Director of Prevention and Education

Date Posted: 05/02/2023
Type/Department:Administrator in Student Affairs
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College

Department: Community Advocacy, Prevention & Education, & Safety – Division of Student Affairs

Job Title: Director of Prevention and Education

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 35 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $60,000-$64,000/ Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Senior Director of Student Affairs –

Community Advocacy, Prevention & Education, & Safety

Anticipated Start Date: July 10, 2023


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. Prevention and education is part of the community advocacy, prevention & education, and safety (C.A.P.E.S) department within the division of student affairs with a focus to contribute to creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff are able to work diligently to support the Hampshire College community and pursue excellence, while consistently challenging themselves and others to dismantle systems of oppression and racism. As part of the student affairs team, you will be instrumental in the department, division, and college achieving its mission and goals!


The director of prevention and education is a full time, 12-month, live-on professional staff member in the division of student affairs. The director reports to the senior director of student affairs for community advocacy, prevention & education, and safety (C.A.P.E.S.). They provide leadership and vision for the College’s alcohol and other drug prevention and education programs, survivor support services, and violence education and prevention initiatives. The director develops, implements, and coordinates across the division of student affairs programs services, and strategies aimed at addressing, preventing, educating, and decreasing sexual misconduct and relationship and power-based personal violence for the College community. In this capacity, the director provides support and resource coordination for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Responsibilities around survivor support and violence prevention are administered in coordination with the Hampshire College Title IX Coordinator. The director also partners with the dean of student office – wellness center, campus colleagues and community resources to coordinate a comprehensive and evidence-based alcohol and other drug programs and services focused around education, prevention, student support, and harm reduction.

The director will develop and implement a comprehensive sexual misconduct prevention education plan. The approach utilized should be intersectional and seek to disrupt all systems of oppression (for example, racism, ableism, homophobia) and include survivors of all gender identities. Provide current information and statistics to be utilized in social media, social norming, and other educational marketing materials. In addition, audits existing trainings, programs, and materials and makes recommendations for continued improvements. Given the nature of the position, the director serves as the initial contact person for campus survivors of sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking and as a result is responsible for personal advocacy, follow-up contact, and providing appropriate on campus and community referrals for students and/or their families. Also, develops working knowledge of the 5-College Consortium and Hampshire County's sexual misconduct and equal opportunity policies to facilitate referrals for survivors and other campus community members.

This position serves to create/maintain an environment that enriches the student experience, increases access to student and community support resources, contributes to co-curricular learning, and promotes self-advocacy while emphasizing both community and individual well-being and sense of belonging. The director of prevention and education is a student development practitioner who is student centered, highly motivated, and cares deeply about forming strong relationships and engaging in meaningful and educational experiences with students. This position needs to be highly visible, maintain strong connections and work successfully with students, faculty, staff, parents, and external constituents focused on prevention and education.

This position participates in campus-wide events, responds to requests for training, and develops collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students: coordinates and utilizes assessment and campus climate data to recommend and improve educational programming tailored to the Hampshire College community; supports efforts of colleagues in the office to provide trainings on Title IX compliance. Promotes awareness of the office's function and fosters positive perceptions through professional interactions.

The director will work collaboratively with student affairs departments and leadership, and other campus constituents to build a community that will be open and honest with one another and act with integrity and civility at all times, treating one another with respect, care, and kindness as we work through conflicts and seek justice and understanding within and beyond the campus community. Centered in both restorative and transformative justice, this will aid in creating a campus culture that is more actively anti-racist, inclusive, and equitable. The staff member contributes to campus-wide educational initiatives, for instance the ENGAGE Day of Learning, New and Transfer Student Orientation, Community Orientation, and Community Education Day that advances the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and a vibrant, welcoming and safe community. Participates as a committed member of the student affairs team in emergency response and "on call" rotation, divisional committee work, projects, meetings, retreats and overall community development and assists in the coordination and facilitation of academic courses, co-curricular activities and services for students. Availability to work evenings and weekends


  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Supports and enhances a sense of belonging and success of students from traditionally marginalized populations.
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including students from underrepresented groups (e.g., BIPOC, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities, international students, etc.).
  • Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments; Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • Ability to function independently and complete projects with limited supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Ability to analyze data, interpret results and make recommendations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional relationships.
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize in a fast-paced, team- oriented environment.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity as well as collaborative decision-making structures
  • Experience presenting to groups
  • Strong supervisory, problem-solving and collaborative skills
  • Knowledge of issues and dynamics related to sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking on college campuses
  • Knowledge of issues and dynamics related to alcohol and other drug education and substance abuse on college campuses.


  • Experience creating and providing educational programs around consent, bystander intervention, survivors supports, and social justice.
  • Understanding of Student Development Theory, knowledge of higher education trends and best practices, administration and governance.
  • Background in trauma-informed practices focusing on confidentiality, empowerment, and self-determination.
  • Knowledge of Title IX and Clery guidance and regulations.
  • Familiarity with computer programs: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, information management (Colleague), social media applications, student activities platforms, etc.


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years’job-related experience

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structure that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin on May 22, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.