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PEACE Project Coordinator, SARC

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Position Title: PEACE Project Coordinator

The PEACE Project Coordinator will be leading a new, grant-funded, 3-year initiative at the University of Montana, aimed at building a culture of respect and care. The new Coordinator must be strategic, collaborative and passionate about the advancement of equity. Their job will be to reduce violence at UM by increasing communication and coordination of PEACE Project partners, increasing outreach and education to more diverse audiences, and creating relationships, policies and systems that will ensure the sustainability of their work moving forward. The UM PEACE Project Coordinator will oversee the project, monitor progress, serve as point of contact with OVW, coordinate site visits and technical assistance, participate in trainings, and ensure the UM PEACE Project complies with statutory requirements and grant special conditions.

Responsibilities of the Position

The PEACE Project Coordinator performs the following tasks in collaboration with the Student Advocacy Resource Center Director, and in partnership with the Director of Equity, Empowerment and Prevention:

  1. This position is grant-funded and is responsible for overseeing, implementing, and reporting on the outcomes of the PEACE Project work to the OVW Campus Grant Program.
  2. Coordinate the PEACE Project Committee work, including soliciting stakeholder input and facilitating the co-creation of a collaborative violence prevention plan.
  3. Help research, create, coordinate and provide outreach and prevention education and training on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and other forms of identity-based discrimination for students in the U of M campus community, including oversight and coordination of a primary prevention awareness campaign.
  4. Develop and maintain educational and communication tools (web, print, social media).
  5. Create and implement assessments of all violence prevention educational programs based on best practices. Summarize, analyze and share results from assessments with supervisor.
  6. Position has a primary focus on U of M campus community. Outreach activities outside U of M while welcomed, should not exceed 3-5% of weekly commitments.
  7. The position may recruit, support and oversee the work of UM student volunteers for the project.

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field such as community/public health, social work, psychology or related field.
  • Three (3) years of related experience in prevention education, training development, and program assessment specific to sexual assault, relationship violence, and identity-based discrimination.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent project management skills required; ability and willingness to manage flexible workload, multiple tasks, and to work some evening and weekend hours.
  • Experience in program planning, collaborative program development, developing educational presentations, outcome assessments, and communication tools (web, print, social media).
  • Excellent public speaking, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers in a team-oriented environment and with partners on campus and in the community.
  • Ability to represent SARC and its programs to others in a professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Awareness of their own attitudes, beliefs, biases, and assumptions about others, and the ability to manage their own behavior to create an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment for all.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to address issues of societal and institutional oppression through educational presentations. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fact paced environment.
  • Commitment to collaborating with campus and community partners.
  • Familiarity with sexual assault; understands the intersectionality between sex-based and race-based harm and violence.
  • Awareness of sexual assault and sexual harassment federal, state, and university policies.
Required Post-Training Position Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Certified victim advocate in accordance with MT state annotated code, or be willing/available to undergo 40-hour victim advocate training.
  • UM Allies trained or be willing/available to attend a UM Allies training.
  • Training in DEI or willingness to attend UM DEI training. Technical assistance training as required by the OVW Campus Grant Program.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, strategic planning, and managing grant-funded programming.
  • Experience with giving presentations/public speaking.
Position Details
  • Position is three-quarter time, .75 FTE, Letter of Appointment contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Position is funded from a grant for three years.
  • Salary: $54,000 annually at .75 FTE = $41,715
About the SARC, the Office for Student Success, UM, and Missoula

The Student Advocacy Resource Center celebrates diversity, supports the right of all students to pursue success in our academic community, openly respects and cares for everyone, and is committed to a campus free from discrimination and unwelcome physical, sexual, emotional or social coercion. It is our goal that every interaction and every communication be respectful, considerate, professional, and supportive.

The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and has a student body of approximately 10,000 undergraduates and graduates, including more than 1,500 students of color and more than 900 international students and scholars from more than 70 countries. We encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disability preference in accordance with state law.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

E mployment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


How to Apply

Priority Application Date : Open Until Filled

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through*.
  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information
* Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

** Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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