Open position: Violence Prevention Graduate Assistant

Position open until filled for 2017-2018
(.49 FTE = 19 hours/week)

General description

The Violence Prevention Graduate Assistant will provide support to the Prevention, Advocacy and Wellness team at Student Health Services, and will contribute to the University’s Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan, which aims to prevent sexual assault, interpersonal violence, dating and domestic violence, stalking, harassment, hazing, bullying, and other forms of violence.


  • Conducting literature reviews, gathering information, and benchmarking other institutions regarding best practices and innovations in violence prevention
  • Assisting with updates to prevention curricula and presentation materials
  • Delivering prevention workshops to various groups on campus
  • Supporting on-going assessment and quality improvement activities
  • Working collaboratively with campus partners on prevention and awareness initiatives
  • Contributing to the development of relevant marketing materials, prevention messages, and static educational content
  • Assisting with scheduling and data entry for prevention workshops and outreach events
  • Supporting the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator; the Sexual Violence Wellness Agents peer program; SHS and the Prevention, Advocacy and Wellness team; and the Prevention and Advocacy Coalition

Dates of service and compensation

  • This graduate assistantship is being awarded for the 2017-2018 year; September 2017 – June 2018
  • This is a full-time gradate assistantship that requires 19 hours per week of service
  • Participation is required in Student Health Services’ in-service and additional training that will take place the week before classes begin in Fall of 2017
  • Compensation includes tuition remission, health benefits and a monthly stipend
  • Summer employment is a possibility, but not guaranteed

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Health Sciences, or other related fields
  • Accepted into an OSU graduate program in Public Health, CSSA, social sciences or a related field
  • Demonstrated strong communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Knowledge regarding the dynamics of sexual violence and other forms of violence, social justice issues and primary prevention of violence among college students
  • Demonstrated interest in sexual assault prevention, survivor support and advocating for social change
  • General knowledge of current events related to sexual violence, hazing, and other forms of violence
  • High level interest in building campus partnerships
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Willingness to work afternoons and evenings on a regular basis and weekends occasionally

Preferred qualifications

  • General knowledge of legislation, etc. concerning sexual violence and the impacts on campus communities
  • Comfortable discussing issues related to sexual violence and other forms of violence. The following topics are included in the scope of violence prevention work: Sexual assault, dating/domestic/intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, bullying, hazing, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, sexual consent, rape myths, gender socialization, bystander intervention, and more.
  • Experience delivering workshops and programs to different groups of students
  • Experience with assessment and program evaluation
  • Experience with any of the following programs and applications: Qualtrics, Domo, Endnote, Sharepoint, SPSS, Adobe InDesign

Successful applicants must pass a criminal background check and review of student conduct records.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter, vita/resume, and names of 3 professional references via email to:

Elizabeth Kennedy, Violence Prevention Coordinator

Prevention, Advocacy and Wellness

Student Health Services

Open Position: PAW Marketing Assistant

Prevention, Advocacy and Wellness | Student Health Services

Accepting Applications through April 24, 2017

10-20 hours/week

General Description

The Prevention, Advocacy and Wellness (PAW) team at Student Health Services has unique marketing needs compared to the rest of the clinic. This position will support the creation of marketing materials used to promote PAW workshops, programs and services.


  • Create handouts, booklets, posters, fliers and other marketing materials related to the PAW programs
  • Responsible for printing photo IDs for new SHS employees

Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous design experience
  • Proficient at Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Photography experience

Working Conditions

  • Office conditions
  • May require some after hours and weekend work


  • $12/hour
  • 10-20 hours/week

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at You will be required to provide a description of your interest in this position, a resume (upload PDF), contact information for three references and a sample of something you designed using Adobe Creative Suite (upload PDF).

If you have questions please email:

Successful applicants must pass a criminal background check and review of student conduct records.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community.