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PROGRAM DIRECTOR, THE LIGHTHOUSE PROGRAM

LSU Student Health Center

Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Program Director, The Lighthouse Program. Reporting to the Executive Director of the LSU Student Health Center, the Program Director leads campus interpersonal violence advocacy, support, and prevention efforts and supports compliance with federal requirements. The Program Director works closely with the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX to ensure that all university systems are working in concert to provide consistent, comprehensive, and caring survivor services and to inform effective primary prevention initiatives.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE

Serves as a key member of the Student Health Center Leadership Team and possesses a deep appreciation for integrated care model.
Ensures the design, delivery, and assessment of effective interpersonal violence support, advocacy and prevention services.
Cultivates strategic partnerships, especially in the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX, and serves on teams to address challenges, enhance the environment, and better meet the needs of survivors.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP

Advocate for positive change
The Director will serve as a strong advocate of survivors of interpersonal violence, working not only to comply with Title IX but to establish best practices that ensure survivors are supported throughout their experience at the university. In partnership with the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX, the Program Director will focus on prompting timely responses, bridging process gaps, and expediting outcomes.

Cultivate strategic partnerships
Preventing interpersonal violence is a community commitment. The Program Director will cultivate strategic partnerships and build trust and confidence to enhance services and target initiatives. There is an opportunity to strengthen relationships with student and university advocates, the Deputy Title IX Coordinators and Case Managers, the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) team, and others across campus and in the community to improve efforts.

Invest in integrated care
The Program Director will lead an integrated care team within the Student Health Center, including medical and mental health professionals and will leverage discipline diversity to provide comprehensive support to survivors. In addition, the Program Director will maintain open communication and regular coordination with the Coroner’s Office to facilitate Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) services.

 

ATTRIBUTES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

Leads with empathy and a trauma-informed approach, while being dedicated to institutional change and finding the right solution to each unique challenge.
Solves problems with an unwavering focus on students, rooting decisions, policies and practices in their best interest.
Communicates with clarity, direction, and conviction to advance conversations around interpersonal violence support, advocacy and prevention.
Deeply appreciates the educational and social value of a diverse community and demonstrates a commitment to inclusive and accessible processes, services, and spaces.
Actively builds authentic and mutually-beneficial relationships, as a collegial team player who is able to influence others without positional authority, who puts institutional priorities before their own interests, and who is unconcerned with where credit for accomplishing institutional objectives is assigned.
ABOUT THE DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS PRIORITIES:

Three priorities guide our work in the Division of Student Affairs: mattering & belonging, inclusion & access and quality. We believe creating a sense of mattering & belonging requires us to ensure every space, place, and interaction communicates to a student that they are home. Being inclusive and accessible in our work means that as our student body begins to more closely reflect the diversity of our state, it is our duty to design programs, services, events, and experiences with everyone in mind. Finally, a commitment to quality is rooted in the belief that LSU students deserve our best effort. Every interaction we have with them should communicate care, relevance, polish, and attention to detail.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct Student Support (35%)

Facilitates delivery of direct student support services through The Lighthouse Program, providing confidential support, coordinating support services and accommodations, and assistance with navigating the reporting process for student survivors.

Leadership and Administration (30%)

Leads interpersonal violence advocacy, support and prevention services which comply with federal mandates and employ best practices. Provides administrative supervision of a team of program coordinators and team leadership for an integrated care team. Manages related communication by developing educational and marketing content for social media platforms and the departmental website.

Title IX Partnership (20%)

Consults and collaborates on strategic initiatives with the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX. Leads advocacy efforts, informs educational initiatives, and communicate the needs of survivors of interpersonal violence to university leadership.

Financial Management and Quality Control (10%)

Manages a budget totaling approximately $200,000. Creates and updates policies and procedures that support establishment and maintenance of standards of care. Coordinates quality improvement and assessment activities for the program, employing data to direct resources and drive practices.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Other duties as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to, efforts that support broad divisional and institutional goals including at least 40 hours per year spent helping divisional initiatives such as Move-in Day and Welcome Week.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree public health, health education/health promotion, social work, counseling or other related field from an accredited institution of higher education
Experience working in the area of interpersonal violence prevention and support
Demonstrated leadership experience, including supervisory experience
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Three or more years working in the area of interpersonal violence prevention and support
Three or more years of supervisory experience, including formal training and evaluation
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Certified in Public Health (CPH)
Expertise in young adult development and experience working with college students
Experience working as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary health team
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/EXPECTATIONS:

Safety and security – sensitive positions are defined as those positions where any form of substance abuse may affect University activities through unsafe work behavior/performance or error in judgment; or where substance abuse could jeopardize the safety and well-being of employees, other personnel, or the general public, or cause significant damage to University property. This includes positions requiring firearms, access to controlled substances, handling hazardous material, operating heavy equipment or machinery, etc. These positions are subject to drug screens per PS-67/FASOP HR-04.

 

This position may be required to report to campus in times of emergency and/or closure per PS-18.

As with all LSU employees, due to this position title and/or responsibilities, this position has an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services. Should a student appear in need of or seek assistance with issues of an emotional, behavioral, or mental health related matter they should be referred to the proper service within the Student Health Center. In situations where the student creates an impression that they are a danger to themselves or others, the advisor should immediately contact the Care Team, the Dean of Students or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The employee outside of those rights contained within FERPA should create no impression of client or patient confidentiality.

 

NOMINATIONS, APPLICATIONS, AND INQUIRIES:

Please direct all nominations and inquiries for the position to Megan Elliott-Smith at megan5@lsu.edu. Applications will be accepted online on the LSU Careers website. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by June 30, 2022. Requested application materials include a letter of interest or cover letter; resume or curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory drug screen and pre-employment background check.

Special Instructions:
Requested application materials include a letter of interest or cover letter; resume or curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references.

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):
Y

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol:
LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu