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RSE and Postdoc Training Specialist

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, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences.

The RSE and Postdoc 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), Postdoctoral Scholars, and Research Scientists/Engineers (RSEs). This position will focus on working with the UW RSE community and the 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. The training program will include information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and union 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 is a 20% FTE position spanning Fall 2023-Spring 2024, with the possibility of renewal for a 20% FTE position for an additional academic year.  This is a hybrid position, with a work location available in the SafeCampus office on the UW Seattle Campus. The Training Specialist position will primarily perform their duties Monday-Friday within SafeCampus’ standard business hours of 8am-5pm. Based on the needs of the program there may be some evening training work and limited travel to UW campuses in Tacoma and/or Bothell or other UW locations.

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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
  • Adapt EPIC training curriculum for RSEs and Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Utilize a robust evaluation processes to inform curriculum revisions
  • Implement a marketing and outreach plan, and create program materials
  • 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. Fall 2023 to Spring 2024

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

LOCATION: This is a hybrid position, with a work location available in the SafeCampus office on the UW Seattle Campus.

SALARY: Salary is commensurate with RSE and Postdoctoral Scholar standing.

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

UNION POSITION: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants will be asked to supply a resume and cover letter to Applications will be reviewed beginning the week of September 18, 2023 and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.


We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all the requirements or are uncertain if you do. Commitment to accessibility and equity is highly valued. Education and experience need not be within a formal institution.


  • 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 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 campus 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

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