OVW Grant Project Coordinator
PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The EmPOWER Center is the Violence Prevention and Advocacy Center of the Claremont Colleges (TCC). Formally established in late 2015, its mission is to create a culture where all members of the seven Claremont Colleges respect and look out for each other, and where students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, receive holistic support and care. The Vice Presidents for Student Affairs at Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College jointly oversee the Center on behalf of TCC. The Center provides free, confidential advocacy and support to students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. In addition, the Center works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to provide educational programs to the TCC community around healthy relationships, consent, healthy masculinity, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. This position is funded by the OVW Grant.
Reporting to the Director of the EmPOWER Center, the Project Coordinator will work to advance the mission of the Center and work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to manage all aspects of an Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Department of Justice grant. This is a three year grant funded position.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinate and manage all grant related activities, including organizing regular meetings with on- and off-campus stakeholders, maintaining compliance with all grant requirements, managing all aspects of the budget, and serving as the central point of contact for project activities funded through the grant.
- Assist the Center Director with implementing prevention programs across TCC in collaboration with on- and off-campus partners.
- Build effective partnerships across the Consortium to mobilize all areas of the community to engage in prevention, education, support, and other efforts.
- Assist with the Center’s Healthy Masculinity programming.
- Assist with the Center’s Bystander Intervention programming.
- Convene a Coordinated Community Response, which will include a wide-range of community partners and will improve communication and coordination between stakeholders to reduce sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking at TCC.
- Work closely with the Queer Resource Center and LGBTQIA student organizations to increase support for LGBTQIA students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
- Oversee consistent training programs for Campus Safety, the Claremont Police Department, and TCC’s investigators and adjudicators on sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking to encourage a standardized approach to Title IX matters.
- Implement appropriate assessment techniques to measure the effectiveness of specific initiatives.
- Research, identify, and assist in the implementation of best practices related to violence prevention and student support.
- Support and demonstrate an excellent command of diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and issues as they pertain to violence prevention, rape culture, healthy masculinity, and student support.
- Organize, support, and implement presentations, workshops, and events.
- Prepare and submit all grant reporting materials.
- Attend three technical assistance trainings a year and assist with travel arrangements for other TCC attendees.
- Meet with students to provide information on college disciplinary policies and procedures, and availability of support resources on- and off-campus.
- Assist with managing day-to-day operations of the Center.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
- Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
- Excellent presentation and group facilitation skills.
- Experience with planning and assessment.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
- Ability to engage community members.
- Deep understanding and sensitivity for issues related to sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
- Knowledge of current professional research and best practices related to relationship and sexual violence prevention in higher education.
- Ability to work with highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work effectively and collegially within a complex consortium system.
- Possess leadership abilities and excellent interpersonal skills when working individually or in a team environment.
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
- Detail oriented and highly organized.
- Evidence of comfort with ambiguity and flexibility.
- Willingness and availability to work some evenings and occasional weekends.
- Excellent command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), the internet, and social media.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field plus minimum of three years of experience working on sexual violence and/or dating/domestic violence issues. Master’s degree plus relevant experience preferred.
- Knowledge of and experience working on sexual violence and/or dating/domestic violence issues in institutions of higher education preferred. Relevant non-profit experience will be considered.
- Experience with both prevention education and student advocacy related to interpersonal violence preferred.
- Expertise in program and grant coordination preferred.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Experience with managing budgets.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATES:
HOURS & CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:
This is a grant funded, 3 years, temporary, full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt position.
The regular hours for this position are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to needs of the College or department.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.