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Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Enrollment & Student Services

Position Title Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department Prevention & Wellness Services and the Division of Enrollment & Student Services support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position The Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist works to increase and support the health and safety of the Western community by planning and implementing campus-wide sexual violence outreach initiatives through multiple platforms including campus-wide campaigns, presentations, programs, trainings, and prevention awareness and education events. This position also assists with the provision of advocacy services for students with diverse social identities who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

The Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist must be able to apply best practice and evidence based methods as well as creative and innovative approaches to reach and engage a diverse student population. This position approaches outreach from a variety of perspectives including awareness education highlighting the foundation and continuum of sexual violence, individual and community roles in prevention, bystander empowerment, consent education, promotion of survivor support and advocacy, and visibility of campus and community support services.

The Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist works as a collaborative team member of Prevention and Wellness Services (PWS) to achieve department and University goals.

This is a full time, 12-month professional staff position reporting to the Director of Prevention & Wellness Services. 

For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please click here.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver presentations/training regarding sexual violence prevention and supporting survivors
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidenced based research and trends in the field
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse social identities, including persons of color, LGBTQ+ individuals and persons with disabilities
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience supervising/mentoring employees, students or volunteers
  • Experience working with highly sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Experience providing effective advocacy or support services to individuals who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and/or stalking.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in health promotion, health education, community health, human services or related field.
  • Completion of Sexual Violence Advocate Training, with state certification
  • Experience designing and implementing sexual violence-related outreach campaigns or initiatives
  • Four or more years of professional experience related to sexual violence prevention or provision of advocacy services.
  • Experience providing advocacy or sexual violence prevention on a college campus
  • Experience with prevention program development including creation of learning outcomes and program/service assessment.
  • Experience with coordination of care on a client’s behalf.
  • Supervisory experience with college-aged individuals (ages 18-24).
  • Experience working with college students in a university setting.
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of health, academic support, and support services providers, and with officials receiving and investigating reports of sexual violence.
Special Requirements/Conditions of employment As a condition of employment the applicant hired must have completed Sexual Violence Advocate Training or as a condition of employment, complete Washington State Core Sexual Violence Advocate Training within first 6 months of the hire date.
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Review of applications begins on June 28, 2019; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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