Job Details

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 2473815
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Health and Medical Services

CARE Prevention Education Coordinator, Student Health Services

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 23263

Additional Information
This position will work primarily on campus with occasional telecommute options possible.

Thank you for your interest in UC Santa Cruz Student Health Services.  

UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all faculty, staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus this fall. Employees and students can submit proof of vaccination online or request an exemption.

UCSC Statement
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

Initial Review Date (IRD):  09-21-2021

Dept Marketing Statement
Student Health Services (SHS) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological services to diverse students on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Comprising a variety of Clinical Services, including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Laboratory, and X-ray, SHS also has an onsite retail pharmacy, offering both prescriptive pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products.  Other SHS departments include CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education)  the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) and the Condom Co-op; Patient Support Services, and Student Insurance Programs. Student Health Services employs approximately 120 staff including Physicians, Lab Scientists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Radiologists, and other clinical and administrative staff. Student Health Services  values staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.  

Position Summary

Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) is the advocacy and prevention education office at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). 

CARE supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence, as well as their significant others and allies. CARE also promotes a sex-positive consent culture on campus through programming, training, workshops, and other outreach to students, staff and faculty. 

Under the direction of the CARE Director, the Prevention Education Coordinator provides prevention education and intervention on interpersonal violence issues. The Coordinator will lead prevention efforts on the UCSC campus addressing interpersonal violence (sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking). These duties include education and awareness training for faculty, staff and students, as well as outreach, program evaluation and collaboration with campus and community partners. 

A core responsibility of this position is to develop and implement a peer education program to address interpersonal violence. The Coordinator will supervise and train peer educators to present various interpersonal violence prevention related workshops. The CARE Prevention Education Coordinator may provide one-on-one sexual assault crisis counseling to survivors as well as providing appropriate resources and referrals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information:  $55,104  - $72,492 / Annually.  Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. 

No. of Positions:  1

Benefits Level Eligibility:  Full

Schedule Information: 
100% weekly
40 hours weekly
Day Shift 
Employee Classification:  Career Appointment 

Job End Date:  None 

Work Location:  UC Santa Cruz Main Campus 

Union Representation:  None 

Job Code Classification:  004020 (ADVOCATE 3)

Job Duties
60% - Education Outreach

Prevention Education:

Design, implement and assess educational programs that prevent sexual violence from occurring within the UC Santa Cruz community. 

Design and facilitate dynamic and engaging content on effective violence prevention and intervention strategies for students, staff, and faculty including workshops, lectures, trainings, facilitated conversations, social media campaigns, etc. 

Using an intersectional and collaborative approach present targeted prevention strategies to identified risk populations including LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, students of color, athletes, Greek Organization members and other under-served populations. 

Coordinate the facilitation of universal prevention programming for all students during orientation. 

Formally and informally assess the developmental, social and environmental issues, problems, needs and assets at the university related to sexual assault and sexual violence prevention and intervention. 

Organize, plan, implement and evaluate policies, programs and services to strengthen university and community capacity to effectively address sexual assault related issues, including sexual health and relationship violence/healthy relationships in order to improve student health and resiliency. 

Assist in the development of systems and evaluation tools to measure effectiveness of offered programs and services.

Support the coordination of annual events such as Take Back the Night, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, etc.

Support outreach strategies that ensure CARE is a recognized and accessible resource to all students, staff and faculty.

Campus Expertise and Consultation:

Serve and/or provide leadership on university/community coalitions addressing sexual assault and sexual violence related issues. 

Train campus departments on institutional policy and issues regarding gender violence and compliance with VAWA, Clery and UC policy.

Regularly advise campus administrators on the implementation of policies and procedures regarding gender-based violence and support campus compliance. 

Support campus compliance with relevant federal, state, campus, and system-wide policies and legislation.

Consult with academic departments on general issues of gender-based violence. 

Serve as a campus expert regarding all campus and community services available to survivors, and of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, legal and social realities connected to gender-based violence. 

Collaborate with the UC Santa Cruz Title IX office on training needs, including regular participation in training and ensuring compliance with the standards set by University of California system for response to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. 

Collaborate, communicate with, and advise faculty, administrators, law enforcement, and off-campus agencies in crisis situations related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

30% - Administration and Student Supervision  

Supervise and train student interns and peer educators to present sexual assault and sexual violence prevention workshops, including the mandatory new student orientation program.

Support student interns with ongoing outreach strategies including social media, newsletter, and tabling.

Train and supervise appropriate individuals (e.g., student volunteers, college residential staff, and community members) as resource persons for specific events including: Denim Day, Take Back The Night, awareness month activities, etc. 

Create quarterly reports for sexual assault and sexual violence prevention related initiatives including measurable goals and objectives and program evaluation. 

Handle logistics for events, workshops and outreach for CARE, including room reservations, requests for funding, etc. 

Identify additional sources of funding support and develop proposals as needed. 

Participate in CARE long range planning. 

Perform other duties, as assigned.

10% - Crisis Intervention and Advocacy

Provide one-on-one crisis counseling for survivors of sexual assault, stalking, dating/domestic violence. 

Work collaboratively with the Student Health Services (SHS) clinicians and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to assist mutual students. 

Refer survivors to appropriate community agencies as needed. 

Serve as a resource person for faculty and staff. Inform campus community about sexual violence prevention related services available through CARE and other community agencies, and provide information and presentations as requested. 

Collaborate with community agencies and participate in community, campus and student affairs initiatives, as requested. 

Respond to requests for interpersonal violence consultations from individuals and groups on campus and in the community. 

Maintain liaison with community programs and with other college and university programs with the aim of improving communication and establishing positive working relationships with community resources. 

Promote communication and maintain good working relationships between sexual assault and sexual violence prevention education and related campus programs, including Title IX, Student Conduct, Respondent Services, the police department and the colleges. 

Provide case management services, including accommodations oversight, for survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in health education, public health, social work, counseling or related field OR equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and assessing educational programs for adult learners. 
  • Excellent public speaking and facilitation skills with both large and small groups
  • Training and/or experience in teaching topics of sexual violence prevention and intervention
  • Experience with developmental and other issues for college/university students and in implementing and providing effective, health promotion or violence prevention programs for a student-age population
  • Thorough understanding of applying social justice and intersectional fundamentals to sexual violence prevention
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to independently prioritize and complete work under multiple, competing deadlines and frequent interruptions
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with demonstrated effectiveness in interacting with students, staff, and faculty of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to appropriately provide assessment and crisis advocacy for survivors of interpersonal violence
  • Excellent interpersonal, cultural competency, and conflict resolution skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with tact, discretion, and personal integrity
  • Demonstrated program planning, collaboration, leadership, and supervisory skills, especially mentoring student leaders
  • Related administrative experience with knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment (e.g., computers, internet, social media, Zoom)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's in public health or related field
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Special Conditions
  • Prior to formal offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Once hired, the selected candidate will be required to:
  • Complete State of California Domestic Violence Counselor within 6 months of hire; if the applicant is not certified, the unit will support training through local resources.
  • Complete State of California Certification as a Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor within 6 months of hire; if applicant is not certified, unit will support training through local resources.
  • Complete UCSC HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accessibility Act) training within 30 days of hire.
  • CompleteTitle IX (sexual harassment) training requirement every two years.
  • Comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview
  • Travel occasionally within the regional area for professional training.
  • Maintain confidentiality within the bounds of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Report to a qualified counselor as defined by California Evidence Code section 1035.2(a)(1). 

Safety Statement
All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.  

How to Apply
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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