Prevention Educator

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University of Kentucky
Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The University of Kentucky Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, home of the Green Dot, is looking for a dynamic and energetic Prevention Educator to join our team.

The VIP Center is the unit at the University of Kentucky charged with addressing the prevention and intervention of interpersonal violence. This mission includes the creation and implementation of education and prevention strategies to shape a violence-free campus.

The Prevention Educator is a key role in facilitating education and other prevention strategies related to power-based personal violence including sexual assault, stalking, and partner violence. This individual develops, coordinates, implements, and assesses dynamic programs, interactive trainings, and creative activities to engage students, staff, and faculty in violence prevention efforts. Educational efforts focus specifically on power-based personal violence, primary prevention, bystander intervention, and advocacy. The Prevention Educator creates and sustains partnerships with students who are underserved, hard-to-reach, and peer opinion leaders in order to carry out these efforts. In addition, the Prevention Educator is a core component of the VIP Center staff and assists with advocacy, administrative support, and other duties as needed.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with students/staff/faculty; effective public speaking and communication skills; program development and assessment skills; event planning and marketing skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; basic knowledge of campus and violence issues. Masters degree and at least one year of experience in training, presentation development, marketing and/or event planning.
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