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202

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Shelina Esmail
Allison Rzen
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The University of British Columbia
Director, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office

Consistently ranked amongst the top 20 public universities and the best 40 public and private universities in the world, The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. UBC’s spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo since 1915. With two main campuses (Vancouver and Okanagan) located on the traditional territories of the Musqueam Coast Salish and Okanagan peoples, UBC’s entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge conven-tion, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. Bold thinking is given a place to define ideas that change the world at UBC.

Title: Director, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office
Company: University of British Columbia
Business Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Location Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Term: Full-time Permanent Position
Language required: English
Salary: CAN$116,178 – CAN$181,534
Benefits: Benefits will include BC MSP coverage, extended medical, dental, pension, disability, life insurance, employee and family assistance plan, and staff tuition plan
Vacation: Starts at 20 days per year

Position Responsibilities

UBC has a responsibility to maintain an environment where its community members can study, work, and live free from concerns of sexual violence and misconduct. The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention & Response is the primary point of contact for survi-vors/victims of sexual violence and misconduct, as well as for their family, friends, col-leagues and supervisors.

The Director, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office is the University’s specialist on issues related to the prevention of and response to incidents of sexual assault, sexualized violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. The Director is responsible for ensuring in-tersectional, trauma-informed and confidential support for faculty, staff, and students who have experienced sexual violence or sexual misconduct by providing a safe environment for both disclosure and making informed decisions regarding reporting and access to support and resources. The Director is responsible for ensuring that those impacted by sex-ual violence or misconduct receive comprehensive care and support in accessing the le-gal services, academic and/or employment accommodations and health and reporting processes.

The Director provides leadership in the proactive and effective implementation of Policy 131: Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct. The Director will lead the development and implementation of education regarding prevention and a robust response to sexual violence and sexual misconduct.

The Director will engage, support and lead a team of qualified staff. They will develop and manage processes, receive disclosures and ensure a coordinated response on be-half of the University. The Director is also responsible for developing and implementing as-sessment measures. The Director will oversee the generation of the annual report on the policy and its processes.

• Lead the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office in developing strategies for implementing clear procedures, processes, and protocols, and best practices across all aspects of prevention and response programming. This includes ensuring com-pliance with UBC’s Policy 131: Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct.

• Lead and develop the University’s Action Plan and Accountability Framework in partnership with a diverse range of on and off campus stakeholders to reduce inci-dents of sexual violence and sexual misconduct at UBC, as well as ensure trauma in-formed confidential support services for survivors/victims.

• Lead the development of individual and institutional competencies in trauma-informed and inclusive approaches in the prevention and response to sexual vio-lence and sexual misconduct, ensuring a principled and comprehensive delivery of services to students, staff and faculty.

• Ensure the continued development and implementation of comprehensive preven-tion strategies and educational opportunities for faculty, staff and students in pre-venting, responding to, and seeking help when they observe or hear of instances of sexual violence and sexual misconduct.

• Manage all aspects of operation, staffing and programming for the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office including creating a positive workplace culture within the unit and the effective management of the Office budget.

• Supervise and support a team of staff who provide direct support to individuals wishing to disclose an experience of sexual assault, sexual violence or sexual mis-conduct and/or provide support and referrals for family, friends or colleagues.

• Coordinate the development of 24/7 sexual violence and misconduct response pro-tocols and procedures in consultation with other University services and off campus services, including, but not limited to: SASC, Campus Security, Student Housing, and the RCMP.
• Establish and maintain a comprehensive case management system for the effective tracking and management of cases at all stages of the disclosure, safety planning, reporting, and support process.

• Ensure the continued development and implementation of comprehensive preven-tion strategies and educational opportunities for faculty, staff and students in pre-venting, responding to, and seeking help when they observe or hear of instances of sexual violence and sexual misconduct.

• Manage all aspects of operation, staffing and programming for the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office including creating a positive workplace culture within the unit and the effective management of the Office budget.

• Supervise and support a team of staff who provide direct support to individuals wishing to disclose an experience of sexual assault, sexual violence or sexual mis-conduct and/or provide support and referrals for family, friends or colleagues.

• Coordinate the development of 24/7 sexual violence and misconduct response pro-tocols and procedures in consultation with other University services and off campus services, including, but not limited to: SASC, Campus Security, Student Housing, and the RCMP.

