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PROJECT DIRECTOR

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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Greek Affairs
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: E1

Reporting directly to the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Project Director will oversee the research, planning, development and implementation of programs for the campus-wide initiative “A Better Union: A Community-Wide Approach to the Prevention of Power-Based Personal Violence.” This project is funded by a grant to Union College by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant program. Additionally, the Project Director will be responsible for ensuring the project achieves its goals.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, term position that is expected to be for up to three years, with a possibility of renewal contingent upon future grant funding. 

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Public Health or a related field is preferred; a combination of experience and education will be considered.
  • A minimum of two years of experience planning and implementing programming around sexual assault and power-based violence prevention, including professional experience working with student, faculty, and staff in regards to sexual assault.
  • Demonstrated experience to plan programs from start to finish, including identifying processes, managing deadlines and setting and achieving milestones.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and effectively prioritize and track their own tasks.
  • Ability to initiate and set goals for programs based on the College’s strategic objectives.
  • Ability to motivate and work with others in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate across many departments, functions, divisions, and communities across campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of the programming, projects, daily operations, and training for the initiative related to the OVM Grant.
  • Lead the College and its partners through the assessment and development phase of the OVM Grant and develop a detailed timeline for activity and implementation.
  • Initiate and set goals for programs related to the OVM grant according to the strategic objectives of the College.
  • Work collaboratively with various campus offices to ensure the smooth and proper functioning of existing program initiatives and to develop new program initiatives. 
  • Chair and manage a collective internal and external community team that seeks, considers, and addresses issues related directly to grant.
  • Conduct administrative tasks related to the OVM grant, including scheduling meetings, developing and distributing meeting agendas, and tracking action items from meetings.
  • Coordinate campus support efforts with external partners.
  • Schedule confidential office hours with community peer educators.
  • Collect data to ensure the College meets victim services and preventative education goals.
  • Learn campus culture and work on strategic initiatives to enhance culture related directly to the grant. 
  • Manage the grant budget.
  • Prepare narrative progress reports for the project. 
  • Track, record, and compile program performance data for reports.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



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