Gender-Based & Sexual Violence Response Coordinator
Full Time, Permanent
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Posted: May 12, 2020
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The Student Support & Case Management department helps students who are experiencing challenges get back to thriving by facilitating a coordinated response at both the individual and community level. We support students in navigating resources and making informed decisions.
Reporting to the Manager, Student Support & Case Management, the Gender-Based & Sexual Violence Response Coordinator receives, triages, investigates and resolves gender based and sexual violence concerns and complaints from undergraduate and graduate students. Working closely with key campus stakeholders to lead the University’s response to sexual violence, the incumbent ensures a consistent, trauma-informed response, in alignment with best practices and University policies and procedures. The Response Coordinator will also recommend additional resources, policies and practices to strengthen the University’s ability to respond to disclosures and complaints of gender-based and sexual violence in a fair, survivor-centered, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed fashion.
- Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, Law, Criminology, or other related discipline
- Master’s degree, Juris Doctor (JD) in Law, Courses or a Certificate in Investigations is preferred
- 5 years’ experience conducting investigations related to gender-based and sexual violence, behaviour management, conduct or judicial affairs in a university setting
- Mediation experience and/or experience with alternative dispute resolution and resultative justice model
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of sexual assault or sexual harassment issues and the impact of sexual assault or sexual harassment on victims
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence dealing with all levels of an organization
- A reputation for resourcefulness with a strong sense of accountability and initiative
- Ability to handle diverse situations, work well under pressure and handle multiple conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions
- Self-driven, independent thinker who is highly motivated and possesses an intrinsic passion for quality
- High degree of professionalism with outstanding ability to work effectively and efficiently with internal and external clients at all levels of management
- Creative problem-solving skills and sound professional judgment, especially regarding confidential/sensitive matters
- Demonstrated ability to apply creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to daily work
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development
- Ability to make decisions and recommendations that are clearly linked to the organization's strategy and goals
- Ability to handle details with a high degree of accuracy and to organize and prioritize a high volume of work to meet deadlines
- Ability to identify and respond to contentious or politically sensitive issues with discretion
- Ability to provide guidance to assist others in solving complex problems
- Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
- Capacity to handle risk and uncertainty, while being decisive in ambiguous situations
Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current vulnerable sector record check from a police service prior to commencing employment.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
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