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Assistant Director for Sexual Assault Prevention

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123446
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director for Sexual Assault Prevention
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-UHC-Mental Health Sum
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the Director of the University Health Center, the Assistant Director for Sexual Assault Prevention is responsible for the managing the coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of the University’s comprehensive sexual assault prevention plan. The Assistant Director of Sexual Assault Prevention will establish and chair the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, a campus-wide committee charged with the implementation of the University’s sexual assault prevention plan. As chair, the Assistant Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention will lead the development of strategic plans, goals and measurable objectives for sexual assault prevention programs and services for the university. This position will manage the committee’s activities; present detailed updates on the prevention plan progress to the University Senate and University Administration; and ensure that updates are publicly available through a centralized website.

This position will work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for CARE Clinical Services to ensure the success of the CARE program. In collaboration with key campus stakeholders including the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct and central University Communications and Marketing, the AD will manage new and on-going prevention programming, training and communications, as well as assess, evaluate and align existing program activities. This position will oversee the completion of required programming activities as presented in the sexual assault prevention plan and will work closely with the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee to ensure implementation of the plan.

The AD for Sexual Assault Prevention will also be a part of the Health Center’s senior leadership team and will directly supervise 5 or more positions.

This position is considered essential for health related campus emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Public Health or other related field.

5 years of progressive experience developing and leading prevention programming in public health models (e.g. CDC socio-ecological model) with 3 of these years being in sexual prevention.

Excellent coalition building skills. Exceptional leadership skills. Strong facilitation and communication skills. Highly organized with the ability to represent and hold multiple perspectives at one time.

Supervisory and management experience.

Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and work effectively with students, faculty, and administrative constituencies.


Preferences: Expertise in gender based violence programming. Experience working with marginalized populations. Ability to manage project activities and facilitate the success of multidisciplinary teams including supervising staff, establishing, balancing and adjusting priorities, and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Demonstrated program evaluation experience.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/02/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/04/2018
Physical Demands

Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment. Will require travel to campus meetings and ability to transport supplies and meeting materials.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
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