Assistant Director of Prevention Education - Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
The WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Assistant Director of Prevention Education
About the Opportunity
The Office of Equity Assurance within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for assuring that all applicants, employees, and students at West Virginia University are protected from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking, and retaliation in compliance with federal, state and University mandates, including Title IX, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA).
As the Assistant Director of Prevention Education, you will oversee the prevention and educational efforts of the Equity Assurance Office, while collaborating with inclusion & outreach efforts, and assisting in compliance efforts. In this role you are responsible for oversight of the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of department programs that foster learning and broaden global perspectives, while ensuring goals are consistent with departmental and university mission.
While reporting to the Director/ Title IX Coordinator, you will have direct oversight and develop implementation of a campus-wide strategic prevention and educational programming. In this position, you will oversee the development, delivery, and evaluation of training and educational programs and materials; oversee record documentation and the effectiveness of programs.
At WVU, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
- 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
- 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
- 18 sick days per year
(for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
- WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
- 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
- Wellness programs
- Directly supervise assigned staff, including but not be limited to: training, facilitating meetings/retreats, evaluation of personnel in areas of responsibility, consistent developmental feedback, coaching, assessing/adjusting position duties.
- Coordinate staff development initiatives during retreats and throughout the year, as well as identify and promote staff achievement and recognition opportunities and track staff accomplishments.
- Manager of designing/conducting/overseeing relevant informational and motivational training programs for compliance and prevention units.
- Oversee coordination and provide strategic action-oriented guidance to the interdisciplinary Prevention Committee at WVU.
- Oversee coordination of primary prevention programs for campus community.
- Manage processes and contracts with vendors for related services (i.e., training, survey, publications, etc.).
- Conduct programmatic assessment and develop initiatives as part of overall strategic plan.
- Coordinate on-call response hotline and scheduling for on-call employees and WVU Peer Advocate program.
- Lead development, instruction, and oversight of a three-credit sexual assault advocacy service learning (SRVL) course that involves learning inside and outside of the classroom. As the lead instructor and instructor of record for this course, oversee appropriate curriculum, handouts, lectures and presentations. Approve learning outcomes, instruments to evaluate student performance, and evaluations of the course.
- Formalize dialogue about consent, boundaries, and healthy sexuality that empowers both individuals and the West Virginia University community.
- Head development, implementation, expansion, and enhancement of programs aimed towards raising awareness and preventing sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, bullying, and any other conduct prohibited by Title IX, West Virginia University Policy, and/or the Clery Act, consistent with all of the university's legal obligations and taking into consideration federal guidance and best practices.
- Assist the Title IX Coordinator in educating the campus community, in-person and online, about the University's policies and procedures (prevention, identification, and reporting) related to sex discrimination (sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, bullying, and any other conduct prohibited).
- Coordinate regular needs-and-outcome assessments for the planning and evaluation of prevention education programming. Prepare annual reports based on these assessments.
- Oversee and provide primary leadership for West Virginia University Peer Advocate program, including recruiting, training, advising, and supervising the Peer Advocates.
- Oversee and provide training for faculty and staff (including student staff) serving in roles on campus that place them in a position to be helpful to survivors of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and bullying, and who may have reporting requirements relative to the Clery Act.
- Collaborate and build relationships with colleagues in other relevant offices/departments, including but not limited to Athletics, West Virginia University Student Health, the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services, the Office of Housing and Residential Life, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Council for Women 's Concern, and academic departments such as the Center for Women's & Gender Studies.
- Collaborate and build relationships with colleagues in the Office of General Counsel regarding the University's legal obligations in connection with sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and bullying.
- Serve as a consultant to campus constituents on educational issues related to sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and bullying; develop a system to encourage student to report incidents of sexual misconduct.
- Obtain, develop, and distribute print and electronic educational materials (posters, brochures, website, social media, etc.) or other passive programming tools that address sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and bullying.
- Assist in the annual review, revision, and regular maintenance of the university web resources that address sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and bullying.
- Remain current on information and news pertaining to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, bullying, and related prevention efforts. This includes attending professional development training to maintain best practices.
- Foster on-going communication to keep the campus community informed regarding the progress of the sexual misconduct and relationship violence prevention work and related campus climate changes.
- Maintain current knowledge of all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, and provides guidance to staff and students to ensure compliance.
- Develop and enhance partnership with local and national prevention advocacy groups.
- Serve as part of the department's leadership team.
- Serve on divisional and University committees as appropriate.
- Attend all departmental and divisional meetings and retreats.
- Seek additional revenue sources such as grants.
Other duties as assigned
- Master's degree in Public Health, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, or similar field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (i.e. - a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field and two years of related experience could substitute for the master's).
- A minimum of Four (4) years 1 of experience involving:
- prevention education and bystander intervention programs addressing sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and bullying on the basis of sex or gender.
- training experience in a higher education setting
- supervision of students.
- Ability to travel to regional campuses or other locations as needed
- Demonstrated ability in each of the following:
- interpreting in the broadest sense federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title IX and others
- understanding the needs of the university and to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff, in a wide array of situations.
- building relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution and peer institutions.
- handling confidential and sensitive situation s with diplomacy and excellent judgment and to act calmly and objectively.
- Superior interpersonal, cross-cultural communication, diversity, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- student development best practices and a strong desire to provide a supportive environment for students
- working effectively with a culturally diverse student population and workforce, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities, and socioeconomic levels.
- Understanding of the legal framework for discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
Ability to travel to regional campuses or other locations as needed
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches, and experiences.
To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jul 27, 2022
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes