Violence Prevention Coordinator - Temporary

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Violence Prevention Coordinator - Temporary  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  
Advertised Salary: $45,000  
FLSA: Exempt  
Employee Class:    
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: The Unit of Student Life at Ferris State University invites applications for a newly created, full-time Violence Prevention Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for forming our Coordinated Community Response Team, for continued implementation and expansion of our prevention education programs, and for enhancing our education and intervention resources and services to meet the needs of all our students across the main campus, Kendall College, and all twenty-two statewide locations.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree  
Required Work Experience: Two years of full-time experience in primary prevention services and/or in a university setting with experience with sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking victim services, primary prevention, or training.

Priority will be given to applicants with experience working with law enforcement agencies and working with traditionally under-served or marginalized populations, particularly students of color, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ students.
Required Licenses and Certifications: None  
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Preference given to individuals with a Master’s degree and those with professional experience and interest in trauma-informed practices, assessment, and working with multiple community partners or organizations to provide services.  
Duties/Responsibilities: To continue and deepen the work plan created by the Anti-Violence Alliance in a sustainable and strategic way that includes continued implementation of Bringing in the Bystander Training and all other prevention, education, and awareness programming efforts for all incoming students, athletes, fraternities and sororities, and student leaders.

Supervise 10-15 Peer Educators including recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, developing and evaluating Peer Educators. 

Implement Memorandums of Understanding with local and Grand Rapids Sexual Assault Support Agencies to enhance campus prevention, education, awareness, and advocacy services.

Create competitive Graduate Assistant job descriptions appealing to students at Ferris State University as well as other regional Universities.

Work with Soteria Solutions (Bringing in the Bystander) to modify Bringing in the Bystander to be more inclusive and accessible for all students.

Outreach to the leadership of student groups including fraternity and sorority life, athletics, club sports, registered student organizations, and statewide campus locations to provide tailored educational programming around sexual violence.

Develop new student led, peer to peer, sexual violence prevention programs for students who have already been trained in Bringing in the Bystander.

Enhance current training for faculty, staff, and student advocates to include trauma-informed response, self-care, and awareness of resources.

Continue to develop and implement evaluation tools to assess programs. Review program reports, participant evaluations, statistical data, and other relevant information to make recommendations on scope, size, and the nature of future programs. 

Learn about, explore, and pursue (if found to be promising for our campus), Situational Interventions (a model at Williams College) that uses environmental strategies to change the physical, social, and cultural factors that facilitate violence.

Collaborate with the largest Registered Student Organizations including but not limited to fraternity and sorority life, athletics, club sports, and statewide campus locations to provide tailored educational programming around sexual violence.

Collaborate with Athletics to create an ongoing educational plan to prevent sexual violence for all NCAA student athletes.
Skills and Abilities:    
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contacts of three professional references
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are required to provide the names and contact information for three professional references.  
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit:  

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