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Project Director - Engage - Coordinated Community Response Team

Fontbonne University
St Louis, MO 63105
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Project Director - Engage - Coordinated Community Response Team

Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University seeks a Project Director to oversee the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant.


  • The Project Director will form Fontbonne Engage (Engage), a campus-wide program to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSAS), and strengthen victim services.
  • The Project Director is a member of our Coordinated Community Response (CCR) team who primarily leads the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Engage.
  • The primary function of Engage is to reduce or eliminate DVSAS incidents on campus and offer trauma-informed services to victims with support for long-term healing. Engage will enhance a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • The Project director will strengthen prevention education, bystander intervention training, and victim services with a collaborative effort of campus personnel, off-campus partners, and off-campus consultant resources.
  • Engage will seek to specifically address the needs of African American women and LGBTQ+ students with inclusive and culturally-sensitive outreach.
  • The Project Director will report to the Director, Counseling and Wellness.

NOTE: This position is grant funded for 3 years. It is a set salary with a built-in increase for years 2 and 3. There is the opportunity to expand the grant beyond year 3.


  • Lead the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the ENGAGE Program.
  • Attend 5 OVW mandated training
  • Ensure programs and services contribute to inclusive excellence.

Marketing and Communication - Contribute towards marketing and communication strategies Engage that encourage engagement, skill-building, and positive behaviors

Contribution to the CCR Team - Work closely with other members of the CCR team to effectively collaborate on programs and services to meet strategic objectives.

Contribution to the Institution and Community - Work closely with other members of the University and Community to collaborate for greater impact. Actively participate in local, state, and national violence prevention groups

Working Conditions: The environment includes a team-based, collaborative atmosphere with synergistic staff. In-person meetings and attendance at programs and events will be required the majority of time. Working some evenings/weekends to reach some audiences may be necessary and work time may be flexed to accommodate within a 40-hour work week.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No official direct reports, but significant opportunity to share leadership and mentoring of Fontbonne Certified Peer Educators

Availability: As soon as possible

How to Apply

Please navigate to the Employment page on the Fontbonne website (link below). Click on the job posting and then select one of the blue-highlighted "Apply" buttons at the bottom of the page to begin your application.


Interested applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Rsum and Contact information for three references.

Excellent Benefit Package offered including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D and Disability insurance, Paid Vacation/Sick Leave, a large number of paid office holidays and 403(b) Retirement Plan with matching contributions. Tuition Remission benefits available for employee and eligible spouse/dependents.

NOTE: Educational Transcripts and Certification Documentation may be requested during the interview process.

A standard background check will be done prior to hiring.

Director, Human Resources

Fontbonne University

6800 Wydown Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63105

Email: sloher@fontbonne.edu

Fontbonne University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Fontbonne complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Our Mission & Vision

Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides transformative education committed to the common good, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically and act ethically to create a more just world.

About Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is a vibrant and strong academic institution located in the Clayton suburb within the St. Louis metropolitan area. We were founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and established in the Catholic tradition, yet we serve and welcome a diverse group of students from all faiths, cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. With nearly 1,000 students enrolled, we offer Division III athletics, a large range of student organizations, and more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Fontbonne University is uniquely situated to offer the best of city sights and scenes coupled with beautiful and historic homes and neighborhoods.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Open your mind. Follow your heart. Take the leap. Challenging, welcoming, affordable. Fontbonne will prepare you for an engaged and rewarding life, no matter how you're called to serve.



Bachelor's degree in a related field; Master's preferred


2 years working full-time in a related program or field; knowledge of marginalized populations and mental health issues

Experience in a Higher Education setting


Strong understanding and passion for violence education and prevention

Baseline knowledge in the four areas addressed by the ENGAGE program: alcohol and drug misuse, interpersonal violence, bias, and mental health/suicidality

Leadership and interpersonal skills for engaging a broad group of stakeholders

Marketing and communication skills including an ability to create compelling and effective presentations, promotional materials, and messages for a variety of audiences

Ability to quickly assess and problem-solve in complex situations through effective listening, consultation, data analysis and critical thinking skills

Strong research and assessment skills


Posted: 2022-10-31 Expires: 2022-12-01

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