Sexualized Violence Prevention Peer Educator @ UFV

ABBOTSFORD • C H I L L IWA C K • MI S S I O N • H O P E • C H A N D I G A R H
33844 King Rd., Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8 • Tel: 604-504-7441 • Fax: 604-855-7614 • Toll-free (in Canada): 1-888-504-7441 • ufv.ca
Sexualized Violence Prevention Peer Educator
Position Type: Volunteer
Term: April 25 2020-April 30 2021
Time Commitment: Approximately 10 hours / month during the academic year
Direct Supervisor: Belinda Karsen, Coordinator, Student Transition and Engagement

THE IN THIS TOGETHER PROGRAM The In This Together program aims to create a campus and free from sexualized violence. The program consists of workshops on consent and healthy relationships, active bystander intervention, and responding to disclosures, which are facilitated for students by students. Sexualized Violence Prevention Peer Educators create supportive learning environments that facilitate candid—and often challenging—conversations about gender, sexuality, sexualized violence, and trauma.

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Sexualized Violence Prevention Peer Educators are committed to social justice, equity, and the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence through education and access to support resources. SVP Peer Educators facilitate workshops, help refine the workshop curriculum, and promote awareness of the In This Together program. SVP Peer Educators help create positive social change by encouraging their peers to question the social scripts that contribute to sexualized violence and by teaching them the skills to support victims/survivors.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Regularly co-facilitate the In This Together workshops, according to their availability each semester
• Respond to challenging questions or comments in a way that promotes personal growth and learning
• Promptly complete post-workshop logs
• Participate in monthly SVP Peer Educator team meetings and professional development sessions; participate in at least one SVP outreach event each semester
• Help promote the In This Together program to the UFV community at various campus events, such as NSO and LNAP
• Complete the required in-person and online training
• Adhere to British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and to all UFV and Student Life policies and guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS
• Current UFV student in good academic standing; must have completed at least two semesters at UFV by the start of the Fall 2020 semester
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 which must be maintained for the entire SVP Peer Educator term
• Successful completion of a Police Information Check (formerly Criminal Record Check) upon acceptance
ABBOTSFORD • C H I L L IWA C K • MI S S I O N • H O P E • C H A N D I G A R H
33844 King Rd., Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8 • Tel: 604-504-7441 • Fax: 604-855-7614 • Toll-free (in Canada): 1-888-504-7441 • ufv.ca
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops (eg. through tutoring, teaching, coaching, etc.)
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
• Commitment to increasing your knowledge of sexualized violence prevention and response, trauma-informed care, and intersectionality
• Comfortable working with diverse student populations, including persons of all gender identities and expressions and sexual orientations
• Willingness to engage in self-reflection and to receive feedback for the purpose of professional development
• Reliable, responsible, and professional
• Must be available on the following dates:
o In-person training: April 25 2020, August 19 2020, August 24-26 2020, January 16 2021
o New Student Orientation: September 8 2020, January 4 2021
We invite all students to apply for this position, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, cultural background, or personal experience with sexualized violence; however, this is challenging and potentially triggering work. Applicants must be prepared to encounter a range of reactions in the workshops, from indifference to skepticism to hostility. If you are interested in applying to this position but are unsure whether you have the personal capacity to do so, we encourage you to contact a counsellor, social worker, or other mental health professional for guidance.

BENEFITS
• Be part of a team of people dedicated to creating positive social change
• Develop your effective communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills
• Become more knowledgeable about the issues related to sexualized violence
• Gain experience in a professional environment
• Have opportunities to attend exclusive professional development events, conferences, and workshops
• Receive Co-Curricular Recognition and a letter of reference (upon request)
• In recognition of the challenging nature of this position, SVP Educators receive a modest honorarium for each workshop facilitated.

APPLICATION
To apply for this position, please complete the online application form through myCampusLife. Bring a copy of your current resumé, including two professional references, to your interview.