DOJ-OVW Grant – LGBT Services Provider


Posting Date: June 18, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University is seeking to fill a part time grant funded position of LGBT Services Provider as part of the Campus Grant Program through the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), awarded in 2018 and ending in 2021. We are seeking to hire an individual with expertise in working with youth identifying as sexually and/or gender diverse who have been victims of sexual assault, Positions reports to the Director of the Women’s Center.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Working closely with the WPU Campus Victims Services Coordinator, the LGBT Services Provider will:

  • Provide direct and confidential services to students identifying as sexually and/or gender diverse who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. These services include but are not limited to direct support, referrals and follow up, and advocacy.
  • Establish and/or enhance, maintain and implement sexually and/or gender diverse-focused campus wide education, awareness, and prevention programs on sexual assault, relationship violence & stalking for students, faculty and staff.
  • Assist with efforts to enforce and oversee the administration of the mandatory online educational program Not Anymore, particularly concerning students identifying as sexually and/or gender diverse.
  • Develop and implement sexually and/or gender diverse-relevant social marketing campaigns and promotional materials for programs and available resources.
  • Assist the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Peer Health Advocates in integrating sexually and/or gender diverse-focused content into their programs on sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking prevention and healthy relationships, sexuality, and gender expression.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of sexually and/or gender diverse-focused campus social norming practices to address sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking including the use of social media to promote social norming practices.
  • Coordinate sexually and/or gender diverse-focused student meetings, groups, and events and obtain student feedback and input to inform prevention and outreach efforts.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and manage sexually and/or gender diverse-focused sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking prevention training for staff and student workers with high student contact, and student organization leaders.
  • Coordinate the delivery and oversee the implementation of best practices training on trauma-informed crisis response, follow up and investigation for campus police dealing with campus victims identifying as sexually and/or gender diverse.
  • Plan, develop, and implement a campus-wide Safe Space Training campaign for faculty, staff and students.
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of sexually and/or gender diverse-focused in-person bystander intervention training for gender-based violence prevention and the development and distribution of supporting materials relevant to students identifying as sexually and/or gender diverse.
  • Implement record keeping, program assessment & reporting, including maintaining detailed confidential records of direct services, attendance records of student participation in program and student/staff training participation; designing and conducting program assessment and student satisfaction with services, and reporting results.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Women’s and Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
  • Work experience in LGBTQ+ focused services, preferably with young adults.
  • Forty-hour specialized gender-based victim services provider training (DVRT/SART).
  • Work experience in sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking; and demonstrated adherence to best practices in gender-related violence prevention and trauma-informed care.
  • Experience collaborating with campus or community partners/stakeholders in addressing the unique needs of sexually and/or gender diverse communities.
  • Ability to develop and implement education, awareness, and prevention programs and training, particularly Safe Space training and bystander intervention.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Some evening and weekend programming required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in in Social Work, Women’s and Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
  • Previous work experience in a higher education student affairs and/or health education setting.
  • Strong commitment to social justice and ability to navigate the multiple layers of identity that students experience, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religion, sexuality, and gender.


The position is grant funded until September 30, 2021. Continuation beyond that date is dependent on continued funding. The LGBT Services Provider will work 15 hours per week with a salary of $18,000 annually. ($25/hr.).

Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and the names/contact information for three professional references via email to Dr. Librada Sánchez, Director at sanchezl193@wpunj.edu. For additional information about the University visit www. wpunj.edu.

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. 

 

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.