Program Coordinator for Prevention

University of Virginia in Virginia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 9, 2014
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time

Posting Summary:  The Program Coordinator works in a multidisciplinary team to develop, evaluate, implement and assess evidence-based prevention strategies that seek to reduce sexual assault, gender-based violence and high-risk new member activities in student organizations (frequently termed hazing). Working directly with and reporting to an Associate Dean of Students, the Program Coordinator will gather and analyze data to advance the strategic development of a prevention framework with a focus on peer education and bystander intervention. The Program Coordinator will ensure collaboration across student affairs in prevention education and outreach while also promoting student self-governance by engaging students and student organizations. The Program Coordinator will also cultivate collaborative relationships with community non-profits (e.g. One Love, Green Dot, etc.), seeking opportunities to share research on best practices and emerging strategies.



Required knowledge, skills, and abilities for an individual performing this position: A minimum of one to three years of experience in prevention work, including developing, delivering and assessing programming.


Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities for an individual performing this position:

  • Understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence and the issues facing higher education in managing and responding to sexual misconduct, including an understanding of Title IX, the Clery Act and the Campus SAVE Act.
  • Understanding of the nature of high-risk new member activities in student organizations, including legal issues and psychology of victims and perpetrators.
  • Applied knowledge of behavior change theories, epidemiology, and college student development theories.
  • Experience in program/event planning and evaluation, including advising students in program implementation.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and the use of statistical packages and data management systems.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based prevention models and national best practices for gender-based violence and hazing prevention and bystander intervention promotion. 
  • Ability to operate in a system of student self-governance.
    • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and problem solving.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, innovative, student-centered environment.


Education or Training (cite major area or study):

Bachelors degree required. Masters degree in Public Health, College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Educational Leadership, Counseling, or a related field preferred.


Applications should be completed on line at for posting #09353 and should
include a letter of interest, a resume, and contact
information for three professional references. 

Located in central Virginia, the University of Virginia is a
highly selective public research institution with a major
commitment to undergraduate education. The student
experience is grounded in the institutional core value of
student self-governance. For more information about the
University of Virginia and the Office of the Dean of
Students, visit 

The University of Virginia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Women, racial minorities, veterans and persons with
disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.





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