Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist - 1312329

Vanderbilt University in Tennessee

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 13, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time




Position Summary:
Reporting to the Interim Director of the Margaret Cuninggim Womens Center, the Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist provides prevention education programs as well as resource coordination for victims of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
I. Victim Assistance
  • Provide on-call response, crisis intervention, on-going case management, and resource referral as a private (not confidential) resource to the Vanderbilt community.
  • Divide responsibility for Project Safe—a 24-hour on-campus crisis hotline that provides immediate assistance to Vanderbilt community members in need—with another Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist.
  • Serve as a first responder for incidents related to sexual misconduct, dividing on-call responsibilities with another Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist.
  • Understand campus resources, policies and procedures, and serve as a reliable and accurate source of information to the Vanderbilt community.
  • Assist victims in ways that are culturally competent and sensitive to race, gender, culture, religion, ability, and sexual orientation.
  • Support and train campus partners on appropriate and culturally competent responses to sexual misconduct.
  • Coordinate support services with campus and community partners (including Office of Residence Life; Psychological and Counseling Center; Vanderbilt University Police Department; Womens Center; Student Health Center; Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services; etc.).
II. Prevention Education
  • Help design, implement, and assess a comprehensive package of co-curricular programs that address sexual misconduct prevention—including primary prevention, bystander intervention, and risk reduction.
  • Partner with social equity and diversity-focused campus partners (including the Office of LGBTQI Life, Office of Intercultural Affairs and Advocacy, Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life, Office of International Services, etc.) to design, implement, and assess prevention programming that is responsive to diversity.
  • Develop, implement, and assess trainings and other co-curricular programs that focus on healthy masculinities, mens anti-violence, and sexual assault prevention.
  • Support campus-wide strategic planning for health, safety, and well-being.
  • Supervise, provide training, and assess departmental interns, and/or graduate students.
  • Assist related student organizations in coordinating programs and partnerships toward shared goals.
  • Maintain timely and efficient communication in a professional manner (through email, telephone and other sources) 

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position.
Shift hours and days may vary; generally Monday through Friday, though evening and weekend hours are required, especially when performing on-call duties.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment.  Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation. 

Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810.  In accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all buildings on Vanderbilt property and on the grounds of the campus with the exception of designated outdoor smoking areas.
Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
Basic Qualifications

Job requires Bachelor's and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Social Work; Public Health; Womens, Gender, Sexuality Studies; or related field with at least 2 years of experience in a higher education setting, or in organizations primarily focused on womens or gender-related issues, violence prevention, and/or advocacy.
  • Knowledge of best practices and experience working on sexual misconduct prevention with college-age students.
  • Experience working directly with clients in an advocacy, case management, counseling or related role.
  • Ability to understand and articulate prevention education and victim services from a perspective that includes the intersections of gender, race, sexual orientation and other significant aspects of individual and cultural identity.
  • Formal victim advocacy training or certification, including knowledge of the role of an advocate in legal proceedings and medical examinations.
  • Experience serving as a crisis hotline operator.
  • Familiarity with legislation related to sexual harassment and violence, including Title IX, Campus SaVE, the Clery Act, etc. and their application to campus environments.
  • Knowledge of and experience with peer education models, marketing, public speaking, and program design.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, oversee, and assess projects and programs.
  • Comfortable with diversity and demonstrated commitment to addressing intersections of multiple identities.
  • Familiar with college student development and university systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good judgment, discretion, independence, and initiative.



Job  Professional and Managerial
Primary Location TN-Nashville-Sarratt Student Center
Organization  Women's Center 146490

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