Staff Opening at the Women’s Center

The UMKC Women’s Center is searching for a new Violence Prevention Coordinator to work with our Violence Prevention and Response Project. Details and a job description are below. You must apply online at Applications are due by Monday, May 28.

Job Description

The Violence Prevention Coordinator works with the Project Directors of the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project, community consultants, staff from the Women’s Center and other UMKC campus offices to assist with the coordination of the Violence Prevention and Response Project at UMKC, including programming, education, and support services for sexual violence survivors, their families, and the UMKC community. The Project and position are funded by a three-year grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (VAWA Grant). The main purposes of the grant are to: 1) increase awareness of sexual violence and provide services to survivors of sexual violence, their families, partners, and friends; 2) provide education about the problem of sexual violence, and 3) increase the number of reports and on- and off-campus adjudications of sexual violence. The Violence Prevention Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of the Women’s Center. This is a half-time (20 hours per week) position.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design and implement violence prevention and awareness programming (including events such as Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the V-Day College Campaign, Take Back the Night, and Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Months) for women and men students, faculty, staff and community members;
  • Serve as a resource and provide consultation to the university community regarding issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual violence;
  • Assist in the coordination of the Violence Prevention & Response Project social media efforts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, etc.);
  • Assist in developing and implementing on- and off- campus outreach and marketing efforts;
  • Work with the Victim Services Adjudication Advisor and the Violence Prevention and Response Task Force to review and revise current violence response policy and protocol at UMKC;
  • Serve as co-chair (with the Victim Services Adjudication Advisor) of the Violence Prevention & Response Task Force;
  • Provide program assessment as needed;
  • Provide backup support to victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual violence. Provide referrals to long-term counseling as needed;
  • Aid the project directors in creating quarterly grant management reports, maintaining the grant budget, and other grant management activities as needed;
  • Represent the Violence Prevention and Response Project and/or Women’s Center on University and community committees as assigned;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Evening and weekend hours, and some travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies, Social Work, or related field required;
  • One to two years directly related experience is needed; an advanced degree may be used as a substitute for the work experience.
  • Experience in program planning in a not-for-profit organization and/or University environment.
  • Strong public speaking skills as well as solid writing, analytical and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to activism and women’s issues and ability to meet the needs of a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in College Personnel/Student Affairs, Social Work, Counseling, Women’s Studies, or related field preferred;
  • Advocacy experience in domestic violence or sexual assault preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands;
  • Ability to delegate and oversee multiple projects to completion;
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and internet applications required;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in complex shifting environments.

Full Time/Part Time

Half Time .50 FTE

20 hours per week

Hours are flexible between the hours of 8-5pm M-F