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Public Education Specialist

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21214

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Anna Slown at 406-994-7142 or

Classification Title Public Educ Spec

Working Title Public Education Specialist

Brief Position Overview

The Specialist designs, implements and evaluates a schedule of educational programs utilizing a wide variety of interpretative methods covering a large range of disciplines in both the natural and social sciences and supervises education staff to implement programs.

Position Number 4N2159

Department Voice Center

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified Fixed Term

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $18.500 to $23.125 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions, contact

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The VOICE Center Prevention/Education Specialist position will continue to coordinate, plan, research, and implements prevention education programming for students at MSU in addition to providing confidential crisis support to those who have been impacted by sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and harassment. This position oversees a diverse group of student volunteers and a student staff member who is responsible for facilitating prevention education activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

+ Develop and implement unique, primary-prevention education and training on sexual assault and interpersonal violence to students in the MSU campus community, including presentations to organizations and groups across campus.

+ Coordinate with MSU's Office of Institutional Equity to develop and implement primary prevention training for MSU staff members and professionals in accordance with federal guidelines and recommendations.

+ Develop and maintain educational and communication tools (web, print, social media).

+ Provide oversight and coordination of incoming student primary prevention programs and awareness campaigns.

+ Create and conduct evaluation and assessment of all violence prevention educational programs.

+ Plan and facilitate 20-hour training for volunteer peer educators, including the training retreat.

+ Coordinate and manage a large team of volunteers to ensure quality education and facilitation of prevention activities.

+ Provide on-going training to volunteer peer educators through feedback, educator meetings, and additional trainings.

+ Assist with 24-hour support line response, including after-hours response to the hospital for forensic exams.

+ Provide confidential support, crisis counseling, and advocacy to MSU students, staff, and faculty members who have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment to navigate the wide array of services and options available to them.

+ Present promising practices to statewide and national conferences.

+ Assist with coordination of outreach events and ongoing primary prevention campaigns

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

+ Bachelor's degree in a field such as community health, social work, victim services, criminal justice, public health, gender and women's studies, psychology, and/or counseling-related field.

+ A minimum of two years professional experience working with survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking.

+ Excellent project management skills required; ability and willingness to manage flexible workload, multiple tasks, and to work some evening and weekend hours.

+ Experience in developing educational presentations, assessments, and communication tools (web, print, social media).

+ Excellent public speaking, written and oral communication skills.

+ Knowledge of federal guidelines, reporting requirements, and unique options available to survivors of relationship violence on a college campus.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

+ Master's in a field such as community health, social work, victim services, criminal justice, public health, gender and women's studies, psychology and/or counseling-related field.

+ Demonstrated understanding of contemporary best practices in the spectrum of violence prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary) for college campuses. Experience and training in evaluation models, logic model development and/or other evidence-based practices.

+ In-depth knowledge of dynamics and victim experiences related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

+ Experience working with survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking preferred.

+ Demonstrated understanding and ability to address issues of societal and institutional repression through educational presentations.

+ Successful completion of training on best practices for violence prevention educators.

The Successful Candidate Will

+ Possess the ability to respond with empathy to those in crisis.

+ Relate to and establish rapport with a college student population particularly during presentations on sensitive issues.

+ Create a safe environment for all attendees during trainings and presentations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers in a team oriented environment.

+ Establish effective working relationships with partners on campus in in the community.

+ Represent the VOICE Center and its programs to others in a professional and courteous manner.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on April 9, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .

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