SAFECAMPUS HAS AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR A TRAINING SPECIALIST, GRADUATE STAFF ASSISTANT.
The Training Specialist position will have the opportunity to work with a team on the continued development, implementation, and evaluation of the Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) training program for the University of Washington UAW-4121 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) and Postdocs. The Training Specialist will facilitate training for ASEs and Postdocs and therefore support the wellbeing and safety of the University of Washington community. The training program includes information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and union rights.
The EPIC training program is jointly developed through a collaborative process with UAW-4121 and the University of Washington. This program is supervised by SafeCampus, the University of Washington’s Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention Program, and the position will report to the Prevention, Education, & Communications Manager in SafeCampus.
The Training Specialist is a 50% FTE position for three quarters of the year; Spring, Fall, and Winter. The position is a 25% FTE during the summer quarter. The position has the possibility of renewing for subsequent years. The Training Specialist’s primary work locations will be in the SafeCampus office on the UW Seattle Campus and various locations around Seattle campus. The Training Specialist position will primarily perform their duties Monday-Friday within SafeCampus’ standard business hours of 8 am-5 pm. Based on the needs of the program there may be some evening training work and limited travel to UW campuses in Tacoma and/or Bothell or other UW locations.
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Facilitate the EPIC prevention of sexual harassment training for ASEs and Postdocs
Conduct ongoing research of existing prevention of sexual harassment programs as well as UW and union policies regarding sexual harassment and discrimination
Conduct ongoing development of training curriculum for ASEs and Postdocs that focuses on preventing sexual harassment and discrimination and responding appropriately when it occurs, tailored to a variety of job types and disciplines
Utilize and continually update a robust evaluation process to inform curriculum revisions, and analyze evaluation results on an ongoing basis
Conduct ongoing outreach with key stakeholders, including University faculty and staff, graduate and undergraduate ASEs, and postdocs
Create program materials
Partner with campus departments to build collaborative relationships and coordinate training logistics (e.g. scheduling, room reservations, etc.)
Maintain records of training conducted and write program progress reports
Assume additional responsibilities as required
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: approx. March 30th, 2020 through June 15, 2021
HOURS: During Spring, Winter and Fall quarters this position will be approximately 20 hours per week, with 220 hours per quarter expectation in fall, winter and spring quarters. During the Summer quarter, the position will be approximately 10 hours per week. The position will be located in the SafeCampus offices with the work primarily being done during business hours. Evening or weekend hours may be required.
SALARY: The position provides tuition (a waiver of the operating fee, technology fee, and building fee), a U-PASS, and GAIP insurance plus standard salary. The salary is commensurate with student standing.
Academic Student Employees (ASEs) are represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 4121. For contract information, please visit: https://hr.uw.edu/labor/academic-and-student-unions/uaw-ase
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be received through UWHires to be considered. Applicants will be asked to supply a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, the application close date will be 2 weeks after the initial position posting.
DEADLINE, NOTIFICATION, ACCEPTANCE: All materials should be submitted no later than February 27, 2020. This position will be hired within 3 weeks of the closing date and the finalist must submit an acceptance of position no later than one week after the offer.
Must be formally enrolled as a UW graduate student for at least 2 credits in the summer quarter and 10 credits each quarter for fall, winter, and spring quarters
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience in facilitating interactive trainings/lectures/presentations
Ability to work collaboratively with a team and exercise high levels of independent judgment
Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with the university, union and/or community groups
Experience with ASE and/or Postdoc work patterns and work culture at UW
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, ethnic and social backgrounds, disciplinary backgrounds, values, and attitudes
Demonstrated ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential information
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to document and update program procedures and materials
Demonstrated research and analytical skills
Proficiency with Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Commitment to improving campus culture and making it more accessible to and equitable for underrepresented groups (including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, international students, and scholars)
Successful experience working in a large, multifaceted institution of higher education
Familiarity with University of Washington support programs and services
Familiarity with UAW Local 4121 contract
Experience working with ASEs and Postdocs about their rights under the contracts
Experience in building training curricula
Education in the areas of violence prevention, gender-based violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, and bystander intervention
Experience facilitating conversations/training/classes on violence prevention, prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination
Experience interacting with survivors of violence, sexual harassment and/or discrimination
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.