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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Program Coordinator in Geneva, New York

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are seeking a dynamic professional to coordinate programming efforts across the Title IX, DEI, and alcohol and other drug areas.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) works with partners across campus to build an educational, residential, and professional environment where all community members feel valued and respected. The Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance provides educational programming and activities to prevent the occurrence of Title IX and sexual misconduct violations. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator, the Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the creation, development, and assessment of primary prevention, intervention, education and trainings related to sexual violence, DEI, and alcohol and other drugs (AOD). The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Associate Vice President/Title IX Coordinator to ensure compliance with all aspects of Title IX, related state and federal laws, and the Colleges’ Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Program Coordinator will collaborate with other campus areas, including DEI, Student Engagement, Intercultural Affairs, and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, among others to support programmatic efforts.

Essential Responsibilities:

Title IX Prevention & Programming:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive campus wide sexual misconduct education and primary prevention plan that is compliant with applicable laws and utilizes current best practices.

  • Plan and deliver ongoing programming, training, and awareness initiatives, which may include guest speakers, workshops, events, and film series.

  • Compile annual reports covering the prevention and education activities, feedback, accomplishments, and challenges.

  • Assess and evaluate program effectiveness on an annual basis. Maintain records of programs. Collect data to support department activities and guide organizational goals. Ensure that information meets legal mandates and reflects accurate and up-to-date information.

Title IX Training & Education:

  • Assist in leading annual trainings to student staff, including Community Assistants and Orientation staff, as well as faculty and staff. Respond to workshop and training requests, utilizing current best practices.

  • Assist in the development and coordination of all sexual misconduct education for incoming students, including information distribution and web-based education efforts.

  • Assist in the development of educational materials for families and participants in family orientation programs, and communicate with families throughout the year by means such as webinars, emails, and open houses.

  • Create educational publications (print, web based, social media, etc.) and educational marketing campaigns.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programming:

  • Develop and implement educational, programming, and training initiatives related to DEI.

  • Assist in the development of other relevant programs and initiatives related to the Strategic Diversity Plan.

  • Create educational publications (print, web-based, social media, etc.) and educational marketing campaigns.

  • Assess and evaluate program effectiveness on an annual basis. Maintain records of programs. Collect data to support department activities and guide organizational goals.

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Programming:

  • Develop and implement educational, programming, and training initiatives related to AOD.

  • Assess and evaluate program effectiveness on an annual basis. Maintain records of programs. Collect data to support department activities and guide organizational goals.

  • Maintain best practices in the field of AOD education and implement change to programming and intervention as needed.

  • Provide individual AOD educational and intervention training sessions for students stemming from Code of Conduct violations as identified by Campus Life.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Represent the Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Colleges at campus and community committees, programs, and events.

  • Establish and maintain liaison relationships to specialized campus populations such as First-Year students, international students, Greek Life, student athletes, the Intercultural Center, and student organizations.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned.

Other Information:

This administrative position is non-exempt, full time, 12-month, and benefits eligible. Typical campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year with a possible shortened workweek during the scheduled summer hours. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

  • Experience working in higher education, including an understanding of the residential liberal arts college.

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a highly consultative campus culture.

  • A proven track record of providing support for students; the ability to build trust and work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners.

  • Demonstrated cultural competencies and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student, faculty, staff, and administrator populations.

  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations related to sexual misconduct and its application to campus environments, including compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, NYS Article 129B, The Violence Against Women Act, Campus SaVE, and the Clery Act.

  • Experience providing support and education to students regarding alcohol and other drug awareness.

  • Detail oriented in communication, writing, and organizational skills in preparing and delivering presentations, written reports, correspondence, proposals, programs, assessments, and other materials for a variety of audiences.

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Possess strong communication skills and be willing to take initiative

  • Strong customer service orientation; positive, helpful, resourceful

  • Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to unique social, cultural, and economic circumstances of others

  • Highly reliable, flexible and adaptable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution of higher education.

  • Experience working directly in Title IX prevention, education, and/or compliance.

  • Experience working directly in DEI programming and training.

  • Excellent project management and assessment skills, including the ability to manage a complex workload.

  • Knowledge and creative experience with training, marketing, public speaking, and program design and evaluation.

  • Effective interpersonal skills including a willingness to create an environment that challenges norms yet maintains a welcoming environment for all people.

  • Participation in a national or regional Title IX Coordinator, Investigator, or other related certification or training programs, or the ability to obtain.

  • Competency as a Certified Health Education Specialist and related certification, or the ability to obtain.

Other Information:

This administrative position is non-exempt, full time, 12-month, and benefits eligible. Typical campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year with a possible shortened workweek during the scheduled summer hours. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, a one page statement on your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how you support an inclusive campus community; and, the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio, using the Apply Now button on the right. Background check required.

If you have a question or need help on uploading your application materials, please contact Interfolio's support team at help@interfolio.com or call 1-877-997-8807 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 6 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.

EOE​

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

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