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Prevention & Community Engagement Specialist

Job Details

North County Office - Escondido, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$22.36 Hourly
Up to 50%
Nonprofit - Social Services


Position Summary: Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating CCS’ community driven, culturally humble, evidence-based, sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention and community engagement programs serving the Northern Inland, Eastern, and Central regions of San Diego County. The Prevention & Community Engagement Specialist works as part of a team to implement and evaluate a comprehensive plan based on the principles of effective prevention programs through building individual knowledge and skills and mobilizing the community to decrease the social and cultural norms that perpetuate violence. Support the organization and implementation of strategic community outreach to underserved populations throughout San Diego County. This position requires establishing and maintaining partnerships with co-workers, professionals, schools, and community groups.

Essential Functions:

  • Achieve and maintain expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating culturally humble, evidence-based, community-responsive prevention, education, and community engagement programs in the areas of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, consent, healthy relationships, and bystander engagement.
  • Research, develop, and evaluate training units, training materials, PowerPoint presentations, experiential exercises, and practical application tools that are culturally and developmentally appropriate for each audience being served.  
  • Create and deliver community outreach and educational presentations, workshops, and trainings in the community, serving the Northern Inland, Eastern, and Central regions of San Diego County, according to CCS standards, in compliance with funder requirements, and to fulfill community needs.
  • Develop a work plan that meets or exceeds the training, education, and community outreach scopes of work.
  • In cooperation with CCS leaders, provide training and technical assistance to CCS staff to help them develop community engagement tools, sexual assault and intimate partner violence education, and professional presentations for use in their role as community consultants.
  • In collaboration with CCS’ Social Media Committee, ensure a cohesive social media identity by researching and creating messages, tasks, and activities across all platforms that support funding efforts and CCS’ mission.
  • Propose creative strategies for the implementation of social media programs that ensure appropriate messaging regarding the prevention of sexual and relationship violence, aimed at diverse audiences.
  • Plan, coordinate, and prepare social media campaigns, in coordination with awareness campaigns. Maintain knowledge of social media trends, related to the prevention of sexual and relationship violence, and the promotion of healthy relationships.



  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in public health, education, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience training individuals and/or groups, and community outreach.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based public health, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence prevention.
  • Knowledge of individual, social, and relational dynamics relative to intimate partner violence and sexual violence.
  • Excellent public relations, public speaking, and community development skills. 
  • Knowledge and practice in training and facilitation techniques, and an understanding of interactive training approaches

Preferred Experience:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish, Somali, or Arabic (oral and written).
  • Master’s degree in public health, education, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Core Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point, Access)
  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality and respectful communication at all times


Working Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Working conditions may include possible exposure to communicable diseases related to those typically found in social services setting. Tuberculosis screening may be required.

Physical Demands:

 While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The incumbent frequently is required to stand, walk, go up and down stairs, stoop, bend, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to carry up to 50lbs.


Some travel may be required (approx. 40% within San Diego County and state-wide).  Must have reliable transportation available for work-related purposes, a valid California driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance.

Work Hours
The employee must be available during Agency working hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and must work 30 hours each week to maintain full-time status.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.