Associate Director for Interpersonal Violence

Fairfax, Fairfax County
Mar 26, 2014

George Mason University
Associate Director for Interpersonal Violence

The George Mason University, University Life Division invites applications for an Associate Director for Interpersonal Violence, reporting to the Director of Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES).

The Associate Director is charged with providing prevention education programs and resource coordination for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking.

1. Direct Programming and Development: This includes designing and implementing a comprehensive package of cocurricular programs that address sexual misconduct prevention including primary prevention, bystander intervention, and risk reduction; partnering with diversity-focused campus partners to implement prevention programming that is responsive to diversity; and oversight of workshops, public awareness campaigns, materials development, and technology for a range of audiences (i.e., students, faculty, staff, and community members). Examples of programming include, but are limited to the following: sexual assault, healthy relationships, dating violence, and stalking.

2. Victim Assistance: This includes sharing responsibility for the 24-hour crisis hotline; and helping to provide crisis intervention, ongoing case management, and referral to the campus community.

3. Supervision: This includes supervision of graduate students and student volunteers.

4. Student Coordination and Leadership: This involves working closely with student leaders and student groups in coordinating programs and partnerships toward shared goals. This includes the recruitment, training and coordination of peer educators and peer advocates.

5. Assessment, Counseling and Referral: Individual students may need support or advice regarding issues involving incidents of interpersonal violence. This is designed as an immediate and short-term solution, with longer-term assistance referred to other professionals and agencies as deemed appropriate.

6. Workshops, Seminars, and Training Sessions: These workshops will be appropriate for a variety of groups including peer leaders, students, staff and faculty.

7. Public Awareness: This incorporates campaign materials, from initial conceptual design to final product development, in a range of formats (i.e., brochure, poster, flier, public service announcement, MS PowerPoint, Web site, and social media).

8. Policy Support and Development: This involves working with campus and community offices and agencies to implement and support current policies and procedures. It also includes identification of ways of further enhancing meaningful and appropriate policies and procedures.

9. Preparation of Written Reports: This includes internal documentation and reports, as well as the required biennial review of programs and services.

10. Management and Organization: Organizing the overall management of violence prevention education programs and services including the supervision of consultants and student staff. This also includes an overall strategic plan with timelines and milestones.

11. Funding and Institutionalization: This includes the preparation of applications for supplemental funding for specific programs and services and strategies. It may include internal resource allocation as well as external grant funds.

12. Coordination with the Campus/Community Coordination Council and Other Related Community Coalitions: Linkages with these campus-based and community committees are essential for further promoting shared responsibilities for violence prevention and intervention. This will be particularly helpful with the strategic planning and resource allocation processes.

13. Internal Coordination and Cooperation: This involves close work with a range of university offices and personnel—with particular attention to University Life offices, academic departments, faculty, and other staff.

14. External Collaboration and Assistance: This includes work with community offices and agencies including local groups, state agencies, and federal/national agencies.

15. Standards of Practice for Violence Prevention and Intervention in Higher Education: This includes knowledge, awareness and support of the standards of practice for campus violence prevention and intervention health developed by a variety of organizations including the American College Health Association and the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree is required; will consider a broad-range of relevant specialties such as community health, health promotion, social work, criminal justice, public health, women’s studies, community health education, and/or community organizing;
  • Ability to maintain and manage confidential information;
  • A strong attention to detail and accuracy; and
  • Previous experience in violence prevention.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous success in developing grant proposals and receiving grant awards related to violence prevention;
  • Previous experience working with college-aged individuals;
  • Previous experience developing and delivering education programs and training focused on sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking; and
  • Commitment to a collaborative approach to student wellness including working with committees, coalitions, and community agencies.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA85Cz at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. AA/EOE