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Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator (8042)

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


Under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Health Promotion & Advocacy Center, the Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator (SAPC) has primary responsibility for leading the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of campus programs targeting sexual, gender-based and intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking within the student community. The SAPC will provide primary prevention training and educational programs to the campus community (faculty, staff, and students) with the goal of supporting the student population impacted by these issues.  The SAPC will plan presentations and campus events, and lead assessment efforts for those initiatives. The SAPC will work collaboratively with the Coordinator for Victim Advocacy Services (CVAS) to facilitate campus-wide outreach initiatives and provide victim advocacy services.

Work Environment

  • Some supervision of student interns and/or paraprofessional staff

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Coordinator/Analyst B

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Master's degree or equivalent

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated ability to develop small- and large-scale programs based on population needs identified through data analysis. Ability to develop, implement, market, and assess engaging and interactive campus programs and events
  • Ability to interact with college students in a non-judgmental manner is a must.  Must be caring, supportive, a good listener, able to maintain appropriate boundaries and possess the skills necessary for working with all gender identities
  • Experience developing and facilitating educational workshops and training sessions to diverse audiences on sensitive topics, including for faculty and staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; organizational and time management skills; demonstrated computer proficiency (word processing, spreadsheet, and database systems); comfort working both independently and as part of a team; experience in public speaking and public relations     
  • Current knowledge of principles/practices in student development, multicultural competence, and crisis management; understanding of federal and local laws pertaining to interpersonal and sexual violence on a college campus
  • Demonstrated skill in managing difficult and complex situations involving students, parents, staff, faculty, Public Safety and community organizations    
  • Must have highest standards of integrity and ethics in both performance and behavior        
  • Flexibility to work in structured and unstructured learning environments and to interact as a team member with professional and administrative staff members
  • Ability to work effectively as a confidential victim advocate balancing the needs of individual students with those of the university
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated ability to provide leadership among peers, and experience interacting with students, parents, and colleagues under a variety of circumstances


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check


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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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