Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) has been awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women “Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus” program. The purpose of the grant is to continue and enhance a coordinated, trauma-informed response to gender-based violence (sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence) on campus.
NWU seeks a full-time, benefits eligible Project Coordinator to coordinate the work of the grant over the next three years. The Coordinator will report to the Vice President for Student Life and work closely with the student life division, academic affairs, and the Director of Sponsored Programs. The Project Coordinator will work with the Coordinated Community Response Team to provide training for faculty and staff, plan violence prevention programs for students, and foster partnerships with law enforcement and service providers. The Project Coordinator works with Peer Educators and staff across campus to plan and implement gender-based violence prevention programs.
The Coordinator’s primary role is to oversee implementation of the project, coordinate the work of the Community Response Team and partnering agencies, manage the grant budget, and ensure NWU meets the statutory minimum requirements and reporting obligations of the grant. The Coordinator will be responsible for tracking and reporting on progress and communicating with the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), as needed. Continuation of the position is contingent upon continued funding.
Campus Programming and Administration
- Manage the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) including annual training on gender-based violence, strategic planning, case reviews, and policy analysis and revision
- Facilitate gender-based violence prevention, education, and training, including bystander intervention, for law enforcement, conduct board, and other NWU employees
- Hire, supervise, and train Peer Educators to lead education and prevention programs
- Work with the Voices of Hope Campus Advocate and Peer Educators to plan violence prevention programs for students
- Work with local law enforcement and victim service agencies to improve victim-centered response and develop campus capacity for lethality assessment through a Threat Assessment Team
- Coordinate the work of the Threat Assessment Team on campus, including developing and implementing policies and procedures
- Work with faculty to create gender-based violence course modules and to administer and promote participation in the Campus Climate survey
- Develop and distribute printed materials with information about gender-based violence and Campus Climate survey results with key student, staff, and faculty groups on campus
- Administer the grant including record-keeping of all grant-related expenses, OVW approval of prevention and education programs, and products and materials created with grant funds
- Serve as primary contact with the OVW Program Specialist and participate in OVW-directed Technical Assistance webinars, conference calls, and trainings
- Oversee tracking and compliance with the statutory minimum requirements of the grant including annual training for campus security guards, student conduct board, and prevention and bystander education programs for all incoming students
- Complete semi-annual progress reports listing grant-related activities and progress toward completing grant requirements
- Work with the Director of Sponsored Programs to complete quarterly financial reports
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Three to five years of experience in victim services or advocacy
- Demonstrated experience with gender-based violence prevention and behavioral health intervention
- Evidence of excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, particularly the development and facilitation of trainings and public presentations of information
- Experience working with college students, preferably in a context based on social norms theory
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demonstrate how they enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.
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To apply, please upload a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, a diversity statement, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: https://nebrwesleyan.applicantpro.com/jobs/ Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.