Senior Violence Prevention Educator

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Center for Women and Community
Pay Grade: 27
Categories: Student Affairs & Services

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

The Senior Violence Prevention Educator is a senior member of the Community Education team, responsible for developing and delivering innovative violence-prevention initiatives that meet the needs of campus & community stakeholders.


Essential Functions

  • Participates in program leadership including strategic planning and program evaluation to ensure compliance with goals, needs and funding.
  • Designs and disseminates responsive violence-prevention outreach campaigns, materials, and programs, using multiple media platforms.
  • Oversees compliance with grants/outside funders - including tracking grant requirements and managing reporting processes.
  • Assists with grant development.
  • Creates, manages, and maintain systems to manage administrative tasks using technology including but not limited to data collection and analysis, report writing, scheduling, recruitment, inventory, etc.
  • Responsible for recruitment, training, and supervision of a diverse group of volunteers and interns.
  • Travels within campus worksites and the greater community to provide support, administer programming and transport materials and supplies.
  • Ensures compliance with mandates and safety protocols.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with a diverse range of campus and community stakeholders to meet stated goals.
  • Provides SASA related support services.
  • Participates in organizational initiatives, programs, and services.


Other Functions

  • Performs related duties as assigned or required.
  • Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery and other compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrates capacity, skill, and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
  • Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  • Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  • Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • A Master's degree in a related field including but not limited to education, public health, higher education, or communications, and 1 year experience designing or delivering outreach programs to adult or college aged learners; OR a Bachelor’s and 3 years experience designing or delivering outreach programs to adult or college aged learners.
  • Valid driver's license and access to transportation.
  • Dynamic facilitator and educator across in-person and virtual platforms.
  • Proven expertise designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence- based, curriculum; Experience applying design best practices.
  • Easily and readily adopts emerging technologies with solid experience using Canva, Photoshop, or a comparable program; Microsoft Suite, including Microsoft Teams, Google Suite, or comparable software. Understands best use of social media platforms.
  • Exceptional capacity to seek, understand and incorporate feedback.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage and improve work systems using technology. Can multitask and possesses strong time management skills.
  • Contemporary knowledge of related current events, social movements, climate, and political trends. Solid understanding of relevant laws such as Campus Save, Title IX, and VAWA.
  • Works effectively in collaborative and individual environments. Exhibits positivity, flexibility, and exceptional ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents.


Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Experience in providing content knowledge regarding topics such as: prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking prevention, healthy relationships, trauma-informed practices, violence prevention or bystander intervention.
  • Experience in supervision and training of staff including working with volunteers and understanding of community service learning.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in client-centered design process.
  • Experience conducting focus groups.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs, Adobe Captivate and with web design utilizing WordPress platforms.
  • Experience with grant development and management.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical office and classroom setting.
  • Stand for extended periods of time for presentations, workshops, trainings.
  • Travel to other work-related sites within campus and throughout Hampshire County
  • Lift/carry 30-40 pounds.


Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm; 37.5 hours per week.
  • Requires evening hours and some weekend and holiday hours.


Salary Information

Level 27

PSU Hiring Ranges


Special Instructions to Applicants

Upload your resume along with your completed application. Our team will check references at the final stage of the interview process. Be prepared to provide contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Please note that this position will remain open until filled or the advertised closing date, whichever occurs first. Early submissions are recommended.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, political belief or affiliation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related condition(s), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, natural and protective hairstyle and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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