Assistant Director of Prevention Education - Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion 15042
The Office of Equity Assurance within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Assistant Director Prevention Education. The Office of Equity Assurance within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for assuring that all applicants, employees and students at West Virginia University are protected from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking, and retaliation in compliance with federal, state and University mandates, including Title IX, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA). The incumbent oversees the prevention and educational efforts of the Equity Assurance Office, while collaborating with inclusion & outreach efforts, and assisting in compliance efforts. The Assistant Director of Prevention Education is responsible for oversight of the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of department programs that foster learning and broaden global perspectives, while ensuring goals are consistent with departmental and university mission. The Assistant Director has direct oversight and develops implementation of a campus-wide strategic prevention and educational programming. This position will oversee the development, delivery, and evaluation of training and educational programs and materials; oversee record documentation and the effectiveness of programs. This position will also provide professional project assistance to the Director.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Administer and oversee comprehensive outreach programs, as well as various compliance functions and responsibilities.
Assist the Director/ Title IX Coordinator in developing, promoting, and monitoring the institutions efforts to comply with governmental regulations and guidelines.
Develop strategic action-oriented training programs around compliance, prevention, and awareness education.
Directly supervise assigned staff, including but not be limited to: training, facilitating meetings/retreats, evaluation of personnel in areas of responsibility, consistent developmental feedback, coaching, assessing/adjusting position duties.
Coordinate staff development initiatives during retreats and throughout the year, as well as identify and promote staff achievement and recognition opportunities and track staff accomplishments.
Manager of designing/conducting/overseeing relevant informational and motivational training programs for compliance and prevention units.
Oversee coordination and provide strategic action oriented guidance to the interdisciplinary Prevention Committee at WVU.
Oversee coordination of primary prevention programs for campus community.
Manage processes and contracts with vendors for related services (i.e., training, survey, publications, etc.).
Conduct programmatic assessment and develop initiatives as part of overall strategic plan.
Coordinate on-call response hotline and scheduling for on-call employees and WVU Peer Advocate program.
Lead development, instruction, and oversight of a three-credit sexual assault advocacy se rvice learning (SRVL) course that involves learning inside and outside of the classroom. As the lead instructor and instructor of record for this course, oversee appropriate curriculum, handouts , lectures and presentations. Approve learning outcomes, instrument s t o evaluate student performance, and eval uations of the course.
Formalize dialogue about consent , boundarie s, and health y sex uality that empowers both individuals and the West Virginia University community.
Head development , implementation, expansion, and en hancement of programs aimed towards raising awareness and preventing sex ual misconduct , relationship violence , stalking , bullying, and any other conduct prohibit e d by Title IX, West Virginia University Policy , and / or the Clery Act, consistent with all of the univer s ity ' s legal obligations and taking into consideration federal guidance and be st practice s .
Assist the Title IX Coord inator in educating the campus co mmunity , in-pe rso n and online , about the University's policie s and procedures (prevention, identification, and reporting) related to sex discrimination (sexual mi sco nduct , relationship violence , sta lking , bullying, and any other conduct prohibited).
Coordinate regular need s-and -outcome assessments for the planning and eval uation of prevention education programming. Prepare annua l reports based on these assessments.
Oversee and provide primary leadership for West Virginia Uni vers ity Pe er Advocate program , including recruiting, training , advising, and supervising the Peer Advocates.
Oversee and provide training for faculty and staff (including student s taff) se rving in roles on cam pus that place them in a po si tion to be helpful to s urvivors of sexual misconduct, relationship violence , stalking , and bullying , and who may have reporting requirements relative to the Clery Act.
Collaborate and build relationships with colleagues in other re l evant offices / departments, including but n ot limited to Athletics , West Virginia University Student Health , the Ca rruth Ce nter for P syc ho l ogical and Psychiatric Services, the Office of Hou s ing and Residential Life , Fraternity and Sorority Affairs , the Council for Women ' s Concern , and academic departments such as the Center for Women's & Gender Studies.
Co llaborate and build relationships with colleagues in the Office of Ge n era l Counse l r egarding the University's legal obligations in connect ion with sexual misconduct, relations hip violence, sta lking , and bullying.
Serve as a consultant to campus constituents on educational i ss ue s related to sex ual assault , relationship violence , s talking , and bullying; develop a system to encourage st ud ent to report incidents of sexual misconduct.
Obtain, develop , and distribute print and electronic educational materials (posters , brochures, website , socia l media , etc.) or other pa ssive programming tools that address sex ual misconduct, relationship violence, sta lking , and bullying.
Assist in th e annual re v iew , revision , and regular maintenance of the university web resou rce s that address sexual mi sco nduct , relationship violence , sta lking , and bullying .
Remain current on information and n ews pertaining to sex ual assault , relationship violence , and stalking, bullying , and related prevention efforts . This includes attending profe ssio nal development training to maintain best practices.
Foster on-going communication to keep th e campus community informed regarding the progre ss of the sexua l misconduct and relation ship violence prevention work and related campus climate changes.
Maintain current knowledge of all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, and provides guidance to staff and students to ensure compliance.
Dev elo p and e nhance partnership with local and national prevention advocacy groups.
Serve as part of the department's leadership team .
Serve on divisional and University committees as appropriate.
Attend all departmental and divisional meetings and retreats.
Seek additional revenue sources such as grants.
All other related duties as needed and assigned.
Master's degree in Public Health, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, or similar field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (i.e. - a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field and two years of related experience could substitute for the master's).
Four (4) years of experience with prevention education and bystander intervention programs addressing sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and bullying on the basis of sex or gender.
Four (4) years of training experience in a higher education setting.
Four (4) years of supervision of students.
Knowledge of and the ability to interpret in the broadest sense federal and state equa l opportunity and non-discrimination laws and re g ulations , including Title IX and others.
Ability to understand the needs of the university and to work collaboratively with st udent s , faculty, and staff, in a wide array of situations.
Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution and peer institutions.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive si tuation s with diplomacy and exce llent judgment and to act calmly and objectively.
Superior interpersonal, cross-cultural communication , diversity , organizational and problem-solving ski lls .
Knowledge of student development best practices and a strong desire to provid e a supportive environment for students.
Demonstrated ability to work effec tively with a culturally diverse student population and workforce, including tho se with di fferent le vels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities, and soc ioeconomic le ve l s.
Understanding of the legal framework for discrimination , harassment , and sex ual misconduct.
Exce llent commun ication ski ll s, includin g the ability t o fluentl y read , write and s peak the English language.
Ability to travel to r eg ional campuses or other locations as needed.
Ability to u se a per so nal computer effectively for word pro cessing , maintaining record s , and sc h e duling .
Ability to manage multiple project s concurrently through effective time management.
Valid driver's license.
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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jul 2, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 206823
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