A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The PEAR Specialist will be the main point of contact for a subset of schools and colleges or other units to provide sexual and gender-based misconduct prevention trainings and consultations. This position will also provide holistic support to those schools and colleges following an incident of sexual misconduct in their community; this includes consultations, interventions, and tailored workshops.
PEAR is a new department and the PEAR Specialist will work closely with the Director and other PEAR staff to create the office infrastructure, programs, and resources to effectively and efficiently provide sexual and gender-based misconduct prevention programming for faculty and staff at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine.
**Applicants for this position will also be considered for the PEAR Specialist - Michigan Medicine position.
Trainings & Consultations:
The PEAR Specialist will be the main point of contact for a subset of schools, colleges, or other units to provide sexual and gender-based misconduct prevention trainings and consultations.
Policy and Prevention Trainings:
Work with Title IX staff and other colleagues to prepare and offer trainings on prevention, policy, and reporting obligations.
Provide and assist in creating research-based, effective, and engaging training on preventing sexual and gender-based misconduct. This includes a public health informed approach, including primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies.
Provide training and presentations on the UM Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct (SGBM) Policy and Procedures.
Provide training for Individuals with Reporting Obligations under the UM SGBM Policy, including helpful strategies to support those who may disclose to an employee with reporting obligations.
Consult and collaborate with school and college leadership, departmental leaders, and others to assist units with creating specific prevention plans.
Ensure that PEAR trainings support compliance with University policies, as well as federal, state, and local legal requirements pertaining to sexual and relationship violence, including Title IX and Clery Act.
Consultations, Tailored Workshops, and Circles:
Provide holistic support in the form of consultation, training, and interventions designed to assist communities and groups who are responding to incidents of sexual harm in their communities.
Tailored Workshops: In collaboration with campus partners (including Title IX staff and others) develop specific training programs to help communities respond to incidents or harm related to sexual or gender-based misconduct in their community.
Circles: Provide circle-based interventions specifically designed to assist communities and groups who are responding to incidents of sexual harm in their communities.
Work collaboratively with Office for Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR), Rackham conflict resolution staff, SAPAC, and other circle facilitators to co-facilitate circles as appropriate.
Participate in the UM Restorative Justice Learning Community
?Consultations: Provide ongoing support, training, and individual consultation with staff and faculty across the University to address questions related to creating safe and supportive spaces, free from sexual misconduct.
PEAR Planning and Resource Development:
Work collaboratively and creatively with the Director and other PEAR staff to create the infrastructure, resources, and programs of PEAR.
Assist with creating the infrastructure of the new PEAR department to provide comprehensive sexual misconduct prevention programs for UM employees.
Assist with developing a campus-wide public health approach to prevention, creating programs and interventions for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
Assist with the creation of a liaison program to provide school/college/departmental level resources and opportunities for individuals in schools and colleges to be PEAR prevention liaisons for their units.
Create content for PEAR website, brochures, and other materials.
Assist with the development of resources for units, managers, and others who seek to create unit-specific prevention planning.
Assist with content and updates to online courses.
Assist with planning for special events, sponsored or co-sponsored by PEAR.
Assist with PEAR assessment and evaluation efforts.
Collaborations and Additional Duties:
Create and sustain collaborations with departments and units throughout the institution to support local prevention efforts.
Collaborate effectively with other campus entities and academic units, including Academic HR and Staff HR, the Department of Public Safety (DPSS), Office of the General Counsel, Office for Government Relations, Rackham Graduate School, Student Life, and others.
Work closely with other units working on prevention efforts, including Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), Organizational Learning, and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT).
Collaborate with faculty colleagues researching issues related to ending sexual and gender-based violence, including the Institute on Research on Women and Gender Ending Gender Based Violence program to align campus efforts with research findings.
Work with institutional partners to develop and manage related strategic communications and media relations.
Represent PEAR on campus committees and task forces.
Develop and maintain effective working partnerships with key community agencies including but not limited to: Safe House Center, City of Ann Arbor including Ann Arbor Police Department, City Council, and Prosecutor’s office.
Attend weekly PEAR staff meetings and regular ECRT meetings.
Attend regular individual meetings with direct supervisor.
Assist with annual report and other reports as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred in fields of social work, higher education, leadership, public health, or related field.
Minimum of 4 years of professional experience.
Experience designing and implementing effective trainings and workshops.
Specialized knowledge in creating and providing prevention education and programs related to sexual and gender-based misconduct;
Specialized knowledge in Title IX and campus sexual and gender-based misconduct policies.
Experience with and training in Restorative Practices.
Effective leadership, management, administrative, conflict resolution, and team-building skills.
Experience with effective management of fiscal resources.
Experience and demonstrated ability to manage programs and resource development.
Knowledge of assessment, evaluation, and research methodologies, especially related to learning outcomes, learning environments, campus climate assessment, and program evaluation.
Experience working with diverse and marginalized communities.
Experience building and sustaining dynamic collaborative working relationships with a wide range of campus and community partners.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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