Utah State University

Prevention Specialist

City Price Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/1/2020 4:03 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Administration
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience and education, plus excellent benefits


The Prevention/Supportive Measures Specialist (Prevention Specialist) will support the implementation of USU's student, faculty, and staff trainings, programs, and activities to prevent and support individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct and discrimination on the USU-Eastern campus. This position will use a public health and strategic, proactive, and collaborative approach to implement and strengthen USU's sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention efforts in order to promote the health and safety of USU-Eastern's students, faculty, and staff. The Prevention Specialist will also advise a diverse population of individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct or discrimination, or who are involved in a Title IX investigation. The Prevention Specialist will be responsible for using trauma-informed principles while working to implement university supportive measures.


The Prevention Specialist may be required to work outside of regular business hours in order to facilitate trainings and programs and some travel from the USU-Eastern campus to other USU campuses may be required.


Program Development and Management (40%)

  • Coordinates, develops, and implements USU's bystander intervention training (Upstanding) to USU-Eastern students, staff, and faculty.
  • Supports compliance with USU's hard mandate for requiring all incoming students, transfer students, and students returning from a leave of absence to complete sexual misconduct prevention training.
  • Supports compliance with USU's employee sexual harassment prevention training requirement.
  • Facilitates other sexual misconduct prevention training for students, faculty, and staff, addressing topics such as consent, healthy relationships, and boundary setting.
  • Supports USU's discrimination prevention efforts, such as through facilitating discrimination prevention training for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Facilitates tracking of those who have received sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention training.
  • Helps implement a communications plan to reinforce sexual misconduct prevention efforts that targets a diverse group of students (first-year students, student-athletes, fraternity and sorority life members, student leaders, international students, etc.).
  • Supports and helps supervise student volunteers, interns, and/or staff.

Program Evaluation (10%)

  • Helps implement an evaluation tool to determine the impact of sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention programs on participants.
  • Helps identify and use evaluation data to ensure continuous quality improvement of sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention programming.

Supportive Measures (50%)

  • Uses trauma-informed principles and practices to work with survivors of sexual misconduct or those who have experienced discrimination because of their membership in a protected class.
  • Provides supportive measures such as: seeking academic record adjustments, financial aid or scholarship assistance; giving class assignment, quiz, test, and attendance support; seeking classroom schedule changes; arranging tutoring resources; requesting housing adjustments; locating alternative parking arrangements; re-arranging work schedules; and providing other supportive measures as needed.
  • Implements supportive measures with students, staff, or faculty involved in sexual misconduct or discrimination investigations.
  • Develops relationships with USU-Eastern and Logan campus administration, staff, faculty, academic advisors, the Academic Success Center, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Scholarship, Registrar, Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI), Eastern Student Counseling, USU Police, Campus Housing, Campus Recreation, and Campus Parking, and others.
  • Maintains supportive measures requests and all other student, faculty, and staff records in compliance with university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Reports to parties and involved faculty and staff supportive measures taken and track those reports.
  • Assists with outreach to faculty, staff, and students, including promoting student self-advocacy, and participating in USU events on and off campus with the goal of sharing information and enhancing prevention efforts.
  • Manages student, faculty, and staff issues and answer questions from parties and involved faculty and staff members that arise regarding supportive measures.
  • Maintains information and statistics on supportive measures provided by the office.
  • Exercises effective decision-making and consult with supervisors as needed.
  • Works with confidential and highly sensitive information.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, public health, or related field. Individuals who will soon be graduating with their bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply.
  • At least one year of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of population-based public health principles and social norms strategies for community health promotion.
  • Proven ability to manage projects or programs and deliver results in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering presentations and outreach activities.
  • Knowledge of, and experience applying, trauma-informed practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience working with confidential and sensitive issues and the ability to exercise discretion and good judgment.
  • Ability to provide high-level customer care to students, faculty, and staff under stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to be assertive and decisive with strong decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work under multiple deadlines and sensitive timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of varying backgrounds, ages, races, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and ideologies.
  • Ability to accept and incorporate feedback in a positive manner.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, public health, or related field. Individuals who will soon be graduating with their master's degree are encouraged to apply.
  • At least two years of relevant experience.
  • CHES or MCHES certification. Individuals who will soon be taking the CHES or MCHES exam are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated experience with public health issues that affect a university population, including sexual misconduct prevention.
  • Experience applying public health theory and strategies.
  • Knowledge of student development and learning theories and models.
  • Experience with procedures development and implementation.
  • Quantitative and qualitative evaluation skills.
  • At least one year of experience in college health promotion or another public health setting.
  • Experience using Maxient or other case management system and Banner student information system.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience and education, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Office of Equity is a reporting unit to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. For more information, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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