MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Sexual Violence Response Coordinator
Office of General Counsel

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.

Reporting to the General Counsel and Vice President, Governance, Diversity and Inclusion, the Sexual Violence Response Coordinator will serve as a first point of contact for members of MacEwan University who have been affected by sexual violence. The scope of this role includes providing confidential support including crisis intervention, effective referrals to on and off campus resources, safety planning, and facilitating academic and work modifications as well as on or off-campus reporting when requested.

The Coordinator will foster collaborative relationships across University departments, working closely with key campus stakeholders to lead the University’s response to sexual violence and ensure a consistent, trauma-informed response in alignment with best practices and University policies and procedures. The Coordinator will develop and advocate for resources, policies and practices that strengthen the University's ability to respond to disclosures and complaints of sexual violence in a fair, survivor-centered, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed fashion.

The Coordinator will work closely with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator in developing and implementing campus-wide sexual violence awareness, education and prevention initiatives, including the operations of a student peer-education team, and contribute to strategic planning and program development.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong intersectional and anti-oppressive analysis of sexual violence and proven ability to operationalize this analysis in professional practice. A high level of knowledge and skill in assessing and providing a trauma-informed response to disclosures of sexual violence, with a high degree of intercultural competence and understanding of differential impacts of trauma on diverse community members, is required.

The incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to manage sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and engage and build rapport with diverse campus groups. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software applications as well as highly developed research capabilities are also required.

The incumbent must be able to coordinate, develop, and facilitate campus-wide training and educational campaigns, with excellent time management, organizational and decision-making skills, and a strong ability to work both independently and as a team.

A four-year bachelor's degree in a related discipline is required. Training in Social Work, Gender Studies, Psychology, Human Services, and Sociology are considered an asset.

The successful candidate will have five years' experience working in health or education sectors with specific experience in responding to and/or preventing sexual violence through counseling, education programs or teaching.

Case management experience acquired through a combination of education, training and experience, preferably in the field of sexual violence, is an asset.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

• Competitive base pay
• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca. Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered

How to Apply:
Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $59,514 to $86,577
Closing Date May 25, 2018
Competition No. 18.05.102

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