Violence Prevention & Education Program Coordinator (4564U), Dean of Student Centers - 35306

University of California, Berkeley
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Violence Prevention & Education Program Coordinator (4564U), Dean of Student Centers - 35306 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Office of the Dean of Students is charged with all of Student Life activity, including the well-being, emotional and safety of students. This position, situated within the Center for Support and Intervention, is charged with strategizing, developing, communicating and implementing comprehensive programs that create awareness around the prevention and intervention of violence and hazing on campus.

Given the size of Cal's student population, a need for a large-scope, violence prevention initiative and on-going awareness is imperative. The “Bears that CARE: Take Action (BTC)” Program was created and launched to the UC Berkeley community. BTC is an active bystander initiative whose objective is to create a community of care, where community members are able to recognize and intervene by using creative tools (CARE model) to de-escalate a situation that could be potentially harmful.

This position organizes and manages campus wide violence and harm prevention programs by creating and implementing new initiatives in partnership with campus stakeholders to promote the Cal community's culture of care. One component of the position, management of the BTC program, has as an outcome of a Cal community free of violence and harm by encouraging members to become active bystanders who care for one another. The program supports an active bystander concept which means that members of the Cal community (students, staff, other stakeholders) take action when in a situation that could be potentially harmful to another person. This position also plays an important role in the continuing development of UC Berkeley's hazing prevention initiatives, including workgroup leadership and the creation and delivery of educational materials.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 23, 2022.


Research and Assessment
    Keeps abreast with national and best practices regarding violence and harm prevention on college campuses, including hazing. Assesses current violence and harm prevention programming against campus needs and plans, recommends to management program needs as necessary. Participates in continuous involvement in self-training as it relates to violence and harm prevention programs. Examines current trends and makes recommendations for program adjustment and new initiatives based on program data and analysis.

Violence and Harm Prevention Programs
    Work with Case Managers who intervene and respond to students who experience and/ or perpetrate harm to understand trends to update and connect prevention to intervention & response. Coordinates the campus violence prevention awareness infrastructure which creates awareness at all levels of the campus specifically targeted for the student community. Manages the training series for students and other stakeholders to communicate campus policy, procedures and educational awareness of violence prevention measures and actions. Coordinates training series for staff and faculty on violence prevention awareness. Work with campus community external stakeholders to develop and implement strategic plans on the prevention of violence on campus and among students. Provide leadership to the Center for Support and Intervention violence and harm prevention programs with student staff. Determines and fills staffing needs and structure with the direction of management. Initiates violence and harm prevention programs in alignment with campus stakeholders and informed by trends observed in the Center for Support and Intervention. Manages budget using funds allocated for violence and harm prevention programs.

Marketing/ Outreach / Relationship Building
    Responsible for ongoing development of marketing campaigns and coordinating the social media presence on violence prevention efforts. Responsible for maintaining the Center for Support and Intervention's violence and harm prevention website and managing prevention workshop requests. Updates the website and coordinates violence prevention workshop requests. Meet regularly with campus stakeholders to ensure clear direction and collaborate on violence prevention activity taking place on campus. Responsible for building key relationships with campus partners including student organizations, student government, department heads, administration, law enforcement and off campus subject matter experts to sustain an effective program.

Supervision, Hiring and Training
    Directly hires, supervises and trains 8-12 student staff (peer educators). Directly hires, supervises and trains 1 student coordinator who will work directly with the peer education student team. Develops ongoing training/education series and manages performance standards of direct reports and program. Assist in designing, implementing, and facilitating training workshops, and programs for student leaders, full-time staff, student staff, and interns. Effectively communicate the needs of staff, program budget, emerging concerns with management.

Required Qualifications
    Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of and/or ability to learn common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of and/or ability to learn University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization. Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem-solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. Ability in problem identification, project management, and reasoning. Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.

Violence Prevention Program Education Skill Set
    Experience implementing student educational programs across an organization and/or campus. Knowledge of how to lead staff and faculty programming around preventing hazing and other harm. Experience working with intervention and/or counseling of students on a college campus setting. Knowledge of Student Affairs, public health models, hazing prevention, and bystander/violence prevention programs. Experience with advising and counseling techniques, dialogue facilitation and conflict mediation. Ability to make responsible financial decisions with consideration to budget allowances OR Experience with budgeting and financial decision making. Ability to successfully navigate a complex campus structure. Knowledge of pertinent laws, policies, and statutes that govern hazing and violence prevention. Experience in learning design to improve awareness and services. Experience assessing problems and recommending solutions in counseling and/or violence prevention. Knowledge of Student Development Theory.

Leadership and Supervisory Skills
    Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with student and professional staff, division colleagues, and the University community. Ability to prioritize competing demands of staff and students. Experience planning and organizing in an efficient, productive manner. Ability to provide leadership to a diverse staff team. Experience creating and leading a team and supervising student staff. Ability to hold staff accountable and empower staff to provide the best results.

Communication Skills
    Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts. Effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively across various levels of constituency groups. Ability to write precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals.

    Required: Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent training or experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred: Master's degree in a related area and/or equivalent training or experience.

Salary & Benefits
    This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, eligible for full UC benefits. This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $60,000.00 - $65,000.00.
  • For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This is currently a hybrid position, with 40% remote work eligibility.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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