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OVW Project Coordinator

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Work type: Full Time, Grant Funded
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Student Affairs

Requested Start Date:

January 30, 2020

Pay Range:

Commensurate with experience

Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Monday – Friday  (some evenings and weekends may be required)

Job Summary:

Jacksonville State University (JSU) invites applications for a Project Coordinator for the Office on Violence against Women (OVW) Campus Program Grant to reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking.  The project coordinator position is a full time position with full benefits, and is a 2.5-year position contingent on renewed funding. The grant project is oriented to the following purpose areas: mandated multi-tiered prevention and bystander education programs, develop, enlarge, or strengthen victim services programs, and create protocols for readily identifying repeat offenders and offender at high risk. The grant activities require compliance with the following percentages on the issues of: Sexual Assault (25%), Domestic Violence (25%), Dating Violence (25%), and Stalking (25%).  The Program Coordinator will dedicate 100% of their time to the project by coordinating and organizing regular meetings between all partner organizations, recruiting additional partner agencies, ensuring compliance with program requirements, serving as the central point of contact for all project activities, and developing initiatives to support long-term sustainability of the project activities and relationships.

This position will be assigned to the VP of Student Affairs and will have a dotted-line reporting structure to the PI in the Department of Sociology. This position will work collaboratively with Student Affairs and the Department of Sociology to ensure all aspects of the grant requirements are met and maintained.

This position is grant-funded for the Violence against Women (OVM) Campus Program Grant. This position is funded through September 30, 2022.

Essential Functions: 

  • Coordinates the OVW grant project.
  • Participates in mandatory and ongoing OVW training and technical assistance.  Must be able to travel to training conferences several times per year.
  • Creates and manages the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) team by integrating campus and community stakeholders in order to develop a comprehensive plan to prevent and respond to violence on campus.
  • Develops, enlarges, or strengthens victim services programs, including programs providing emergency financial, legal, medical, or psychological counseling for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  • Improves delivery of victim assistance on campus in collaboration with a community victim services program.
  • Participates in and prepares reports for ongoing assessment of all prevention and victim service and response activities from the perspective of the victim. 
  • Develops, implements and assists in tracking mandatory prevention and education program about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking for all incoming students.
  • Assists in mandatory tracking, and assessing from the victim’s perspective annual prevention training for all JSU employees, campus law enforcement, and members of campus disciplinary process.
  • Coordinates a review and revision of existing policies to ensure trauma informed best practices are implemented on misconduct, investigations, adjudications, and sanctions.
  • Performs other grant activities as required and assigned. 
  • Work with campus stakeholders to enhance protocols to more readily identify repeat offenders and offenders at high risk of committing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  • Coordinates and assists in tracking mandated ongoing comprehensive prevention education on Bystander Intervention for all students with special attention given to the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Maintains an understanding of federal and state regulations and reporting requirements, including Clery Act, Title IX, FERPA, and that all programs meet standards of accessibility, and other compliance regulations.

Knowledge of:

  • Gendered dynamics of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking using trauma-informed best practices.
  • Division/Department policies, procedures, functions, and related regulations, as well as organizational relationships
  • University policies, rules, and regulations
  • University and Division’s Mission, Goals, and Expectations


  • Effective time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organized, attentive to detail, and customer-focused
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Monitoring and assessment skills to help ensure necessary enhancements and/or corrective action is taken
  • Active listening skills to help ensure the needs of all parties are considered and represented
  • Quick thinking and solutions oriented
  • Expert problem solving, interpersonal relationship and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in most Microsoft Office programs, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Ability to:

  • Work well with diverse populations
  • Communicate effectively and tactfully orally with callers, visitors, students, and other employees
  • Use diplomacy and discretion when giving out information
  • Meet schedules and deadlines related to the role
  • Demonstrate flexibility in approaching tasks
  • Determine work priorities, plan and organize a variety of work duties
  • Develop and maintain professional work relationships with administrators, co-workers, faculty, students, and the general JSU community
  • Analyze facts and determine actions to be taken within the limits of standard practices
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Exercise independent judgement

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Sociology, Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or other relevant degree. 
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in prevention and/or response in the area(s) of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (could include graduate area studies or research).
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the CDC The Social-Ecological Model: A Framework for Prevention
  • Demonstrated effective skills in project management
  • Training and/or experience in implementing trauma informed best practices in prevention and response for unique experiences of LGBTQ+ community.
  • Experience working on a college campus
  • Knowledge of The Culture of Respect CORE Blueprint: A Strategic Road Map for Addressing Campus Violence Edition (2017)
  • Knowledge of the Bringing in the Bystander intervention education

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

Mandatory Training:

  • Introduction to the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act
  • OVW training
  • Harassment Prevention
  • Ethics Awareness
  • FERPA-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Cybersecurity Training
  • Gamecock Service Excellence

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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