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Education Support Specialist II

Virginia State University has an opening for a Sexual Assault Educator/Advocate. The Sexual Assault Educator position is a full-time classified position, reporting directly to the Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Coordinator. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide a mandatory prevention and education program to all incoming students across the academic year that addresses domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Assist in the development of training curriculum, develop and maintain literature, resources and collaborate with campus programs to implement training initiatives. Integrate technology resources to promote interactive learning and to facilitate the evaluation of program outcomes.  Maintain an awareness of current laws as they relate to victim services and perpetrator accountability and promote advocacy of mental health and cultural diversity. Provide counseling and advocacy services to students who are referred for sexual assault services. Collaborate with victim agencies to develop appropriate resource material and increase access to victim services on and off campus. Assist in enhancing website resources. Assist with surveys and program evaluations to measure or assess program utilization and effectiveness. Work closely with Coordinator to develop publications, office/print documents and reporting forms. Review and evaluate all data collected for analyses in an ongoing manner. Assist the Coordinator with maintaining database for the Annual and semi-annual performance reports.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess a thorough knowledge of sexual assault issues, social justice work, and issues affecting sexual assault victims; Experience in delivering oral presentations to diverse audiences, training and technical assistance design and delivery, and program evaluation; have the ability to handle multiple priorities and projects, demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to initiate and follow through on projects with a minimum of supervision.  Must have at least three years of direct or prior experience working in the area of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence or stalking; Must possess experience as a trainer and advocate for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking; Ability to critically review professional literature relevant to college students and assess its applicability and utility for effectiveness on a college campus; Must be willing to conduct evening programs. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, criminal justice or human service related field. An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating position of the aforementioned knowledge and abilities may substitute for the education and knowledge requirements. 
 

preferred

A Master’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or social work is preferred.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified positions through the on-line Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed or paper applications and/or attachments will not be accepted.  Visit https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov.
 

Selected candidate must pass a Criminal Background check, including fingerprinting and must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable. 

POSITION IS RESTRICTED DUE TO FUNDING SOURCES. CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. 

 
 

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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