Cal Poly ‘Men and Masculinity’ position emphasizes sexual assault

California Polytechnic State University is looking for a new “Men and Masculinity Coordinator” whose primary responsibility will be to address issues of sexual assault on campus.

The job will consist of, among other things, “increasing education and awareness and lowering incidents of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking,” and the preferred applicant for the job will have a “65 hour California State Certification as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor.”

Additionally, all eligible candidates for the job must have a “working knowledge of the practices, procedures, and activities of gender-based violence prevention education and outreach efforts.”

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The “Men and Masculinity Coordinator” will work within the school’s “SAFER Program,” which describes itself as a “confidential advocacy, education, and support resource for addressing sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.”

The program claims that it does not, however, “discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious or spiritual beliefs, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or documentation status in any of its activities or operation.”

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Campus Reform reached out to the director of Cal Poly’s “SAFER program” to ask why the new position will specifically target males, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

The new hire will be compensated with a monthly salary of up to $4,881 annually, totaling a potential annual salary of $58,572—$31,332 more annually than a position as a medical assistant in the school’s clinic.

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