Director, Office of Respect

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Campus Life
The Office of Respect
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Campus Life, the Director of the Office of Respect provides departmental leadership, strategic visioning, advocacy, prevention/education efforts, management and operations, committee involvement (e.g., Hazing Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence Committee, Campus Life Senior Staff group,) and financial oversight for the office. The Office of Respect aspires to end violence by ending oppression. As such, it oversees the implementation of trauma-informed, survivor-centered support to individuals impacted by sexual and interpersonal violence, bias, and other forms of oppression. The mission of the office is achieved, in collaboration with campus and community partners, through prevention, education, advocacy, crisis intervention, and policy development that supports survivors and dismantles oppressive systems.



  • Collects data, creates annual reports, provides financial oversight of the budget, and ensures compliance with appropriate state and federal laws and campus policies.
  • Works in partnership with campus and community stakeholders (e.g., Department of Title IX, Emory Police Department, Day League Sexual Assault Center, Partnership Against Domestic Violence) to ensure consistent compliance related to timely warnings per Clery Act and to provide training and education to the campus community on crisis response, advocacy, and reporting services.
  • Maintains knowledge of and collaborates with community resources through service provision and task forces and works to improve accessibility and ease of access to services for survivors.
  • Analyzes policies, procedures, programs, and services regarding response to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and identity-based harassment.


  • Responsible for the hiring, supervising, and training of three full-time staff members.
  • The staff includes an Assistant Director (who oversees the office's prevention and education initiatives and serves as the direct supervisor for two full time staff members and two graduate assistants); a Respect Educator/Survivor Resource Specialist; and a Lead Advocate/Bias Response Coordinator.



  • The Office of Respect offers 24/7 support for Emory students impacted by intimate partner violence via a 24/7 Respect hotline. Is responsible for ensuring that these services run smoothly and participating in the direct provision of services.
  • This includes participating in the 24/7 Respect hotline on-call rotation; helping students learn about their options and rights; assisting with safety planning; providing legal and medical accompaniment; and/or offering academic assistance. Provides private and trauma-informed advocacy and support services for survivors.
  • Works collaboratively with campus partners (e.g., Department of Title IX, Student Case Management & Intervention Services, Student Conduct, Residence Life, Emory Police Department, Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Health Services) to support impacted students and to ensure compliance with Title IX and Clery Act reporting obligations.
  • In addition to advocacy around intimate partner violence, the Office of Respect, working within an anti-oppression framework, provides advocacy and trauma-informed support for victims of bias incidents as part of Campus Life's Bias Support Services team.
  • This includes support for individuals and groups impacted by bias, as well as consultation and recommendations for departments and academic units to improve the climate and engage in anti-oppression and anti-racism work at a systemic level where needed.



  • Responsible for overseeing campus-wide prevention, education, and outreach efforts to address campus-based sexual and interpersonal violence.
  • This includes coordination of large scale trainings and workshops for the community focused on topics such as bystander intervention, sexual and online harassment, education on consent, healthy relationships, and trauma-informed survivor support. Develops culturally specific programming that is responsive to the needs of a diverse community.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of assessments, surveys, and program evaluations that inform future initiatives, such as social media and website content.


  • A master's degree or Ph.D. in public health, higher education administration, social work, Women's, Gender, and/or Sexuality Studies, or a human service-related field, and five years of experience in higher education.
  • Experience supervising professional staff.
  • Experience in prevention, education, and/or advocacy work with survivors of sexual violence and relationship abuse. Demonstrated crisis response skills.



  • Ability to lead programming focused on the needs of students from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups while attending to their intersectional identities. 
  • Demonstrated training in evidence-based programs (e.g., Mentors in Violence Prevention, Green Dot, Bystander training, or similar programs).
  • Demonstrated leadership and community building skills.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse student body.


  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.


  • A demonstrated commitment to trauma-informed, gender-based violence prevention and survivor advocacy practices in a campus setting. 

  • An ability to translate trauma-informed support principles to survivors of other types of identity based bias and oppression.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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