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OVW Project Director
DATE:   10/15/2020
JOB TITLE:   OVW Project Director
JOB CLASS:   Professional
JOB STATUS:   Regular Full time
WORK LOCATION:   Gallagher Center
DEPARTMENT:   Student Affairs


The Project Director is a new position included in anewly funded grant under the Department of Justice, Office of Violence against Women (OVW). The goals of the project are to reduce dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVDVSAS).  The Project Director will also report to both the Project Coordinator and the Faculty Liaison.


The Project Director will serve as a central point of contact with primary responsibility for all project activities in support of the stated goal and objectives; as well, the Project Director will coordinate the development and implementation of a strategic program with on-/off-campus leaders and stakeholders. 

  • Coordinate and manage the campus Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT);
  • Participate in mandatory and ongoing Technical Assistance (TA) training with OVW. The candidate must be able to travel to training/conferences several times per year;
  • Coordinate the participation, travel, logistics, and related activities of all CCRT members attending training associated with the OVW Campus Grant;
  • Serve as liaison and point of contact and communication with the OVW and TAs;
  • Develop new programs, and enhance existing programs, to educate the campus community about DVDVSAS and related issues, and resources and services available to DVDVSAS victims;
  • Coordinate, organize, and maintain all records associated with DVDVSAS related programs, training, and initiatives;
  • Serve as liaison between the University students and employees, and external community partners on DVDVSAS matters, including best practices regarding response to incidents of DVDVSAS;
  • Maintain up to date master calendar and related records detailing all campus DVDVSAS education and prevention programming and activities;
  • Coordinate and assist with grant reporting by collecting data, recording and reporting all relevant activities of the project to supervisor and appropriate leaders in accordance with OVW Campus Grant guidelines;
  • Work with the leadership team to conduct program assessment and complete strategic plans;
  • Implement, recruit, train, and maintain bystander intervention programming;
  • Create or improve educational training programs on DVDVSAS issues, targeting elevated  risk groups (including, but not limited to: international students, students with disabilities, the    LGBTQ community, graduate students, and students of color);
  • Increase active audience attention, knowledge retention, and participation by providing innovative delivery methods of DVDVSAS education and availability of services to victims, to include in-person classes, presentations, workshops, panels, and guest speakers;           
  • In collaboration with the University’s Public Relations team, develop and implement an effective media campaign to increase awareness and prevention of DVDVSAS issues on campus and available resources and services for DVDVSAS victims;
  • Perform other grant-related job-related duties as required or assigned.


·       The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:

·       Experience working with DVDVSAS and have an understanding of best practices

·       A commitment to diversity, inclusion, and advocacy

·       Demonstration of leadership and presenting skills

·       The ability to work well with a team

·       Good communication and relationship building skills

·       Experience managing budgets

·       Advanced organization and logistics skills

·       Experience with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


The functions of the position are usually performed sitting but may require some amount of standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, calculator, involve the extensive wrist and hand movements. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


·       A Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, psychology, criminology, or related field and at least three years of experience working with DVDVSAS issues is required.

·       A Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or related field or working toward such a degree, and experience with student activities are preferred.


Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Megan Altman-Cosgrove, Interim Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8314, mcosgrove@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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