St. Mary's University
  • 06-Dec-2017 to 15-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • Student Development
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • TBD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive Pay; Generous vacation, sick, & holiday benefits; Excellent health & welfare benefits with 100% tuition assistance available.


Reporting directly to the Vice- Provost for Student Development and Dean of Students (hereafter referred to as Project Director), the St. Mary's University Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Program Coordinator facilitates the implementation of the Rattlers Against Sexual Violence program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ OVW) campus grant program, and assists in all activities sponsored by the grant. These activities include: building an integrated system of services that better meets the needs of survivors with disabilities; 2) providing comprehensive victim services that include 24-hour accessibility to confidential services provided in partnership with victim service providers; 3) working with organizations to create content that is culturally sensitive; 4) involving executive leadership with promoting visibility and awareness around issues regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; 5) expanding victim safety and autonomy; and 6) engaging Coordinated Community Response (CCR) team in intensive planning to strengthen and formalize the collaboration, identify strengths and gaps in individual and collective capacities to serve survivors, and develop a strategic plan to address the identified gaps. The Program Coordinator acts as a liaison between internal university partners and external community partners in the efforts to develop a blended community-based and campus-based victim services and advocacy program and to implement universal prevention strategies. Position funded under Dept. of Justice-Office of Violence Against Women Grant; Approved in 2017.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

 

Program Development and Outreach Duties

  • Under the supervision of the Project Director, implement the programs and plans outlined in the grant solicitation and proposal and in the DOJ OVW award document within a Catholic and Marianist higher education community;
  • Establish and maintain liaison relationships to increase inclusivity and project programming for underrepresented student populations and other specialized campus populations such as first year students, transfer students, international students, fraternities, student athletes, and student organizations;
  • Collaborate with the non-profit victim service provider to design and implement trainings about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking for law enforcement and university faculty and employees (including students);
  • Collaborate with campus partners to review and update St. Mary's University policies and procedures related to the prevention of sexual violence and services to victims and submit all campus policies and procedures developed with grant funds for OVW review and approval;
  • Collaborate with identified institutional and community partners to develop a community based Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and develop a Coordinated Response Team (CCR) to address violence against women on the campus;
  • Lead and implement the collaborative, campus-wide implementation of a bystander intervention program.

 

Training and Student Educational Duties

  • Collaborate with University staff/departments to develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for a comprehensive education and violence prevention program addressing sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking plan that is compliant with applicable laws and utilizes current best practices;
  • Coordinate all sexual misconduct education for incoming students, to include Graduate and Law students, and participate in student orientation programs, information distribution, and web-based education;
  • Collaborate with University Communications to create educational publications (print, web-based, social media, etc.) and educational marketing campaigns that include required language (as stipulated in the grant award document); and submit for OVW review and approval;
  • Attend technical training institutes, webinars, other training as required;
  • Provide referrals and information to students, staff and faculty as requested.

Administrative Duties:

  • Develop and implement a detailed timeline for grant-related activities;
  • Assess and evaluate program effectiveness on a quarterly basis, maintain records of program effectiveness that 1) provide baseline and follow-up health data, 2) identify program needs and priorities, 3) evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services, and 4) track trends in student health status and behavior;
  • Ensure that programs and recordkeeping meet regulatory mandates and reflect accurate and up-to-date information;
  • Compile semiannual progress reports that describe the prevention and education activities, responses, accomplishments, and challenges during the reporting period;
  • Make recommendations to Project Director regarding budget allocation based on programming needs assessments;
  • Additional grant-related duties as assigned by the Project Director.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, social sciences, or related field required; Master's degree and 2-3 years of higher education experience preferred.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted):

  • Commitment to the mission of St. Mary's University, diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external community partners.
  • Ability to travel to attend required OVW training at a minimum of three times per year.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends for programming.
  • Excellent written interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated ability to present verbal and written information in a clear and concise manner to individuals and groups, exercise independent initiative and mature judgment, maintain objectivity and safeguard confidential and sensitive information.
  • Experience and demonstrated effective skills in project and budget management.
  • Experience with creating, delivering educational, and outreach programs.
  • Ability to identify, evaluate, and appropriately respond to crises.
  • Knowledge of Texas and federal laws regarding the topic including VAWA, Clery, Title IX, FERPA, and HIPAA and distinctions between each.
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office, social media, coordinating events, and program evaluation
  • Prior experience working as a victim advocate or working in a victim service provider agency preferred.
  • Experience in successful grant reporting preferred.
  • Spanish language proficiency (oral and written) preferred.
  • Prior experience working with underserved populations preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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