Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy - 0408008

Harrisonburg, VA
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy – 0408008

The University Health Center (UHC) at James Madison University is accepting applications for a 12-month, full-time Assistant Director to oversee its Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy efforts. The Assistant Director will join a dynamic leadership team of health educators and specialists who are engaged in shaping the student experience. Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, James Madison University is a public institution with over 20,000 students.
The UHC is re-conceptualizing how they teach about, prevent, respond to and support victims of sexual violence, and the Assistant Director will assume an influential leadership role in shaping programs, services, resources and policy. Thus, the UHC is seeking an Assistant Director who is progressive, student-focused, a strong communicator and a team player.

The Assistant Director will lead the university's sexual violence prevention and survivor advocacy efforts by:
· Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive, evidence-based sexual/intimate partner violence prevention programs.
· Providing and coordinating survivor advocacy services for sexual/intimate partner violence, serving as a survivor advocate and advising student peer educators and a campus community coordinated response team.
· Supervising a team dedicated to providing survivor support and violence prevention, including a full-time Prevention Coordinator, a Graduate Assistant and an undergraduate student employee.
· Providing consultation, training and resources to campus partners regarding sexual/intimate partner violence prevention and response.
· Engaging in divisional, institutional, professional and community projects, coalitions and task forces addressing campus sexual/intimate partner violence.
· Collaborating with campus medical professionals and staff from a variety of stakeholder offices.

Qualifications include:
· Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education, Social Work, College Student Personnel, Behavioral Studies, or a related discipline.
· Minimum two years' experience providing comprehensive sexual/intimate partner violence prevention education and/or advocacy for survivors.
· Experience supervising graduate students and professional staff.
· Administrative and supervisory experience working in higher education is preferred.
· Completion of recognized advocacy training or willingness to obtain is preferred.

To apply go to and reference posting number 0408008. Maximum starting salary is $46,000. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Application review will begin on May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.