Do you have an interest in creating a safer campus community?
Do you want to build your skills in public speaking or group facilitation?

Join the Certified Peer Educators (CPE)!

CPEs will facilitate bystander intervention training and other violence prevention workshops (e.g., healthy relationships, consent education, identity-based harm, and sexual violence prevention) to promote awareness and take a stand to make a difference at the University of Iowa. CPEs will be responsible for promoting a campus culture that educates and empowers Hawkeyes to become active bystanders and allies to end sexual and relationship violence. Students must have evening and weekend availability. Upon completing the required 20 hours of training and certification process, Certified Peer Educators (CPEs) are eligible to receive a $1000 stipend per academic year.


  • Co-facilitation of student violence prevention workshops alongside another peer educator  
  • Assist in building relationships with various campus partners & student groups 
  • Serve as an engaging, effective communicator who is able to facilitate meaningful discussions with peers on challenging topics 
  • Demonstrate dependability, responsibility, and transparency through attendance & communication when conflict arises 
  • Create informative social media content regarding violence prevention efforts and issues 
  • Complete Certified Peer Educator Certification no later than September 8th, 2024 
  • Complete 20 hours of training (Date TBD) 
  • Certified Peer Educator Job Posting
  • Attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays, 11am-12:15pm for continuing education, team building, & ongoing support 


  • Currently enrolled at the University of Iowa in a degree-seeking program 
  • Interest and/or experience in providing educational programs focused on dating violence, sexual assault, identity-based harm, and bystander intervention  
  • Interest and/or experience in public speaking, group facilitation, and oral communication—or a willingness to learn  
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and groups while appreciating the unique contributions of all 
  • Passion in or knowledge about feminist activism, social justice issues, anti-racism, and intersectionality 
  • Interest and/or experience working with other college students, student organizations, or community groups 
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and verbal/written communication  

We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. If you have any questions or need more information, please email or call 319-335-1486.

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter and resume describing your interest in and qualifications for the position to by Friday, May 17Please make the subject of the email: CPE APPLICATION 24.