1.Serve as a primary health and safety prevention educator within the College community on a variety of issues such as; sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, bystander intervention, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, depression, eating concerns, nutrition, cold/flu, sexuality, and sleep. Assess the educational needs of different campus constituency groups. Conduct, promote and organize workshops, seminars, outreach programming and training. Work with the Title IX Coordinator to develop and provide awareness, response, and prevention programs designed for faculty, professional staff, and para-professional student staff (hearing panelists, RAs, orientation leaders, campus safety's student officers, health educators, etc.).
2.Collaborate with the Title IX Coordinator and other offices (i.e. Orientation, Athletics, Dean of Students, Multicultural Affairs) to provide broad-based student training on sexual misconduct, mental health, substance abuse, and bystander intervention prior to a new students' arrival and/or early in a students' college career. Manage and maintain compliance with mandatory education for all incoming students on sexual misconduct, bystander intervention as well as substance abuse education, in order to maximize participation in programs and accurately measure results.
3.Enthusiastically and passionately inspire, lead, and significantly grow the bystander intervention behavior on campus; facilitating bystander training, motivating its volunteers and developing and deepening its vision. Ultimately, work to engage a critical mass of the North Central community in sustained behavior change that will result in a reduction of violence.
4.Develop and maintain the Dyson Wellness Center's sexual misconduct and health programming web presence, making it responsive to the needs of all parties.
5.Build relationships with student groups and organizations including; residence hall units, athletic teams, student organizations and groups serving specific student populations such as commuters, students of color, LGBTQ students and international students. Establish a collaborative relationship with academic and administrative departments such as student involvement/orientation, athletics, the dean of student's office, the academic support center, campus safety, multicultural affairs, residence life, ministry & service, faculty and specific departments such as the gender and women's studies program. Meet the sexual misconduct, substance abuse, and mental health programming needs of these and other offices and participate in collaborative programming that seeks to decrease sexual misconduct, substance abuse, and mental health concerns on campus.
6.Work with academic program leaders to conceive of and provide experiential learning opportunities in select graduate and undergraduate programs.
7.Work closely and collaboratively with the Title IX Coordinator to decrease campus sexual misconduct and to continue to improve the College's response to such concerns. Assist in maintaining a coordinated, transparent, and trauma-informed response to sexual misconduct. Report incidents appropriately and assist students who choose to use the College's student conduct system or the criminal justice system to adjudicate sexual misconduct incidents. Provide trauma informed training to individuals who administer reports of sexual misconduct incidents or who adjudicate such incidents. Work in collaboration with the Title IX Coordinator to develop and implement an evaluation of the campus climate and the impact of the College's educational efforts on creating an environment free from sexual misconduct.
8.Review and provide feedback for revisions of protocols, policies, and practices that decrease sexual misconduct and increase awareness on campus in conjunction with the Title IX Coordinator, student affairs, and human resources. Create written resources for the College and community designed to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct, substance abuse and mental health issues. Participate in public awareness activities. Determine what information resources should be available in written, electronic or social media formats and manage ongoing updates. Design and develop such material in collaboration with the, Title IX Coordinator.
9.Provide resources, case management services, and advocacy to students and employees of the College who have been victims of sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic and dating violence and stalking). Conduct individual appointments, crisis intervention, education, referral and consultation. Work closely and collaboratively with community organizations such as YWCA and Mutual Ground to support students, staff and/or faculty who have been victims of sexual misconduct. Continue on-going educational groups addressing sexual misconduct concerns. Assist with the assessment process for individuals dealing with sexual misconduct issues and provide assistance and referral (particularly in a mental health emergency) as needed in each situation. Accompany students to critical on-campus and off-campus services as needed (e.g. campus safety, student affairs, hospital, law enforcement, community support services, civil or criminal court, social services).
10.Maintain, track, and report on the College's compliance with federal and state requirements for sexual misconduct, alcohol and drug abuse, and mental health, to include completion of the Biennial Review for substance abuse. Meet with the Title IX Coordinator on a monthly basis to provide aggregate reports of student's experiences with sexual misconduct. Maintain an open, collaborative relationship with local law enforcement and staff from community advocacy organizations.
11.Perform other related duties and tasks as appropriately assigned.
A bachelor's degree is required. A master’s degree in public health, community wellness, counseling psychology, social work, communication or a related field and 40-hour training as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate is strongly preferred.
Prior experience working in outreach programming, bystander intervention prevention programs, crisis intervention and training with individual students and/or groups of students is highly preferred.
Licenses or Certifications:
A valid driver’s license is required.
To serve as the primary health education and prevention coordinator as well as advisor and advocate for student, staff, and/or faculty survivors of sexual misconduct. This position coordinates programming and resources available to the College community to educate and promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy campus community. Along with the Director of the Dyson Wellness Center, this position plays a key role in maintaining compliance with federal and state requirements regarding sexual misconduct, alcohol and drug prevention, and mental health education, protocols and trainings.
Internal Number: 8258
About North Central College
North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For information about the College, please visit the website at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu.