Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) was founded in 1992 as a collaborative venture between The University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and the London Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse. The Centre was established in response to a federal study on the problem of violence against women, triggered by the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal.
The Centre is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality.
The Gender Based Violence Training Facilitator (Non-Credit) will be responsible for the delivery of in person skills based training to prevent sexual violence. This training was developed in partnership by CREVAWC & Anova, titled “Undressing Consent: A Pleasurable Approach to Learning about Consent, Rejection and Sexual Violence” and will be mandatory for all 2022-23 incoming first years to take who are attending Kings, Huron or Brescia University Colleges. The facilitator will be required to undertake an intensive train-the-trainer program including pre-work, a full-day learning session, and ongoing capacity-building and mentorship. The facilitator will be responsible for co-facilitating gender-divided (men’s and women/nonbinary) 90min small group sessions via Zoom, scheduled from May-Sept 2022. The facilitator will be responsible for empathetically managing disclosures that may arise in group, for navigating pushback and moments of tension and discomfort, and for achieving specific learning outcomes through the activity and discussion-based programming. A minimal commitment of 3 sessions/week is required, with some flexibility around weekday, evening and weekend scheduling.
- Undergraduate Degree in a related discipline
- Relevant professional designation
- Master's degree in a related discipline preferred; training in adult education preferred
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
- 4 years' relevant professional experience
- Professional experience:
- in facilitating content related to gender-based violence
- approaching the work from a place of facilitation and co-learning, rather than ‘teaching’ and being in the position of knower
- in discussing sexually-explicit content in a group context
- in engaging individuals with whom you disagree/who cause harm
Experience in facilitation
Experience as a public educator
Expertise in engaging men and boys as allies
Personal lived experience and an understanding of the intersectional ways sexual scripts and gender norms are differentiated based on race, sexuality, gender identity, ability etc, with an ability to connect with diverse students through the sharing of similar lived experience.
An ability to work from a place of humility, understanding your role as one of co-learner rather than knower (eg facilitator rather than teacher), and striving for personal growth through this position and experience
Facilitators must have and function through an understanding of feminism and feminist perspectives
Demonstrated content expertise related to gender-based violence broadly, and effective components of GBV prevention more specifically
Familiarity with instructional design methods to deliver instructional programs and courses
Familiarity with learning evaluation method
Presentation skills to deliver information in a clear and engaging manner, using appropriate communication channels
Communication skills to describe technical concepts effectively to both novice and sophisticated users
Ability to summarize information and disseminate to others effectively in a timely manner
Ability to creatively adapt traditional methods, concepts, models or systems to new applications
Ability to perceive and understand the emotions of others, and interact with them appropriately based on those emotions
Ability to provide guidance, support and feedback in a way that is positively received
Organizational and multi-tasking skills to prioritize and consistently produce high-quality work
Demonstrated ability to coach and support adult learners, and to enable individuals to learn
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or phone 519-661-2194.
Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.