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Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist

November 18, 2013 by  
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The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is seeking a Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist to join the rest of our prevention team in building the capacity of individuals, organizations, and institutions across Texas who are working to end sexual violence through a primary prevention approach.

Position Overview

The Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist serves on a team of 4 individuals who provide support and guidance to 55 rape crisis centers and allied organizations around prevention of sexual violence.

Providing capacity-building assistance to these organizations encompasses the following duties that are largely shared among team members:

  • Training development and delivery
  • Coaching and one-on-one consultation with prevention workers
  • Planning and hosting two statewide conferences, one for prevention workers and one for youth activists
  • Collaborative development and modification of curricula
  • Developing toolkits, writing newsletter articles, and creating other materials focused on topics relevant to sexual violence prevention
  • Cultivating a community of practice among prevention workers within specific regions of the state

Please note that this position does not involve any direct work with victims of violence.



Applicants should have significant previous experience with most or all of the following:

  • Implementation and evaluation of curriculum-based primary prevention programming with youth
  • Provision of technical assistance or support to other organizations around development of sexual violence primary prevention programming
  • Training development, delivery, and evaluation
  • Curriculum development
  • Community organizing and/or coalition building
  • Development and/or implementation of programs for culturally-specific communities
  • Participatory program evaluation


An ideal candidate will possess

  • Clear understanding of the differences between risk reduction and primary prevention approaches to sexual violence prevention
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to social justice and equity
  • Commitment to team work with an ability to work independently
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English


Applicants with various levels of education and experience will be considered. Areas of study that are relevant to the position include public health, women’s/gender studies, social work, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and education.

Job Information

  • Reports to: Director of Prevention Programs
  • In-State Travel: 10-20% (occasional out of state travel is a possibility)
  • Salary: $42,000/year ($44,000 if bilingual)
  • Benefits: 401(k); paid time off; health, dental, and vision insurance; short- & long-term disability
  • Anticipated Start Date: January 2014

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Morgan Curtis at

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