Salem State University

Program Coordinator for PEAR

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2018 9:44 AM)
State Title
Staff Associate
Job Category
Department : Name
Counseling and Health Services
Pay Basis
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$48,000 annually/$923.08 weekly

General Statement of Duties

The Salem State University Prevention, Education, Advocacy and Response (PEAR) Program is funded by the Department of Justice Office of Violence against Women (OVW) grant. The PEAR program is under the leadership of Counseling and Health Services and the assistant dean of students for wellness, and works in collaboration with the Salem State University Coordinated Community Response Team as well as several internal and external partners. This is a full time position, the current grant has been awarded for a three-year cycle and funding is available until December 2018.


This position assumes primary leadership across campus for victim services, prevention and education, as well as trainings for student and professional staff, related to sexual assault,   dating and domestic violence and stalking. The program coordinator supervises and staffs a 24/7 call or text confidential advocacy hotline for students impacted by sexual or relationship violence. The program coordinator also is responsible for complying with all OVW grant requirements. All efforts will be culturally inclusive, survivor centered, trauma informed, and in compliance with federal and state guidelines.


Please note that this is a grant-funded position and continued employment is contingent upon on-going grant funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. (E) Serve as primary OVW grant programmatic contact, implement daily OVW grant activities, and participates in trainings and conferences as required by OVW grant
  2. (E) Collect and track program data, utilizing tracking and accountability systems, and create reports following grant requirements
  3. (E) Convene and support the coordinated community response team (CCRT) of internal and external partners to coordinate prevention and response efforts addressing sexual and relationship violence
  4. (E) Manage 24/7 call or text confidential advocacy hotline for students. Supervise graduate assistants and oversee training for advocacy. Carry hotline along with graduates. Provide in person advocacy as needed
  5. (E) Create, update and distribute print, web and other materials for PEAR program, and prevention campaigns
  6. (E) Coordinate and train student and professional employees in sexual and relationship violence awareness and prevention, and campus policies and procedures. This includes law enforcement training, title IX investigator trainings and conduct board members
  7. (E) Coordinate and assist with mandatory prevention and education programs for all new students as part of orientation. This includes in person and online education
  8. (E) Support student organization of peer educators engaged in sexual and relationship violence prevention
  9. (E) Lead, participate in and support consent and bystander intervention initiatives and campus wide campaigns
  10. Oversee and support new programmatic initiatives for at-risk and underserved student groups in collaboration with community partners
  11. Oversee assessment efforts related to campus climate and programmatic efforts related to sexual and relationship violence
  12. Research, update and implement best practices for sexual and relationship violence prevention education and response
  13. Create professional written materials, reports and presentations
  14. Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in social work, higher education, student development, counseling, public health or a related field
  2. Participated in sexual assault and/or domestic violence training that includes trauma informed advocacy skills
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state legislation related to sexual assault and relationship violence prevention and response for college campuses
  4. Previous experience working or staffing a confidential hotline
  5. Experience providing prevention or education programming for youth or young adults
  6. Experience with assessment and report writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in related field or Juris Doctor
  2. Two years of experience supporting trauma survivors, crisis supports and prevention education, violence or abuse areas
  3. Two years of demonstrated experience in group presentations, workshops or public speaking responsibilities and community outreach experiences
  4. Strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  5. Demonstrated experience in collaboration and consensus-building and cross-cultural competency 
  6. Demonstrated ability to function effectively both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.  Ability to participate in team planning and decision-making
  7. Demonstrated effectiveness in working with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and gender and sexual identities
  8. Experience supervising student staff or developing student leaders
  9. Experience collaborating with community or non-profit agencies and/or law enforcement

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.


Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 10 pounds.


Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply on-line and attach resume and cover letter.


Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.


EEO Statement: 
Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.


Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.



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