Utah State University

Prevention Specialist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/20/2023 6:40 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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Office of Equity
Advertised Salary
Minimum $40,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Prevention Specialist will support the development, implementation, management, evaluation, and institutionalization of USU’s student engagement programs and activities to prevent sexual misconduct. This position will strengthen USU’s sexual misconduct prevention efforts using a public health approach to promote the health and safety of USU students.


The Prevention Specialist will also support USU’s bias and discrimination prevention efforts for students, specifically through facilitating relevant trainings. This position will use a strategic, proactive, and collaborative approach to help implement sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention plans for students.


The Prevention Specialist will frequently work outside of regular business hours, including evenings and weekends. Some travel from the main campus in Logan to other USU campuses may be required.


Program Development, Management, and Evaluation (90%)

  • Support compliance with USU’s hard mandate for requiring all students to complete sexual misconduct prevention training annually, including communication with campus stakeholders about progress toward achieving compliance.
  • Support compliance with USU’s annual sexual misconduct prevention training requirement for fraternity and sorority members, student-athletes, and student organization leaders.
  • Develop and facilitate trainings for student respondents who have been reported for sexual misconduct or discriminatory behaviors.
  • Facilitate other sexual misconduct prevention trainings for students, addressing topics such as consent, healthy relationships, and boundary setting.
  • Support USU’s bias and discrimination prevention efforts, such as through developing and facilitating bias and discrimination prevention trainings for students.
  • Facilitate tracking of students who have received sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention training.
  • Help create and implement a communications plan to reinforce sexual misconduct prevention efforts that targets a diverse group of students.
  • Help create and implement evaluation tools to determine the impact of sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention programs on participants.
  • Help identify and use evaluation data to ensure continuous quality improvement of sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention programming for students.
  • As needed, coordinate, help tailor, and implement the university’s bystander intervention training (Upstanding) for students, staff, and faculty.
  • As needed, support compliance with USU’s employee sexual misconduct training requirement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Staff Recruitment and Supervision (10%)

  • Supervise the wage hourly student peer educator team, who facilitate sexual misconduct prevention trainings for students at the USU Logan campus.
  • Recruit, hire, and train the wage hourly peer educator team annually.


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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Experience with creating programs about public health issues that affect a university setting, including sexual misconduct and bias and discrimination prevention.
  • Experience conducting quantitative and/or qualitative evaluations.
  • Experience applying public health theory and strategies to the creation and implementation of programs and education campaigns.
  • Knowledge of student development and learning theories and models.
  • Experience with explaining federal, state, local, and/or workplace policies and procedures to a general audience.
  • At least one year of experience in college health promotion or another public health setting.
  • Experience overseeing volunteers or staff members.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume / CV 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

Minimum $40,000 commensurate with experience, 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

Utah State University (USU) is Utah’s land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie RU/H institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, eight Statewide Campuses, and twenty-three education centers throughout the state. USU offers 159 undergraduate majors, 155 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials.


This position will be located at the USU main campus. The USU main campus is in Cache Valley, a community of about 114,000 located in a picturesque mountain valley in Northern Utah about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: www.usu.edu.


This position will be part of the university’s Office of Equity. The Office of Equity enforces USU’s policies on non-discrimination and sexual misconduct, as well as provides prevention education for students and employees, supportive measures for individuals impacted by discrimination and sexual misconduct, and other resources, such as investigations. Learn more at equity.usu.edu/.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission. USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://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


*updated 11/2022


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