Outreach Program Coordinator, Haven

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Job CategorySupport StaffPosition TitleOutreach Program Coordinator, HavenFull Time/Part TimeFull TimeDivisionDean of the CollegeDepartmentCounseling & Psychological ServicesDepartment Statement

Haven, Colgate University’s Sexual Violence Resource Center, opened in October 2016. During the prior academic year, students joined with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop the plans for Haven along with the need for enhanced sexual violence response and education on campus. Haven is now the central location of clinical treatment for survivors, sexual assault education and prevention, and collaboration with others to improve our survivor-centric responses to sexual violence.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.


As the Outreach Program Coordinator for Haven, you will find it is an exciting time to work at Colgate. Haven is celebrating its fifth anniversary and is in a state of growth, there is a commitment from the team to thrive and continue its growth.
The successful candidate will use creativity and teamwork to continue Haven’s development and extend its mission. They will lead in the development, coordination, and implementation of campus programs targeting sexual, gender-based and intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking within the student community.
With a focus on prevention training and educational programs and the goal of supporting the student population impacted by these issues the ideal candidate will play an integral part in the prevention of sexual violence on campus.
This position works collaboratively with Help Restore Hope’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program staff.

Areas of focus include responsibility for:

●developing, conducting and evaluating high quality, (sexual violence support and prevention training and programming), services with an analysis of how power and privilege shape violence and trauma
●provide advocacy services to survivors of all forms of violence
●support existing positive sexuality programming such as This Is Not a Play About Sex, Yes Means Yes Seminar and One Love
●coordinate the Haven Ambassador Program , a peer advocacy program to assist the Haven team with outreach and prevention training, and workshops
●effective recruitment, training, and supervision of the interns and ambassadors program
●coordinating and co-facilitating working committee meetings on a monthly basis
●the support and referral of students to the access of trauma-informed services on and off-campus, including confidential resources; in response to experiences involving sexual, gender-based and intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking
●supporting a collaborative approach to campus sexual assault support and prevention, including effective communication with a broad range of community members including students, Title IX coordinators, staff and faculty members
●effective support for Haven, including maintaining website information, inventory, Haven e-mail communications and programming budget projections
●effective management of logistics for event and programs including accurate capture, maintenance, and analysis of records and program data
●generating ideas for program execution and collaborations
●serving as a confidential resource to students seeking support and advice
●understanding protocol for responding to crises
●engage in institutional, divisional, and departmental meetings and activities addressing campus sexual/intimate partner violence
●maintain a high level of confidentiality

Technical Competencies

NameHigher Education Sexual Violence Support and PreventionDescription

Knowledge sufficient to effectively engage students on issues surrounding sexual violence support and prevention within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college. Demonstrated ability to be supportive to students who have experienced trauma. Proven ability to work with diverse populations including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, and spiritual backgrounds. Familiarity with Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, Clery guidance and regulations, national/state laws and other relevant laws and regulations, especially as they pertain to prevention education and interpersonal and sexual violence on a college.

NameStudent Group AdvisingDescription

Demonstrated expertise in student affairs and ability to mentor students in making good decisions and working with groups and individuals. Demonstrated ability to develop and work within student leadership structure. Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing student leadership opportunities for student leaders. Skills to train both students and staff in effective practices.

NameEvent ManagementDescription

Demonstrated expertise in event planning and implementation sufficient to ensure events meet University goals, and are held in compliance with University policies and procedures. Expertise in risk management sufficient to avoid material consequences to the University.

NameProgram ManagementDescription

Demonstrated expertise in program delivery, consistent with broader organizational guidelines and within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college. Implements and troubleshoot on-site logistics. Ability to apply techniques of assessment to measure programmatic effectiveness. Connects intended outcomes, priorities and goals to divisional and institutional outcomes, priorities and goals.

NameAdministrative OperationsDescription

Demonstrated ability to effectively and consistently apply time management, problem solving, and planning skills in the implementation of processes or programs. Demonstrated ability to effectively use technical solutions to assist in the collection/maintenance of key data and records and within university, division and department guidelines. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet functional accountabilities while staying within assigned budget constraints.

Behavioral Competencies

NamePersonal Accountability for ResultsDescription

Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

NameEffective CommunicationDescription

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

NameProblem Solving and Decision MakingDescription

Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

NameChange ManagementDescription

Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

NameLeadership and TeamworkDescription

Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

NameCreativity and InnovationDescription

Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

NameDiversity and InclusionDescription

Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.


Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

● Demonstrate awareness of sexual violence, assault, and outcomes across age, gender, class, sexual identity, ability, and race.
● Experience in programming or event planning; strong interpersonal, written, verbal, and computer skills
● Possess the ability to be a change agent by improving the campus outreach process
● Possess the ability to work with and retain confidential material
● Demonstrate organizational skills and the ability to coordinate programs and events, manage data, and prioritize multiple responsibilities
● Superior interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a variety of departments, interdisciplinary programs, and campus groups in a team-driven environment
● Demonstrate strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
● Capable of working collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis

Preferred Qualifications

● Experience in programming or event planning; strong interpersonal, written communication, and computer skills.
● Supervisory experience; supporting students in distress, experience working with students who have experienced a personal crisis and crime-related trauma, including sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence.
● 6mo – 1yr program coordination in an academic setting


A bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, education, health professions, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired.

