Utah State University

Prevention Specialist

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/16/2020 6:53 PM)
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Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$17.00 per hour, commensurate with experience


Fall 2020--Spring 2021 Academic Year required. One opening is available for this position. The part-time Prevention Specialist will help implement and increase the impact of sexual misconduct (primarily, sexual assault and relationship violence) prevention efforts at the USU Blanding campus. This position will strengthen USU's sexual misconduct prevention efforts using a public health approach to promote the health and safety of USU Blanding campus students.


The part-time Prevention Specialist position funding is only guaranteed for one year through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program. This position reports to the USU Blanding Campus's Student Involvement Program Coordinator.


29 hour a week commitment, with some evening and weekend hours required.


The Prevention Specialist will:

  • Directly supervise the Sexual Violence Prevention interns;
  • Help coordinate and support 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;
  • Create and implement prevention training programs for sexual misconduct topics (such as about consent and healthy relationships) that are tailored to the needs and cultural backgrounds of USU Blanding students;
  • Build relationships with community-based organizations, prevention agencies and county coalitions;
  • Coordinate the logistics for the USU Upstanding bystander intervention program, which includes: marketing the workshop to USU Blanding students and surrounding USU sites, scheduling presentations for classes, working with USU Student Involvement & Leadership staff to schedule student organization presentations, recruiting and training undergraduate and graduate student/professional staff facilitators, and hosting monthly meetings with facilitators;
  • Regularly facilitate Upstanding bystander intervention programs and sexual misconduct prevention programs;
  • Collect and analyze program evaluation information (pre- and post-test data from participants, feedback from facilitators) and assist with program revisions to enhance Upstanding and other sexual misconduct prevention programs;
  • Help solicit and coordinate the logistics for four guest speakers about sexual misconduct topics (such as about Red Zone and consent, dating violence, alcohol and sexual violence overlap, and sexual assault);
  • Help coordinate tabling and other outreach events about sexual violence topics (such as for Red Zone, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Stalking Awareness Month, Dating Violence Awareness Month, Safe Spring Break, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month);
  • Manage and schedule meetings with campus and/or community partners as needed;
  • Oversee updates and assist with the development and distribution of tailored educational and marketing materials related to bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, sexual misconduct prevention, and campus and community resources;
  • Assist with other duties and projects as requested.


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.
  • Excellent 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 overseeing volunteers.

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

$17.00 per hour, commensurate with experience


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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

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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