Assistant Director for Culture of Respect

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Institute of Technology Job Grade: A10
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Department Information

The Wellness Empowerment Center provides upstream, innovative, and relevant programs, services and initiatives to help students and employees thrive. The team creatively designs prevention and education efforts to promote, nurture, and enrich the Georgia Tech community of health, well-being, and caring. Services include health and well-being educational programs, events and workshops, nutrition counseling, and sexual violence prevention, education and response. 


  • Empower students by providing inclusive prevention programs, services, and resources to support positive behavior change and healthy coping strategies.
  • Ensure students are aware of and value the programs and services offered by the Wellness Empowerment Center by employing effective health communication strategies to reinforce health and wellness.
  • Strategically partner with stakeholders to strengthen our impact and collaboratively encourage a culture of wellness in the Georgia Tech community.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director for the Wellness Empowerment Center, this position serves as the lead for Georgia Tech¿s Culture of Respect Collective. This NASPA initiative that builds the capacity of educational institutions to end sexual violence through ongoing, expansive organizational change. Will work with diverse stakeholders to ensure Georgia Tech creates policies and programs that focus on the primary prevention of sexual violence, ameliorates the conditions that contribute to a culture that is supportive of sexual violence, advances values and attitudes that are inconsistent with sexual violence, and ensures that victims/survivors are supported within the Institute community. The incumbent will work to facilitate collaboration efforts across campus and strengthen partnerships with the metro Atlanta community.  This individual will also to engage students, faculty, and staff by increasing prevention, education and outreach regarding sexual violence in the campus community, with the ultimate goal of reducing the incidence and prevalence of sexual violence at Georgia Tech.
This position will interact with on a regular basis: diverse stakeholders, students, faculty, staff.
This position will advise & counsel: students, faculty, staff.
This position will supervise: N/A


Job Duty 1 -
Augment and expand efforts to advance the six pillars for institutional action in order to mitigate rape culture and reduce the incidence and prevalence of bullying, stalking, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and other forms of gender-based violence; these six pillars are: (1) Survivor support with options on reporting; (2) Clear policies on misconduct, investigations, adjudications and sanctions; (3) Multitiered education for the entire campus; (4) Public disclosure of statistics; (5) Schoolwide mobilization with student groups and leaders; and (6) Ongoing self-assessment.

Job Duty 2 -
Actively lead and coordinate effort to identify and combat toxic masculinity and high-risk drinking, as well as other root causes of sexual violence; implement educational efforts which are designed to correct social norms misperceptions and challenge myths and misperceptions about sexual violence.

Job Duty 3 -
Establish rapport and build ongoing connections with individuals who are at risk for perpetrating sexual violence, for the purposes of changing in attitudes, beliefs and behaviors through education and outreach programs, as well as cultural change strategies.

Job Duty 4 -
Effectively engage a broad range of target student communities - those that have historically experienced higher rates of interpersonal, sexual, and intimate partner violence on campus: social fraternities and sororities, student-athletes, students who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA, students with disabilities, and international students.

Job Duty 5 -
Collect, maintain, and present data regarding prevention education programming and assist with any requirements or requests for data related to sexual violence prevention educational activities to advance sexual violence prevention strategies that are data-driven, and evidence-based and best practices in higher education.

Job Duty 6 -
Plan, implement, deliver, evaluate, and continually improve a comprehensive set of activities, events, programs, and services which support the Culture of Respect mission and goals

Job Duty 7 -
Routinely conduct an environmental scan of Georgia Tech health-, wellness- and well-being-related communications and materials and ensure that the Institute-wide approach to sexual violence prevention communication is the appropriate degree of accuracy, cogency, and consistency in messaging, information, etc.

Job Duty 8 -
Assist the Director with preparing annual reports and other submittals or helping to collate/prepare such reports as required for accreditation, Institute strategic planning processes, University System of Georgia reporting, Annual Security Report, or other internal and external mandates; assist the Director with drafting and disseminating monthly, quarterly, and/or semester updates that monitor progress and provide ongoing transparency on various goals and action strategies.

Job Duty 9 -
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Masters degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field.

Required Experience
Five years of  job related experience, preferably in sexual violence prevention experience targeting a diverse range of audiences, including working with potential perpetrators.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
CHES certification
Experience with assessment, evaluation, and quality improvement
Experience with successfully applying for extramural grant funding
Experience with a sustained cultural change or organizational transformation effort

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education, in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities.

Preferred Experience
Seven years of progressively responsible experience designing and delivering sexual violence prevention awareness in support of wellness, health promotion, public health, and similar areas, targeting a diverse range of audiences, including in a higher education setting.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to think creatively, embrace new or unusual ideas, innovate, or experiment, and learn quickly from mistakes.
Ability to handle potentially sensitive or volatile situations with tact, political acumen, courtesy, and compassion.

Significant content expertise in the areas of: Title IX, sexual violence prevention and response, survivor advocacy, health promotion, prevention science, higher education, and program evaluation.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective strategies in sexual violence prevention that have demonstrated evidence of impacting attitudes, beliefs and behaviors

Technical skills to develop, sustain, and manage effective and engaging websites and/or web platforms.
Previous record of successful program management experience.
Demonstrated understanding of the ways in which communication strategies, across the entire continuum of modalities and mediums, can contribute to the successful execution of strategy and delivery of desired outcomes.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships inside and outside the organization with stakeholders, customers, and colleagues.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. 

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