Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Coordinator Special Programs for The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance. This position serves as a prevention specialist with direct responsibility for the development and implementation of men's programming initiatives. This work will focus on mentoring men and engaging men in anti-violence and healthy masculinity work. Such programming will include raising awareness, challenging gender based stereotypes, deconstructing and reconstructing masculinity and reducing behaviors that lead to both perpetration and victimization.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Integrates the work on men's programming into VPVA's primary prevention programming by utilizing the SCREAMing to Prevent Violence Strategy, the bystander intervention strategy and other programming that connects with men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Works with other staff in the implementation of annual trainings and programming, grant activities, share on-call crisis intervention and advocacy responsibility with other VPVA staff.
Develops, implements and provides trainings and programming to engage and mentor men at Rutgers University.
Assists in the delivery of Bystander Intervention Programming, including the SCREAMing to Prevent Violence Strategy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, such as facilitating sessions and presentations and creating and implementing additional sessions with the Coordinator of Peer Education.
Participates in crisis response for the Office through our on call system with specific emphasis on supporting male victims.
Provides advocacy and support to victims of sexual violence, domestic/dating violence and other crimes. This includes accompanying survivors to the police, hospital, and court or on campus offices.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of program design and execution, coordination, organization, facilitation, report analysis, writing, and promotion/outreach.
Also requires two years relevant professional experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Significant experience in mentoring and engaging men in anti-violence initiatives with a strong understanding of gender role socialization related to men and masculinity.
Significant experience with prevention programming as it relates to sexual and relationship violence with a preference given to connecting this experience with college age students.
Knowledge of New Jersey and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.
Prior training as a county-based Confidential Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Victim Advocate in New Jersey.
Masters in Student Affairs, Social Work, Women and Gender Studies, or related graduate degree or significant progress towards that degree.
Significant experience working with students on a large college or university campus strongly preferred.
Experience in program development and evaluation.
Strong leadership, organizational, presentation, and communication skills.
Ability to maintain positive relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.