Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.
Brandon University is currently accepting applications for the position of Sexual Violence Education and Prevention Coordinator.
The Sexual Violence Education and Prevention Coordinator (SVEPC) is the central point of contact for all reports of sexual violence in all its forms including, but not limited to, sexual assault, dating and intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment at Brandon University. The SVEPC provides trauma-informed and survivor-centric support, advice, information, and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault. The role includes providing information on available options and resources so survivors can make informed decisions about how to proceed, and can be properly supported, through a complex process. The SVEPC is also responsible for developing educational and training materials, educational and training processes, and a schedule of regular workshops and training for students, staff, and faculty members, to create a culture of proactive and preventative engagement. These responsibilities include working closely with the Athletics Department to help develop, implement, and oversee a Safe Sport program for Brandon University.
The Sexual Violence Education and Prevention Coordinator provides leadership in ensuring that survivors of sexual assault receive appropriate and responsive care. The SVEPC reports directly to, and provides advice and recommendations to, the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). The SVEPC is responsible for data collection, record-keeping, and reporting to the Provost on matters which fall under their area of responsibility. Working closely with the Sexual Assault Advisory Group, the SVEPC provides consultation, expertise, and guidance on the continued updating and implementation of the Brandon University Sexualized Violence Policy, and other relevant policies and practices. The SVEPC also works in close collaboration with internal constituencies, community partners, student counsellors, the accessibility office, and university leadership to create a healthy and inspiring learning environment where violence in any form is not tolerated.
- Formal Education and Designations (level and nature): Bachelor’s degree or equivalent credential is required in a relevant discipline including, but not limited to, Social Work, Law, Social Science, Psychology, or Counselling. An advanced degree, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience, is preferred.
- Training and/or experience as a victim advocate and/or in sexual assault investigation is required. Knowledge of the physical, physiological, psychological, medical and legal contexts of sexual assault and trauma, and supporting survivors, is required.
- A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting initial stages of sexual assault triage. Experience with complete investigations is an asset.
- Cultural sensitivity and a trauma-informed approached. Experience with Indigenous populations and other vulnerable populations is an asset.
- Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention and referral.
- Demonstrated experience in developing educational programming and resources for targeted audiences with intended learning outcomes.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Manitoba Human Rights Code, The Mental Health Act, the Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Act, FIPPA, and PHIA, as well as sexual assault advocacy, case management, victim trauma, and the psychological impacts of sexual assault on survivors.
- The SVEPC must be able to work well within overlapping policy frameworks.
- Ability to work with multi-interdisciplinary team members, and strong team-building skills.
- Comprehensive understanding of and demonstrated skills in providing support using survivor-centred, trauma-informed strategies.
- Knowledge of issues and concerns of equity deserving groups; contextual understanding of the dynamics of prejudice, discrimination, and intersectionality.
- Knowledge of best practices in sexual violence investigation, policy and protocols, in order to support survivors through investigative processes.
- Exceptional listening, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential, as the SVEPC must be able to build trusting relationships with survivors, community partners, medical and legal systems, internal supports, etc.
- Strong written and oral communication skills with a keen ability to engage, and build rapport, with various stakeholders and members of the University community.
- Demonstrated capacity to exercise sound judgement and sensitivity working with complex confidential and sensitive issues.
- Proficiency in MS Office applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications.
- Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.
Rank and Salary: Manager and Professional Officer (MPO) V; $79,269 – $100,299
Start Date: Upon earliest availability of the successful candidate
How to Apply:
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please apply in writing to Dr. Kofi Campbell, Provost and Vice-President Academic), at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications shall include a cover letter, citizenship status, CV, and the names of three references who will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 13, 2023; only successful applicants will be contacted.
Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, contact HR at email@example.com. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.
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