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Posted on: October 16, 2019
Deadline: October 29, 2019
Grade: 14


Reporting to the Dean of Students, the incumbent ensuring that the SARC effectively and efficiently serves as the University’s primary resource regarding sexual misconduct and sexual violence. He/she plays a critical role in fulfilling the University’s obligations under Bill 151 - An Act to prevent and fight sexual violence in higher education institutions.

Primary responsibilities

  • Oversee SARC operations: hire, train, supervise and provide guidance to staff, volunteers and interns; direct efforts to develop and maintain appropriate, professional and timely guidance, crisis intervention and support to University members on all matters related to sexual misconduct and sexual violence.
  • Chair the Sexual Assault Response Team, lead responders in cases of reported sexual violence; provide and/or coordinate case management; coordinate the University’s response and the resources offered, contact and work with all relevant departments/units to address related internal issues for the survivor/victim and provide relevant departments with updates regarding court dates, court conditions, restraining orders and decisions.
  • Develop and administer a communication strategy to inform the University community as to the services provided by SARC; coordinate awareness raising campaigns and events as additional sources of education for the community at large.
  • Plan guest speakers, panel discussions, films and discussion events, art events etc.; provide information related to new issues arising in the field of sexual violence to individuals and departments involved in responding to sexual violence.
  • Serve as a member of the Standing Committee on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence (SMSV); draft, implement and review the University’s policy on Sexual Violence; coordinate University-wide efforts to prevent and respond to SMSV.
  • Address, implement and monitor the University’s obligations under Bill 151; make recommendations and assess the priorities; chair the Training and Education Sub Committee; recommend training requirements for Bill 151 and develop further training opportunities and initiatives for a comprehensive training resource library.
  • Prepare reports that shall include data collected regarding findings, analysis of trends, recommendations on training and education, valuable information for effective planning.
  • Collaborate with on and off campus partners to develop and deliver an education plan that will include campaigns, training, workshops, online and print resources, programs and events on the topic of sexual misconduct and sexual violence on campus and will also include related University policies, guidelines and processes
  • Establish close working relationship with senior administration, HR, University Communication Services and student leaders for the annual roll-out of the on-line and in-person training modules; liaise with all important stakeholders working on issues related to sexual misconduct and sexual violence
  • Work with IITS to develop and maintain a data collection and management system suitable for the University’s compliance with annual government reporting requirements on training of staff, faculty and students.
  • Develops a communication strategy to inform students, staff and faculty of issues pertaining to sexual assault
  • Act as the University’s content expert for media relations.
  • Develop job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development as well as research/consult with other universities for the implementation of best practices.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work and four to seven years of related work experience.
  • Licensed member of the OTSTCFQ
  • Knowledge of the University environment and of the Quebec higher education system is highly desirable.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French in order to provide individual and group support to students, staff and faculty, as well as to consult with internal and external resources, maintain proper record keeping and develop workshops and programs.
  • Knowledge of additional languages an asset.
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills with the ability to deal sensitively with individuals as well as to give workshops and speak to the media.
  • Superior ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism and discretion commensurate with the mandate of the SARC
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Aptitude to work in a service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
  • Familiar with current research and best practices in providing support to survivors of sexual violence and prevention of sexual misconduct and sexual violence
  • Ability to work outside of normal operating hours.


$86,505.00 - $100,332.00 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by October 29, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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