Sexual Violence Response Coordinator

Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Competition No.  -    A103146254
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

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This is a 2 year temporary administrative and professional staff position.

The University of Alberta is searching for an outstanding leader and collaborator to assume the position of Sexual Violence Response Coordinator. Reporting to the Deputy Provost, the Sexual Violence Response Coordinator will be a key liaison for institutional services and activities related to sexual violence prevention and response, working closely with stakeholder groups across the university. 

The purpose of this role is to coordinate institution efforts in strategy, policy, training, and communications related to sexual violence prevention and response, in coordination with other units, including the Sexual Assault Centre. This role is not a clinical role, and does not receive disclosures or complaints of sexual violence, investigate incidents of sexual violence, or make determinations of culpability or responsibility for incidents of sexual violence. Rather, the position aims to engage experts and service units in a common strategy, in policy development and implementation, in communications, and in best practices. 

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Strategy

  • Develop, in coordination with relevant units across the institution, an institutional strategy to coordinate sexual violence prevention activities, including consultation with diverse stakeholders. 
  • Develop an implementation plan for the strategy, and coordinate that implementation with units responsible for specific goals and actions. 
  • Coordinate reporting on progress towards completion of goals articulated in the strategy. 

Institutional Policy 

  • Review institutional policies related to sexual violence prevention and response and provide advice to senior administration, including:
    • identifying policy gaps, including gaps in implementation of current policies, and recommending amendments to address those gaps
    • identifying areas where policy does not reflect best practice or industry standards and recommend amendments to address those areas. 
    • identifying areas where policy does not reflect the differential impact of sexual violence on marginalized group and recommend amendments to address those areas. 
  • Create development plans to revise policies, including research, environmental scans, consultation, approval routing, and communication plans. 
  • Draft revisions to policy and procedure. 
  • Coordinate consultation and approval processes for policy and procedure development and revision. 
  • Provide strategic advice on policy projects related to sexual violence being led by other units to ensure ongoing coordination and alignment of institutional policies across the institution. 

Communications 

  • Maintain the University of Alberta’s web presence on sexual violence.
  • Coordinate institutional communication efforts related to sexual violence prevention and response. 
  • Evaluate communication initiatives for effectiveness and revise future plans accordingly. 
  • Draft reports on institutional efforts around sexual violence prevention and response to share with stakeholders and the broader community.

Training and Education 

  • Advise senior leadership on training and education best practices for practitioners including investigators, adjudicators, and decision-makers.
  • Coordinate training opportunities for practitioners across the institution to ensure those practitioners have access to current expertise and learning in the area of sexual violence response and prevention. 
  • Coordinate educational opportunities for the university community with a goal of building capacity for members of the community to respond to incidences of sexual violence effectively, and to build a culture of consent, in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Centre. 
  • Assess existing training opportunities for effectiveness, or coordinate assessment in collaboration with stakeholders. 

Institutional Liaison  

  • Create and maintain an institutional advisory body that includes representatives of all relevant units and key stakeholders to provide advice to senior leadership about initiatives and approaches to sexual violence coordination and response. 
  • Maintain a directory of key offices and individuals at the University, with expertise in sexual violence. 
  • Liaise with internal groups, including but not limited to the Dean of Students, Sexual Assault Centre, First Peoples’ House, Residence Services, Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights, student groups, the University Athletic Board, Faculty Relations, Counselling and Clinical Services, iSMSS, and Human Resource Services.
  • Liaise with community agencies and supports specializing in sexual violence.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge about sexual violence, including impact, prevention, response, services, and resources. 
  • Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed practices as they relate to sexual violence prevention.  
  • An ability to demonstrate understanding of principles of Indigenous initiatives, equity, diversity, inclusivity, and intersectionality. 
  • An ability to demonstrate understanding of how marginalized groups are differentially impacted by sexual violence. 
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of University policies, collective agreements, administrative and governance processes and academic programs.
  • Superior analytical reasoning and organizational skills.
  • Skills in problem solving and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highest ethical standards.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative.
  • Good computer knowledge and skills.
  • These skills are generally attained through:
    • Completion of University degree.
    • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible project management experience, with the ability to work independently within a large institutional environment with a variety of groups.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with marginalized groups and communities.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with senior administration and with team members from a variety of disciplines.
    • Experience volunteering and/or working in an agency or organization engaged in anti-sexual violence advocacy.

    In accordance with the TLAP agreement, this is a full-time continuing position offering a comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications within the range of $65,906 to $109,772.

    COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

    How to Apply

    Apply Online

    Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.