Coordinator, Bystander Empowerment Programs

Job description

Request/Posting Number


Classification Title

Coordinator, Health Promotion and Wellness  

Working Title

Coordinator, Bystander Empowerment Programs  

Job Class #


Type of Position

Administrative Professional  

Percent Appointment:

(For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week)





Health Promotion and Wellness - 02120000  

General Summary

The primary goal of the Redbird Respect Bystander Empowerment Program is to equip the Redbird community with the tools and confidence to challenge and interrupt harmful behaviors, and to foster a culture of respect and care. 

Seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to expand the Redbird Respect Bystander Empowerment Program's reach, with special emphasis on engaging historically underrepresented groups and vulnerable populations. Primary partnerships include Dean of Students Offices of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Diversity Advocacy, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access Title IX, University Housing, University College, and Intercollegiate Athletics. 

A Coordinator working in Health Promotion and Wellness will use individual and population-based strategies designed to foster a healthy environment for Illinois State University students, staff, and faculty. Reporting to the Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, the primary responsibilities of this position are to plan, develop, implement, and assess sexual violence prevention and bystander programs in order to strengthen the culture of respect within the Illinois State University community. The incumbent is committed to further the missions of Health Promotion and Wellness, the Division of Student Affairs, and Illinois State University.  

Additional Information:


Required Qualifications

1. Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Public Health, College Student Personnel, or related field. 
2. Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in a higher education setting. 
3. Minimum of two (2) years of experience with facilitating groups, and teaching concepts related to acts of bias, healthy relationships, in the context of educating about the complexities of sexual and gender-based violence, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking. 
4. Knowledge of the health promotion process, public health concepts, and prevention models, particularly as applied in higher education settings. 
5. Demonstrated skill in curriculum design and program development. 
6. One or more years of experience working in sexual violence advocacy and/or crisis. May be volunteer experience. 
7. One or more years of experience advising and/or supervising student volunteers. 
8. Strong commitment to collaborative work. Must thrive in a team environment. 
9. Demonstrated ability to relate and interact with a diverse audience of students, staff, and faculty. 
10. Demonstrated willingness to seek guidance from colleagues and supervisor when needed. 
11. Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage competing demands in a fast-paced work environment. 
12. Demonstrated flexibility with changing work environments, job responsibilities, and departmental priorities, including willingness to work outside of regular business hours, including weekends and evenings as needed. 
13. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.  

Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Public Health, College Student Personnel, or related field.  

Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees


Hiring Rate/Range

$3,334 - $4,167 monthly  



Work Hours

Generally Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with occasional weekend and evening hours as business needs dictate  

Proposed Starting Date:

July 2018  

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application review will begin on April 16 and continue until the position is filled. 

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted. 

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), resume/C.V., and a sample introductory presentation about the importance of bystander empowerment training in disrupting risky situations on a college campus (PDF of 10 - 15 PowerPoint slides, attach as "other") to attach to this application. 

Illinois State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or [email protected] 

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.  

Contact Information

Amanda Brown 
[email protected]  

Departmental Homepage


Required Applicant Documents 
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting".

Cover Letter
Reference List

Optional Applicant Documents


Civil Service Test

Not Applicable  

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation: 

1. Ability to communicate effectively on a daily basis, both verbal and written 
2. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse) 
3. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus 
4. Ability to work for extended periods at computer workstation.  





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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 5/28/2018
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