Senior Learning and Development Specialist – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

USC Student Health provides a comprehensive campus health program including mental health services, medical services, prevention and health promotion, health communications, the student health insurance plan, and public health services to improve the health of the USC population. Mental Health services support students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals through the Department of Psychiatry’s Counseling and Mental Health Division (CMH). CMH services include: individual, couples and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision. 

CMH provides mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide include: individual and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); case management; biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision. 

Description of RSVP

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) is a campus resource, support, and referral center for gender-based issues of harm and abuse, educational programming regarding gender based harm, advocacy and confidential crisis intervention and short-term clinical services. RSVP provides an immediate response to student survivors who seek trauma-informed therapy, consultation, advocacy and support following sexual/gender-based trauma. RSVP specializes in gender and power-based harm (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking) and is part of the Department of Psychiatry’s larger Counseling and Mental Health division within USC Student Health. RSVP exists to facilitate the success of students who have experienced sexual/gender-based harm during their time at USC. RSVP also provides educational and awareness programs to enhance students’ understanding of sexual violence, relationship abuse, stalking, and healthy relationships/sexuality.

RSVP provides a multi-tiered approach to preventing and treating gender-based harm. RSVP utilizes the Social-Ecological Model of Violence Prevention, which serves as one of the field’s best practices and includes a four-level (society, community, relationship and individual) approach to violence prevention. Through education and outreach, RSVP is contributing to immediate increases in community awareness and long-term increases in societal understanding of power-based harm. RSVP serves as a resource throughout USC to train campus staff and faculty in trauma-informed responses to survivors and inform campus policy and procedures. Additionally, by providing treatment for survivors of power-based harm through individual therapy, group therapy, on-campus advocacy, and case management, RSVP is able to address individual-level healing and prevention of re-victimization or the perpetuation of cycles of violence.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with oversight and supervisory roles among the prevention team (i.e. team of Learning and Development Specialists, Violence Prevention Educators) and the RSVP student workers

  • Assist with the development and delivery of a comprehensive, multiculturally and trauma-informed curriculum on affirmative consent, healthy relationships, and violence prevention to students, faculty, and staff ensuring best practices

  • Provide/deliver interactive presentations on affirmative consent, healthy relationships and violence prevention to students, faculty, and staff

  • Assist in determining most effective violence prevention educational methods

  • Assist with scheduling mandatory educational sessions for 1st-3rd year undergraduate students throughout the academic year

  • Monitor, track, evaluate, and report on the compliance and offerings of the mandatory educational curriculum and delivery/educational method

  • Manage and strategize mandatory educational non-compliance rates, tracking and non-compliance communication efforts

  • Manage and update Standard Operating Procedures for the delivery/educational platform that is responsible for registration and attendance to mandatory educational sessions

  • Monitor and track the number and types of presentations given on a monthly basis

  • Compile accurate data and report program activities, goals, and needs (e.g., numbers of students, types of presentations and trainings, outcomes, etc.)

  • Conduct evaluations of trainings (e.g., pre/post- tests, participant satisfaction, periodic evaluations, etc.), and contribute to the analysis and interpretation of evaluation results

  • Coordinate outreach activities with various campus stakeholders and assign outreach requests amongst the prevention team

  • Participate in development and refinement of relevant curriculum program for violence prevention presentations

  • Promote and schedule presentations to various sectors of the campus community, including on-ground/campus, off-campus, and online

  • Act as a representative and advocate for the issues and concerns of students in the campus community surrounding the issues of dating violence and sexual assault

  • Participate in outreach activities with various campus stakeholders

  • Promote violence prevention training products and services, and raise awareness of violence prevention resources through RSVP

  • Perform other duties as necessary or assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree 

  • Minimum Experience: 3 years of experience working in violence prevention and education with college students

  • Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in developing and conducting training classes. Development of instructional materials.

This position provides services to increase awareness of bystander intervention, domestic, dating, and sexual violence and seeks to increase the development of healthy attitudes and behaviors that reduce gendered-based violence and power-based harm through the provision of sexual violence/dating violence prevention education and training to students, faculty and staff, either on-campus, off-campus or online.

The annual base salary for this position is $83,972.95-$90,000.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu.  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in developing and conducting training classes. Development of instructional
materials.

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