Join our team and put your knowledge, skills, and passions to work at UW-Madison University Health Services. UHS is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Violence Prevention Specialist. The UHS Violence Prevention and Survivor Services (VPSS) team provides services designed to increase the capacity of the entire UW-Madison community to address sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. The Violence Prevention Specialist will provide the following services: 1) providing confidential victim advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking; 2) primary prevention and educational programs; 3) training and professional development; and 4) improving campus policies and services by convening collaborative efforts among campus and community stakeholders. More information is available at https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/victim-advocacy/ or https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/vpss.
UW-Madison, founded in 1848, is a world-class institution offering a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities to over 40,000 students. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the City of Madison. Our highly ranked university is guided by The Wisconsin Idea; the principle that the university should improve people’s lives beyond the classroom through teaching, research, outreach and public service. University Health Services is a national leader with a comprehensive program of mental health, prevention, medical, and environmental and occupational health services with advance the health and well-being of the campus community. University Health Services has a long-standing commitment to addressing health disparities and advancing social justice through its programs and services.
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Please respond to both essay prompts listed below. Responses to each prompt should be 100 words or less. Applicants who do not submit essay responses will not be considered.
1) Describe the strategies and approaches you would utilize as a violence prevention professional in higher education.
2) Compare and contrast considerations for prevention services among graduate and undergraduate populations.
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred. Will consider a broad range of relevant specialties, such as community health, higher education/student affairs, health promotion, social work, criminal justice, public health, gender and women's studies, community health education, and/or community organizing
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Three years full-time professional experience in a field that directly addresses sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and/or stalking via primary prevention, victim services, and/or training and technical assistance desired.
Experience working in higher education/student affairs preferred. Unpaid or volunteer experience in these fields may be applied to the three year professional expectation but may not replace the professional experience entirely; candidates who wish to apply volunteer experience should demonstrate how their experience is equivalent to professional experience.
About University of Wisconsin - Madison; University Health Services
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison. the primary care facility for the 43,000+ studen...ts enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
University Health Services (UHS) is the student health center at UW–Madison, the primary care facility for the 43,000+ students enrolled at the University. We endeavor to provide high-quality care in a manner that is culturally respectful, fiscally responsible, and developmentally appropriate to student needs.
Our stated mission is “To enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being.”
At UHS, we have an integrated care model, combining a wide range of medical, mental health counseling, prevention, and wellness services to help support individual students. But our services are also designed to promote and protect the health of our campus community as a whole, so that students benefit from our work whether or not they ever walk through our doors. UHS has a range of public health, environmental and occupational health responsibilities.