The Associate Prevention and Response Specialist reports to the Director, Center for Awareness, Resources and Education (CARE) to further the university’s commitment to respond and prevent sexual misconduct. S/he will also have an important dotted line relationship to the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity to ensure the university meets its programmatic responsibilities in supporting the university’s Title IX and Sexual Harassment policies.
Tufts Health &Wellness Service includes the departments of Health Education, Health Service and Counseling and Mental Health Service, and supports the educational mission of the University. Its overall mission is to maintain the physical, psychological and social health of students by providing high quality services through an interdisciplinary team approach of providing care, preventing illness and promoting health and wellness. Our overall scope includes medical services for students, mental health care, and health education including, but not limited to: alcohol education, sexual assault prevention, reproductive and sexual health information, stress management and mindfulness, nutrition and healthy living.
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is guided by the University’s commitment to create and maintain an academic and work environment where its diverse population of students, faculty and staff are able to exercise their talents free of harassment, discrimination or inequitable application of university policy. The OEO helps to realize the university’s commitment to and aspirations for development, implementation, execution and monitoring of the federal and state mandated Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs. This also includes programmatic responsibilities such as supporting the university’s Title IX and Sexual Harassment policies and prompt, effective and remedial investigative responses to complaints of harassment and discrimination brought by students, faculty, staff and others and set forth in various university policies and guidelines.
The Associate Prevention and Response Specialist’s primary responsibility is to respond to student needs regarding sexual misconduct. The Specialist will play a valued and highly collaborative role in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Tufts’ prevention and response plans for students. Focusing on running and expanding student workshop programming and creating student-facing communications and outreach, the Specialist will work with existing student groups to plan and execute future programs.