Job Requisition Number: 26194. The Office of the Dean of Students is charged with all of Student Life activity, including the well-being, emotional and safety of students. To ensure this, the Office is charged with strategizing, developing, communicating and implementing comprehensive programs that create awareness around the prevention and intervention of violence prevention on campus. Given the size of Cal’s student population, a need for a large-scope, violence prevention initiative and on-going awareness is imperative. The “Bears that CARE: Take Action (BTC)” Program was created and launched to the UC Berkeley community. BTC is an active bystander initiative whose objective is to create a community of care, where community members are able to recognize and intervene by using creative tools (CARE MODEL) to de-escalate a situation that could be potentially harmful.
OVERVIEW: Working on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs and Office of the Dean of Students this position exists to create and support the integration of bystander intervention and general violence prevention and harm programs on campus. This position will focus on campus culture change addressing every form of violence and harm to ensure that students and the campus community have tools to be active bystanders within the UC Berkeley community. The work provided by this position is an integral part of the Center for Support and Intervention within the immediate Dean of Students Office.
The position works independently to administer and manage various Center for Support and Intervention harm and violence prevention programs. That includes but is not limited to: Bears that Care (BTC) program, Chairing the Violence Prevention Collaborative (VPC), managing and creating a data tracking system for trainers and participants, supervising a student peer education program, aligning BTC with national best-practices for violence intervention, coordinating violence intervention workshops, and coordinating the staff and faculty initiative’s peer to peer facilitation training program.
VIOLENCE AND HARM PREVENTION PROGRAM: •Work with Case Managers who intervene and respond to students who experience and/ or perpetrate violence to understand trends to update and connect prevention to intervention & response •Coordinates the campus violence prevention awareness infrastructure which creates awareness at all levels of the campus specifically targeted for the student community •Manages the training series for students and other stakeholders to communicate campus policy, procedures and educational awareness of violence prevention measures and actions •Coordinates training series for staff and faculty on violence prevention awareness •Work with campus community external stakeholders to develop and implement strategic plans on the prevention of violence on campus and among students •Provide leadership to the Center for Support and Intervention violence and harm prevention programs with student staff •Initiates violence and harm prevention programs in alignment with campus stakeholders and informed by trends observed in the Center for Support and Intervention •Manages budget using funds allocated for violence and harm prevention programs
MARKETING / OUTREACH / RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: •Responsible for coordination of the marketing campaign and implementing the social media presence on violence prevention efforts •Responsible for ongoing development of marketing campaigns and coordinating the social media presence on violence prevention efforts •Responsible for maintaining the Center for Support and Intervention’s violence and harm prevention website and managing prevention workshop requests •Updates the website and coordinates violence prevention workshop requests. •Meet regularly with campus stakeholders to ensure clear direction and collaborate on violence prevention activity taking place on campus. •Responsible for building key relationships with campus partners including student organizations, student government, department heads, administration, law enforcement and off campus subject matter experts to sustain an effective program.
SUPERVISION, HIRING AND TRAINING: •Directly hires, supervises and trains 8-12 student staff (peer educators) •Directly hires, supervises and trains 1 student coordinator who will work directly with the peer education student team •Develops ongoing training/education series and manages performance standards of direct reports and program •Assist in designing, implementing, and facilitating training workshops, and programs for student leaders, full-time staff, student staff, and interns •Effectively communicate the needs of staff, program budget, emerging concerns with management
RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT: •Keeps abreast with national and best practices regarding violence prevention on college campuses •Assesses current violence prevention programming against campus needs and plans, recommends to management program needs as necessary •Participates in continuous involvement in self-training as it relates to violence prevention programs •Working with management examines current trends and makes recommendations based on data and analysis•Experience working with intervention and/or counseling of students on a college campus setting •Experience implementing student educational programs across an organization and/or campus •Knowledge of how to lead staff and faculty programming around being an active bystander for students in distress •Experience with advising and counseling techniques, dialogue facilitation and conflict mediation. •Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization, public health models, bystander/violence prevention programs. •Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. •Experience assessing problems and recommending solutions in counseling and/or violence prevention. •Knowledge of Student Development Theory •Knowledge of pertinent laws, policies, and statutes that govern violence prevention •Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with student and professional staff, division colleagues, and the University community. •Ability to prioritize competing demands of staff and students. •Experience planning and organizing in an efficient, productive manner. •Ability to provide leadership to a diverse staff team. •Experience leading a team and supervising student staff. •Ability to hold staff accountable and empower staff to provide the best results. •Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts. •Effective written and oral communication skills. •Ability to communicate effectively across various levels of constituency groups. •Ability to write precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposal while using appropriate vocabulary. •Ability to make responsible financial decisions with consideration to budget allowances OR Experience with budgeting and financial decision making •Ability to navigate and succeed within a complex campus structure •Bachelor’s degree in related area and or equivalent years training/experience.
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