VIP Center Director

Lexington, KY
Sep 09, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The director of the Violence Intervention and Prevention VIP Center serves as the chief advisor to the Assistant Provost for Health and Wellbeing in areas pertaining to the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, and advocacy for those impacted. In particular, the director will recommend new violence prevention and Title IX-related programs and services to the campus community.

The director will focus upon the intersectionality between intervention, violence prevention, and the Dimensions of Wellness to help guide our university to creating a safer and more inclusive environment for our students, employees, and visitors. A main component of the VIP Center is providing support and advocacy for persons directly or indirectly affected by gender-based violence and/or sexual assault. The office provides consultation, case management, referrals, and support for students as well as serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and others.

As a resident expert in these areas, this position will sit on university committees as assigned and may be asked to present to the Board of Trustees on occasion to address the VIP Center's functions and provide aggregate institutional data.

The director will supervise a staff of five employees, each with an area of emphasis ranging from education to student leadership to advocacy. This position will require a broad scope of knowledge with regard to subjects including prevention, and advocacy. Individuals with strengths in strategic planning, supervision of full-time employees, and understanding of a healthy work-life balance are encouraged to apply.

Job Title
VIP Center Director

Requisition Number

Working Title
VIP Center Director

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

6 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing at workstation for extended periods; lifting and/or carrying light-weight objects. Intermittent job-related travel. Potential to work with violent/combative individuals.


8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday; occasional evenings and weekends


Knowledge of relevant federal, state and campus regulations regarding sexual or gender-based violence; experience in direct victim/survivor advocacy and intervention, awareness of best-practice prevention strategies.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The division of Student and Academic Life is a new unit within the Provost Office. Its mission is to support the commitment of the colleges to student success and academic excellence by linking the formal curriculum with the co-curriculum and extra-curriculum. Please describe an experience or situation wherein you worked collaboratively with faculty, an academic department, or a college and through that experience what you learned about faculty culture and/or how academics can undergird the co-curriculum/extra-curriculum experiences of students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of paid work experience do you have in providing direct intervention/advocacy to persons impacted by sexual or gender-based violence?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years
  3. * How many years of paid work experience do you have in providing prevention and/or psychoeducational programming related to bystander intervention, creating safer campus/community environments and engaging partners in prevention?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years
  4. * How many years of paid work experience do you have in management of programs and staff [paid and/or volunteers]?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years
  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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