• Establish and maintain a comprehensive case management system for the effective tracking and management of cases at all stages of the disclosure, safety planning, reporting, and support process.

• Develop and implement assessment measures for services provided by the office. Annually report on the efficacy of support services based on metrics developed and report to VP’s at both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.

• Responsible for the creation of education programs targeted toward core audienc-es.

• Collaborate and coordinate with the Director, Investigations, Director, Employee and Labour Relations and Managing Director Faculty Relations, to conduct safety-planning, support and guide any individual choosing to proceed with a formal re-port.

• Develop and maintain service provision procedures and service provider evalua-tion methods of trauma informed approaches to ensure that support services meet the needs of those accessing the Office.

• Engage and collaborate with faculty, staff and students to take leadership roles in the long-term prevention strategies for addressing sexual violence and misconduct.

• Collaborate on annual joint programming and service provision procedures, refer-rals and plans with the AMS and SASC to ensure strong coordination and timely support, regardless of where a disclosure may occur.

• Build and maintain relationships with UBC Campus Security and local police agen-cies.

• Actively work to reduce barriers to Disclosures and Reporting.

• Maintain the privacy of all information in compliance with the Freedom of Infor-mation and Protection of Privacy Act.

• Maintain a public presence through relationship building and represent the Universi-ty in matters related to sexual violence and misconduct to build confidence in pro-cesses to address institutional betrayal.

Requirements

• Graduate degree in a relevant discipline.

• At least 10 years of related professional experience in a complex, diverse organiza-tion requiring knowledge and experience in administration, conflict resolution, so-cial justice work, equity and inclusion or the equivalent combination of education or relevant experience.

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sexual assault or sexual violence re-sponse, prevention, feminist anti-violence work, and crisis management.

• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement sexual violence prevention and support services in recognition of diversity of survivor/victim experience due to sex-ual identity, gender identity, gender expression, racialization, age, family status, re-ligion, faith, ability, disability, national or ethnic origin, Indigeneity, immigration sta-tus, socio-economic status, class and language.

• Experience in developing and evaluating trauma informed approach to support services for survivors/ victims of sexual violence.

• Experience in developing and evaluating educational material and preventative interventions to combat sexual violence.

• Experience in developing and implementing tools/metrics for assessing efficacy of sexual violence prevention and response services.

• Experience in supervising professional staff for at least 5 years. Ability to effectively lead, motivate, support and train staff and the ability to lead others through both collaborative influence as well as formal supervision.

• Experience building and cultivating relationships with a large range of stakeholders at multiple levels and from a diverse range of backgrounds to achieve a common goal. This includes working with students, faculty, staff, student government, law en-forcement, legal experts, health professionals and external community organiza-tions.

• Experience in critical incident management and risk assessment including respond-ing to complex scenarios with limited information and demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in such situations. Demonstrated ability to act calmly under pressure and to deal effectively and efficiently with complex situations.

• Demonstrated ability to build a strong, cohesive team and a respectful workplace culture.

• Experience in developing effective relationships with the leadership of a diverse in-stitution; and the ability to value differences and meet the needs of others to ac-complish a mutually inclusive goal of ensuring UBC is a safe(r) institution.

• Excellent communication skills: ability to speak and write effectively; listen carefully; interpret messages and respond appropriately; ask questions to clarify and exhibit interest in two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; and keeps people informed appropriately. Knowledge of the criminal justice system, police procedures and other reporting processes are consid-ered an asset.

• Excellent organizational skills including strategic and operational planning. Knowledge of computer operating systems and communications technologies in a network environment.

• Understanding of issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in the higher education context is critical, and an equity minded lens and approach is required.

• Demonstrated commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, empathy, sensitivi-ty, curiosity, knowledge, and skills related to difference.

• Proven intercultural competencies and ability to effectively communicate and in-teract with understanding and respect in diverse communities.

• Demonstrated personal commitment to core values of equity and inclusion through an intersectional, trauma-informed and survivor-centered lens.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit www.pfmsearch.com and submit your resume to Shelina Esmail or Allison Rzen or via email at pfm@pfmsearch.com.

PFM Executive Search
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Vancouver, BC V6C 2W2
Tel 604.689.9970
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Email: pfm@pfmsearch.com
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