Advertised Summary Job Description: Under the leadership of the Assistant Director of Training and Prevention, Sexual Violence Response (SVR), the Violence Prevention Educator (VPE) will work to build the community's capacity to effectively respond to sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence (dating or domestic violence) through the coordination, development, implementation, and evaluation of trainings and educational programs. This position serves as a general resource, advocate, and referral agent for students seeking sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking information and services, and participates in SVR's 24/7 year-round on-call shared rotation. The VPE will assist with survivor walk-ins and appointments and as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum three (3) years' experience preferably in sexual violence education, prevention, and risk strategies. Prior experience developing, implementing, and evaluating violence prevention and education programs. Must possess a demonstrated knowledge of sexual assault dynamics and effects. Experience using multi-media presentation tools. Experience working with survivors. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and work effectively with students, faculty, and administrative constituencies. Demonstrated knowledge of support and reporting options for victims/survivors. Must have the ability to remain calm and respond to individuals in crisis and emergency situations; and handle graphic and sensitive situations. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills and have a demonstrated ability to present one-on-one sessions, conduct small and large group presentations, workshops, and training. Able to manage time efficiently and prioritize tasks. Proven ability to work in a multi-racial environment, with a strong commitment to social justice.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Act as the primary liaison between Columbia University (SVR) and external NYC Colleges and Universities regarding preventative and skills based trainings for employees and students. This includes initial outreach , campus climate interview, and all follow up communication and scheduling involved in organizing off-campus training sessions. Participate in the development of strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for training programs and educational initiatives. Develop distinct learning objectives for specific community constituents based on their current campus climate and needs. Develop and conduct student trainings around sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and related matters across Columbia University schools and affiliate institutions. 5.Participate in the SVR 24/7 year round advocate rotation, providing crisis intervention, rights and options, advocacy, medical and legal information, accompaniment, and safety planning to students who identify as survivors of trauma, violence or abuse. As part of the 24/7 on-call rotation, the SVR Violence Prevention Educator is required to report to campus, hospital emergency departments, law enforcement agencies, court houses, etc. on short notice for extended periods of time in response to emergency and critical incidents related to students' experiences of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and abuse.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree from an accredited institution. Demonstrated experience in providing direct advocacy experience, community building and curriculum and lesson plan development.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_174155
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