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Prevention Program Assistant

Working Title: Prevention Program Assistant

Location: NWQ 5th floor

Reports To: Lori Bokowy, Interim Mental Health Outreach Coordinator

Hours/Week: 5-10 hours/week

Salary Range: $9 - $10.50 hourly; dependent on qualifications

Position open until filled:

·      Initial application review date: August 1st, 2018

·      Anticipated start date: August 27th, 2018

Position Description: The Prevention Program Assistant serves as a facilitator for the health promotion bystander trainings as well as assists with related curriculum adaptations and development. This position will also be tasked with additional related outreach opportunities such as tabling at events, meeting with campus faculty/staff/student groups/etc. to secure new sites for the bystander training.

Position Responsibilities:

1. Facilitate large group bystander intervention trainings for UWM college students, including Student Connect and Bringing in the Bystander

2. Participate in ongoing skill and educational development in the areas of sexual violence, relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, mental health promotion, and crisis management

3. Assist with outreach opportunities to promote sexual violence and mental health programming and services, as well as assist with other promotional events for other HPW departmental programs

4. Assist with evaluation of trainings and other outreach initiatives

Additional Responsibilities May Include:

1. Assist with administrative duties within the HPW department

2. Assist with marketing development and/or distribution of marketing materials

Required Qualifications:

·      Highly organized and attentive to detail

·      Comfortable talking to large groups of students

·      Interest in growing skills in the areas sexual and relationship violence, and mental health

·      Willingness to facilitate potentially difficult conversations, interest in growing skills in this area

·      Ability to be self-directed, dependable, and responsible

·      Proficient with PowerPoint and setting up technological equipment

·      Excellent verbal communication skills

·      Flexible schedule, may involve some evenings and weekends

·      Currently enrolled in UWM courses, 1-year commitment to the position

·      Must be available August 30th & 31st for training

Preferred Qualifications:

·      Some knowledge (either from the classroom or other) regarding the dynamics of sexual violence, relationship violence, and the culture of violence

·      Working knowledge of the facets of prevention programming and an interest in population-based programs

·      Experience facilitating or leading large groups of people in a discussion around a specific topic

·      Working knowledge of primary issues in college mental health