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Job Description:

The Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist will work within the University at Albany’s Office of Health Promotion to provide campus-wide leadership for implementing and evaluating a comprehensive prevention program addressing sexual assault, interpersonal and relationship violence, and stalking for a diverse public university of 17,000 students. Duties will include coordinating campus-wide preventive and educational activities in coordination with the Title IX Coordinator, and in collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Campus Recreation, and other departments within the Division of Student Affairs and the University, based on using evidence-informed practices in a public health framework and aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills to develop lifelong strategies optimize their health and well-being. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating a comprehensive prevention program that complies with reporting responsibilities under state and federal regulations and guidelines, including mandatory student training and bystander intervention program implementation. Training-related responsibilities will include supervising graduate assistants, undergraduate peer educators, and masters-level interns and might include teaching undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in academic credit-bearing courses focused on prevention and health promotion.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engage in planning, organizing, publicizing, and facilitation of campus-wide sexual assault, interpersonal and relationship violence, and stalking prevention programs and campaigns based on using evidence-informed practices in a public health framework.
  • Engage in the development and facilitation of theme weeks and months, i.e., Sexual Assault Awareness month in April, Domestic Violence month in October, Stalking Awareness month in January, and Gender and Sexuality Month in February
  • Recruit, select, train, and supervise student members of the Sexual Violence Ambassador Program (SVPA). Plan and execute sexual violence prevention initiatives, including exhibits and programs that engage these trained and supervised students under the auspices of academic credit-bearing courses in peer assistance and peer education delivered through the OHP
  • Serve as an active member of the NASPA Culture of Respect Collective, commencing in January of 2020 and continuing through the life of the initiative
  • Facilitate targeted prevention education programs for mandated students and members of the broader student body including athletes, members of Greek groups, all incoming first-year and transfer students, student leaders in recognized groups, Student Association, Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, tour guides, Middle Earth student staff and Project SHAPE members, in coordination with the Title IX Coordinator
  • Engage in the reporting of sexual violence in accordance with mandates of Title IX compliance from the Office of Civil Rights of the US Department of Education, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as well as compliance with the Clery Act
  • Engage in presentations at professional conferences as funding permits ? Network with colleagues in the Capital Region and serve as a member of community meetings including “Stronger Together” and Community Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) meetings
  • Engage in training as an instructor for the ECPY 400, 403, 404, 405, 406, and 497 undergraduate peer assistance and peer education course series.


Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health, Public Health, or related field (or within six months of degree completion) conferred from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (ED) or internationally recognized accrediting organization
A minimum of two years of sexual assault, interpersonal and relationship violence, and stalking prevention-focused work experience
Evidence of ability to provide leadership in addressing the physical, mental health, and/or interpersonal needs of emerging adults, particularly college students, using a public health framework
Expertise in organizational-level and systems intervention and public health-informed prevention and early intervention strategies
Experience conducting needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions
Excellent networking and oral and written communication skills
Experience in workshop presentation, teaching, and the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students
Demonstrated ability to employ equitable and inclusive practices to promote the well-being of marginalized populations; applicants must address their experience and ability to work with individuals and populations representing individual and cultural diversity in their cover letters

About University at Albany

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.