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Project Manager, Grant Project

Mercyhurst University is seeking a Project Manager for its Department of Justice (Office of Violence Against Women) All-Campus Violence Prevention Project which will work to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campus.  The position is a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Program Director.  The position is funded through a Department of Justice (Office of Violence Against Women) grant which is funded from the current time through the end of September 2020. 

The position objectives include:  coordinator of the community response team; help establish and implement mandatory prevention and education programs for all in-coming students; assist with organization and implementation of training for campus conduct boards and other campus constituent groups; work collaboratively with vulnerable student populations; assure educational materials for student populations; and work with community and internal partners to assure rapid access to counseling and advocacy services.  In addition, the coordinator will work with relevant departments to assure the development of an on-line resource that permits students to readily identify how to access services, and will work with community providers to assure development of prevention and education pieces that address vulnerable populations including the deaf, students who don’t speak English as a first language, and others. 

The coordinator will attend all meetings/trainings required and paid for by the grant, including technical assistance trainings that take place outside of the state.  This position will work with personnel and projects on both the Erie and North East campus, as well as at Mercyhurst’s program at the Booker T. Washington Center.  The position will primarily be based on the Erie Campus.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field applicable to grant duties
  • Demonstrated experience conducting programs and education sessions
  • Knowledge in the areas of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking as evidenced by coursework, volunteer, and/or work experience
  • Demonstrated self-awareness and commitment to values of diversity and equity and the reduction of acts of interpersonal violence
  • Computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and PC database tools
  • Strong written, analytic and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, honesty, and strong ethical reasoning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituencies and to work productively as a member of a team
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Current clearances required under relevant child abuse statutes

Other preferred qualifications:  A Master’s Degree is preferred provided all the above qualifications are also present.  Experience in a higher educational work setting, or victim service nonprofit agency is preferred. 

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Qualified candidates can submit their resume/application to:

Mercyhurst University

Attn: Human Resources

501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546



Mercyhurst is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.