Assistant Director for Prevention and Response
The Assistant Director for Prevention and Response plays a critical role in a coordinated community response to sex discrimination including sexual assault, violence and harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Reporting to the Title IX and Compliance Director, the primary role of the Assistant Director for Prevention and Response is to support the student community by initiating and directing confidential student advocacy and case management following a report or incident; and developing, implementing, and overseeing educational outreach on the topics for students, staff, faculty and other constituency groups. May also provide expert support to cases involving Spelman employees.•Serve as a campus expert on student advocacy as it relates to sexual assault and is tasked with creating and maintaining important campus and local community partnerships.
•Initiate and direct case management to provide assistance to student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking and others impacted by an incident.
•Coordinate communication and response among campus offices (Office of Public Safety, Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling and Disability Services, Office of Human Resources, and Wellness Center), local police and other AUC schools and community organizations addressing sexual and domestic violence while maintaining proactive outreach and follow up with survivors.
•In partnership with key offices, develop a coordinated response to student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking utilizing a crisis response structure.
•Advise and provide consultation to assist additional personnel and departments that may serve as first responders for survivors.
•Provide crisis response to student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, referring to appropriate resources for healthcare and ongoing support services.
•Collect, maintain and analyze incident data to track services provided and identify program improvements.
•Develop an infrastructure for planning, directing, and evaluating educational programming for students in the areas of sexual assault prevention, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
•Deliver educational programming, sometimes in collaboration with other presenters.
•Oversee peer educators.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the sexual violence field required. A Master’s degree and/or prior experience as a counselor or trainer a plus.
This position requires strong customer service focus, communication, time management skills, knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender based violence, and an advanced knowledge of student advising techniques. Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact is essential. Individual must be an expert in domestic violence and sexual violence research and best practices; experience working with sexual assault and relationship abuse victims.
Work requires fact-finding and compilation skills plus ability to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously, at times with little supervision and the ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion, sensitivity, and neutrality. Incumbent must have a commitment to and understanding of environmental prevention strategies in violence prevention. Familiarity with violence prevention, counseling, and advocacy services within a higher education setting is preferred.
Excellent oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required when providing information; and the ability to effectively hire, train, and supervise volunteers and staff on training models in sexual violence and trauma services. Incumbent must be able to write business correspondence and procedure manuals plus compose memos, letters, and emails. Ability to draft grant proposals preferred. Good proofreading skills are essential.
LCSW, Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, or equivalent preferred