Position Title: Program Director Paine College Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Salary Grade: $40,000 Annually
Department: Student Affairs Status: Full-time; 3 years
Reports To: Vice President of Student Affairs FLSA Category: Exempt
Paine College has received a grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) new award through the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The grant will be used to strengthen the response of Paine to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campuses and enhances collaboration among campuses, local law enforcement, and victim advocacy organizations.
Paine College is a private institution steeped in the tenets of Methodism that provides a liberal arts education of the highest quality. The College emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare spiritually-centered men and women for positions of leadership and service.
Paine College Alliance Against Sexual Assault (PCASA) Program Director will report to the Vice President of Student Affairs and will provide oversight and coordination for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant. This will include establishing, maintaining, and enhancing programs, trainings, and related efforts aimed at awareness, prevention, and reduction of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (SADDVS) on campus and enhancing services for SADDVS victims.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate and manage the Campus Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT);
- Participate in mandatory and ongoing Technical Assistance (TA) training with OVW;
- Coordinate the participation, travel, logistics and related activities of all CCRT members attending trainings associated with the OVW Campus Grant;
- Serve as liaison and point of contact and communicate with the OVW and TA;
- Develop new programs and enhance existing programs to educate the campus community about SADDVS and related issues, and the resources and services available to SADDVS victims;
- Coordinate, organize and maintain all records associated with SADDVS related programs, trainings and initiatives;
- Serve as liaison between the college students and employees and external community partners on SADDVS matters, including best practices regarding response to incidents of gender-based violence;
- Maintain up to date master calendar and related records detailing all campus SADDVS education and prevention programming and activities;
- Coordinate and assist with grant reporting by collecting data, recording and reporting all relevant activities of the project to supervisor and appropriate leaders in accordance with OVW Campus Grant guidelines;
- Work with grant leadership team to conduct program assessment and complete strategic plans;
- Recruit, train, and manage all activities of student peer advocates;
- Create or improve educational training programs on SADDVS issues, targeting elevated risk groups (Greeks, student athletes, and underrepresented students);
- Increase active audience attention, knowledge retention, and participation by providing innovative delivery methods of SADDVS education and availability of services to victims, to include in-person classes, presentations, workshops, panels, and guest speakers;
- In collaboration with the College's Public Relations team, develop and implement an effective media campaign to increase awareness and prevention of SADDVS issues on campus and available resources and services for SADDVS victims;
- Perform other grant related job-related duties as required or assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Health Promotion or related field.
- 2 years of related professional experience in an educational or social services setting.
- Demonstrated experience developing and conducting programs and trainings.
- Successful track record of managing a project or program and meeting or exceeding objectives, including managing budgets and tracking financial expenditures, gathering data, compiling information, and preparing reports.
- Work experience related to sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking and accepted practices in violence prevention.
- Strong written, analytic, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and time management skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, honesty, and strong ethical reasoning.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, students, administration and the community, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, life experiences and abilities.
- Ability to travel for grant-related training and institutes, approximately three times per year.
- Technical proficiency using a computer and software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.
- Master's Degree with background in prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking or background in Student Affairs in Higher Education.
- Prior experience with OVW Campus Grant Program.
- Excellent organizational, communication and coalition building skills.
CLOSING DATE: January 15, 2021
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Letter of interest that details the applicant's expertise and outlines the applicant's qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and all unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education attended by the applicant. If hired, official transcripts must be submitted within one (1) month of hire.
For specific questions regarding this posting contact:
Director of Title III and Sponsored Programs
EFFECTIVE DATE OF APPOINTMENT
February 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Note: If hired, the successful candidate will be asked to sign a Certification Statement indicating that they have read, understand, and will respect the Biblical Foundation Statement and the Christian Philosophy of Education Statement of Paine College. These statements may be found at https://paine.edu/web/about/about/foundational-statements.
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