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Violence Prevention Educator

Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences Los Angeles, California

Learning and Development Specialist – Violence Prevention Educator for Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services

Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences, Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health

Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

Position Description: This position provides services to increase awareness of bystander intervention, domestic, dating, and sexual violence and seeks to increase the development of healthy attitudes and behaviors that reduce gendered-based violence and power-based harm through the provision of sexual violence/dating violence prevention education and training to students, faculty and staff, either on-campus, off-campus or online.

Description of the Center

USC Student Counseling and Mental Health provides mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide include: individual, couples and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision. We are committed to providing quality mental and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession. We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity. We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.

Description of RSVP

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP), a program of CMH, specializes in gender-based violence and power-based harm of students. RSVP’s mission is to work in collaboration with other on-campus and off-campus partners and stakeholders to reduce and prevent sexual, domestic, and dating violence, and stalking. RSVP serves as a haven for students by providing confidential counseling and advocacy services for those who have been harmed and for students to make changes on campus that impact interpersonal violence through our educational programs and peer outreach program, VOICE. We offer tailored workshops, awareness-raising events, and outreach activities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide/deliver interactive presentations on affirmative consent, healthy relationships and violence prevention to students, faculty, and staff
  • Assist in determining most effective violence prevention educational methods
  • Participate in development and refinement of relevant curriculum program for violence prevention presentations
  • Promote and schedule presentations to various sectors of the campus community, including on-ground/campus, off-campus, and online
  • Act as a representative and advocate for the issues and concerns of students in the campus community surrounding the issues of dating violence and sexual assault
  • Participate in outreach activities with various campus stakeholders
  • Monitor and track the number and types of presentations given on a monthly basis
  • Compile accurate data and report program activities, goals, and needs (e.g., numbers of students, types of presentations and trainings, outcomes, etc.)
  • Conduct evaluations of trainings (e.g., pre/post- tests, participant satisfaction, periodic evaluations, etc.), and contribute to the analysis and interpretation of evaluation results
  • Prepare reports on the effectiveness of the violence prevention curriculum and delivery/educational methods
  • Promote violence prevention training products and services, and raise awareness of violence prevention resources through RSVP
  • Perform other duties as necessary or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, human services, criminal justice, communication, psychology, or related field

2.     Multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students

3.     Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

1.     Master’s degree in education, social work, human services, criminal justice, communication, psychology, or related field

2.     1-2 years’ experience with gender-based advocacy and training on related topics

3.     Understanding of adult learning theory with young adults

4.     Strong public speaking skills

5.     Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques to use when audience becomes triggered, and related community resources

6.     Significant knowledge and commitment to feminist, domestic violence, and sexual violence doctrines

7.     Ability to utilize social media platforms (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and webinar platforms for training purposes

8.     Strong appreciation and skills for interacting with young adults (e.g., college students, graduate students, international students, etc.)

9.     Curriculum development skills

10.  Competency with Microsoft PowerPoint and/or other presentation software (e.g., Prezi, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.)

11.  Resilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment

12.  Ability to balance autonomy, accountability and collaboration

Physical Requirements:

Position requires physical ability to lift approximately 25 lbs., sit or be on feet for extended periods of time, bend freely, and reach objects overhead

Work Schedule:

  • Ability to work primarily weekends and evenings when students are available
  • Flexible schedule to attend meetings during the regular work week

Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

Starting Date: Negotiable

This is a staff position in the Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is exempt, full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, and paid vacation.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please submit application, resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in developing and conducting training classes. Development of instructional materials.


REQ20072535 Posted Date: 04/15/2019

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