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Community Prevention & Outreach Coordinator, RVAP - Iowa City

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP), part of the Division of Student Life at the University of Iowa, is seeking a Community Prevention and Outreach Coordinator to develop, coordinator, and present sexual abuse education and prevention programs, youth prevention programming, special programs and related programming in the RVAP service area. Responsibilities to include:

  • Assisting with day-to-day operation of the crisis line and providing advocacy services as needed.

  • Training, coordinating, and supervising the education and prevention volunteer program as well as the Youth Advisory Councils.

  • Administratively supervise student staff.

Must be able to take call shifts on a rotating basis with other staff members and respond within 20 minutes to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

For a detailed job description, please email Melanie-bell@uiowa.edu.

About RVAP:

RVAP is a sexual assault victim advocate and prevention education agency that also hosts the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline. We serve anyone impacted by sexual violence – survivors and/or their loved ones in the following eastern Iowa counties: Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Washington, Van Buren. This includes but is not limited to individuals of any age, gender, identity, culture, etc. Our mission is to provide free, confidential, trauma-informed advocacy to all affected by sexual violence and promote social change through prevention education. Our vision is a community free of sexual violence. As an agency, we hold the following core values: empowerment, inclusion, integrity, prevention, and resiliency.

About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom. One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Education, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • Working experience (typically 1-3 years) developing and presenting evidence-informed educational programs for youth (ages 12-19) or similar setting.

  • Working knowledge of and ability to utilize various methods to deliver learning solutions for desired training outcomes.

  • Demonstrated working experience with educational program development and assessment, event planning, and public speaking.

  • Working knowledge of community organizing strategies and tactics.

  • Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life, including a demonstrated commitment to excellence through diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors at a working level.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, and Outlook).

  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Guidelines.

  • Ability to obtain RVAP Advocate Training within 6 months of hire and complete Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault Certification within 1 year of hire.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Education, or related field.

  • Knowledge of the utilization of the public health model of primary prevention as a guiding education principle.

  • Working experience (typically 1-3 years) of providing professional sexual violence prevention presentations/training.

  • Experience working with sexual abuse survivors as paid staff or trained volunteer in a rape crisis center or similar setting.

  • Ability to speak language(s) in addition to English.

  • Previous supervisor experience (typically 6 months – 1 year).

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.

  • Direct link to apply: https://uiowa.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=20002501

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.

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