Prevention Educator

Sexual Assault Crisis Center - Fox Cities, Inc.
Job Description
Schedule: 30 hours/week, Monday – Friday; hours vary during school year.
Location: Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities, Inc. (Center) Appleton Office, and requires travel throughout Outagamie and Calumet counties and city of New London.
Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.
Summary: The Sexual Assault Prevention Educator will support the sexual assault prevention education program. The Prevention Educator will ensure that all trainings, workshops, special events and public awareness initiatives are prevention focused, evidence-based and based on national best practices for sexual violence prevention messaging.
 
The role of this position is to address the root causes of sexual violence in the community, be the voice of the Center when working toward the elimination of sexual violence, and assist the community in finding ways to become engaged and more aware of the issue. The ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating and implementing prevention education programming in a variety of settings including schools in Outagamie and Calumet counties and the city of New London. Programming is also delivered to local businesses, civic groups and other community-based organizations.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Coordinate and implement prevention education programming and provide community outreach to:
    • Elementary, middle and high schools in Outagamie and Calumet counties, and the city of New London.
    • Alternative school settings, local colleges, local businesses and other community organizations.
  • Research effective prevention practices best suited to community readiness and needs.
  • Attend trainings and professional development opportunities regarding sexual abuse prevention.
  • Identify service areas needing sexual abuse prevention education.
  • Coordinate/collaborate community-wide events with other organizations/agencies in service area
  • Strengthen community partnerships (Harbor House, Reach, Voices of Men, colleges and universities, etc.) and engage local leaders and stakeholders.
  • Actively seek opportunities for outreach and education.
  • Research and provide accurate information for grants that relate to prevention education.
  • Be trained in advocacy and respond to all crisis calls effectively. This includes providing sexual assault advocacy at hospitals, police departments and any other safe, secure location. Must be available occasional nights/weekends.
  • Represent the Center at community health and resource fairs as needed. May require nights/weekends.
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3-4 years professional work experience preferably in a nonprofit, social service or customer service industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social services, education, or equivalent experience.
  • Exudes confidence, resilience and a professional and positive attitude.
  • Demonstrates ability to work proactively and simultaneously on a wide range of tasks.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and innovative spirit.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality. 
  • High level of initiative and ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Experience and comfortability speaking before large groups; typically students K-12, but may include professional groups and other adults.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher as well as data entry experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Background in working with diverse populations helpful.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within sexual or domestic violence preferred, but training will be provided.
  • Professional enthusiasm to stay current with industry best practices.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass pre-employment criminal background check.
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to walk, and operate office equipment manually. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
 
Agency Profile:
The Center is a federal and state recognized Sexual Assault Service Provider. The Center’s mission is: We empower people to find their voice to end the crisis of sexual violence.
 
The Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of diversity. We therefore:
  • Do not discriminate in regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex or gender, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Refuse to engage in any other form of discrimination or harassment.
  • Option to participate in an employee paid Aflac Supplemental Insurance plan (group health insurance not provided).
  • Employee assistance program and vicarious trauma counselor provided by employer.
  • Long-term disability and life insurance provided by employer at minimum 30 hours/week.
 
 
Send cover letter, resume and salary history to:
Helen Kobussen
Director, Prevention Education and Outreach
Via email to: helen@sacc-foxcities.org
or via USPS to:
Sexual Assault Crisis Center – Fox Cities, Inc.
17 Park Place, Suite 400
Appleton, WI 54914
 
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