Peer Educator Application 2022

Peer Educators are a critical part of Rutgers–Camden’s violence prevention and survivor support services. Peer Educators plan, implement, and evaluate campus events and programs to raise awareness, educate the community, and foster a protective and healthy campus environment.
 
Peer Educators (PE) are a critical part of RUC’s Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA). Using a framework based in leadership development and primary prevention, PEs will engage the campus community in efforts to raise awareness about and prevent interpersonal violence (dating/domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking). Peer Educators receive training, education, supervision, and mentorship on issues of interpersonal violence, including:
  • Root causes and dynamics of interpersonal violence.
  • Impact of interpersonal violence on survivors and their communities.
  • Primary prevention strategies, approaches, and programs.
  • Marketing, outreach, awareness raising, and training/facilitation skills.
  • Program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Peer Educators will be work between 5-10 hours per week September- May. Pay is $12.00 per hour. Schedules will be flexible; however, Peer Educators will be expected to participate in select VPVA events throughout the academic year. The calendar of events will be available to Peer Educators during the interviewing, hiring, and onboarding process.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assist in developing and delivering presentations, workshops, and programming.
  • Identify trends and patterns in programming evaluation to assist with strategic planning.
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders for programming and events.
  • Create and manage social media content on issues regarding awareness raising, violence prevention, and supporting survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
  • Engage with the RUC community in a way reflective of violence prevention and victim assistance values.
  • Represent VPVA outreach and awareness raising events.
  • Attend training and scheduled staff meetings
Basic Qualifications
  • Demonstrate a commitment to anti-violence, bystander intervention, social justice, and equity.
  • Proficiency with social media use for activism, awareness raising, education, and community building.
  • Ability to collaborate with team members of diverse knowledge and experience.
  • Growth and learning mindset.
  • Strong ability to work relatively independently and with a group.
  • Service and community-centered mindset.
Advanced Qualifications
  • Basic understanding of the dynamics of dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual violence.
  • Research skills.
  • Quality time and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
If you are interested in joining the team, please complete the form below.
 
Contact Olivia Rojas (they/them/theirs) at dr939@camden.rutgers.edu regarding any questions.