Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention

Harrisonburg, VA
Feb 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy - 0407881

James Madison University Health Center invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy. Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University is a public institution with over 20,000 students. As member of the University Health Center's educational, advocacy and prevention unit, this position provides the opportunity to be part of a passionate team that values student's development, well-being and empowerment. The University Health Center (UHC) utilizes survivor advocacy services and sexual violence prevention education as an integral part of its efforts to support JMU students.

As a member of UHC's health education, advocacy and prevention unit, The Well, the Assistant Director will:
· Lead and oversee the university's sexual violence prevention and survivor advocacy efforts.
· Provide and coordinate survivor advocacy services for sexual/intimate partner violence including: serving as a survivor advocate, advising the student group Campus Assault Response, and overseeing the campus coordinated community response team.
· Provide leadership and oversight for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive, evidence-based sexual/intimate partner violence prevention education.
· Actively supervise a team dedicated to providing survivor support and violence prevention including a full-time prevention coordinator, a graduate assistant, and an undergraduate student employee.
· Provide consultation, training, and resources to campus partners regarding sexual/intimate partner violence prevention and response.
· Engage in divisional, institutional, professional, and community projects, coalitions, and task forces addressing campus sexual/intimate partner violence.

· Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education, Social Work, College Student Personnel, Behavioral Studies, or a related discipline.
· Working knowledge and experience providing comprehensive sexual/intimate partner violence prevention education and evaluation.
· Experience working as an advocate for survivors of sexual/intimate partner violence.
· Experience supervising graduate students and professional staff.
· Proficiency in word processing, statistical analysis packages, and report writing.
· Experience working in higher education is preferred.
· Completion of a state or nationally recognized advocacy training, or willingness to obtain preferred.
· Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification or willingness to obtain preferred.

To apply go to and reference posting number 0407881. Salary is commensurate with experience. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.




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