Project Director, Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

University of the South
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 30, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Primary Function: The Project Director position is funded by a three-year Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus (SDDVS). This position will manage and serve as the point of contact for the OVW Grant from the Department of Justice, including: implementation of grant program (activities, policies and protocols), grant reports and assessment, OVW correspondence and budget management. The OVW grant requires the Project Director to coordinate a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT). This Project Director will also coordinate student education, prevention programs, development of an advocacy and support program for survivors of sexual violence/domestic violence, and all related grant outlined activities.


Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project Director will be responsible for the implementation of campus activities, policies, and protocols to include coordination of efforts as needed by all appropriate parties.
  • This position will help to coordinate awareness of needed compliance initiatives that includes education and training for the entire campus community.
  • Collaboration with Title IX Coordinator and other partners as needed to coordinate, identify, and execute opportunities for improvement in the grievance procedures and for resolving complaints. This could include focus groups, and/or other assessment efforts. Will help to develop, disseminate, interpret, and enforce appropriate subject matter policies as needed.
  • Project Director will be the liaison between internal (IMOU) and external (EMOU) partners, staff, faculty, and students regarding OVW related matters. Project Director will plan, implement, and coordinate guest speakers, training sessions, meetings, and marketing strategies/tools with guidance and input from the coordinated community response (CCR) team.
  • Project Director will be responsible for oversight of grant budget and all associated reporting requirements.
  • Project Director will oversee and monitor students’ completion of mandatory prevention and education programs, to include the specific athletics required initiatives.
  • Will help to monitor legislation and rules related to essential job functions and help to modify protocols and procedures as necessary.
  • Project Director will attend all coordinated community response (CCR) team meetings. Will attend the required Training and Technical Assistance Institutes over the three-year award period.
  • Project Director must assist in the reporting and maintenance of all activities as outlined in the guidelines provided by the DOJ Grant guidance.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience: At least one year of experience working with DVSAS and have knowledge of best practices for prevention training, victim services, and the criminal process.

Job Related Skills: Experience and demonstrated effective skills in project management and facilitation skills. Experience in successful grant writing and reporting.


University Information: The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement: The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Non-discrimination Statement: The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.