Director, Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

Pennsylvania, United States
08 May 2019
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08 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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.

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.

Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) is Penn’s foremost provider of student services and educational access. VPUL partners and collaborates with diverse organizations across many dimensions including: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, historical tradition, age, religion, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives and socioeconomic backgrounds. We enhance the ability of nearly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, along with other community participants. University Life programs provide academic and career support, campus and community engagement, health and wellness programs, and much more. Our efforts help to fulfill Penn’s strategic vision of integrating knowledge across campus. VPUL is part of the Office of the Provost and includes 32 campus departments.

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 violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. The Director will have oversight for disseminating information and resources focused on relevant state and federal laws around sexual violence, domestic/dating 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, domestic and international) and refer students to other appropriate University and community support resources.

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.

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.