This position reports directly to and assists the Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Outreach, and works closely with the Director of the Gender Relations Center (GRC), the Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Initiatives, and the Program Coordinator for Identity, Intersectionality, and Inclusion in developing and supporting an environment at Notre Dame that fosters safe and healthy relationships while promoting the moral formation of undergraduate and graduate students consistent with the University’s Catholic identity, mission, and values. The Program Coordinator for Healthy Relationships and Community Outreach promotes the GRC mission by spearheading educational initiatives particularly as they relate to healthy relationships, authenticity, and identity formation; providing mentorship to student leaders who help design and implement programs on campus; and collaborating with other departments within Student Affairs, academic departments, and other university units.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Programming – Develop, coordinate, and execute a significant portion of the educational and social programming on behalf of the office, particularly in the areas of healthy relationships, authenticity, and identity formation (including programs such as Sex & The Soul, Friend Fest, White Ribbon Week, Relationship Violence Awareness Month, and Sexual Aggression Awareness Month).
2) Student Engagement and Development – Supervise one student Program Assistant for Violence Prevention Initiatives; Mentor two teams of peer educators (called FIRE Starters) for Relationships & Authenticity and Violence Prevention Initiatives; Work with Assistant Director to recruit, coordinate, and provide oversight for Gender Relations Event Facilitators (GREFs); Advise student organizations with missions similar to the GRC by providing budgetary, event coordination, and implementation advice as needed.
3) Training – Facilitate training on issues related to consent education, healthy relationships, and violence prevention across the University (e.g. Residence Hall Staff, First Year of Studies, and Moreau First Year Experience Course instructors); Implement ongoing consent education for campus, including developing content for the Moreau First Year Experience Course; Develop targeted educational programs and/or simulation exercises to raise awareness around issues related to the GRC’s mission.
4) Student Affairs Collaboration – Participate as integral member of a large, multifaceted Student Development team interacting daily with colleagues in the Student Activities Office, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Office of Student Enrichment, Office of Community Standards, RecSports, University Bands, Family Resource Center and student media groups; Regularly collaborate with other departments within the Division of Student Affairs (Campus Ministry, Residential Life, etc.), student organizations & clubs, and other university units to enhance the GRC’s work with healthy relationships and violence prevention initiatives; Manage all co-sponsorship requests solicited by departments and groups outside the GRC.
5) Miscellaneous – Other related duties beyond those outlined above, including but not limited to graduate student programming and services; Support the administration of the Building Community the Notre Dame Way online program for all incoming new students; Serve on University committees as needed; Serve as a liaison to other Catholic colleges/universities and local nonprofits; Attend regional and national trainings and conferences as applicable.
The Program Coordinator is a full-time 12-month position with a significant amount of late night and weekend programming responsibilities throughout the academic year, as well as some limited evening and weekend responsibilities throughout the summer. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Theology, Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred, particularly in Theology/Ministry, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or Education. Qualifications include 2+ years in ministry or administration, ideally within Catholic higher education or a non-profit agency; specialized training and experience with student leadership development; demonstrated ability to plan and implement programs for diverse populations; ability to work collaboratively in higher education with faculty, staff, and students at all levels; student supervisory experience, particularly with training and managing volunteers; strong organizational skills with attention to detail; effective interpersonal skills including a willingness to create a challenging but welcoming environment for all people; competence with technology (MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Google products, Webflow or other content management systems, and various social media platforms). The successful candidate will also possess a commitment to formulating educational opportunities, consistent with the mission of a Catholic University founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
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Division of Student Affairs Website: https://studentaffairs.nd.edu/