• Program Coordinator, Mount Violence Prevention (MVP) Program

    Mount St. Joseph University
    Job Description

    Department: Student Affairs

    Reports to: Dean of Students/Student Affairs

    Status: Exempt


    To provide leadership, direction, and supervision to the Mount Violence Prevention Program.  The Dean of Students will supervise the grant-funded Program Coordinator.  The Program Coordinator will provide leadership and direction to the university on how to prevent and respond to sexual and personal violence, collaborating with Campus Police, the Director of the Wellness Center, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Leadership, the Coordinator of Residence Life, Athletics, as well as other Mount offices, to create a safe and inclusive environment. The Program Coordinator will also foster and coordinate relationships with external entities such as Women Helping Women, local hospitals and local police agencies through a Coordinated Community Response Team.  The Program Coordinator will execute initiatives and ensure compliance with the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, three-year grant.  The Coordinator will take a leadership role in budget management, grant reporting and compliance, travel and training, and grant reapplication.


     Oversee Interpersonal Violence Advocacy Services:  Provides timely and appropriate response and referrals to support services within the university and coordinates intervention plans through the use of and collaboration with various university and off-campus resources, ensuring all university policies and procedures pertaining to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are followed; and victim advocacy services are strengthened.


    Provide Strategic Planning for Programming and Development: Designs and implements a comprehensive package of co-curricular programs that address sexual and interpersonal violence, including primary prevention, bystander intervention, response, and risk reduction; partnering with diversity-focused campus partners to implement prevention programming that is responsive to diversity; and oversight of workshops, public awareness campaigns, materials development, and technology for a range of audiences (i.e., students, faculty, staff, and community members).


    Provide Policy Support and Development: This involves actively meeting with campus and community offices and agencies to implement and support current policies and procedures.  It includes identifying ways to further enhance meaningful and appropriate policies and procedures. This involves regular consultation with the Dean of Students on proposed changes in services, policies, and practices.  Provide subject matter expertise on interpersonal violence issues and best practices for campus implementation.


    Oversee and Comply with Grant Funded Awards:  Monitor outcomes of the grant, attend grant-related technical assistance training and assist in completing all mandatory record reporting necessary.


    Serve as the Primary Liaison for the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Team; Coordinate and meet with all members of the CCR Team and provide leadership to encourage efforts to work with stakeholders and team members to formalize guidelines and services that prioritize victims’ needs and promote public safety.


    Coordinate Programming and Marketing:  Oversee all programming, training and related marketing efforts, and manage all social media outreach and web content pertaining to educational opportunities for the campus community.  Work with student leaders and student groups in coordinating programs and partnerships toward shared goals.


    Actively Embrace External Collaborations and Assistance:  This includes working with community offices and agencies including local groups, state agencies, and federal/national agencies.


    Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements: Explores new opportunities to enhance the services of the division; helps others accomplish related job results as and where needed/other duties as assigned.


    Primary Contacts:  Campus directors in student engagement, diversity and inclusion, campus police, wellness, prevention offices,  conduct, Title IX,  athletics and student government association and student organization representatives. External entities include community partners and state/federal/national resource leaders.

    Supervision Exercised:  This position does not supervise any other positions.

    Supervision Received:  This position reports to the Dean of Students/Student Affairs.




    Education:  Minimum Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or Higher Education Leadership degree required.

    Experience:  Two Years working on a college campus, preferably in crisis intervention, victim services, program development, with demonstrated ability and commitment towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Specialized Training:  Knowledge of Student Development Theory and Practice, Learning Outcomes, Program Evaluation, and Assessment.


    Abilities:  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs and social media. Willing to travel locally and nationally. Available to provide programs outside of regular business hours to meet student and community partner schedule needs. Must be comfortable leading a team through interpersonal and written communications.  Must manage multiple projects and tasks.  Contribute actively to a dynamic, collaborative, collegial environment. Ability to envision, organize and produce a strategic plan of program initiatives.




    Customer Service:

    • Exhibit a "customer first" orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
    • Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' (or other customers) needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students'  (or other customers) needs
    • Demonstrate an ability to facilitate transition and counsel students towards the realization of full educational potential 
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and others
    • Demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to liberal arts education


    • Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, department or University goals
    • Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the department, community partnerships, and other areas of the university as appropriate as required during high service demand times
    • Respects the University Mission, Catholic Identity and Heritage of the Sisters of Charity


    • Develop and nurture an effective, productive and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
    • Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills and strengths in public speaking
    • Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others

    Attention to Detail:

    • Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights or omissions


    • Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
    • Demonstrate creativity and high energy
    • Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion


    • Must possess an aptitude for report writing and deadline completion

    Work Environment, Physical Demands:

    • Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with service interruptions; extensive customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work.

    To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.

    A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    This is a three-year grant-funded position through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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