Job DescriptionAt Simmons, we take an innovative, intersectional, survivor-centered and social justice-based approach to violence prevention, education, and awareness. Our work prioritizes providing students with the holistic tools needed to cultivate lifelong healthy relationships and emphasizes community responsibility. The coordinator will be instrumental to providing holistic, individualized support to Simmons students experiencing issues related to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other basic needs. The coordinator will also be responsible for developing and implementing educational programming related to violence prevention and advise a very active and engaged group of students who coordinate Betsy?s Friends.The coordinator will be responsible for strategic and relevant programming that encourages students to examine how intimate partner violence impacts their communities, with a focus on igniting these conversations in our underrepresented student populations. Through this work, the program coordinator promotes students? ability to envision and actualize healthy relationships and safer, consensual sex. In addition to program planning, the coordinator will oversee the vibrant Betsy?s Friends Peer Education Program. As their advisor, the coordinator will foster student leaders to create programming that meets the unique needs of our women?s-centered institution and identify creative outreach opportunities. This position is best suited for someone who loves working with young activists, is creative, thinks outside the box, enjoys collaboration, and works towards a radical vision of what a truly violence-free community can look like. In addition, the coordinator will also serve as a case manager for undergraduate and graduate student basic needs concerns including assisting students who may be struggling emotionally or academically or who may have been recommended to the University?s CARE team. This position is also a confidential reporter and will report to the Dean of Student Experience.Case Management and Basic Needs Support (40%):Triage individualized graduate and undergraduate student cases, identify basic needs and align students with the right resources.Work closely with staff in the Counseling Center and the Health Center to support students in distress or in need of a referral to supportive resources.Coordinate programming and marketing to promote available resources and supports.Violence Prevention Responsibilities (60%):Cultivate a survivor-centered, trauma informed and healing-focused approach to violence prevention and educationWork with student leaders to develop and implement creative and innovative violence prevention, education and awareness programs related to gender-based violence (e.g. sexual and intimate partner violence, stalking, etc.)Promote healthy relationships, consent, safer sex, personal safety, bystander intervention, and risk reduction (e.g. safer partying)Identify trends on campus, recognize emerging student needs and approach programming in a way that translates to the needs and climate of our unique women?s-centered collegeWork in collaboration with the Multicultural Center to identify and implement targeted programming to meet the needs of underrepresented students on campus, including students of color, queer and trans/non-binary students, etc.Work with a variety of different communication on issues related to comfort with sex and dating.Partner with the Health, Wellness and Recreation program to intentionally merge conversations and education around sexuality, sexual health, sex positivity, pleasure and consent, and provide students with skills to discuss these important topics with their partnersDevelop and facilitate presentations for new student orientations as requestedWork with student leaders to create and implement trainings and programming focused on intersectional social justice issues in relation to violence prevention and healthy relationshipsAdminister and track compliance of online learning modules for first year, graduate, online, and student athlete communitiesWork in partnership with various on-campus constituents including student organizations, Student Affairs offices, residence life, faculty, staff, etc.Develop and cultivate relationships with local and national non-profit organizations that work to prevent gender-based violence and support survivors, and bring experts of diverse identities to campus to share their knowledge with our student communitiesAdvise student run organization, Betsy?s Friends, a healthy relationship and violence prevention-focused peer education program; recruit, train, and supervise student peer educators, volunteers and interns to help plan and implement violence prevention and education programs on campusParticipate in committee meetings and initiatives related to campus safety, diversity, equity and inclusion, etc.Write and present an annual report to highlight emerging student needs and trends, annual programming, student attendance at events, and impact of prevention initiativesReport incidents of gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence for Title IX and Clery purposesRefer students to resources and support on and off campusManages daily financial operations, including submitting annual budget requests, maintaining programming budget, reconciling monthly credit card statements, managing student hiring and payrollOther tasks as assigned by the DirectorQualifications:Master?s degree preferred, Bachelor?s degree required, in Women and Gender Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Public Health or related field preferred 2-5 years of experience working in this violence prevention and survivor advocacy, case management or other related fieldFamiliarity with Title IX Federal law and the implications of gender-based misconduct on college campuses a plusCommitment to working with underrepresented populations of students, including an understanding in the way systems of bias operate and their impact on student experiences as well as the dynamics of privilege and oppressionProven ability to manage confidentiality and sensitive informationExperience working with youth and/or college-age studentsPrior experience creating, planning and implementing unique, engaging and relevant programming ideas a plusAbility to work both independently and as part of a teamRape Crisis Counselor or Domestic Violence Survivor Advocate certification, or a willingness to obtain this certification upon hire sponsored by SimmonsWilling and able to host regular after-hours programming and work occasional weekendsRequired Application Materials:ResumeCover Letter Salary GradeH05Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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