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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Director for Sexual and Relationship Harm Prevention - Campus Life in Atlanta, Georgia

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Reporting to the Director of the Office of Respect, this position is responsible for developing and implementing aspects of Emory's comprehensive interpersonal violence prevention and

education initiatives.


These initiatives may include but are not limited to: curriculum/campaign design; presentations and workshops for classes, student organizations and residence hall communities; trainings for staff, students and faculty; population-based health promotion strategies; course content development; advising student organizations; and community organizing and coalition building from a collective impact approach. Emory University is forming a Culture of Respect Collective and this role will serve as a leader in this campus-wide initiative, chairing the multi-tiered education pillar and implementing associated interventions. Assessment is a strong component of Campus Life and program outcomes are expected to be documented in written reports and verbal reports.

Knowledge Expertise

  • Serves as an educator of interpersonal violence prevention initiatives and anti-oppression work in new student orientation (Vector Solutions’ Sexual Assault Prevention, Resident Advisor Training etc.). Aides in the supervision of interns and student organizations.

  • As a Culture of Respect leader, this position leads the coordination of Emory's Relationship Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including Emory Denim Day, Respect Con, monthly lunch and learns, and other events. Develops and distributes health communication and promotional materials.

Community Engagement

  • Represents the Office of Respect as part of the Health and Wellbeing team (Office of Respect, Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Health Promotion, and Student Health Services), participating in overall activities consistent with the Health and Wellbeing mission of Campus Life.

  • Consults with staff, faculty and student leaders who are assisting students with concerns about sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence (survivors, friends of survivors, students concerned they may have perpetrated an assault, etc.).

  • Works closely with Office of Health Promotion to ensure sexual health education and its intersection with violence prevention is well planned and delivered.

  • Work closely with the Department of Title IX Assistant Director of Education and Training to ensure strategic alignment with the onboarding of faculty and staff related to gender-based discrimination and violence compliance education and processes.

  • Works closely with Office of Residential, Sorority and Fraternity Life to ensure knowledge of Office of Respect resources and ongoing Culture of Respect education and practices.

Trauma-Informed Support

  • Provides non-confidential support and resource referral to confidential counselor/ advocates within the Office of Respect or other appropriate community referrals. Understands campus resources, policies and procedures, and serves as a reliable and accurate source of information to the Emory community.

  • Assists survivors in ways that are culturally competent and sensitive to race, gender, culture, religion, ability, and sexual orientation.

  • Supports and trains campus partners on appropriate and culturally competent responses to sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence trauma.

  • Develops support programming on survivor resiliency and posttraumatic growth, as well as forming healthy relationships. Performs other related duties as required.

Education and Student Group Advising

  • This position will work with the Sexual Assault Peer Advocates as they transition from a student group to a peer group officially operating under the Office of Respect.

  • In this effort, this position is responsible for developing a peer education curriculum and leading the efforts for the development of course approval and credit for students providing evidence-based peer education on IPV prevention.

  • This position will provide support during orientation and throughout the year to student leaders of SGA-funded organizations, as well as to other student groups as needed.


  • A master's degree (MPH, MSPH, MSW, or MA/MS) in public health, higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, or closely related field, and three years of experience with college age population (one year can be from a master's internship; two years must be post-graduate experience), OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and evidence of experience applying health promotion and behavior change theories and the ecological framework in the prevention of sexual assault and intimate partner violence with college-age populations.

  • Experience designing and facilitating training curriculums for diverse populations. Experience serving as a first responder/advocate for survivors of violence within a collegiate setting.


  • Experience working in IPV advocacy field

  • Experience in college health promotion, knowledge of health promotion theory and evidence-informed practice, and ability to translate and apply that theory with a university population.

  • Sound understanding of college student health needs and interests and ability to design health promotion initiatives that reflect the diversity of students.

  • Experience conducting literature reviews, needs assessments, and program evaluations to strategically guide policy, programmatic, and budget decisions.

  • Knowledge and application of health promotion, behavior change, population-based theories and models, and experience using environmental management strategies and ecological model.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and the development of multicultural competencies.

  • Strong understanding of systems of violence

  • Excellent and demonstrated public speaking; group facilitation; writing, editing, and communication skills.

  • Experience in program development, social marketing, and evaluation.

  • Knowledgeable in health topics relevant to college students, including but not limited to: alcohol and other drug use and abuse prevention, sexual health, and sexual violence.

  • Must be detail-oriented; possess strong organizational and follow-up skills.

  • Evidence of ability to provide leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students.

  • Strong computer skills and an ability to learn technology quickly. Proficient in a variety of computer software applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and statistical software).

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include weekend and after hours programming based on student needs.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Certified in Public Health (CPH), College Health and Wellness Professional (CHWP) or eligible and intent to become certified.


  • Assures compliance with applicable regulations and professional standards.

  • Provides supervision for the prevention activities of Graduate Assistant(s) and/or student employees.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Job Number 123950

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Campus Life

Department The Office of Respect

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Admissions & Student Life

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor