Assistant Director of Healthy Relationships and Educational Initiatives
University of Notre Dame
Location: South Bend, Indiana
Salary: Up to $52,000
Leadership Development and Programming
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Posting # S23972
The Assistant Director of Healthy Relationships and Educational Initiatives promotes the GRC mission by spearheading educational initiatives particularly as they relate to healthy relationships, authenticity and identity formation, healthy masculinities, and interpersonal violence prevention, 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.
The Assistant Director of Healthy Relationships and Educational Initiatives has significant responsibilities related to the GRC’s training and educational initiatives across the campus community. Areas of focus for training include issues related to healthy relationships, authenticity and identity, and violence prevention across the University.
This position reports directly to and assists the Director of the Gender Relations Center (GRC), and working closely with the entire staff, 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 Assistant Director is a full time 12 month position with regular evening and weekend programming responsibilities throughout the academic year, as well as some limited evening and weekend responsibilities throughout the summer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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, identity formation, healthy masculinities, and interpersonal violence prevention. Examples of programming include: healthy masculinities training, dating culture, consent, healthy sense of self, Take Back the Night, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Work with the other staff on programming related to gender equity and LGBTQ student support and allyship as needed.
Student Engagement and Development – Supervise up to four student Program Assistants and Senior Fellows and mentor up to two teams of peer educators (called FIRE Starters). Advise student organizations with missions similar to the GRC by providing budgetary, event coordination, and implementation advice as needed.
Training – Facilitate student training on issues related to healthy relationships, authenticity and identity, and violence prevention across the University (e.g. Residence Hall Staff, First Year of Studies, and Moreau First Year Experience Course instructors); Implement ongoing healthy relationships programming for all students, including developing content for Building Community the Notre Dame Way and the Moreau First Year Experience Course as needed; Develop targeted educational programs and/or simulation exercises to raise awareness around issues related to the GRC’s mission in collaboration with the other staff. Serve as the primary collaborator from the GRC with the University’s Green Dot bystander intervention program.
Student Affairs Collaboration – 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; assist the Director with one to two administrative duties such as communications/outreach/co-sponsorships, assessment, and budget.
Miscellaneous – Other related duties beyond those outlined above, including but not limited to graduate student programming and services; at least one administrative duty in the office such as communications, assessment, budget, or outreach to certain clubs and departments; Serve on Team ND leadership retreat planning committee and other University committees as needed; Serve as a liaison to other Catholic colleges/universities and local nonprofits as assigned; Attend regional and national trainings and conferences as applicable.
Student Development – 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.
The Assistant Director is a full-time 12-month position with regular evening and weekend programming responsibilities throughout the academic year, as well as some limited evening and weekend responsibilities throughout the summer.
Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in one of the following areas: Theology/Ministry, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Social Work, Education, or related fields.
Qualifications include 2+ years in ministry or administration, ideally within Catholic higher education or a non-profit agency; specialized training and experience with violence prevention, healthy relationships, or student leadership; 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.
Competence with technology (MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Google products, Webflow or other content management systems, and various social media platforms).
Effective interpersonal skills including a willingness to create a challenging but welcoming environment for all people.
The successful candidate will also possess a commitment to formulating formational opportunities, consistent with the mission of a Catholic University founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Come work at the University of Notre Dame. Guided by the University’s Catholic, Holy Cross mission, the Division of Student Affairs promotes the holistic education of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students so that all may flourish at the University of Notre Dame and beyond. Through our shared work, services, and partnerships, we seek to honor individual experiences and foster a sense of belonging; deepen engagement in faith; and cultivate meaningful relationships that empower students and enable them to develop in mind, body, and spirit. Our vision is to be a student-centered, collaborative, and faith-based community of professionals committed to the formation of minds and hearts. Through academic and co-curricular integration, authentic encounters with God and others, and personal development and formation in the context of community, the Division of Student Affairs strives to accompany students while preparing them to become a force for good in the world.