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Director, Student Sexual Violence Prevention & Education
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Job Description Summary
The Director will be the point person for prevention and education programs for undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania and will establish a highly-visible, campus-wide, collaborative approach to informing students about sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. The Director will have oversight for disseminating information and resources focused on relevant state and federal laws around sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking, as well as the educating the campus community about Penn's expectations and regulations including but not limited to the Code of Student Conduct and Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Director will act as a resource for all students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional, domestic and international) and refer students to other appropriate University and community support resources.students to other appropriate University and community support resources.
Resume and cover letter required.
The Director will coordinate the enactment of Federal and state law pertaining to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence policies within the student communities and administrative resources working with students. Provide vital expert support to campus Title IX Officer; design, coordinate, and implement comprehensive campus-wide trainings for students, staff and faculty on sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking; consult with colleagues providing expert crisis counseling, referral, advocacy and consultation services to Penn students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual violence or gender discrimination; chair University-Wide Violence Prevention Committee thus strengthening the University's efforts to combat sexual and relationship violence by sustaining collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders (Dept. of Public Safety, Special Services Dept., Sexual Violence Investigative Officer, Penn Women's Center, LGBT Center) and informing them of legislative changes; and develop creative and effective anti-violence educational materials across multi-media platforms.
MA/MS required, preferably in education, counseling, social work, gender studies, public health, orÂ other related fields. Five to seven years of experience preferred in violence prevention and education and response or related field, preferablyÂ in a campus setting. Demonstrated understanding of the complex issues surrounding sexual violenceÂ education and engagement, support and response for college-age populations. Demonstrated experienceÂ in working effectively with a diverse population. Ability to handle confidential informationÂ sensitively and to use sound judgment in responding to crisis situations. Ability to workÂ collaboratively and effectively with student, faculty and administrative partners. Strong oral,Â written and technological skills.
Resume and cover letter required.
Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) is Penn's foremost provider of student services and educational access. VPUL partners and collaborates with diverse organizations across many dimensions including: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, historical tradition, age, religion, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives and socioeconomic backgrounds. We enhance the ability of nearly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, along with other community participants. University Life programs provide academic and career support, campus and community engagement, health and wellness programs, and much more. Our efforts help to fulfill Penn's strategic vision of integrating knowledge across campus. VPUL is part of the Office of the Provost and includes 32 campus departments. Â http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/
Job Location - City, State
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$59,703.00 - $113,435.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00011257
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.