Sexual Assault/Wellness Advocate, Within Counseling Services
Name of Hiring Contact: Meghan K. Root
Title of Hiring Contact: Sexual Assault/Wellness Advocate
The Wellness Coordinator’s primary goal is to increase campus awareness about wellness and prevent sexual violence through coordinating the Peer Health Educators (PHEs) and First Responder Network (FRN). They will oversee monthly meetings, scheduling, facilitate pre-existing and new events, and develop passive programming. They will address issues related to: alcohol and other drug use, eating disorders, mental illness, safer sexual decision making, interpersonal relationship issues, domestic violence, stress reduction, healthy eating/cooking, civility, and other issues that the student population struggles with. The student will gain skills in event coordination, budget management, marketing/advertising, promotional product research, volunteer organization, program assessment, and program implementation.
This student will be facilitating the Peer2Peer alcohol education judicially sanctioned class that was developed in 2011, and learn educational theories and techniques. The Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the spring training for both the FRNs and PHEs, and will be a point person for the volunteers regarding conflicts and communication issues. The student will gain valuable skills in leadership and management through this experience which are transferable to any other workplace.Student Qualifications:
The student selected will ideally have an interest in working in the field of public health, advocacy, wellness, psychology, or mental health. The ideal candidate will be a member of the FRNs and PHEs, but students who are not FRNs or PHE will also be considered. They should have strong and effective written and oral communication skills, effectively and politely interact with other students, faculty, and staff, and be outgoing and comfortable with public speaking and supervising peers. The position would benefit from someone who is dependable, very well organized and can work independently. We seek someone who is willing to take on a position of campus leadership and be a role model on campus for healthy behaviors and advocate against sexual violence. The position required basic skills with Ms Word, MS Excel, basic graphic design skills, and familiarity with online social networking websites. Familiarity with Cascade or website maintenance is a plus.
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