Education & Prevention Coordinator - University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia Missouri

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University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, Missouri 65211

United States


Detailed Job Description

The MU Office for Civil Rights & Title IX Education & Prevention Coordinator is responsible for providing professional development and education to the campus community regarding the non-discrimination policies, and the equity resolution processes as well as principles of inclusion, diversity, and equity. Consistent with the University of Missouri core values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence, the individual also engages the campus in prevention education and intervention techniques and conducts outreach for the Office.  The Coordinator works with the Assistant Vice Provost for Civil Rights & Title IX to create a strategic education/prevention/outreach plan, identify populations in need of education, track education and prevention efforts throughout campus, and assess the effectiveness of programming. The Coordinator works regularly with the Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity/Chancellor¹s Diversity Initiative, the Social Justice Centers in Student Affairs, and various affinity groups,  organizations and committees across campus and in the community that  address discrimination, inclusion, diversity and equity regarding race,  color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, protected  veteran status, genetic information, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual  orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Coordinator also supervises Education & Prevention program volunteers/interns. 

This position is an essential part of the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX.


  • Plan, provide, coordinate, track and assess professional development, education and prevention efforts to campus and community constituents regarding the University non-discrimination policies and the equity resolution processes as well as principles of inclusion, diversity, and equity.
  • Provide aforementioned professional development, education and prevention programming to key communities such as: faculty, staff, administrators, deans, chairs, managers, supervisors, Residential Life, Greek Life, student employees, new graduate and professional students, students engaged in internships or study abroad programs, graduate assistants and instructors, and academic advisors.
  • Work with the Assistant Vice Provost for Civil Rights & Title IX to create, update, and enhance specialized curricula for professional development, education, and prevention education.
  • Under the direction of the Assistant Vice Provost, understand key principles, track developments in, and communicate with the campus regarding state and federal law and higher education best practices related to civil rights and sexual violence (such as Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community agencies and resources that serve University populations related to non-discrimination, inclusion, diversity, and equity principles.
  • Administer evaluations of programming. Regularly evaluate feedback from audience participants.
  • Engage MU social media experts in evaluation of the impact of social media on education & prevention regarding non-discrimination, inclusion, diversity and equity and use of social media to stop, correct, and prevent discrimination.
  • Provide non-client crisis intervention and information and referral services to participants in programs and to individuals calling the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX.
  • Perform ongoing outreach and networking to foster collaboration & maintain awareness of the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX services.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and reports of all services delivered.
  • Complete monthly reports and documentation and assist the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX with statistical reporting.
  • Attend all staff/supervision meetings, attend campus in-services, panels, and presentations and participate in staff development activities.
  • Participate in meetings/trainings for local, statewide, and national anti-discrimination and anti-violence coalitions, institutional partners, and other agencies, as assigned.
  • Supervise Office for Civil Rights & Title IX volunteers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor¹s degree in related field or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a related field is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to objectively advocate for the needs/rights of others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills with a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as with a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • A collaborative and flexible style; needs to be an active and engaged team player.
  • Exceptional organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Positive attitude and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Regular access to transportation for effective delivery of presentations.
  • Basic understanding of social media platforms such as Erodr, YikYak, SnapChat, Facebook, Twitter used by various MU populations, or willingness and ability to learn.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX;
  • Teaching or presenting on civil rights and human rights issues, including the concepts of disparate treatment, oppression, power,  privilege, and intersectionality as well as discrimination on the basis  of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability,  protected veteran status, genetic information, sex, gender, pregnancy,  sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Working with marginalized, underrepresented populations
  • Addressing violence motivated by discrimination, including sexual violence
  • Engaging skeptical audiences who may be reflecting on such ideas for the first time.
  • Previous completion of civil rights and sexual violence education is strongly preferred
  • Previous work experience with sexual assault prevention education, providing professional training and working with university populations is strongly preferred.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekend hours is required.

Application Materials

Please apply online. Applicants must submit application, resume, and cover letter.

If you are a current employee of our organization please use the following link instead:

For questions regarding the application process for this position please contact Columbia campus Human Resources at 573-882-7976.


Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.

For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Keyword Phrases

  • Equity
  • Office for Civil Rights & Title IX
  • Academic Administration
  • Inclusion
  • Diversity
  • Education & Prevention Coordinator
  • Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 2 years
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 3/3/2016