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Assistant Director, Haven

Colgate University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 30, 2023

Job Details

Department Statement

Haven, Colgate University’s sexual assault response center, opened in October 2017. During the prior academic year, students joined with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop the plans for Haven along with the need for enhanced sexual assault response and education on campus. Haven is now the hub of clinical treatment for survivors, sexual assault education and prevention, and collaboration with others to improve our survivor-centric responses to sexual violence. The Assistant Director, Haven, will collaborate closely with Program Director, Haven and the Assistant Vice President, Counseling & Psychological Services, to provide sexual violence education, prevention, and response to the Colgate community.


The Assistant Director, Haven, will work closely with the Director in the development, coordination, and implementation of campus programs targeting sexual, gender-based and intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking within the student community. This position focuses on the prevention, training and educational programming of the campus community with the goal of supporting the student population impacted by these issues and in the prevention of sexual violence on campus.

Areas of focus include responsibility for:
  • developing and conducting high-quality sexual violence support and prevention trainings and programming, with focused analysis on the impacts of power and privilege on trauma;
  • providing advocacy services to survivors of all forms of violence;
  • supporting existing student-led sexuality programming such as This Is Not a Play About Sex, Yes Means Yes Seminar, and One Love;
  • coordinating the Haven Ambassador program, a peer advocacy program to assist the Haven team with outreach and prevention trainings, workshops, and peer support;
  • supporting and referring students in accessing on-and off-campus trauma-informed services and resources in response to experiences involving sexual, gender-based and intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment;
  • supporting a collaborative approach to campus sexual assault support and prevention, including effective communication with a broad range of community members including students, Title IX coordinators, staff and faculty members;
  • effectively supporting the administrative needs of the department, including maintenance of website information, inventory, communications (Haven email and social media); and programming budget projections;
  • effectively managing logistics for event and programs including accurate capture, maintenance, and analysis of records and program data;
  • generating ideas for program execution and collaborations;
  • ensuring that all programming and educational initiatives consider issues of equity and social justice;
  • serving as a confidential resource to students seeking support and advice;
  • providing crisis intervention when necessary;
  • engaging in institutional, divisional, and departmental meetings and activities addressing campus sexual/intimate partner violence;
  • and, maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • Experience delivering outreach programs
  • Experience working closely with young adults, adolescents, or college populations
Preferred Qualifications
  • Commitment to social justice advocacy and diversity work
  • Interest in working closely with student interns and leading team of outreach programmers
  • Experience in providing community education/training on trauma and sexual violence
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with outreach partners and multidisciplinary teams
  • Evidence of ability to coordinate initiatives/programs on a team

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, in field such as health education, health promotion, public health, sociology, mental health counseling, social work, clinical/counseling psychology is required.

A Master’s degree is preferred.

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EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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