Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

Youth Violence Prevention Educator

Youth Violence Prevention Educator, Full Time
Spanish Bilingual Preferred
This position is responsible for the overall administration of all youth-based educational outreach at SPAN, including program evaluation, database management, and curriculum development. The Youth Violence Prevention Educator will work primarily with students, parents, school systems, and agencies serving middle and high school youth. Curriculum presentations to elementary students, their parents, and teachers/administrators may also be included.
Coordinates, organizes, and supports youth in primary prevention and social justice activities including but limited to; building a team of high school peer educators and adult mentors in a long-standing collaborative program, Peers Building Justice, to implement violence-prevention curriculum for middle and high school students throughout the Boulder Valley School District. Specific topics include gender violence (dating violence, sexual assault/harassment) and other forms of oppression, gender justice, and healthy relationships.
DUTIES: Provide Educational leadership and coordination of school-based partnerships to middle and high school students by:
• Recruits, retains, trains and supervises volunteer high school Peer Educators and Adult Mentors to participate in evidence-based violence prevention curriculum and youth-driven primary prevention efforts in the community. Specific outreach to marginalized or underserved youth (i.e., Latinx, LGBTQI, immigrants, etc.).
• Develops age-appropriate, culturally relevant, multi-media middle and high school activities to supplement PBJ curriculum. Implements evidence-based and best/promising practice primary prevention programming.
• Plans and implements PBJ meetings twice/month.
• Coordinates Peers Building Justice (PBJ) Peer Education Program in collaboration with the Violence Prevention Coordinator at Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA).
• Attends community meetings, including Healthy Youth Alliance, Coordinated School Health Committee, youth summits, focus groups and town halls.
• Responsibly for tracking program data and budget.
• Implements evaluation tools; compiles and maintains data from evaluations.
• Provides curriculum/training, resources, and customized training to school administrators, teachers and parents regarding interpersonal violence prevention education and healthy relationship skill-building.
• Works with parents, teachers and administrators when children and youth disclose experiences of violence (including dating and bullying), coordinating SPAN and MESA advocacy, counseling and referrals as appropriate.
• Supports and takes lead role as presenter/facilitator for the SPAN Collective Liberation Volunteer Training.
Provides agency and community leadership on youth issues:
• Provides expertise in violence prevention education, risk and protective factors, skill-based learning, positive youth development, and effective program evaluation.
• Co-facilitates weekly psycho-educational support group for youth, including those who are victims of dating violence or witnesses to domestic violence at the Boulder County Juvenile Center.
• Attends monthly SPAN Child and Youth Advocacy Committee; provides agency leadership around youth issues and collaborates with other SPAN programs.
• Presents and facilitates group discussion and activities for students transitioning from elementary to middle school and middle to high school.
• Collaborates with SPAN staff to presents bully-prevention/violence-prevention curriculum to elementary school classes.
• Provides community training and facilitation on issues related to youth, dating abuse, bullying and healthy relationships.
Additional responsibilities include:
• Completes all necessary record keeping, including monthly reports, timesheets, and monthly statistics.
• Participates in weekly staff meetings, scheduled team meetings, and regular supervision with Training and Community Education Director.
• Other duties as assigned by Training and Community Education Director or Executive Director.
• DART Advocacy: available by pager one night per month, or other hours as necessary, to respond to police requests for victim advocacy.
• Participates in all required orientation and training.
• Assists in facilitating youth-related topics during SPAN’s Volunteer Training presented three times a year.
• Supports an organizational environment based on respect, the practice of ethical communication, and adherence to SPAN’s “Non-Negotiables.”

Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS: • B.A. degree in human services or equivalent experience. • Experience in developing and/or executing primary/secondary prevention programs • Spanish language proficiency highly preferred. • Knowledge/experience in community organizing, classroom teaching, group facilitation, and working with youth. • Knowledge of developmental issues for children and youth. • Knowledge of effective program evaluation models and evidence-based programs. • Experience in issues related to intimate partner violence, bullying, bystander interventions, and curriculum development. • Knowledge of multiracial, anti-oppression organizing; and political education; • Excellent verbal and written skills; • Excellent computer proficiency, particularly Microsoft Office, required; experience with website management, WordPress software, a plus.


Excellent benefits, including health insurance, reduced-rate Eco-Pass, vacation & sick leave, and work in a dynamic and diverse setting. EOE


Full time, $32,000/annually ($33,000 after 6 months) unless otherwise indicated.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to hr@safehousealliance.org or Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, 835 North Street, Boulder, CO 80304. Resume review begins immediately. No calls please.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
835 North St Boulder
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 3034498623
Fax: Safehouse Progressive All

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