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Prevention Education Coordinator – Speak Up Program Lead

Website Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center (SAVA)

Position Title:   Prevention Education Coordinator – Speak Up Program Lead

Reports to:   Director of Prevention Education and Outreach

FLSA Status:   Salaried, 40 hours a week

Salary Range:   $40,000 – $42,000/year

 

DESCRIPTION OF AGENCY:

The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center provides crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence in Northern Colorado while also providing prevention programs through community outreach and education. We envision a culture change that results in the end of sexual violence. We serve the communities of Larimer and Weld Counties out of three office locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley. SAVA employees are offered a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance along with retirement matching and generous paid time off packages. Flexible schedules can be accommodated within the parameters of position duties and responsibilities.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services to better support and reflect the communities we serve. People of diverse backgrounds including people with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Prevention Education programs provide youth ages 8- 18 with developmentally appropriate sessions focused on supporting self-esteem, healthy relationships, and social action to prevent sexual violence and support others.

The Speak Up Program Lead is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Speak Up program in Larimer and Weld Counties. The Speak Up Program Lead possesses a vision for the program’s continued improvement, expansion, and impact and works to carry out that vision.

Support and assist in program implementation of SAVA’s other prevention programs including Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) Peers, SOAR, and SuperWorld, and conduct community presentations in Poudre, Thompson, and Weld School Districts.

This position will work primarily out of SAVA’s Fort Collins and Greeley offices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Speak Up Program Lead: Speak Up is a sexual violence prevention program designed for youth ages 12-16 interested in focusing on positive self-identity, healthy futures and relationships, and violence prevention. Speak Up groups meet weekly in school and community settings, focusing on at-risk youth.

  • Design, plan, and implement Speak Up Prevention education curricula for youth ages 12-16 in Poudre, Thompson and Weld School Districts.
  • Make updates and edits to program curriculum and materials using research, community input, and best practices.
  • Assist the Director of Prevention Education and Outreach to build and maintain relationships with school administration and staff.
  • Serve as the point of contact and liaison between SAVA and community partners implementing Speak Up.
  • Work with school staff to recruit youth for Speak Up! groups and schedule group sessions.
  • Delegate program-related tasks (e.g., facilitation, curriculum editing/updates, contact follow-ups) to other prevention staff and interns in a collaborative and strategic manner.
  • Train new prevention staff and interns on Speak Up.
  • Offer quarterly (or as needed) trainings to other prevention staff on program-related topics.
  • Track and document program costs and expenses for materials.
  • Track program numbers, carry out annual program evaluation and make relevant reports to supervisors and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the creation and updating of program marketing materials. Ensure all marketing materials and website information is up to date.
  • Provide support, resources, and advocacy (Title IX and legal) to students who disclose abuse or harassment.

 

Other Prevention Programming:

Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) Peers program is a school-based sexual violence prevention program in which high school student leaders are trained to provide education and support to their school community on sexual violence prevention.

  • As needed, assist the SART Program Lead and the Director of Prevention Education & Outreach in coordinating, growing, and implementing the SART Peers program in Poudre, Thompson and Weld School Districts.
  • Serve as a supportive adult mentor in SART presentations as needed.

SOAR: SOAR (Safety, Opportunities, All Abilities, Resources) is a prevention program comprised of a set of curricula designed for students and young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). SOAR’s three curricula are tailored to specific levels of need and functioning and cover a variety of topics that aim to empower individuals with information and skills to have healthy, happy, and safe relationships.

  • As needed, assist the SOAR Program Lead and the Director of Prevention Education & Outreach in coordinating, growing, and implementing SOAR programming in Larimer and Weld County school districts and community organizations.

SuperWorld: SuperWorld is an active, outdoor program that empowers youth to develop life skills for healthy bodies, relationships, and self-esteem.

  • Work in collaboration with the prevention team to design, plan, and implement SuperWorld educational curricula for youth ages 8-12 in Larimer and Weld County during the summer months.
  • Help recruit, train, and schedule SuperWorld volunteer mentors.
  • Assist in program tracking and survey data collection.

 

Other Prevention Team Responsibilities:

  • Seek out and attend program-related training opportunities and conduct research on program-specific content and best practices.
  • Coordinate and provide other community presentations or educational groups as requested.
  • Communicate with staff on a regular basis through prevention and staff meetings and supervision.
  • Solicit for food, sponsorships, and other donations that will help support prevention programs.
  • Be up to date with all current district, state, and national policies related to Title IX, mandated reporting, and relevant laws.
  • Understand and follow duties and responsibilities as a mandated reporter.

 

SAVA Responsibilities:

  • Help to plan, promote, and attend SAVA awareness and fundraising events as needed.
  • Follow established SAVA Center policies and procedures.
  • Respond to 24-hour rape crisis hotline calls by providing non-therapeutic crisis intervention and advocacy skills while in the office and during on-call shifts as needed.
  • Solicit donations for fundraising events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Psychology, Public Health or related field, or 4+ years of equivalent experience.
  • Professional experience working in a related field and/or providing prevention education.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sexual assault, intersectionality, and cultural roots of sexual violence.
  • Experience with group facilitation, public speaking, and developing and delivering presentations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity and working knowledge of Weld County and/or Loveland area school districts.
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in Spanish. (increased compensation for this skill)
  • Proficiency in public speaking.
  • Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate interns and volunteers within area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and crisis theory.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development.
  • Experience working with at-risk youth and/or youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to provide non-therapeutic crisis intervention and advocacy services to sexual assault victims and their loved ones.

COMPETENCIES:

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Communication and Interaction:

  • Fluency in speaking and writing English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Organization:

  • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to assess operational requirements and to plan and organize work flow patterns and schedules.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including evening and weekends. (Flex time may be used when needed)

Diversity:

  • Commitment to cultural humility and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to learning and understanding the intersection of varying identities and sexual violence.

Self-Direction:

  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities.

Transportation:

  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to drive to various schools and offices across Larimer and Weld County. (Mileage reimbursement is included.)

 

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter (required) to Hope Cornelis, the Director of Prevention Education & Outreach at hope@savacenter.org by Monday, May 10th at 11:59 PM.

SAVA Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity.  SAVA prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

To apply for this job email your details to hope@savacenter.org

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