Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager - Student Experience Hub

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Student Experience Hub
Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$74,884 to $83,024 per annum

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for the position of Manager, Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response as UPEI reviews and redesigns policies and programming to prevent and respond to sexualized violence on campus. As this position supports students, staff and faculty, the Manager will establish a coordinated response team for the campus, working under the umbrella of the Vice President Academic and Research.

An integral member of the management team, the Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Office, inform ongoing development of the office, including policies, procedures, and educational programming, manage staff, and provide case management.


Coordinate a comprehensive, survivor-led response upon receiving disclosures of sexualized violence (including but not limited to sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic and family violence) from members of the university community

  • Case management responsibilities ensuring timely and appropriate support to all disclosures of sexualized violence
  • Liaise with various university staff and faculty to coordinate appropriate workplace, residence, and academic accommodations
  • Provide support, advocacy, and information to survivors contemplating or engaged in informal or formal University complaints resolution processes or external investigations and criminal processes
  • Facilitate referrals to on campus and off campus resources/agencies
  • Represent the University on matters pertaining to sexualized violence with other post-secondary education officials and the larger community

Work closely with relevant stakeholders, reflecting campus diversity, to initiate and implement campus-wide sexual violence awareness and prevention programming

  • Establish a coordinated response team to address sexualized violence on campus, including but not limited to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Director of Student Affairs, Assistant Manager of Residence Life, Director of Communications and University Relations, Human Resource staff, etc.
  • Provide direction to the Sexualized Violence Prevention Educator to create and deliver awareness programming to the campus community
  • Remain current on sexual and gender-based violence prevention research and legislation, and national trends
  • Coordinate Sexualized Violence Response Protocol training, targeted toward a variety of populations, including but not limited to, student leaders, faculty, and staff likely to receive disclosures of sexualized violence, faculty, and staff with supervisory responsibilities, and those whose day-to-day responsibilities involve working closely with students
  • Coordinate sexualized violence prevention training activities including:  bystander intervention training, what is consent? training, sexual health education, and training on violence against women/gender-based violence
  • Work collaboratively with other departments and student organizations to address continuing and emerging campus needs on issues related to sexualized violence

Act as a centralized data collection hub for gathering information on incidences of sexualized violence specific to the UPEI community

  • Design and implement comprehensive data collection methods to record disclosures of sexualized violence on campus and reported incidents of sexualized violence experienced by the university community off-campus
  • Develop and implement strict confidentiality guidelines governing the maintenance, release and sharing of data collected
  • Prepare an annual report based on data related to sexualized violence on campus. The report will be presented to the Board of Governors, the President, Vice-Presidents, Deans, and to the broader university community
  • Review and update the Sexual Violence Response Policy as required


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree in a related field, such as Social Work, Psychology, Gender Studies, Law
  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in an advisory and support role related to sexualized violence prevention and/or response
  • Culturally knowledgeable and sensitive
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of trauma on diverse individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated track record in successful promotion of survivor centered sexualized violence prevention
  • Experience providing effective, confidential support and advice to survivors of sexualized violence
  • Knowledge of human rights and intersectional sexual violence issues
  • Understanding of complex institutional settings as well as systems-level understanding of institutional environments and stakeholders with a role in sexualized violence prevention and/or response an asset
  • Knowledge of university environments an asset
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation (Human Rights Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, FOIPP, etc.) an asset
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in designing and delivering training workshops related to sexualized violence prevention, awareness, and response
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including effective verbal/written communication skills and critical listening skills
  • Strong facilitation and training skills and experience chairing meetings
  • Demonstrated leadership, advocacy, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to recognize and respond quickly within a fast-paced environment


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.