Utah State University

Prevention Specialist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/14/2024 4:52 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
Operational Strategy
Office of Equity
Advertised Salary
Minimum $45,000; Commensurate with experience and education, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Prevention Specialist will support the development, implementation, management, evaluation, and institutionalization of USU’s employee education programs to respond to and 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 faculty and staff.


The Prevention Specialist will also support USU’s bias and discrimination response and prevention efforts for employees, 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 employees.


The Prevention Specialist will work outside of regular business hours on average 2-3 times a month. Some travel from the main campus in Logan to other USU campuses is required.


Program Development and Management (85%)

  • Support compliance with USU’s employee sexual misconduct prevention training requirement.
  • Develop and facilitate other sexual misconduct prevention trainings for employees, addressing topics such as consent, effective workplace relationships, and boundary setting.
  • Develop and facilitate trainings for employee respondents who have been reported for sexual misconduct or discriminatory behaviors.
  • Facilitate tracking of employees who have received sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention training.
  • Help create and implement a communications plan to reinforce sexual misconduct and bias and discrimination prevention efforts that targets a diverse group of employees.
  • 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 hard mandate for requiring all incoming students, transfer students, and students returning from a leave of absence to complete sexual misconduct prevention training.
  • As needed, support and help supervise student volunteers, interns, and/or staff.

Develop and Manage Other Programs (10%)

  • Support USU’s bias and discrimination response efforts. Develop and facilitate training about USU’s anti-discrimination policy and prevention trainings related to addressing biases in the workplace.
    Support the senior prevention specialist in implementing the university’s bystander intervention training (Upstanding) for students and employees.

Program Evaluation (5%)

  • 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 employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, public health, or related field.
  • 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 orientations, and ideologies.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook); ability to learn job-specific software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 in a university or workplace setting, including sexual misconduct and bias and discrimination prevention.
  • Experience conducting quantitative and/or qualitative evaluations.
  • Knowledge of student and adult development and learning theories and models.
  • Experience with explaining federal, state, local, and/or workplace policies and procedures to a general audience.
  • Knowledge of best practices related to talking about and addressing sexual misconduct and discrimination; solid understanding of trauma-informed principles.

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. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $45,000; Commensurate with 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.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all 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. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. 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 04/2024

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

*updated 09/2023


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