[Crimson] A Job Well Done, More To Do

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/10/4/osl-rankin-director/

“It is also our hope that the new director focus intensely on advocating for sexual assault policy change. Our Harvard Can Do Better a student campaign for sexual assault policy reform received overwhelming support for its policy demands in a student referendum last year. Among those demands are a policy of affirmative consent, clarifying the meaning of mental incapacitation, and offering comprehensive and inclusive sexual assault prevention and response training every year. The group also calls for more transparency in the administration and for clearer language that includes the LGBTQ-identifying community. These commonsense reforms have been implemented at a number of peer colleges, and they will go a long way toward creating safe social environments.

A standard of affirmative consent in particular is a change that would be critical in helping students to have more power in prosecuting assailants and in creating cultural change on campus. Despite the successes of the Our Harvard Can Do Better campaign, students have thus far lacked a strong ally in OSAPR who is willing to push for their demands. We hope that OSAPR’s new director can become that ally, and that he or she does not shy away from advocating for reform to administrators.

We salute the outstanding work that Sarah Rankin has accomplished in her seven years as OSAPR director. With a greater focus on policy reform, OSAPR can become an even stronger ally for sexual assault survivors and students working to effect change.”

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OSAPR job opening!

OSAPR job opening!

Duties & Responsibilities

Manages and evaluates the design, development, and coordination of sexual assault and dating violence education programs with emphasis on freshmen education efforts as well as upper class and student leader-targeted programs. Recruits, trains, and supervises peer educators to conduct educational workshops with undergraduates; facilitates educational workshops as needed. Implements general interest educational opportunities for the College. Designs, produces and creates educational and outreach materials on sexual assault and dating violence prevention for the College. Develops and administers office website. Performs a broad range of administrative support responsibilities including overseeing leases and maintenance of office equipment, processing student payroll, and ordering office supplies. Participates in university and community committees and task forces as needed. Acts as liaison with the community, students, and staff in facilitating university programs. Assists the Director in developing objectives and activities based on departmental goals. Prepares administrative reports documenting outreach and prevention efforts; analyzes data for predicting resource needs and assists the Director in developing long range education and outreach plans; assists with the development of long- and short-range office goals. Provides individual support and assistance as needed for students who have experienced sexual assault or relationship violence. Occasional on-call coverage of after-hours crisis response pager system. Other duties as required. This position reports to the Director of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Basic Qualifications

BA/BS 1-3 years experience in sexual assault education, risk and prevention strategies, health education, counseling or related field.  

Additional Qualifications

Master’s Degree preferred; the successful candidate will have experience developing and implementing violence prevention and education programs targeting young adults. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion, and ability to work effectively with student, faculty and administrative constituencies required.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position 48 weeks per year. Will be off the month of June annually. This position also requires significant evening work; flexible schedule negotiable.