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Job Standard for Project Director, Violence Prevention and Response Initiatives

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  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75737
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Support


The Project Director will serve to realize the goals of the Violence Against Women campus grant to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. Specifically, the SPC will design a multipronged educational program for students, faculty, staff, campus stationed police/security, and the President’s Administrative Council. SPC will also conduct assessments on campus efforts and identity opportunities for improvement; provide regular, detailed progress reports to the grantor.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.  May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors and 2 years experience or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Also excels in working independently.
  • Knowledge of privilege and oppression and how they relate to rates of stalking, sexual assault, and relationship violence.
  • Knowledge of best practices in prevention of and response to domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
  • Ability to design and offer interactive in person or online educational workshops and passive/social media educational and prevention campaigns for adults.
  • Ability to interpret and comply with complex policies from multiple agencies.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Project Director must:

  • Grow relationships with a variety of campus and community partners, including faculty, staff, and student organizations to help reduce the amount of acts of violence against women on campus.
  • Facilitate an in-depth initial and ongoing program assessment of campus wide efforts, identify gaps and opportunities for growth in delivery of service, education, and response to violence.
  • Use software and familiarity with best practices around violence prevention and education to design and implement online training modules for all incoming students. Coordinate with videographers to film campus leaders and edit footage for use in the online modules.
  • Create supplementary live and passive programs for campus members, as well as mandatory training for campus assigned police officers and the President’s Administrative Council.
  • Document grant funded efforts and prepare detailed technical reports for Office of Violence Against Women.
  • Co-facilitate a multidisciplinary team focused on education about, prevention of, and response to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus.
  • Serve as a liaison between the University, Office of Sponsored Programs, and the Federal Office on Violence Against Women Technical Assistance Team.

35% of Time the Project Director  must:

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Project Director  must:

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and may require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

This position requires travel for a minimum of two week-long trips in the final year located in the US. All travel costs will be covered, per university, federal, and grant guidelines.

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.