Sexual Assault and Prevention Services Specialist
Brandeis University seeks an experienced professional with a sophisticated understanding of the cultural and social causes of sexual assault to provide services to survivors and to coordinate prevention efforts in the campus community. In the role of Sexual Assault Services & Prevention Specialist this person will coordinate advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, complying with the VAWA Federal Campus Security Act and Title IX regulations, serving as a liaison to student organizations, and conducting outreach and education events to promote a healthy campus environment.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
● Serves as a prevention and response specialist and provides educational interventions to students. Serves as an advocate for victims/survivors of sexual or other gender-based violence and as part of a coordinated campus response when needed. Provides sensitive and timely information to sexual or other gender-based violence victims/survivors about resources and reporting options.
● Coordinates University activities that produce, implement, and review University policies and practices that effectively identify, prevent, and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence/partner abuse, dating violence, and stalking. Responsible for development, implementation, and evaluation of mandatory and evolving culturally competent campus-wide prevention, awareness, and educational programming and activities, such as bystander intervention education.
● Convenes regular meetings of the University’s Coordinated Community Response Team. Works with the Title IX Coordinator and Clery Act Coordinator. Provides cross training for the Team to build its knowledge and to improve the effectiveness of its efforts on behalf of all University members. Collaborates with local sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking prevention and response partner organizations. Coordinates training for campus community partners, faculty and staff.
● Oversees the mechanisms of planning, resource allocation, data collection and communication systems that enable the University to ensure that all incoming students participate in relevant mandatory prevention and education programs through campus partnerships. In coordination with Public Safety, reviews data collection and communication systems supporting the link between campus security and local law enforcement for the purpose of tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions and convictions with respect to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campus.
Required Skills & Knowledge:
Master's in a relevant field, such as Criminology; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Social Work; Public Health; Education; Divinity; Rabbinical Studies; Sociology; Psychology; or Nursing; or a J.D.; or equivalent experience
Sophisticated theoretical understanding of the cultural and social causes of sexual and other gender-based violence; deep understanding of cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual, and gender diversity and the ability to lead programming tailored to the needs of individual groups (e.g., LGBTIQ, students of color, international students, student-athletes)
Ability to assess and refer students to a range of modes of healing, such as therapy, theater workshops, trauma-sensitive yoga, and other type of workshops; ability to direct a government grant (funding pending); familiarity with Title IX, Clery Act, and VAWA; experience as an advocate, prevention specialist, or provider of other services in the area of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking
Demonstrated ability to assess professional literature on sexual and other gender-based violence relevant to college students and to evaluate its applicability and utility for effectiveness on our campus
Demonstrated skills in gathering and synthesizing information to develop health promotion initiatives and educational materials for a diverse group of students; demonstrated skills in a variety of educational methods, including presentations, trainings, small group facilitation and individual sessions
Strong written/oral/interpersonal communication skills; and proficiency in a variety of computer software applications (word processing, spreadsheet and PowerPoint). Candidates must be willing to conduct periodic evening/weekend programs and events.
Experience working in a college/university setting; quantitative and qualitative research skills (e.g., research design, conducting focus groups, data analysis, etc.); experience collaborating with sexual assault and/or domestic violence community organizations; supervisory skills; budget skills; grant writing skills; multilingual competency.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.
Brandeis University operates under an affirmative action plan and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.