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 Subject : Assistant Director, Gender Violence Prevention Program at St. Cloud St.. 06/09/2020 09:49:39 AM 
Seth Kaempfer
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Subject :Assistant Director, Gender Violence Prevention Program at St. Cloud State University

Under the direction of the Women’s Center Director, the Women’s Center Assistant Director provides program implementation, management, and administrative coordination for the Gender Violence Prevention Program, with a focus on bystander intervention and prevention programming/curriculum that increases awareness of root causes of gender violence. This role is 55% focused on educational and prevention programming, 35% on advocacy and support services, and 10% administrative, policy, and collaboration to meet goals. The position provides leadership and sets priorities for GVPP as a signature program of the Women’s Center. While gender-based violence is the primary focus of this position, this role is also integrated into the overall gender equity work, including women’s empowerment/feminist leadership, of the Center, which provides education, advocacy, and support services on campus through a diversity and equity-minded lens.

• Establish an annual plan to provide prevention and risk-reduction education to students with the goal of reducing and ending gender violence and raising awareness on campus. This includes: Bystander intervention training; classroom presentations; select presentations to student constituencies; oversight for the on-line sexual violence prevention program; social media educational campaigns, key events such as Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness Month; and collaborations with populations such as male students, athletes, communities of color, LGBT students and the Greek community. Lead marketing and outreach efforts to implement annual plan.
• Provide advocacy, crisis intervention and support services to victims of rape, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment using trauma-informed and culturally competent approaches. Assist students, through resources and referrals, with other concerns related to gender.
• Provide in-service training to key employees, including Public Safety, Residential Life and other departments in Student Life and Development. Serve as a resource for student academic and change agent projects. Provide professional training to students in targeted majors as resources allow.
• Assess and evaluate the success of program goals through Husky Compact dimensions and other assessment models used by the University. This includes assessing both educational programming and services, using evaluation strategies such as on-line surveys, traditional evaluations, focus groups, data analysis and written reports.
• Assist in writing protocols and policy for responding to victims of sexual violence based on state and federal laws and MinnState policies. Stay apprised of updates and changes in relevant laws, policies and trends in the field of gender-based violence. Collaborate with departments, faculty, staff and administration in responding to the problem of gender violence. Serve on the University’s BIT Team and other committees that impact victims/survivors of rape, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
• Supervise, train, and collaborate with Women’s Center employees, interns and volunteers to support gender violence competencies and team building. Directly supervise the program graduate assistant or graduate interns. Support the gender-violence based affiliated student organization. Assume director’s responsibilities in her absence.
• Serve on relevant committees as a representative of the Women’s Center. Network with local, state and national organizations in support of goals to prevent and end gender-based violence and to support gender equity.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in academic discipline appropriate to the field of specialization, including but not limited to, Gender and Women’s Studies, Social Work, Public Policy or Law, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Human Relations, Community Health, Ethnic Studies and Psychology.
• A minimum of two years of professional experience related to gender-based violence/gender equity.
• Sexual Assault Advocacy certification credentials from MN or another locale.
• Proven ability of effective curriculum and training design and facilitation.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with diverse constituencies.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics of gender-based violence and of current practice and literature related to gender-based violence prevention and intervention.
• Can demonstrate ability to set programmatic vision, lead others in realizing said vision, and build relationships with key stakeholders.
• Proven ability to collaborate, troubleshoot, problem solve, and work to exchange ideas and resolve complex situations.
• Proven ability to give and receive feedback, clarifications, and instruction.
• Proven ability to conduct program planning and implement effective marketing.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in academic discipline appropriate to the field of specialization including, but not limited to, Gender and Women’s Studies, Social Work, Public Policy or Law, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Human Relations, Community Health, Ethnic Studies and Psychology.
• Three to five years of professional experience related to gender equity/gender-based violence.
• Professional experience related to diversity and inclusion, and/or higher education and student affairs.
• Experience with supervision and evaluation of student staff.
• Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
• Experience with grant writing and management.

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