As a staff member in USC Student Health at the University of Southern California, this professional will assist in a shared mission of strengthening a culture driven by student well-being, enhance public health by applying the process of Health Promotion, with prevention as one of five essential actions, with the college students at the University of Southern California, and guide the implementation of universal prevention efforts toward building a culture of consent and healthy relationships and sex positivity, sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, intimate partner and domestic violence, and stalking using victim-centered/trauma-informed principles and evidence-informed approaches for the USC community. The Violence Prevention Specialist works within a Collective Impact framework toward a shared agenda of broad-based cultural and systemic change through strong engagement and collaboration with campus and community partners.
As a staff member in the Office for Health Promotion Strategy in USC Student Health at the University of Southern California, this professional will:
Work towards enhancing public health and communal well-being, by applying a Collective Impact framework and a settings approach to the process of Health Promotion with our students
Focusing on the implementation of universal and selective prevention efforts toward building a culture of consent and healthy relationships.
Identify, assess and analyze student training needs through data gathering
Work with other departments within the university (i.e. Residential Education, Cultural Centers, Greek Life and other Student Organizations) to provide outreach and inform students of the Office’s services
Master’s in Public Health or other systems level focused degree.
5 years of student personnel administration
Extensive knowledge of current and emerging issues regarding sexual violence prevention, bystander training, socio‐ecological model, learning theory, behavior and systems change theory, collective impact, community development, communication, built environment, and evidence‐based practice
Proven experience surrounding the application of this knowledge using a settings approach with student populations within higher education.
Proven abilities in culturally competent curriculum development, facilitation and training
Ability to build relationships and articulate connections across the institution.
Experience working independently as well as a collective team member
Ability to be creative with limited resources and pivot and acclimate to the constant change within student and university needs
Experience using social media to develop community norms and personal skills
Demonstrated ability with utilizing qualitative and quantitative techniques for population level data collection, analysis, application, distribution and evaluation.
Minimum Field of Expertise:
- Bachelor's degree
- Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
- Student personnel administration