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Assistant Director/Violence Against Women Prevention Program Director, UCP 6

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


Under the direction of the Women's Center Director, the Women's Center Assistant Director (UCP 6), provides program implementation, management, and administrative coordination for the Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP), with a focus on peer education and community awareness events.  This role is 70% focused on educational programming and 30% on advocacy and support services.  The position provides leadership and sets priorities for VAWPP as a signature program of the Women's Center.   

While gender-based violence is the primary focus of this position, the expectation is that the role is also integrated into the overall gender equity work of the Center, which provides education, advocacy, and support services on campus through an intersectional lens.    


The VAWPP Coordinator oversees the following core functions: 

  • The recruitment, training, and supervision of the VAWPP Peer Facilitators who conduct the mandatory Consent 201 workshops in the First Year Experience (FYE) courses;
  • The recruitment, training, and supervision of the Men's Project Facilitators;
  • The recruitment, training, and supervision of the Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA) Facilitators; and
  • The design, marketing, and delivery of VAWPP and relevant and accessible training and educational programs related to addressing and preventing all forms of gender-based violence, including but not limited to planning, organizing and overseeing all activities for annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Provide institutional advocacy (i.e. advocates for systemic program and policy changes that work towards the prevention of gender-based violence) through collaborative, multidisciplinary, committee work to identify and fill gaps in training, education, and resources available to all campus constituents;
  • Provide immediate short-term crisis counseling, support, advocacy, and/or resource/referral information, as needed to students, staff, and faculty;
  • Assist in the planning, coordinating, and marketing of programs for the Women's Center;
  • Serve as a staff liaison to at least one of the Women's Center Advisory Board sub-committees; 
  • Participate in the planning, development and implementation of grant proposals; and
  • Responsible for various administrative duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in academic discipline appropriate to the field of specialization (including, but not limited to WGSS, Political Science/Public Policy, Social Work, Law, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Ethnic Studies)
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience related to gender equity/gender-based violence.
  • Proven ability of effective curriculum and training design and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse constituencies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics of gender-based violence and of current practice and literature related to gender-based violence prevention and intervention.
  • Proven ability to set programmatic vision, lead others in realizing said vision, and build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to collaborate, troubleshoot, problem solve, and work to exchange ideas and resolve complex situations.
  • Proven ability to give and receive feedback, clarifications, and instruction.
  • Proven ability of program planning and marketing.


  • Master’s Degree in academic discipline appropriate to the field of specialization (including, but not limited to WGSS, Political Science/Public Policy, Social Work, Law, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Ethnic Studies).
  • Three to five years of professional experience related to gender equity/gender-based violence.
  • Professional experience related to diversity and inclusion and/or higher education and student affairs.
  • Experience with supervision and evaluation of student staff.
  • Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
  • Experience with grant writing and management.
  • Domestic violence/sexual assault counselor/advocate certification.


This is a full-time, permanent position.  The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.  For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494245 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on March 9, 2020. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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