Staff and Structure

The Center for Violence Prevention will include a staff to execute its strategic plan and manage its day-to-day operations. Given the strong focus on bridging research and practice and focusing on relationship and sexual violence on college campuses, the center will be guided by an Advisory Board consisting of student affairs educators, students, staff and faculty. Further, a group of Community Advocates will provide financial support and community advocacy for the center. The center also will support and collaborate with other organizations and entities working to address relationship and sexual violence in a variety of ways across campus.

In its first year, the Center for Violence Prevention will be staffed by a part-time director who is also a faculty member, along with two graduate research assistants and several student staff members. After the first year, the center hopes to expand its staff by hiring post-doctoral fellows to assist in research projects and additional staff to assist in its management and operation.

Chris Linder
Center Director, associate professor of higher education in the College of Education

Chris Linder, associate professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy and special assistant to the president for violence prevention and education, will serve as the center’s inaugural director. Linder’s research interests focus on relationship and sexual violence on college campuses and student activism. Prior to becoming faculty, Linder worked as a campus victim advocate for 10 years. Linder’s most recent scholarship on relationship and sexual violence includes the book “Sexual Violence on Campus: Power-Conscious Approaches to Awareness, Prevention, and Response,” published in 2018. Additionally, she co-edited the book, “Intersections of Identity and Sexual Violence on Campus,” published in 2017.

 

Graduate Research Assistants
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Graduate Research Assistant Job Description
The Center for Violence Prevention seeks to hire graduate research assistants to assist in managing and conducting research related to relationship and sexual violence prevention. Specifically, graduate assistants will assist in conducting literature reviews; collecting, managing, and analyzing data; and developing reports, manuscripts, and presentations from the research. The graduate assistant should have an interest in power-conscious, intersectional approaches to research, specifically as it relates to relationship and sexual violence on college campuses. Previous experience with research or relationship and sexual violence is not required; however, a deep commitment to self-awareness and learning, and understanding of power, privilege, and oppression is required.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

• A letter of application
• A statement describing their understanding of the role of intersectionality in violence prevention work
• Resume or CV
• Names and contact information for two references

Materials should be submitted to Chris Linder by email at chris.linder@utah.edu by Aug. 28, 2020, by 5 p.m.

Pay is $18/hour for 10 hours/week for fall and spring semesters. No tuition benefits are associated with this position.

Student Staff
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Student staff positions (graduate and undergraduate)
The Center for Violence Prevention seeks to hire critically conscious graduate and undergraduate students to assist in the day-to-day operations of the center. Students engaged in the work of the Center for Violence Prevention must possess an understanding of power, intersectionality, and oppression and have a willingness to keep learning about these important topics. Additionally, staff in the center must commit to approaching the work of violence prevention through a compassionate, transformative approach, centering minoritized people throughout the work. Previous experience addressing issues of relationship and sexual violence is not required; however, a deep commitment to self-awareness and learning, and understanding of power, privilege, and oppression is required. Staff in the Center for Violence Prevention will contribute to assisting with logistics and organization as well as marketing and communication. Staff will work virtually until it is safe to return to campus.

Logistics and Organizational Assistant

Duties include coordinating meeting and sub-committee meetings (times, location, communication); taking and disseminating meeting minutes; reserving and managing virtual meeting spaces and physical meeting rooms when appropriate, and; distributing information about upcoming events, meetings, and activities of the center to key stakeholders.

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Duties include designing slides for presentations, layouts for reports, and other relevant material; developing posters/marketing for educational and professional development events; writing content and designing layout for monthly newsletter; maintaining active presence on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook related to center activities.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:
• A letter of application describing which of these positions they are interested in and previous relevant experience
• A statement describing their understanding of the role of intersectionality in violence prevention work
• Resume or CV
• Names and contact information for two references

Materials should be submitted to Chris Linder, chris.linder@utah.edu by August 28, 2020, by 5 p.m.

Pay is $12/hour for 10 hours/week for fall and spring semesters. No tuition benefits are associated with this position.