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School Training and Support Specialist

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The School Training and Support Specialist will lend their expertise to the implementation efforts of various school-based violence prevention and safety projects at CSPV. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in schools, strong skills in relationship building, and should be detail-oriented, adaptable, and a team player. This position will contribute to several CSPV projects that aim to translate research-informed approaches into practice. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting projects to deliver training and technical assistance to rural Colorado schools, assisting with the development of implementation processes and/or trainings related to violence prevention for partners across the Front Range, building comprehensive school safety systems with research partners from Indonesia, and providing general consultation and support to partners on topics related to violence prevention and school safety.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

For almost 30 years, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) has partnered with community members, practitioners, and policy makers to bridge the gap between research and practice on violence prevention in schools and communities. Within our work, we value equity and dedicate ourselves to helping dismantle systems of oppression so that everyone can achieve their full human potential. CSPV is located within the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, to learn more about our Center and current projects, please visit our website –

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Implementation Coordination and Administration

  • Contribute to planning and coordination of various school safety and violence prevention projects at CSPV.
  • Facilitate meetings with school teams to identify, prioritize, and address challenges related to school safety, culture, climate, and and/or systems.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to school staff and leadership.
  • Develop materials to support project tasks (e.g., PowerPoints, spreadsheets, etc.).
  • Communicate with project partners regarding support, trainings, resources, and scheduling.
  • Coordinate survey administration with sites.
  • Download and create basic reports for internal discussion and planning.
  • Data entry as needed.

Collaboration with Partners and Stakeholders 

  • Collaborate with external consultants and CSPV staff to develop school trainings on topics such as trauma-informed   practices, staff wellness, and student/staff relationships.
  • Develop and maintain positive, healthy relationships with CSPV partners.
  • Collaborate with CSPV staff and partners to support systems and strategies for violence prevention.
  • Assist with planning and facilitation of internal and external meetings using developed practices and processes.
  • Clearly articulate (verbal/written) information related to project implementation to various audiences including schools, parents, community stakeholders, grant funders, etc.

Service to the Organization

  • Contribute to a healthy, inclusive, and safe work environment.
  • Participate in internal meetings and activities to enhance organizational collaboration and learning.
  • Other duties as needed and/or assigned.

What You Should Know

  • This is a grant-funded position.
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-state to support projects or attend conferences, averaging up to 15% of time.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

$65,000.00 - $80,000.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelors required, Masters or equivalent experience to a Masters preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a teacher, mental health professional, or administrator in a K-12 environment.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and discussions with people from various backgrounds.

What You Will Need

  • Attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver materials to groups in a training or meeting format.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • An ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Flexibility to perform various roles and learn new skills within a changing environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Willingness to travel in-state using your own transportation.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of CSPV.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience presenting information to large groups of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and violence prevention strategies in schools and/or communities.
  • Background and experience within at least one of our areas of focus (e.g., youth mental health, school culture and climate, threat assessment, etc.).
  • Familiarity with data collection and survey platforms (e.g. Qualtrics).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

During the application process, applicants will need to enter contact information for three references, and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses. Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2022. Applications submitted by June 29, 2022 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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