Westminster College

Project Director for OVW Grant

Location

Fulton, MO

Type

Full Time

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Project Director for OVW Grant

 

Department:      Student Life                   

FLSA:                 Full-time, Exempt

Reports to:        Director of Counseling Services/Project Supervisor

Westminster College is accepting applications for a Project Director for the Campus Program titled “Every Blue Jay”.  The program is funded by a three-year federal grant through the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice and its’ purpose is to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (SADVS).  The Project Director will be responsible for implementation of the grant as outlined by the grant proposal and federal guidelines. This position is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position fully funded by the Grant. 

Every Blue Jay Grant Summary: The Campus Program (Every Blue Jay) encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen trauma informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Developing campus-wide coordinated responses involving campus victim service providers, law enforcement/campus safety officers, health providers, housing officials, administrators, student leaders, faith-based leaders, representatives from student organizations, and disciplinary board members is critical. To be effective, campus responses must also link to local off-campus criminal justice agencies and service providers, including local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, courts, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim advocacy and victim services organizations. Campuses are encouraged to create or revitalize large-scale efforts that treat sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as serious offenses by adopting effective, culturally relevant policies and protocols, developing victim services and advocacy programs, and implementing effective prevention approaches. Colleges and universities should demonstrate to every student that these crimes will not be tolerated, that perpetrators will face serious consequences, and that holistic services are available for victims.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.

  1. Creating a robust coordinated community response (CCR) team to improve campus coordination, communication, and responses to SADVS. The CCR team will include both external and internal partners and meet monthly throughout the duration of the project. Preferred experience or knowledge of with local agencies.
  2. Establishing mandatory prevention and education programs addressing SADVS for all incoming students and expanding ongoing prevention and bystander intervention programs to ensure that all students receive education and training.
  3. Training campus law enforcement, local law enforcement, members of the campus Sexual Misconduct Review Board, administrators, staff, and faculty on how to effectively respond to SADVS.
  4. Strengthen and implement policies, procedures, and services that respond to SADVS on campus.
  5. Enhance personnel, training, and learning opportunities to increase the apprehension, investigation, and adjudication of individuals committing SADVS on campus.
  6. Expanding victim services and advocacy in partnership with CARDV.
  7. Expand education programs for the prevention of SADVS.
  8. Improve the assistance provided to victims as it relates to disciplinary, legal action, and/or immigration issues.
  9. Improve coordination among campus administrators and staff, law enforcement, medical providers, and CARDV to reduce cases of SADVS on campus.
  10. Develop population-specific strategies to address SADVS for underserved populations, especially individuals with disabilities and international students.
  11. Participating in ongoing training and technical assistance programs offered by DOJ, in person and via regular conference calls. Training Institutes are mandatory in-person trainings that the project director will attend throughout the grant cycle. Travel costs associated with these training institutes are covered by the grant and locations are still to be determined.
  12. Compiles data and prepares required quarterly financial and progress reports in a timely manner and in compliance with the grant deadlines.  
  13. Provide prevention outreach/programming by developing and implementing awareness activities/events related to SADVS.
  1. Assists students and organizations with health/wellness promotions by creating activities, campaigns and media strategies, and providing leadership to individual students and student organizations for campus activities that relate to SADVS prevention.
  2. Participates in weekly group supervision, case conference, staff meetings, and other essential meetings as determined by the project coordinator.
  3. Provides consultation to and serves a resource to students, faculty, and staff regarding SADVS.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, public health, criminal justice, psychology, and social work, or a related field.  Master’s degree in related field is preferred. 
  • Experience: One to three years of experience in the human services field will be required, with preference given to individual with prior paid or volunteer experience working with survivors of SADVS. Previous grant management experience is preferred.
  • Skills: 
    1. Demonstrate excellent project management, organizational, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, with a proven track record of establishing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships.
    2. Create, plan and implement innovative prevention and education programs;
    3. Maintain professional and confidential demeanor in a busy and dynamic office environment;
    4. Time management skills;
    5. Work well with a variety of staff with different work styles;
    6. Respect the integrity and responsibility of individual choice, and understand the importance of advocating for social justice and human dignity.
    7. Desirable qualifications include familiarity with SADVS prevention efforts, Clery Act compliance, Title IX, and campus policy and procedures as it relates to SADVS.

Equipment to be used:

Must be able to operate or be trained to use campus computer system and software, including Jenzabar, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Publisher. Responsible for    Must be able to use and troubleshoot minor problems on other office machines including the fax, calculator, telephone and local printer. 

Typical Physical Demands:

Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machine, calculators, the telephone, photocopy machine, office equipment.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:

Typical tasks take place in climate controlled building with private office within larger suite. Some crisis or additional situations require movement to other campus buildings or off-campus locations. 

To Apply:

From external websites go to this link: https://westminster-college.apscareerportal.com/jobs/1182065/apps/new 

From the Westminster College website: Upload your Resume under the 'resume/qualifications' option to the right.  Select the 'add a cover letter' option to upload your cover letter and complete the Westminster application form.  Application review will be begin immediately.

Westminster College encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment.  The College does not discriminate in access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information.  Inquiries about compliance with this prohibition should be directed to: 

Associate VP & Chief HR Officer/Title IX Coordinator

501 Westminster Ave, Westminster Hall 146

Fulton, MO  65251

HR@Westminster-mo.edu

573-592-5226

 

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