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University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 03/29/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. 

SafeCampus values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including survivors of violence, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans and those from all walks of life.

The Postdoctoral Scholar Training Specialist position will have the opportunity to work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) program. EPIC is a prevention of sexual harassment training program for the University of Washington UAW -4121 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) and Postdoctoral Scholars. This position will focus on working with the UW Postdoctoral Scholar community and will build on the EPIC program that was originally developed in 2018-2019. After initial adaptation of the curriculum, the Training Specialist will facilitate trainings and therefore support the wellbeing and safety of the University of Washington community.  information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and postdoc rights.

The EPIC program is jointly developed through a collaborative process with UAW 4121 and the University of Washington. This program is supervised by SafeCampus, University of Washington’s Violence Prevention and Response Program, and the position will report to the Prevention, Education, & Communications Manager in SafeCampus.

The Training Specialist position spans Spring 2022-Winter 2023, with the possibility of renewal for an additional academic year. The appointment can be as low as 20% or as high as 40% FTE, depending on the trainer’s preference. The EPIC program is currently using all virtual delivery.


• Facilitate Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) Prevention of Sexual Harassment trainings
• Develop awareness of existing prevention of sexual harassment programs and UW and union policies regarding sexual harassment and discrimination
• Continue to adapt EPIC training curriculum for Postdoctoral Scholars
• Utilize a robust evaluation processes to inform curriculum revisions
• Implement a marketing and outreach plan, and create program materials (e.g., reports, flyers)
• Partner with campus departments to build collaborative relationships and coordinate training logistics (e.g. scheduling, room reservations, etc.)
• Maintain records of trainings conducted and develop program progress reports
• Assume additional responsibilities as required


DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:   approx Spring 2022-Winter 2023

HOURS: This position will be approximately 8 hours per week, with 88 hours per quarter expected. Evening or weekend hours may be required.

LOCATION:   The EPIC program is currently using all virtual delivery. When individuals return to campus the Training Specialist’s primary work location will be in the SafeCampus office on the UW Seattle Campus.

SALARY:   Salary is commensurate with Postdoctoral Scholar standing.

ADDITIONAL UW EMPLOYMENT:   Preference given to individuals formally employed as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UW during each quarter of employment in the Training Specialist position.

UNION POSITION:   This job classification (Postdoctoral Scholar) is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

APPLICATION PROCESS:   Applications must be received through UWHires to be considered. Applicants will be asked to supply a resume and cover letter.


• Have received a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) and 6 months or more experience

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
• Experience in facilitating and developing interactive trainings/lectures/presentations
• Ability to work collaboratively with a team and exercise high levels of independent judgment
• Experience with PostDoctoral Scholar work patterns and work culture at UW or another academic institution
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, ethnic and social backgrounds, disciplinary backgrounds, values and attitudes
• Demonstrated ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential information
• Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to document and update program procedures and materials
• Demonstrated research, analytical skills and experience developing programmatic reports
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Google Suite of Programs


• Commitment to improving academic culture and making it more accessible and equitable for underrepresented groups (including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, international scholars)
• Successful experience working in a large, multifaceted institution of higher education
• Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with university, union and/or community groups
• Familiarity with University of Washington support programs and services
• Familiarity with UAW Local 4121 contract
• Education in the areas of violence prevention, gender-based violence, sexual harassment, discrimination and bystander intervention
• Experience facilitating conversations/trainings/classes on violence prevention, prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination
• Experience interacting with survivors of violence, sexual harassment and/or discrimination

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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