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Requisition ID:  10158

Prevention Programming Specialist

Updated March 20, 2020:

All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.

Job Summary

As the Prevention Programming Specialist, you will; plan, develop, implement and evaluate theory- and evidence-informed violence prevention strategies and programs. Assist the Director in developing objectives and activities based on departmental goals, including both short- and long-range education and outreach plans. Oversee University-wide outreach efforts and prevention program. Oversee and expand the unit's Educational Ambassador Program. Serve as a general resource, advocate and referral agent for students seeking power-based personal violence (sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and exploitation) information and services. Provide crisis response and individual and community based intervention services to the University and provide advocacy through the criminal justice system and judicial process on campus.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years of experience in a human services-related role.
  • Prior experience developing and implementing violence prevention and education programs targeting young adults, and engaging men as bystanders and allies. 
  • Experience working with survivors of gender-based violence.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and work effectively with students, faculty, and administrative constituencies.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, including one-on-one sessions; small and large group presentations, workshops, and trainings. 
  • Must be student-service focused, with good listening skills. 
  • Ability to make independent judgments, problem solve, apply discretion, and consult when appropriate.  
  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive and productive relationships. 
  • Evidence of strong organizational and time management skills and ability to complete multiple tasks in a busy environment. 
  • Must have the ability to take initiative, collaborate and work as a team player. 
  • Sensitivity to cultural, political, and geographical differences, with the ability to work well with a diverse student body. 
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends. 
  • Ability to serve on-call after hours and have access to transportation in order to respond to campus crises in a timely manner. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Power Point, Access, Excel, and Outlook.  
  • Working knowledge of current literature and best practices regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence, including federal regulations (Title IX, and Campus Security Act).



  • Master’s Degree.
  • Working experience in a college/university setting.
  • Experience applying issues of diversity and social justice to a prevention practice. 


Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization this position. 
  • This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • This position involves travel as well as evening and weekend work.
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position.
  • Motor Vehicle Records check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.