RSVP Assistant Director, Violence Preventionin Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services, USC Student Health
Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health
Los Angeles, California
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Position Description [Purpose and Scope]
The Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences is recruiting a faculty member to serve as the RSVP Assistant Director, Violence Prevention in our Student Health practice. This individual will oversee and organize all violence prevention and outreach efforts and initiatives of the Departmentâs Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services unit within USC Student Health. They will provide leadership and supervision to the RSVP Violence Prevention team, as well as manage collaborations and grants related to RSVP violence prevention and outreach initiatives. The position will develop and implement a comprehensive set of programs and services for USC designed to increase awareness of bystander intervention, domestic, dating, and sexual violence and stalking, and increase the development of healthy attitudes and behaviors that reduce gendered-based violence and power-based harm through the provision of evidence based sexual violence/dating violence/stalking prevention education and training to students, faculty and staff, either on-campus, off-campus or online. This includes but is not limited to prevention workshops; outreach activities; partnerships with campus and academic departments and programs, student organizations, undergraduate and graduate student government, off-campus programs, organizations related to RSVPâs mission, local law enforcement agencies, and more.
Description of USC Student Health
USC Student Health provides a comprehensive campus health program including mental health services, medical services, prevention and health promotion, health communications, the student health insurance plan, and public health services to improve the health of the USC population. Mental Health services support students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals through the Department of Psychiatryâs Counseling and Mental Health Division (CMH). CMH services include: individual, couples and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision.Â Services at CMH are provided by and under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Description of RSVP
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP), a program of USC Student Health, specializes in gender-based violence and power-based harm of students. RSVPâs mission is to work in collaboration with other on-campus and off-campus partners and stakeholders to reduce and prevent sexual, domestic, and dating violence, and stalking. RSVP serves as a haven for students by providing confidential counseling and advocacy services for those who have been harmed and for students to make changes on campus that impact interpersonal violence through our educational programs and peer outreach program, VOICE. We offer tailored workshops, awareness-raising events, and outreach activities.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the RSVP Program Director, the RSVP Assistant Director, Violence Prevention will:
Lead the prevention team, which currently consists of 5.5 FTE violence prevention educators (including Lead VPE), a violence prevention curriculum specialist, 2 graduate students, 2 scholars, 3 interns and 20+ student volunteers by providing leadership, supervision, guidance, and direction.
Oversee the development and delivery of a comprehensive curriculum on affirmative consent, healthy relationships, and violence prevention to students, faculty, and staff ensuring best practices.
Monitor, track, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of the violence prevention curriculum and delivery/educational methods.
Promote violence prevention training products and services, and raise awareness of violence prevention resources through RSVP with the Violence Prevention Specialist.
In collaboration with USC Student Health communications, develop and implement campaigns and other public communications through social media and other channels.
Oversee the RSVP social media presence.
Oversee the RSVP peer program, VOICE.
Collaborate with campus and community partners to ensure prevention programs are compliant with federal/state regulatory requirements and USC policy.
Ensure engagement of community stakeholders including USC faculty, staff, and students in the development of all programs.
Regularly convene stakeholder groups.
Coordinate efforts with other USC Student Health promotion activities and services.
Coordinate outreach activities with various campus stakeholders.
Perform other duties as necessary or assigned.
In the absence of the RSVP Program Director, oversee the operations of RSVP.
Masterâs or higher degree in education, public health, social work, human services, criminal justice, gender/ethnic studies, psychology, or related field Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills 1-2 years of experience coordinating a human services program or college student services program
yearsâ experience with gender-based, violence prevention programs or similar types of programs 3-4 years of experience managing prevention programs or similar programs Understanding of adult learning theory with young adults Strong public speaking skills Ability to utilize social media platforms (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and webinar platforms for training purposes Strong appreciation and skills for interacting with young adults (e.g., college students, graduate students, international students, etc.) Curriculum development and assessment skills Resilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment Ability to balance autonomy, accountability and collaboration Bilingual or multilingual
Application Deadline: Until position is filled.
Starting Date: Negotiable
This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is exempt, full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, and paid vacation.
Apply here and upload resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. The Department of Psychiatry strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring excellent and diverse faculty. All genders BIPOC, LABTQIA+, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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