CertificationsPhysical Requirements

COVID-19 Considerations:
● Currently – the position is remote. All client and outreach interaction is currently via Zoom.
● As safety permits, an on-campus presence will be required in future semesters.

Other Information


Among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Colgate University is renowned for its academic rigor, the beauty and vitality of its campus, and the contributions of its alumni across a variety of fields and endeavors, who are exceptionally engaged with the institution. Larger than classic liberal arts colleges, Colgate boasts both substantial academic offerings as well as small classes, a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and a residential community valuing all forms of intellectual curiosity. Colgate’s faculty members are leading teachers and scholars, committed to intellectual engagement in all its forms. Colgate’s approximately 2,900 highly motivated students achieve academically, athletically, and artistically, and are actively engaged in the world around them. Colgate is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population, fostering an inclusive community that embraces and values diversity in an environment of mutual respect, communication, and engagement.

Colgate was first founded in 1817 as The Baptist Education Society of the State of New York by 13 men with $13 and 13 prayers. The number 13 is still Colgate’s lucky number; Friday the 13th is always designated Colgate Day. New York State granted the school a formal charter in 1819, and the Baptists in New York City — soap maker William Colgate among them — consolidated their seminary with the Hamilton school to form the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution in 1823. A state charter issued in 1846 changed the name to Madison University and established the right to grant degrees. Madison was changed to Colgate in 1890, in honor of the Colgate family’s enduring support.

Today, Colgate is a thriving, highly selective liberal arts institution. Located in the geographic center of New York State. Colgate’s campus in Hamilton, N.Y., boasts carefully preserved architecture, immaculate grounds, and a hillside setting. It is consistently named one of the most beautiful in the nation. It is a friendly and close-knit place where students develop lifelong bonds with the institution, with each other, and with faculty and staff members. More than 110 buildings on the 575-acre campus (the oldest dating back to 1827) and in Hamilton house Colgate’s core educational, administrative, and student life functions. Faculty and staff members make intentional choices to live and work in Hamilton, New York, and this leads to a strong scholarly community that provides the foundation for an undergraduate education and preparation for life after college that is unique to Colgate.

The University’s academic program is grounded in its Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, which has been in place since 1928 and is required of every undergraduate. The five core classes are Legacies of the Ancient World, Challenges of Modernity, Communities and Identities, Scientific Perspectives on the World, and Global Engagements. Undergraduates may choose from 56 majors and more than 40 additional minors. Classes are small, averaging 17 students, and are taught by nearly 300 full-time faculty members, 99 percent of whom have received a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty members in research efforts, and Colgate undergraduates have co-authored articles in professional publications for more than 30 years.

Colgate also has a rich tradition of international and off-campus study and has one of the largest faculty-led off-campus study programs in the nation. The University is ranked first by the Institute of International Education in percentage of students participating in mid-length off-campus study programs. The off-campus study groups run for an entire semester, in locations around the world, including Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, and within the United States. Extended study programs offer students between two and five weeks of study following the end of the semester. Through these and more than 100 other affiliated programs, roughly two-thirds of Colgate students will study off campus during their undergraduate years.

In recent years, the University has made significant investments in the campus in support of students’ academic and overall development, most notably construction of Benton Hall, the new home of Colgate’s comprehensive career development initiatives; the addition of the Class of 1965 Arena to its athletics facilities; and a new middle campus quad featuring two new residence halls that will provide spaces for collaboration, intellectual exploration, and student-faculty engagement.

With its endowment valued at more than $900 million, and an annual operating budget just above $200 million, Colgate holds a AA credit rating with S&P, which was reaffirmed in October 2018. In addition, Moody’s Investment Service affirmed Colgate’s Aa3 rating in August 2017 based on the University’s excellent strategic positioning as a highly selective private liberal arts school with a robust market and sizeable financial resources.

To learn more about Colgate University, visit: www.colgate.edu.

Hamilton and the Surrounding Community

Founded in 1795, the Village of Hamilton, named one of the friendliest towns in the United States by Forbes magazine, has a population of roughly 4,000. The Hamilton Village Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, and is home to an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. The area is ideal for outdoor recreation including biking, hiking, trail running, and skiing. Colgate’s golf course, Seven Oaks, was designed by Robert Trent Jones and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best college golf courses in the country. The University’s location provides easy access for summer hikes and winter ski trips. It is less than a one-hour drive from Syracuse, four hours away from New York City, and five hours from Boston.

Colgate and Hamilton have formed the Partnership for Community Development, which develops an active network of professional consultants, foundations, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations located throughout the Central New York region to assist area residents, businesses, and visitors. This includes efforts to stimulate and support local business through small business development and the revitalization of historic buildings. To strengthen the relationship between the village and the University, and to add to the economic development of downtown, Colgate relocated its campus bookstore to the downtown area of the village. Similarly, Colgate owns the Palace Theater, a 300-seat performing arts venue that is leased to an external nonprofit arts organization.

Requisition Number2020S042PostingTemporaryNoWork Schedule

● Monday-Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, with some evening and weekends
● Flexible schedule during possible evening/weekend programming

Job Open Date09/14/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions SummaryEEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act

The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.

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