committee (as a guest member) to provide prevention updates when necessary.
  • Participate in campus committees and working groups as necessary.

    Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of one year experience working with traditionally college aged clientele.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion related to sexual misconduct prevention with college-age populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work and think independently, and contribute to a team-oriented work environment.
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills, demonstrated ability to work with small and large audience sizes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking, internet communications, and a variety of computer applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher).
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to work effectively with, and program for, a diverse student population, faculty, staff, and administrators.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or continued education in Public Health, Student Affairs/College Student Services, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or other related field.
  • Experience working with traditionally college aged clientele in a college or university setting.

    The staff of the Advocacy & Prevention program at Willamette seeks to provide culturally informed care to a diverse student body. For more info about the program please visit

    The IVPE's position requires both regularly scheduled responsibilities and times at which the IVPE may be asked to be available and accessible or to be present at an event, etc. Some of these hours may be during evenings and weekends. The IVPE should expect to work 15-20 hours per week during academic semesters (Aug-May).

    Compensation: $17/hr. This position is not eligible for benefits.

    You will be asked to submit the following documents as part of your online application materials:

  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and describe your experience providing support, education initiatives and/or advocacy for historically marginalized communities, (including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex, gender expression, ability, and socioeconomic status), your commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion, and how this informs your work as a professional.
  • Current Resume
  • As part of the application you will be asked for professional references, please include contact information including emails.

    Application Deadline: Open until finalists are selected.