217-008 Prevention Education Specialist

Boulder, CO (MESA)

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Job Description

Mental Health Partners offers a diverse, quality work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefit package

MHP application and background check required

This position is 30 hours a week and is benefit eligible

Purpose:  

To coordinate MESA's prevention education and awareness-raising efforts

Job Summary:  

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of MESA's comprehensive social marketing strategy.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and implement community- based programs for the primary prevention of sexual violence
  • Develop and implement prevention education presentations, workshops and trainings on the topics of sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender oppression, healthy relationships and related issues
  • Conduct outreach with organizations, community groups and other agencies to provide education on the topics of sexual violence, oppression and their prevention
  • Develop and implement relevant curricula, training materials, and presentation evaluation tools
  • Collaborate with Client Services team to develop and update volunteer training materials, manuals, handouts and brochures
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating volunteer trainings
  • Participate in relevant community and networking meetings
  • Negotiate all payments for professional trainings, including trade agreements
  • Represent MESA at the Elder Justice Coalition, Trans* Survivor Task Force, and Boulder County Trans* Health initiatives and participate in activities as required
  • Act as a key representative for MESA with the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Disabilities grant initiative and participate in activities as requested by the grant administrator
  • Understand and comply with mandatory reporting protocols for youth who disclose experiences of sexual violence
  • Create and coordinate community events for raising awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)
  • Building and executing social media strategy around MESA’s mission
  • Develop and implement a model for sexual assault prevention/education utilizing social marketing techniques
  • Produce online educational content relative to MESA’s mission such as webinars, memos, videos
  • Generate and share social media content daily that builds meaningful connections between MESA and the community at large
  • Continuously stay abreast of all developments, narratives, and initiatives relevant to MESA’s mission
  • Promote and participate in MESA fundraising efforts and events
  • Solicit in-kind donations from local media/marketing outlets
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of messaging and events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April).
  • Update and maintain MESA website
  • Provide presentations and trainings related to raising awareness about sexual assault and reducing its prevalence
  • Use social media platforms and web-based technology to provide sexual assault prevention education
  • Maintain an active MESA social media identity
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Skills & Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communication, Social Work, Education, or related field preferred.
  • Public speaking, training, or teaching experience required
  • Experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist preferred
  • Experience utilizing traditional and new media for public service messaging
  • Experience working within collaborations and building community partnerships desirable
  • Experience and knowledge in sexual assault issues preferred
  • Excellent presentation/training skills required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have understanding of issues and dynamics of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence and other forms of interpersonal violence
  • Knowledge of community resources desirable
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, conversion rate optimization and search engine optimization
  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Must be competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

Working Environment:

  • May require some travel throughout Boulder and Broomfield Counties
  • May include some exposure to people in acute distress or crisis
  • Occasional nights and weekends.