The Director of the Violence Intervention and Prevention VIP Center serves as the chief advisor to the Assistant Provost for Health and Wellbeing in areas pertaining to the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, and advocacy for those impacted. In particular, the director will recommend new violence prevention and Title IX-related programs and services to the campus community.
The director will focus upon the intersectionality between intervention, violence prevention, and the Dimensions of Wellness to help guide our university to creating a safer and more inclusive environment for our students, employees, and visitors. A main component of the VIP Center is providing support and advocacy for persons directly or indirectly affected by gender-based violence and/or sexual assault. The office provides consultation, case management, referrals, and support for students as well as serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and others.
As a resident expert in these areas, this position will sit on university committees as assigned and may be asked to present to the Board of Trustees on occasion to address the VIP Center's functions and provide aggregate institutional data.
The director will supervise a staff of five employees, each with an area of emphasis ranging from education to student leadership to advocacy. This position will require a broad scope of knowledge with regard to subjects including prevention, and advocacy. Individuals with strengths in strategic planning, supervision of full-time employees, and understanding of a healthy work-life balance are encouraged to apply. Other supervisor (clinical support) will be Mary Bolin.
IEBC – Internal Employee Being Considered
Knowledge of relevant federal, state and campus regulations regarding sexual or gender-based violence; experience in direct victim/survivor advocacy and intervention, awareness of best-practice prevention strategies.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.