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Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Advocacy Coordinator
Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 3244376
Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Advocacy Coordinator
Job No: 497097 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Student Affairs
Bucknell University's Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Advocacy Coordinator assumes primary leadership across campus for coordinating and facilitating prevention education and bystander intervention programs addressing sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Job Duties: *Provide confidential support and resource referral to students regarding the medical, academic, and legal options or needs they may have with regard to incidents of sexual assault, stalking, or relationship violence.
*Provide trauma-informed care to student survivors of interpersonal violence through safety planning, crisis intervention, and empowerment.
*Lead the Speak UP Bucknell program, including recruiting, training, advising, and supervising the student group of approximately 50 students that serve as Bucknell University's Peer Educators.
*Engage in strategic planning for an ongoing, comprehensive, systemic approach to preventing and addressing sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as encouraging healthy relationships at Bucknell.
*Organize prevention or educational workshops for all first-year students.
*Facilitate dialogue about consent, boundaries, and healthy sexuality that empowers individuals and the greater Bucknell community.
*Develop, implement, expand, and enhance programs aimed toward preventing sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, consistent with all legal obligations and taking into consideration federal guidance and best practices.
*Conduct regular needs and outcome assessments for the planning and evaluation of prevention education programming.
*Provide training for faculty and staff (including student staff) serving in roles on campus which place them in a position to be helpful to survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
*Assist the Title IX Coordinator in educating the campus community about the University's policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
*Collaborate and build relationships with colleagues in other relevant offices/departments, including but not limited to Athletics, Bucknell Student Health, the Counseling & Student Development Center, the Office of Residential Education, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Office of LGBTQ Resources, and academic departments such as Women's & Gender Studies.
*Develop and maintain a relationship with the local crisis center and our community partner, Transitions of PA
*Develop and maintain a relationship with Evangelical Community Hospital and the SANE nurses.
*Coordinate Take Back the Night, Red Flag Campaign, Sex Positive Week, and several other programming initiatives.
*Serve as a consultant to campus constituents on educational issues related to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
*Obtain, develop and distribute print and electronic educational materials (posters, brochures, website, social media, etc.) or other passive programming efforts that address sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
*Assist in the annual review, revision, and regular maintenance of the web resources that address sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
*Remain current on information and news pertaining to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as related prevention and advocacy efforts. This includes engaging in professional development to maintain best practices.
*Provide ongoing communication to keep the campus community informed regarding the progress of sexual misconduct and relationship violence prevention education and advocacy work and related campus climate changes.
*Serve on divisional and University committees as appropriate.
*Attend all departmental and divisional meetings and retreats.
*Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: *Master's degree in Higher Education, Public Health, Social Work, or other relevant professional field *Demonstrated experience with Title IX, educational program planning and assessment *Knowledge of and demonstrated experience relevant to healthy sexuality, sexual misconduct prevention, and/or dating violence prevention education *Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of working with underserved communities, including but not limited to students of color, LGBTQ students, international students, and students with intersecting identities *Strong commitment to student growth and development *Ability to work collaboratively and successfully across cultures and styles at all levels of the organization
This individual must be able to work independently, communicate effectively and creatively through written and oral presentations, and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Preferred Qualifications: *Three years experience in a relevant field *Demonstrated experience working with college students
Work Type: This is a year round, full time, benefits eligible position.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
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