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Director of Violence Prevention

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Susquehanna University
Location
Selinsgrove
Closing date
Jul 6, 2021

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Director of Violence Prevention

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.


Position Summary:
Job Summary
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students, the Director of Violence Prevention facilitates the implementation of the DOJ OVW grant and assists in all projects sponsored by the grant. The Director oversees the Violence Intervention Prevention Center (VIP Center) and acts as a liaison between internal university partners and external community partners in the efforts to educate the campus community on issues surrounding sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking prevention and response. The Director supervises a sexual assault advocate provided by Transitions of PA.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Facilitate the coordinated community response team including both organizations external to the institution and relevant divisions of the institution. Meet regularly with internal and external partners to discuss ideas for new initiatives, improve existing practices, and make decisions about the discontinuation of unproductive measures.
  • Direct all VIP center initiatives including supervising student workers and managing the work of the sexual assault advocate provided by Transitions of PA.
  • Work closely with the director of FYE on existing educational programs about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, making recommendations for appropriate changes and additions. Assist in implementation and assessment of prevention and education programs for all incoming students.
  • Coordinate and evaluate campus wide prevention and education programs for all students around the issues of sexual misconduct, Title IX regulations, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention. Collaborate closely with the Title IX Coordinator, residence life, department of athletics, fraternity & sorority life, the counseling center, the health center, the department of public safety, student diversity & inclusion, the CARE team, and other campus partners on their educational efforts.
  • Collaborate with the community standards specialist and director of campus safety on training of campus law enforcement officers and campus disciplinary boards on issues surrounding sexual misconduct, ensuring that policies and procedures are consistent with best practices and appropriate federal regulations.
  • Manage organization details and the completion of appropriate reports for the DOJ OVW grant, working closely with the director of grants & foundation relations and the director of finance.


    Required Qualifications:
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    Detailed organizational skills and the ability to manage large-scale projects. Skilled at written and verbal communication and ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituencies.

    Education
    Bachelor degree required.

    Experience
    1-3 years’ experience working with grant projects, Title IX, sexual misconduct, student support services, and/or related issues required.

    Physical Demand
    Normal office environment, plus ability to move about campus and travel to various locations off campus, including scheduled conferences each year. Position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.


    Preferred Qualifications:
    Education
    Master degree in higher education, health administration or similar related field preferred.

    Experience
    Experience working with a diverse population on a college campus strongly preferred.


    Special Instructions to the Applicant:


    Benefits Eligible: Yes
    Number of Months: 12 months
    Other Number of Months:
    Full-Time/Part-Time:
    Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
    Posting Date: 06/04/2021
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled: No
    Anticipated Start Date:
    Posting Number: AH00741

    To apply, visit https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/2308

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    Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. About 2,200 undergraduates come from 32 states and 15 countries.

    The university is located in Selinsgrove, Pa., a town of about 5,000 situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River, 50 miles north of the state capital, Harrisburg. The campus is about 90 minutes from the Pocono Mountain recreational areas, and about a three-hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

    Founded in 1858 by Lutherans, Susquehanna University welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs. It is a community that expresses its Lutheran heritage through the free and open exploration of ideas, commitment to service and development of individual talents.

    Students may enroll in one of two schools: the School of Arts and Sciences or the Sigmund Weis School of Business. A Susquehanna education is distinguished by a strong liberal arts program enhanced by equally strong professional programs in areas such as business, education and communications. Degrees are offered for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science.

    Susquehanna University is recognized in several guidebooks to selective colleges, including The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Peterson's Competitive Colleges. U.S. News & World Report’s America's Best Colleges includes Susquehanna among National Liberal Arts Colleges. Susquehanna is small enough to be academically flexible, yet large enough to offer a wide variety of choices—more than 50 major emphases, 45 minors and 850 courses. Susquehanna offers a challenging Honors Program for exceptional students and emphasizes experience-based learning, including internships, study-abroad semesters and award-winning community service programs.

    Small classes and a student-faculty ratio of about 13 to 1 offer students personal attention and challenging opportunities. Student participation and team learning are encouraged, as is faculty-student research that exposes students to current, practical applications in their field of study. Students are offered extensive opportunities for involvement and leadership in university life. They can choose from more than 100 student organizations, 23 intercollegiate sports, numerous intramural and club sports and a full schedule of lectures, concerts, films, plays and social events.

    Susquehanna's strong academic and career advising programs have led to strong post-graduation success. Typically, 94 percent of the graduating class is working full time or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months.

    Diversity Profile: Susquehanna University

    Diversity Matters at Susquehanna. Through our commitment to academic excellence, in which diversity is a core element, we affirm the dignity and worth of all persons and strive to ensure that all in our community feel supported in their differences. Current and emerging research underscore the positive educational benefits that manifest in a diverse living and learning community.

    As an institution of higher learning, we understand that we will be judged increasingly by how well we prepare our students to succeed in a smaller, flatter and increasingly diverse world. We intentionally seek to create opportunities for understanding the ways that power and privilege influence individual and collective behavior and systems, and to use that knowledge to guide us productively inside the classroom and beyond.

    Affirmative Action - Susquehanna University is committed to making every effort to enhance the diversity of our community – students, faculty, and staff. The hiring process is important to achieving our strategic goals to recruit and retain staff from diverse backgrounds. Through the affirmative action process, we work together to ensure a diverse community while remaining diligent in our commitment to selecting the most qualified candidate for open positions.

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    Diversity Matters at Susquehanna. Through our commitment to academic excellence, in which diversity is a core element, we affirm the dignity and worth of all persons and strive to ensure that all in our community feel supported in their differences. Current and emerging research underscore the positive educational benefits that manifest in a diverse living and learning community.

    As an institution of higher learning, we understand that we will be judged increasingly by how well we prepare our students to succeed in a smaller, flatter and increasingly diverse world. We intentionally seek to create opportunities for understanding the ways that power and privilege influence individual and collective behavior and systems, and to use that knowledge to guide us productively inside the classroom and beyond.

    In the classroom, on the campus and beyond

    We use experiential learning to engage students in a multicultural education that prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. Our new Central Curriculum, taught by a diverse faculty with different viewpoints and experiences, challenges students in their ways of perceiving and knowing the world. The unique Global Opportunities (GO) requirement prompts students to experience ways of knowing and being that are unfamiliar, and to reflect on those experiences. In the process, we expect that all students will examine their world view and how it is constructed.

    A diverse and vibrant campus community fosters relationships marked by mutual curiosity and respect. Students, faculty and staff are supported in these relationships by the Chief Diversity Officer, Center for Diversity and Social Justice, Center for Civic Engagement, Office of Residence Life, and the Bias Response and Education Team.

    The university also understands its physical and emotional connection to residents of the Susquehanna River Valley. Arts and educational events open to the community create possibilities for healthy dialogue regarding difference. Relationships built through interaction and dialogue with the greater Selinsgrove community serve to broaden and enhance the community in which we live and learn.

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