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Posted Job Title
Associate Director, Graduate and Professional Students, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education
Job Profile Title
Associate Director B
Job Description Summary
The Associate Director, Graduate and Professional Students, of the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education will be a key member of the University of Pennsylvaniaâ™s effort to provide prevention and education programs for graduate and professional students about sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking. The Associate Director will assist the Director to inform the Penn community about information and resources focused on relevant state and federal laws around sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment as well as the educating the campus community about Pennâ™s expectations and regulations including but not limited to the Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy, Sexual Harassment Policy. The Associate Director, in consultation with the Director, will be responsible for working with existing Penn Violence Prevention programming efforts and initiatives to identify root causes and environmental factors and partner with various resources to address them. The Associate Director will work with campus partners to reimagine, promote, and refine educational programming around sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking, to be administered through throughout the academic year for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, domestic and international.
Specific Responsibilities/Duties include:
- Assist the Director to design, expand, and implement comprehensive trainings for students, with a specific focus on graduate and professional students, staff, and faculty on sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment across all twelve graduate and professional schools
- Plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable educational programs designed to meet the needs of Pennâ™s diverse student body with focus on grad/professional students and underrepresented communities
- Collaborate with key campus partners, including the Graduate Student Center, Penn Womenâ™s Center, Division of Public Safety, Title IX Officer, and all twelve graduate and professional schools
- Build and foster relationships with student organizations, including the Graduate and Professional Student Association, and help advise peer education groups, such as Penn Anti-Violence Educators
- Represent and promote the office at various outreach events, including developing and extending outreach initiatives to grad and professional schools, departments, and centers
- Assist in the planning and facilitation of annual trainings, including the Anti-Violence Advocate Training for faculty/staff, Supporting Survivors training for students, and new programming for incoming grad/professional students
- Supervise graduate assistants, interns, and student workers as needed
- Assist with creation and dissemination of informational resources, website content, and educational media campaigns
- Provide advocacy, support, and referrals for students impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking
MA/MS required, preferably in education, counseling, social work, gender studies, public health, or other related fields.1-2 years of experience in violence prevention and education and response or related field, preferably in a campus setting or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated understanding of the complex issues surrounding sexual violence education and engagement, support and response for college-age populations. Experience providing trauma-informed and culturally relevant presentations to diverse constituencies. Ability to handle confidential information sensitively and to use sound judgment in responding to crisis situations. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with student, faculty and administrative partners. Strong oral, written and technological skills.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
Resume and cover letter required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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: JR00013722
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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.