The CAPE Project Peer Educators are ambassadors for the Campus Advocacy, Prevention, and Education Project. They will live the CAPE Project mission and values (see below) in their role and everyday life. After training, peer educators will provide education on campus about healthy relationship and sexual behaviors, healthy masculinity, positive bystander intervention, conflict resolution skills, how to support survivors of interpersonal violence, among other topics. They will assist in the coordination of awareness events and other prevention and education activities. CAPE Project seeks to build a team across gender and sexuality spectrums, and includes students of color, religious diversity, and different ability levels.
Primary Job Duties:
- Facilitate trainings and discussions using an intersectional, trauma-informed, survivor-centered lens
- Distribute, collect, and input evaluations
- Complete necessary reports in a timely manner
- Attend weekly staff meetings and quarterly Coordinated Community Response Team meetings
- Commit to Spring Term 2018
- Actively lead outreach and education (including, but not limited to, running the CAPE Project social media accounts, attending student organization meetings, active tabling and discussion during high traffic times at the beige desk, participating in new student orientation)
- Participate in the design and implementation of new programs and sustainability measures
Qualifications Required for Position:
- Passion for ending interpersonal violence
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Excellent public speaking and communication skills
- Great critical thinking and analytical skills
- Comfortable in emotionally complex situations
- Actively maintain privacy
- If you have previously experienced an incident of interpersonal violence, you have taken measures of self-care and closure
- Strong relationships within the Doane community
- Available weekends and evenings (scheduling is flexible)
Training Required for Position:
- Peer Educators must successfully complete a mandatory training that increases their understanding of the complexities of interpersonal violence on college campuses.
- Initial service months will be monitored closely. PEs must be committed to program fidelity.
- Background in social justice, gender-based violence, and gender studies a plus.
CAPE Project Mission and Values:
The CAPE Project for Doane University will shift our campus cultures to those free from interpersonal violence through collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and all broader campus communities to embrace survivor-centered, trauma-informed practices; enhance systems of community response for incidents of interpersonal violence; and adopt inclusive interpersonal violence prevention and education programs.
Individual thoughts and experiences are recognized as worthy and of value. We recognize people’s dignity and maintain their confidentiality. We agree to respect people in our community as well as organizations that are also striving for the betterment of the community.
We aspire to embrace the diversity of all faculty, staff, and students from each of our campuses. Within those communities, we will seek inclusion of all marginalized communities, allowing their experiences to inform our choices and programs and providing safety from the harm of revictimization.
We aspire to develop courageous leaders on campus. Individuals who are not only a member of our Coordinated Community Response Team, but those who have a vested interest in ending interpersonal violence on campus. By creating and engaging new leaders, we will expand our influence for creating a campus cultural shift.
We agree to focus our efforts on educating our students, faculty, and staff of our mission and values. Through various practices and while reaching out to different groups on campus and beyond we will provide the intellectual and practical tools needed to prevent interpersonal violence on campus.
We encourage students, faculty, and staff to take initiative and act to solve problems of interpersonal violence. By acting in accordance with the mission and values of CAPE we want to embrace an atmosphere where community members can make decisions and take responsibility for the decisions they have made.
We strive to make a lasting impression in the culture of all Doane University campuses. We hope to create a positive change in the culture that will show the value of all persons in our community and allow them to participate in their educational experience to the fullest.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-WA-AX-0013 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice. The Opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.