Assistant Director - Violence Prevention

Jun 19, 2015

Assistant Director - Violence Prevention  

Appointment Type

Administrative/Professional Faculty  

Job Location



Student Health Services 160800 MSH  

Position Summary

The Student Health Services Department is seeking an Assistant Director - Violence Prevention. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. 


The Student Health Service's (SHS) mission is to provide leadership for the health and well-being of the university community. SHS provides a comprehensive primary care clinic and extensive prevention and health promotion services to students and limited services to faculty and staff. SHS is part of the Division of Student Affairs. 


As part of the newly created Alcohol, Drug & Violence Prevention Center, and reporting to the Center Director, the Assistant Director for Violence Prevention (ADVP) uses theory-driven and evidence-informed practices to foster safe, supportive, and inclusive learning and living environments at Oregon State University. The ADVP focuses on preventing violence, with an emphasis on sexual violence, though university and community partnerships. This position will focus on creating and implementing, through broad and meaningful partnerships, a strategic plan for sexual violence prevention through education, training, prevention programming, and policy. These efforts will consist of efforts related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking prevention, as well as other forms of violence. 


This position also provides leadership and collaborates with other university and community partners to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for sexual violence prevention and education at Oregon State University. University partners include the Women's Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, University Housing and Dining Services, Oregon State Police/Department of Public Safety, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and community partners include the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence and the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force. 


Additionally, the ADVP works with the Office of Equity & Inclusion to oversee programming to ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements such as those outlined in Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act. 


The ADVP will work closely with the Advocate for Sexual Violence Survivors and other staff and other staff within the Alcohol, Drug & Violence Prevention Center.  

Position Duties

25% Administration of Violence Prevention Programs 

-Develop and oversee budget for violence prevention services 

-Assist the Director with development of an overall strategic plan for the Alcohol, Drug & Violence Prevention Center 

-Hire, supervise, and complete performance plans for graduate teaching assistants and student employees that work on violence prevention programs 

-Develop, implement, and assess a comprehensive evidence-based strategic plan, in conjunction with broad and meaningful partnerships. The plan should include, a mission, vision, values, and assessment plan to demonstrate impact in reducing violence at Oregon State University 


25% Sexual Violence Prevention 

-Identify the root causes and environmental factors that contribute to sexual violence at Oregon State University in order to stop sexual violence before it occurs; including efforts to change attitudes, behaviors, conditions, policies, and environmental factors that support, condone or otherwise lead to sexual and dating violence 

-Identify and implement programs that are population-based, as well as group-specific intervention to address those who may be at heightened risk for sexual violence victimization or perpetration 

-Understand and inform prevention practices through lens of social justice, cultural competency, including the intersection of multiple identities and traditionally marginalized populations 

-Identify, implement and assess sexual violence prevention programs that focus on male identity, healthy male sexuality, and male peer efforts 

-Utilize effective communication, messaging, and marketing strategies (e.g., social networking, social media, web presence, etc.) to advance violence prevention efforts 

-Select, train, supervise, and evaluate graduate teaching assistants, hourly student employees, and volunteers 


10% Violence Prevention 

Work individually and collaboratively with other internal and external programs and units to identify and reduce other forms of violence 

-Create or Identify existing comprehensive evidenced-based violence prevention programs for implementation and assessment 

-Organize and develop on-going awareness campaigns and programs to address other forms of violence 

-Understand and inform prevention practices through lens of social justice, intersection of multiple identities, and traditionally marginalized populations 

-Utilize effective communications, messaging, and marketing strategies (e.g., social networking, social media, web presence, etc.) to advance prevention efforts 


10% Alcohol, Drug, Violence Prevention & Recovery Programs 

-Assist the Director in leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, and advancing the mission of the Center 

-Advance policy and prevention efforts that relate to the intersection of alcohol use and sexual violence in a campus environment 

-Assist with alcohol and other drug prevention programs and initiatives 

-Assist the Collegiate Recovery Community in supporting students in recovery from alcohol and/or drug use  

Position Duties (continued):

10% Compliance with Oregon State University, State, and Federal Laws 

-Collaborate with Office of Equity & Inclusion, General Council, and other offices to ensure compliance with relevant policies and laws including but not limited to Campus SaVE Act, Title IX, and others 


10% Provide back up support for the Advocate for Sexual Violence Survivors 

-Complete advocate training and ongoing professional development to function in this capacity 

-Assist the primary advocate to ensure seamless service to students 

-Participate in ongoing supervision and meetings related to advocacy 

- Assist in the marketing and promotion of the Advocacy Center 


5% Service to Student Health Services and University Committees 

-Serve on committees within SHS, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Alliance (SARPA) and other relevant university and community committees 


5% Grant Writing & Foundation Support 

-Research, develop, and submit grants and foundation opportunities to support programs and initiatives consistent with the Center's mission, SHS, and the University's priorities and goals.  

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