Director of the Office of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

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Director of the Office of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Director of the Office of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

Job Profile Title
Director B

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost of University Life, the Director of the Office of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (The "Director") will be the point person for prevention and education programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania and will establish a highly visible, campus-wide, collaborative approach to informing students about sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking. The Director will have oversight for disseminating information and resources focused on relevant state and federal laws around sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking, as well as the educating the campus community about Penn's expectations and regulations including but not limited to the Code of Student Conduct, Sexual Violence Policy, Sexual Harassment Policy, and Policy on Consensual Sexual Relations Between Faculty and Students. The Director will act as a resource for all students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional, and other populations) and refer students to other appropriate University and community support resources.

The Director will be responsible for convening existing student violence prevention efforts and initiatives that are run by a host of campus partners. Deliver intersectional and sociocultural relevant prevention and intervention programs that serve diverse populations (e.g., LGBTQ community, staff of color, faith-based groups, and individuals with disabilities). The Director will also, work with campus partners, continuously reimagine, promote, and refine educational programming around sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking, to be administered through New Student Orientations and throughout the academic year for undergraduate, graduate, professional students, and other populations. This work will involve collaboration with colleagues and departments responsible for upholding and enforcing the University of Pennsylvania's Sexual Violence Policy as well as partnering with student organizations to create effective educational efforts for diverse audiences and communities.

Job Description

The Director will be responsible for:
  • Design and implement comprehensive campus-wide trainings for students, staff and faculty on sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking.
  • Develop creative and effective anti-violence educational materials across multi-media platforms.
  • Chair University-Wide Violence Prevention Committee thus strengthening the University's efforts to combat sexual and relationship violence by sustaining collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and keeping colleagues informed of legislative changes.
  • Oversee the dissemination of information about Federal and state laws pertaining to sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic/ relationship violence, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual violence policies to the Penn student body.
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of the AVP for Equity and Title IX Officer and other resource offices to understand and effectively respond to the needs of our student.
  • Provide one-on-one crisis counseling and referrals for students and continued support for student cases related to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
  • Budget responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

MA/MS required, preferably in education, counseling, social work, gender studies, public health, or other related fields. Five to seven years of experience preferred in violence prevention and education and response or related field, preferably in a campus setting.

Demonstrated understanding of the complex issues surrounding sexual violence education and engagement, support, and response for college-age populations. Demonstrated experience in working effectively with a diverse population. Ability to handle confidential information sensitively and to use sound judgment in responding to crisis situations. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with student, faculty, and administrative partners. Strong oral, written and technological skills.

Application Requirement:

A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

Budgeted Pay Range:

$80-95K commensurate with education and experience

OVERVIEW OF UNIVERSITY LIFE

Penn's Division of the Vice Provost for University Life is part of the Office of the Provost. University Life departments serve undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, providing academic and career support, campus, and community engagement, and much more.

Our efforts help to fulfill Penn's strategic vision and enhance the ability of Penn students to reach their fullest potential.

Our mission is to support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students as they engage in academic, artistic, civic, cultural, and pre-professional experiences. The division is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of the campus community. Offering robust activities, comprehensive services, and highly personalized support, University Life helps Penn students reach their fullest potential.

Departments under Penn's University Life:

CULTURAL CENTERS

Greenfield Intercultural Center

The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center

Makuu: The Black Cultural Center

Pan-Asian American Community House

Penn Women's Center

STUDENT SUPPORTS

Career Services

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

Penn Violence Prevention

Student Intervention Services

Weingarten Center

Emergency and Opportunity Funding

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the university. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

BENEFITS OVERVIEW

The university offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

  • Medical Insurance

  • Prescription Plan

  • Behavioral Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Tuition Benefits

  • Retirement Plans

    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School
    Student Services

    Pay Range
    $61,046.00 - $95,972.00

    Affirmative Action Statement
    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

    Special Requirements
    Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

    University Benefits
    • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
    • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
    • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
    • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
    • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
    • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
    • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
    • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
    • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
    • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
    • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
    • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



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