The university seeks an individual with a strong interest in working at a mission driven, faith-based institution. The responsibilities of the position are significantly tethered in the university's contemporary Roman Catholic mission.
The Associate Director of Prevention and Education will serve as a primary leader in educating and training our community about healthy relationships, including direct oversight of CARE (Campus Assault Resources and Education) initiatives. The Associate Director of Prevention and Education will take a leadership role in the ongoing enhancements and practices related to the University’s comprehensive sexual violence prevention and education initiatives which are tied to compliance with the Title IX Amendment, the Clery Act, and related laws and regulations. This position will coordinate, develop and facilitate institution-wide education related to trauma informed care and pedagogy and Title IX. Additionally, this position will facilitate and support education related to various other wellness initiatives such as problematic drinking and other drug use, gender role socialization, healthy masculinities, life skills, mental health and healthy coping. In an effort to support the wellness of the overall student community, the University of San Diego recognizes that such concerns need to be viewed within the context of holistic development, the larger community, and part of a comprehensive prevention program that is sensitive to health disparities, the causes of health disparities and the impact on the USD community and various minoritized communities.
Focusing on evidence-based and innovative strategies, the Associate Director of Prevention and Education will work collaboratively to maintain and institutionalize population based education initiatives for students. The Associate Director of Prevention and Education will serve as a member of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Working Group and work in close collaboration with others responsible for prevention programs, services and compliance.
Periodically, this position will be asked to lead or contribute to either ad hoc or ongoing division/campus projects outside the scope of their day-to-day activities.
This position receives supervision from the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Wellness, and exercises supervision of a Graduate Assistant, peer facilitators/educators and possibly student employees.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with various partners on the development and implementation of goals and objectives for sexual violence compliance initiatives.
- Develop relationships with San Diego community partners in an effort to ensure high impact practices.
- Responsible for administering, managing and monitoring programming budgets as allocated from the University’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response budget for student directed initiatives.
- Support Student Affairs assessment practices and compile and provide metric and statistical reports on various programs.
- Collect data to support department activities and guide organizational goals. Engage in research projects designed to improve University response to sexual violence and other behavioral health concerns, inform effective prevention methods, and improve existing services. Compile annual reports reflecting the results of research projects.
- Collaborate with campus partners in creating University-wide educational publications (print and web) and educational marketing campaigns as well as maintaining and updating written protocols and procedures.
- Contribute to or lead additional division/campus projects outside of typical duties to help further accomplish student or organizational goals. Additional assignments may be seasonal, ad hoc or ongoing, depending on the project.
Planning, Program Development, Implementation, and Assessment
- Collaborate with various divisions, departments and offices on campus (e.g., Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Athletics, and Public Safety) to develop and implement educational programming, messaging, and awareness of support services related to healthy relationships, sexual assault, dating, domestic abuse and stalking.
- Responsible for initiating, planning, delivering and assessing ongoing programs focused on prevention and education related to the development of healthy relationships, sexual assault, domestic abuse and stalking.
- Provide leadership to CARE (Campus Assault Resources and Education) program elements which involves serving in an on-call capacity to support students impacted by sexual violence, advocacy for students impacted by sexual violence, training and development of CARE Advocates, management of administrative elements of the CARE program, and attendance at Critical Incident Response Team meetings as a representative of Wellness.
- Develop, lead, coordinate, facilitate and assess educational workshops and presentations for students, faculty, staff, and administrators related to Title IX and VAWA compliance (i.e. trauma informed care and pedagogy, prevention and health promotion theory, gender role socialization, support for minoritized students, policy and law dissemination and bystander intervention).
- Support and enhance on-going prevention and awareness campaigns.
- Respond to workshop and programming requests made by campus partners, utilizing current best practices in prevention strategies, trauma informed care, and bystander intervention.
- Develop workshops and programs and learning outcomes related to healthy relationships, sexual violence, and other behavioral health concerns, using trauma informed pedagogy, strength based and/or community based interventions when possible.
- Manage administrative processes related to sexual violence and healthy relationships programming, including Title IX and Clery Compliance, implement evaluations related to program effectiveness on an annual basis and maintain records of program effectiveness. Ensure that information and reports meet legislative mandates and reflect accurate and up-to-date information.
- Coordinate and develop both general and population-specific peer dialogue facilitators and educators who support primary and secondary prevention efforts on topics such as: cultural norms around sexuality, healthy relationships, the hook-up culture, healthy masculinities, sexism, alcohol and substance abuse, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking, risk-reduction, and bystander intervention.
- Create partnerships with units / departments working to enhance male engagement and the exploration of healthy masculinities; work to increase the community’s understanding of such engagement and exploration.
- Align programs and other learning experiences to Envision 2024, the Student Affairs Student Success Model, and the University’s co-curricular learning outcomes.
Training and Supervision
- Provide guidance to various partners on the intersection of behavioral health concerns and help inform Student Affairs professional staff how initiatives and programs can tie to the USD Student Success Model. Specifically, seek to integrate wellness education and outreach efforts through awareness of all well‐being dimensions, skill building, and a personal commitment to lifelong practices that support overall wellness.
- Hire and provide supervision to peer facilitators/educators; collaborate with other Student Affairs professionals to re-imagine how peers facilitators / educators can best support the overall well-being of the USD community.
- Facilitate trainings for students, faculty, staff, and administrators on various wellness topics.
- Masters or advanced degree required in social work, counseling, health promotion, higher education, or related field. Minimum of three years of related experience required. One additional year of directly related professional work experience may be substituted for advanced degree.
- Understanding of Catholic Higher Education, a willingness to work within the mission and core values of USD, and an ability to enhance a strong culture of care among the USD community.
- Demonstrated knowledge of development theories and the ability to integrate knowledge into programming and initiatives.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience working effectively with diverse populations.
- Previous experience with violence prevention education, victim advocacy, trauma informed care, health promotion, student development theories, and learning theories.
- Previous experience with creating, implementing, administering and assessing trainings.
- Professional experience addressing mental and behavioral health and social justice issues in a higher education setting.
- Clinical background and/or education and a commitment to supporting and educating the community on all aspects of well-being.
- Experience related to supervision of peer educators, student employees, or professional staff.
Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
- Possess strong presentation, facilitation and training skills: ability to lead community dialogues and facilitate trainings.
- Experience in developing learning outcomes, designing and delivering education and training programs and assessing their effectiveness.
- Knowledge of Title IX legislation and regulations.
- Willingness to work collaboratively with the campus community, specifically faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Ability to work with student populations and a demonstrated sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student populations.
- Experience successfully working with confidential and sensitive information.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies.
- Possess knowledge of methods and techniques to facilitate student outreach activities.
- Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with great attention to detail.
- Demonstrated professionalism and superior customer service skills.
- High level of organization and the ability to multitask are essential.
- Ability to build relationships that balance the multiple, varying, and sometimes conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders around a politically charged subject matter are essential.
- Strong reporting and record keeping skills.
- Strong skills in collaboration, change management, conflict management and consensus building.
- Able to work flexible evening and weekend schedule as necessary; some evening and weekend work will be required to deliver presentations, conduct training, etc.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts, evidence, data and other information in order to draw reasonable and fair conclusions and make sound decisions.
- Must possess excellent judgment and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Special Conditions of Employment:
- This position will require evening and weekend work for programs,special events and involvement in on-call responsibilities.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.