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Community Prevention Assistant

Rate of pay: $16.66/hour

Work location: Rape Victim Advocacy Program

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team. Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Community Prevention Assistants will help coordinate and co-facilitate youth sexual violence prevention curriculum to students at secondary schools in our 8 county service area. Additionally, students in this position will develop and deliver presentations on sexual violence awareness, prevention, and RVAP services for a variety of constituents in our community. Community Prevention Assistants will also help with programming during Sexual Assault Activism Month (April). Students must be very reliable, engaging and able to facilitate meaningful discussions with youth and community members on challenging topics. Many of the presentations the student in this position will be responsible for facilitating will take place during the traditional K-12 school day (8-4), so availability during that time is necessary as well as access to transportation.


  • Facilitate and co-facilitate youth education & prevention curriculum in local schools.
  • Help coordinate presentation requests.
  • Assist in building relationships with community partners.
  • Staff RVAP information tables at community events.
  • Help plan, implement, and evaluate RVAP events.
  • Provide resources to support youth.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, students, and the public.
  • Organize, prioritize, and perform multiple duties.


  • University of Iowa registered student (except during summer) - work study preferred, but not required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Preference for demonstrated proficiency in public speaking, or a willingness to learn skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the use of basic office equipment and computer operations, i.e., including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher
  • Demonstrates ability to work with variety of individuals and groups while appreciating the unique contribution of diverse individuals
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and work independently
  • Experience with and passion for working with youth - preferred
  • Valid driver's license required. Compliance with University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program based on past three-year driving record also required for employment.

Training requirements

  • Criminal Background Check upon hire
  • Driver’s License Check upon hire
  • Successful candidate will be required to complete RVAP Advocate training within the first 6 months

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