Manager, Dating, Domestic and Sexual Violence

Mount Royal University
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$92,847 - $128,127
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Job Title

Manager, Dating, Domestic and Sexual Violence

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Permanent (for any group)

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MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Department of Dating, Domestic & Sexualized Violence

The department provides specialized support for those who have been impacted by dating, domestic and sexual violence. Support is available to any MRU student or employee regardless of when or where the violence occurred. Services include navigating resources both on and off campus, accessing academic accommodations and understanding reporting options and making reports to MRU. Other services include safety planning, exploring options and coping strategies. Education including workshops, guest lectures and training and awareness initiatives is provided.

About the Role

The Manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation and administration of the policies, procedures, and programming associated with gender based violence (GBV) and the associated operations of the office of Dating, Domestic, and Sexualized Violence (DDSV). The Manager serves as the subject-matter expert around gender based violence and is central to the institutional work in this area. The position provides support and advocacy to community members who have been impacted by GBV. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice-President Student Experience and Success, the incumbent works collaboratively across the University to foster a safe and respectful University community and learning environment that is free from GBV.

The Manager must make independent operational decisions including strategic planning decisions that align with the goals of the DDSV office and collaborate to ensure alignment of program deliverables with funding requirements and research goals. With a significant degree of latitude to make decisions, the Manager must exercise sound judgment and tact in policy-related matters that impact the entire MRU community, and provide guidance, education, and support to all.

This position will require the ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.


Respond and Support Disclosures

  • Review and assess cases, research precedents, meet with students, faculty, Security and other applicable resources
  • Provide guidance and direct personal support to students, staff, and faculty who have been impacted by GBV including referral to on and off campus resources in accordance with MRU policies
  • Meet with and advise complainants, witnesses and others involved in cases as well and provide guidance to MRU community on how to respond when receiving a disclosure
  • Liaise with Security Services in determining and assigning safety plans
  • Respond to inquiries of senior administrators, faculty, staff and students
  • Serve as the support person for people submitting a complaint of GBV throughout the investigation process
  • Assess, coordinate, and monitor accommodated supports for students, staff, and faculty who have experienced GBV
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other institutional leaders in the investigating, resolving, and managing complex cases in accordance with various University policies
  • Assess the personal and institutional risk and determine reporting requirements associated with privacy and confidentiality and institutional duty to warn
  • Uphold privacy and confidentiality standards and respond to any breaches appropriately
  • Educate and Raise Awareness

  • Strategically plan, develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate institutional education and awareness programs and training, professional development, workshops and other GBV initiatives
  • Chair the GBV Committee on the review, assessment, and planning of University wide prevention, awareness, and response programming objectives and deliverables
  • Increase awareness within the University community of the available supports and services
  • Ensure MRU is maintaining programs and services in accordance with evidence based best practices and provincial and national standards for GBV services
  • Assess program objectives and adjust processes and policy administration as necessary
  • Provide updates, guidance and advice to the Associate Vice President Student Experience and Success and other senior leaders with regard to prevention and response to GBV
  • Administration

  • Develop, foster, and promote new opportunities for partnerships within the public and private sector associated with GBV
  • Maintain accurate and private data and case records and develop anonymous and appropriate reports
  • Recruit, supervise, train, and manage a team of professional and paraprofessionals in the delivery of office processes and educational programming
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of communications and promotional materials that support the work of the office
  • Track, assess and identify student trends and outcomes
  • Develop, allocate, and manage the financial resources of the department
  • Make strategic planning decisions based on the goals of the DDSV office and in accordance with department and institutional priorities
  • Identify and source additional sources of funding and financial support such as grants and community donations
  • Collaborate to ensure alignment of program deliverables with funding requirements and research goals
  • Consult with senior University leaders
  • Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree is required in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • A Masters or Graduate degree is preferred
  • 6 or more years of directly related experience, with preference for experience within the gender based violence sector or a post-secondary environment
  • Proven background in providing support to individuals who have experienced gender based violence and working with individuals in crisis
  • Demonstrated expertise in gender based violence and violence prevention
  • Previous experience supervising, leading, or managing teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to assess and communicate sensitive and complex information
  • Strong understanding of community resources, services, and legal options for individuals who have experienced gender based violence
  • Proven background in policy administration and implementation and working with high volumes of highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Comprehensive knowledge of procedural fairness, due process, restorative justice, dispute resolution pathways, student development theory, and trauma informed practices
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with skills in conflict resolution, mediation, crisis management is preferred
  • Understanding and ability to utilize trauma informed practices in all interactions
  • Knowledge of current provincial and federal laws, regulations and legislations relevant within the post-secondary environment such as: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, Human Rights, Workplace Violence, Sexual Violence legislation.
  • MRU Leadership Competencies
  • Have integrity and are inclusive
  • Empower others
  • Foster growth
  • Engage and support others
  • Take risks and are innovative
  • What We Offer

    Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

    At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

    Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

    Our campus offers the convenience of a medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, tournaments and certifications for students, employees and the public.

    Salary: $92,847 - $128,127 per annum

    Closing Date: February 20, 2024

    A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number, Document Title.pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and others currently eligible to work in Canada will be given priority.

    Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment athttps:// www.

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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