Utah State University

Prevention Specialist SR

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/29/2023 6:12 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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Office of Equity
Advertised Salary
Minimum $75,000; commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Senior Prevention Specialist will oversee a legally compliant implementation, management, evaluation, and institutionalization of USU’s system-wide student, faculty, and staff engagement programs and activities to prevent sexual misconduct and discrimination.


This position will use a strategic, proactive, and collaborative approach to lead and develop a coordinated system-wide sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention plan for students, staff and faculty. This key position will strengthen USU’s approach to sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention to promote the health and safety of USU students and employees. This person will integrate and leverage the expertise of campus partners who provide: sexual misconduct and discrimination response, advocacy and support, evaluation and research.


The Senior Prevention Specialist will frequently work outside of regular business hours and some travel is required.


This position will supervise full-time Prevention Specialist staff members at the Logan, Blanding, and Eastern campuses, as well as provide oversight to peer educator teams and student interns and volunteers at those campuses.


Compliance Oversight (45%)

  • Ensure compliance with USU’s student sexual misconduct prevention training requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with USU’s employee sexual misconduct reporting obligations training requirement.
  • Ensure compliance with sexual misconduct and discrimination training requirements in relevant federal and state laws (such as Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, and Utah campus safety bills) and university agreements (such as MOUs and resolution and settlement agreements).
  • Ensure compliance with participation requirements for university membership in relevant national organizations and initiatives (such as NASEM’s Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education).
  • Oversee and conduct respondent education in response to complaints filed with the Office of Equity and Human Resources.

Staff Recruitment and Supervision (30%)

  • Supervise full-time Prevention Specialist staff members at Logan, Blanding, and Eastern campuses, who recruit, hire, train, and supervise student volunteers, interns, and staff; manage campus partner committees and working groups; facilitate sexual misconduct, discrimination, and bystander intervention trainings for students and employees; implement communications plans and efforts for trainings; track those who have received prevention training; create student and employee training content and education materials; revise existing training and education materials; and analyze training and climate survey data.
  • Oversee and supervise the recruitment, hiring, training, and coordination of student volunteers, interns, and/or staff, who facilitate sexual misconduct trainings for students; create student and employee training content and education materials; revise existing training and education materials; and analyze training and climate survey data.

Program Development, Management, and Evaluation (25%)

  • Institutionalize, design, and sustain a coordinated campus-wide sexual misconduct prevention strategic plan, created in collaboration with the campus-wide Implementation and Coordination Committee on Sexual Misconduct (ICC).
  • Regularly review current data to determine prevention programming goals and priorities.
  • Identify how staff and faculty can infuse appropriate messaging and expectations into their classrooms and departments to reinforce culture change.
  • Oversee the implementation of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and bystander intervention trainings for students, staff, and faculty throughout the USU system.
  • Help facilitate tracking of those who have received prevention training.
  • Oversee the creation of a communications plan to reinforce sexual misconduct prevention and public health awareness principles that targets a diverse group of students (first-year students, student-athletes, fraternity and sorority members, student leaders, international students, etc.).
  • Oversee the evaluation process for determining the impact of prevention programs on participants.
  • Oversee the implementation and analysis of the student and employee sexual misconduct campus climate surveys.
  • Identify and use evaluation data to ensure continuous quality improvement of prevention programming.
  • Communicate evaluation data with stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of relevant experience.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience with 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.

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 $75,000; 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.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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