Director, Education and Outreach

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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40610 Office of the Provost

About the Unit
Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP), part of the Office of the Provost, has University-wide responsibility that includes coordinating compliance and programs in the areas of Equal Opportunity (EO), Affirmative Action (AA), unlawful discrimination and harassment prevention, accessibility, Veterans and Military-affiliated programs, and Title IX. To achieve its goals the EOP works closely with the Office of Legal Counsel, Human Resources, and Campus and Student Life in collaboration with academic and administrative leaders throughout the University

Job Family
Legal & Regulatory Affairs

Responsible for providing advice and services to University officials on legal issues associated with the University’s activities, including transactional and intellectual property matters, policy formulation and compliance, employment and student issues, and pre-litigation dispute resolution. Represents the University’s interests in administrative and judicial proceedings. Holds primary institutional responsibility for establishing and maintaining relationships with regulatory and other governmental entities, and establishing and maintaining related compliance policies and protocols.

Career Track and Job Level
Compliance & Internal Audit

Directs the operations of regulatory compliance programs. Develops systems to identify areas of risk and initiates internal audits. Directs compliance documentation submission and maintenance, compliance training, compliance committee formation, and other programmatic functions.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role Impact
Individual Contributor

The job uses best practices and knowledge for regulatory compliance program activities. Anticipates problems and develops systems to identify areas of risk through internal audits. Uses specialized expertise to manage compliance documentation submission and maintenance, compliance training, compliance committee formation, and other programmatic functions.

1) Guides the implementation of compliance activities designated by the University's strategic plans. Monitors University compliance with regulations and laws., 2) Has a deep understanding to develop and administer policies related to affirmative action, non-discriminatory practices for persons with disabilities, and unlawful harassment or sexual misconduct., 3) May provide confidential counseling and expertise to those who feel they have experienced unlawful treatment based on University programs and activities., 4) Represents the University in regulatory proceedings before federal, state and local agencies. Prepares the University's position statements and responses to information requests., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit Specific Responsibilities
1) The Director of Education and Outreach is a full-time administrative position reporting directly to the Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs. This position will serve as a subject matter expert and will have primary responsibility for developing and implementing a cohesive, research based, campus-wide sexual misconduct education and prevention program.

2) The Director will be responsible for developing content for training and presentations, building campus and community partnerships to increase community access to resources, developing EOP and relevant campus partner competencies in working with diverse populations, and developing and implementing strategies for outreach for at risk populations, as illuminated by the recent climate survey results.
3) Program Development

  • Lead the creation and implementation of a strategic university-wide education and outreach plan for sexual misconduct prevention, utilizing the Associate Provost for EOP and the EOP Director leadership team as thought partners and collaborators.
  • Build partnerships with academic divisions, schools, and units to provide consultation on sexual and relationship violence prevention strategies and to create a “train the trainer” model to embed a prevention framework within units and develop comprehensive educational prevention programming (in the form of presentations, workshops, roundtables, speaker events and training sessions) for the University community.
  • Build campus partnerships and local and national community partnerships to develop culturally responsive educational programming and facilitate community outreach. Utilize data, such as the university climate surveys, to identify population specific needs and design relevant programming with the goal of reducing barriers and increasing access to support and resources, and tailoring population specific prevention initiatives.
  • Lead the University’s participation in local and national prevention initiatives, such as the National Academies for Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Action Collaborative on the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education. The Director will have primary responsibility for implementing the community engagement plan with the NASEM Action Collaborative.

2) Program Management and Supervision

  • The Director will have primary responsibility for leading the Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Programming Center and supervising the RSVP program staff as they oversee the program’s activities, workshops, campaigns, and awareness events.
  • The Director will work jointly with the Associate Provost to provide leadership to the annual training requirement on sexual misconduct for the campus community and will indirectly supervisor the Equal Opportunity Programs Training Coordinator on this project.
  • The Director will oversee the Office of the Provost Campus Partner Task Force on Sexual Misconduct and will work in collaboration with the Office of the Provost Student Advisory Board on Sexual Misconduct.
  • The Director will collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Students in the University for Student Affairs and the Assistant Provost/Executive Director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion on the Bias Education and Support Team (BEST).

3) Develop individualized consent education programs for students upon request.
4) Development and distribution of outreach materials
5) Develop, distribute and publicize materials, including pamphlets, posters, newsletters, other print materials, website content, videos, and multi-media content to faculty, staff, and students to increase awareness of prevention initiatives, University resources, reporting and complaint resolution processes, as well as increasing awareness of topics related to EOP.
6)The Director will manage website development for marketing for sexual misconduct prevention initiatives, including creating and updating training documents for the campus community.
7) Program assessment, evaluation, and recordkeeping

  • The Director will continuously assess the effectiveness of existing training programs for sexual misconduct and collaborate with campus partners to make recommendations for expanding existing programming and implementing new programs and campaigns.
  • Administer evaluations of programming and education efforts. Regularly evaluate feedback from participants and community members and develop an assessment framework.
  • Maintain complete records of all prevention, education, and outreach efforts related to sexual misconduct throughout campus. Create annual reports of outreach and education efforts.

8) Participate in conferences, Ivy Plus annual meetings and monthly calls, workshops, and trainings on- and off-campus to stay current in the field and connected to campus partners.
9) Serve on related committees as requested.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1)Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

2) Excellent organizational skills

3) Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

4) Ability to use independent judgment

5) Leadership, program management, and subject matter expertise required
6) Judgment and maturity in dealing effectively with disclosures required
7) Ability to work with faculty, staff, and student populations required
8) Ability to consider all points of view with reason, common sense, and empathy and work towards outcomes that resolve a situation
9) Strong verbal and written communication skills
10) Ability to handle a workload that can be unpredictable and reflective of an academic calendar cycle
11) Demonstrated teamwork skills to lead and collaborate with a wide range of constituents

2) Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in an intense and fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines; knowledge of relevant laws in a higher education setting (e.g., Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE, FERPA, Clery)

3) Ability to coordinate and work with others; ability to effectively communicate and work consultatively with faculty and administrators at all levels within the University

Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree

1) Minimum of five years of relevant experience in sexual misconduct prevention and program oversight

2) Experience developing and/or delivering training regarding sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking

Required Documents


2)Cover Letter

3)Reference list

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status

Pay Frequency

Pay Grade
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Benefits Eligible

Drug Test Required

Health Screen Required

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

Posting Date

Remove from Posting On or Before

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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