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Violence Prevention Program Director
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Police and Public Safety
Position Code:   SPD2431A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications to begin 12/10/09.
Salary:   $46,680 Annual Salary
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

Under the general direction of the Chief of Police and as a management staff member of the UC Merced Police and Public Safety Department, the Program Director works independently to develop, coordinate, manage, and lead a dynamic violence prevention and violence intervention program at UC Merced. The incumbent works with faculty, staff, students and community partners toward the mission of eliminating the perpetration of power-based personal violence including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The incumbent designs, implements, and evaluates diverse educational programs serving the students, staff, and faculty of UC Merced. The Program Director identifies needs, analyzes alternatives, and develops procedures for education within area of focus; directs the work, provides supervision, training and guidance to student assistance, volunteers and program staff. Provides fiscal analysis and monitors costs and workloads for effective program delivery; develops and leads training for staff, volunteers, and participates in appropriate workgroups in areas of expertise and responsibility; meeting and exceeding the guiding principles of the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women “Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on Campus Program Standards”. The incumbent will work collaboratively with campus and community-based victim advocacy organizations, law enforcement, and the judicial system in creating a coordinated community response that will:

• establish a mandatory prevention and education program about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking for all incoming students.
• ensure police are trained to respond effectively to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
• develop or strengthen programs to train members of campus disciplinary boards to respond effectively to charges of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
• implement a program for students, faculty, staff and community members that fortifies a culture of zero-tolerance for violence.
• provide a multi-faceted approach to support victims/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Qualifications:   Required:

• Bachelors Degree in a related field from an accredited university; Masters Degree preferred,
Bi-lingual communicator preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking dynamics.
• Expertise and knowledge of the effects of domestic and dating violence, sexual violence and stalking on survivors, as well as medical and legal procedures.
• Experience in coordinating programs relating to crime prevention, survivor advocacy, education, training, and community awareness.
• Demonstrated experience and sensitivity working with a diverse community.
• Awareness of social justice and empowerment models preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to provide crisis intervention to survivors and significant others and assess their immediate needs.
• Capability to conduct in-service training for students, faculty and staff in violence prevention areas such as sexual assault, domestic violence dating violence and stalking.
• Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook or other email.
• Demonstrated ability to give effective presentations to large and small groups.
• Proven history of innovative thinking and successful development of programs.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, sensitivity and professional judgment.
• Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work, and complete assignments independently as well as work in a team environment.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and support multiple functions with fluctuating priorities.
• Ability to develop, draft and implement policy, protocols, and procedures.
• Skills to take on a concept/idea and put it into action.
• Demonstrated experience in collaborating with an eclectic representation of community members.
• Excellent oral and written communications, and problem solving skills.
• Proven ability to effectively resolve conflict and unanticipated issues and flourish in a growing environment.
• Demonstrated abilities to offer professional emotional support, information and intervention services to a broad range of survivors and program clients and act as a bridge to all relevant on and off-campus services for which the client is eligible.
• Ability to obtain California State Certification as a rape crisis advocate.

Special Conditions of Employment:

• Satisfactory completion of a thorough background investigation including criminal, civil, psychological screening, financial and character checks.
• Must be able to work long hours, nights and weekends.
• Successful candidate must possess a valid CA driver’s license, and a Bachelors Degree from an accredited University.
• Must be able to travel upon short notice and must be able to travel by airplane.

To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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