Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate (Student Services Professional III) at San Diego State University

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate (Student Services Professional III)

Job No: 520780

Work Type:

Locations: San Diego

Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The primary mission of Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) is to provide services to students and the university community that support and enhance the education of the whole person, as well as nurture a healthy and productive learning-centered campus environment. All C&PS services are provided and designed to promote academic excellence and retention at SDSU. Counseling & Psychological Services provides, either directly or through collaboration and referral, a variety of counseling services, (e.g., individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, short-term psychotherapy), assessment and evaluation, faculty and staff consultation, and professional training/supervision, consistent with the educational mission of the university. C&PS services are conceived and implemented within the context of a systemic, community-based approach. The SDSU learning community is richly diverse. A crucial part of C&PS's ability to work effectively on campus is each individual staff members' demonstrable respect for diversity and ability to effectively work from a cross-cultural perspective with people from a wide range of backgrounds and value systems.

The Center for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (CPHD) promotes an environment in which all members of SDSU's campus community can work, learn, and live in an atmosphere free from all forms of bias, harassment, and discrimination through the following activities: educating faculty, staff, and students on SDSU policies and procedures relating to non-discrimination; providing advice and support to faculty, staff, and students on issues of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence; overseeing compliance with federal and state laws including Title IX, Title VII, and FEHA; overseeing compliance with Executive Order 1095, and the Interim CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation, including oversight of the formal complaint process; collaborating with other SDSU departments and representatives to provide a holistic approach to resolving discrimination and harassment issues; overseeing SDSU's training programs relating to the prevention of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and unlawful discrimination and harassment.

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS), the Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate is responsible for leading and coordinating prevention education, outreach, and early intervention efforts related to gender-based violence in a higher education setting. This includes topics of affirmative consent, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and bystander intervention. The Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate will implement evidence-based primary prevention strategies in partnership with campus and community partners, utilizing an intersectional social justice and public health approach. The Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate develops curriculum, content, and materials for the campus community, through the development of presentations, educational seminars, strategic programs, and initiatives aimed to promote affirmative consent, healthy relationships, and decrease incidents of violence. The Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate will additionally serve as a confidential advocate who plays an important role in providing effective and sustained support and resources to students and employees who are sexual violence victims/survivors/complainants.

San Diego State University seeks to create a comprehensive coordinated response that (1) is victim/survivor- centered and trauma-informed; (2) enhances safety (regardless if reported to law enforcement, the campus Title IX Coordinator, or other investigatory bodies); (3) provides confidential services to sexual violence victims/survivors/complainants; (4) holds offenders accountable; (5) includes campus-wide prevention and awareness programs and activities; (6) tracks and assesses data relevant to services and advocacy provided while maintaining confidentiality.

For more information regarding the Center for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, please click here.

For more information regarding Counseling & Psychological Services, please click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field; including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related. Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A Master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in social work, public health, counseling or related field.
  • One year of counseling experience, at least six months of which is in rape crisis counseling.

  • Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

  • CA Driver's license

  • Compensation and Benefits

    Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,025 per month.

    Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

    San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

    CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,879 - $6,950 per month.

    SDSU Vaccine Policy

    In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

    The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

    Supplemental Information

    Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 18, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by November 17, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

    SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

    Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Beau Barron at

    Advertised: Nov 03, 2022 (9:00 AM)

    Applications Close: Open until filled

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