Primary Role

This position, funded by a grant from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, will coordinate educational, prevention, and intervention activities among Juniata College students, faculty, and staff, as well as coordinate educational programs, workshops, and trainings to be provided by the external partners in the Juniata-CEVN (Juniata- Coalition to End Violence Now) collaboration.  Reporting to the Dean of Students, the coordinator/advocate will work closely with on- and off-campus partners to develop educational and intervention strategies that address issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, intimate partner/relationship/dating violence, and stalking.    Working closely with the Dean of Students and the Title IX staff at Juniata, the coordinator will provide leadership for developing, implementing, and coordinating a vision for interpersonal violence awareness and programs and response services with both on and off campus partners.  These activities include assisting in the development of training programs for students, faculty, and staff, and assisting in the development, communication, and expansion of policies and procedures that assist members of the campus community to address these issues.  

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct and Coordinate the work of the Juniata-CEVN (Coalition to End Violence Now) program. 
    In conjunction with the Dean of Students and Title IX staff, participate in an ongoing review of College policies and procedures regarding interpersonal violence offenses.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments on campus and with off-campus partners to develop and implement educational programs and publication materials to increase awareness about relevant issues, college and off-campus protocols, and available resources.
  • Advise institutional leadership with regard to changes in state and federal legislation.
  • Explore opportunities to use technology to further educate and reach students on these issues- not limited to increasing visibility about the Juniata-CEVN (Coalition to End Violence Now) program and related efforts to address interpersonal violence on campus.
  • Organize, coordinate, and conduct campus and community partner meetings and trainings/workshops.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with campus and community based agencies in an effort to increase effectiveness and coordination of services, including representing Juniata on area committees, task forces and social service agencies. 
  • Provide direct crisis intervention and advocacy services to students. (Requires on-call responsibilities).
  • Engage in outreach and specific educational programming for LGBTQ and ALANA students.
  • Develop campus-wide violence reduction programs and bystander intervention programs.
  • Develop “sex-positivity” programming and training to create safe spaces to encourage discussion about consensual sex in order to support positive changes in campus culture. 
  • Provide educational counseling and support and referral services to students individually and in small groups.
  • Attend local and national trainings to develop relevant knowledge and skills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision Required/Given

This position reports to the Dean of Students.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with experience and training in one or more of the following areas:  Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, Violence Prevention, Social Work, Counseling, Victim Advocacy or related.  Three to five years professional work experience in sexual assault advocacy on a college campus desired.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Current working knowledge of theory, practices, protocols, and response to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of sex and gender-based violence.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and with diverse individuals.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in educational program design, implementation, and assessment.
  • A record of personal and professional initiative, flexibility, integrity, and strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing, as well as social media and technology proficiency. 
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.
  • Candidates should possess values compatible with and supportive of the mission of Juniata College. 
  • Ability to understand confidentiality rights and maintain excellent records.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel to meetings around the community.
  • A strong sense of collaboration, consultation, cooperation, and professionalism when working with diverse stake-holders toward the goals of the Juniata-CEVN project.