The University of Connecticut Women's Center is inviting applications for our Violence Against Women Prevention Program Coordinator, Program Specialist 1, UCP 6.
The mission of the Women's Center is to educate, advocate, and provide support services for the achievement of women's equity at the university and within the community at large. More specifically, we promote an anti-racist feminist perspective, which includes an analysis of the intersectionality between various forms of oppression; challenges the power structure/status quo that reinforces inequality based on race and gender simultaneously; and foregrounds the understanding of how racial discrimination impacts the analysis of gender discrimination.
Under the direction of the Women's Center Director, provides education, advocacy, and support services related to addressing and preventing all forms of gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence on campus through an intersectional lens. Provides program implementation, management, and administrative coordination for the Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP). While gender-based violence is the primary focus of this position, the expectation is that the role is also integrated into the overall gender equity work of the Center. The position provides leadership and sets priorities for VAWPP as a signature program of the Women's Center.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The VAWPP Coordinator oversees the following core functions:
The recruitment, training, and supervision of the VAWPP Peer Facilitators who conduct the mandatory Consent 201 workshops in the First Year Experience (FYE) courses;
Develop curriculum for and instruct WGSS 3271, which is the prerequisite training for the VAWPP FYE peer educators;
The recruitment, training, and supervision of the Men's Project Facilitators;
The recruitment, training, and supervision of the Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA) Facilitators;
Design, market, and deliver relevant and accessible training and educational programs related to addressing and preventing all forms of gender-based violence, including but not limited to planning, organizing and overseeing all activities for annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month;
Market VAWPP and create visibility for the issues addressed by the program through a variety of approaches including the development of educational materials (i.e. brochures, videos, etc.);
Provide immediate short-term crisis intervention, support, advocacy, and/or resource/referral information, as needed to students, staff, and faculty;
Provide institutional advocacy (i.e. advocates for systemic program and policy changes that work towards the prevention of gender-based violence) through collaborative, multidisciplinary, committee work to identify and fill gaps in training, education, and resources available to all campus constituents;
Assist in the planning, coordinating, and marketing of programs for the Women's Center; and
Serve as a staff liaison to at least one of the Women's Center Advisory Board sub-committees.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities include:
Participate in the planning, development and implementation of grant proposals.
Hire and supervise student interns and employees.
Responsible for various administrative duties as assigned.
This position serves as resource for students, staff and faculty regarding Violence Against Women Prevention Program information and techniques, requiring an advanced knowledge in area of specialization.
Bachelor's degree in academic discipline appropriate to the field of specialization (including, but not limited to WGSS, Political Science/Public Policy, Social Work, Law, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Ethnic Studies) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two to four years professional experience related to gender equity/gender-based violence.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse constituencies.
Comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics of gender-based violence; of current state and federal laws related to Title IX, VAWA, and gender-based violence; and of current practice and literature related to gender-based violence prevention and intervention.
Comprehensive knowledge of issues related to gender equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Proven ability to apply a range of concepts, techniques, and practices to carry out technical program objectives.
Proven ability to set programmatic vision, lead others in realizing said vision, and build relationships with key stakeholders.
Proven ability to collaborate, troubleshoot, problem solve, and work to exchange ideas and resolve complex situations.
Proven ability to give and receive feedback, clarifications, and instruction.
Proven ability of effective curriculum and training design and facilitation.
Proven ability of program planning and marketing.
Master's Degree in academic discipline appropriate to the field of specialization (including, but not limited to WGSS, Political Science/Public Policy, Social Work, Law, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Ethnic Studies).
Professional experience related to diversity and inclusion and/or higher education and student affairs.
Proven ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
Experience with grant writing and management.
Experience with supervision, counseling, and evaluation of student staff.
This is a full-time, 12 month position. Competitive salary based upon qualifications.
Please apply online at UConn Jobs (www.jobs.uconn.edu), Staff Positions (Search #2019329) to submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references as single file attachments.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2019329)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 17, 2019.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.