The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Health & Wellness


Nova Scotia university and community college presidents unanimously endorsed the implementation of the ten recommendations (pg.47-51) of the January 2017 report Changing the Culture of Acceptance: Recommendations to address sexual violence on university campuses (the Report).

Since that time, the sector has worked collaboratively on several initiatives to improve our sexualized violence prevention and response. The Coordinator will work with university and NSCC representatives on the Provincial Sexual Violence Prevention Committee (PSVPC) (see Appendix A) to foster collaboration and coordination of institutional implementation of the Report's recommendations, utilizing best practices and consistent approach across the sector. 


The Coordinator provides support to the Provincial Sexual Violence Prevention Committee and the co-chairs of the committee, and is a key resource for university and NSCC campuses across the province. The Coordinator will develop and lead the implementation of an annual work plan, including the identification of milestones and timelines. In addition, the Coordinator will lead the development of an annual program budget to support the work in consultation with representatives from various NS post-secondary institutions and other partners including the Province. 

Salary: $72,000 gross (before mandatory payroll deductions) (annually)


The Coordinator will report on a bi-weekly basis to three university representatives from the PVSPC. The Coordinator will become a member of the PSVPC and provide written updates to the Committee at its scheduled meetings. The Coordinator will work independently and primarily remotely but will be provided office space on campus as required.

What you'll do


Duties will include:

  • Continue to identify opportunities for institutional collaboration and coordination.
  • Identify resources (e.g. training programs; workshops) to deploy 'best practices' consistently across institutions.
  • Identify a student consultation plan to involve representative student organizations as well as individual campus student unions in planning and implementation of the recommendations.
  • Create a common framework enabling institutions to evaluate the functionality and impact of 'best practices' on campus climate and culture.
  • Create a coordinated universities report (at a provincial level) to track incidents reported.
  • Serve as an institutional liaison with relevant government, community and special interest organizations committed to prevention of sexual violence.
  • Facilitate and provide ongoing support with successful grant applications to fulfill the 10 recommendations on an as needed basis
  • Further relationship building with government, institutions and relevant organizations (i.e., Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, HRP, RCMP, Sexual Assault Resource Centres, Courage to Act, other academic institutions in the Atlantic region and across Canada, etc)
  • Provide support to Student Liaisons at each campus and coordinate regular meetings of this group
  • Coordinate a Community of Practice for campus SVP practitioners, organizing regular meetings and professional development opportunities
  • Support the research and development of measurements (e.g., policy evaluation and field survey- Dr. Diane Crocker's research)
  • Continuous consultation with institutional reps and student groups (e.g., campus visits and ongoing support)
  • Sit on several relevant SVP Committees to work on several different initiatives and provide updates (institution specific and province wide)
  • Maintain communication between the institutions, students, government and relevant organizations
  • Organize SVP training, meetings, events, and workshops on an as needed basis
  • Update and maintain online SVP Materials on OneDrive for institutional access
  • Other duties as required

What you'll need


The successful candidate will have a university degree and a minimum of two years of experience in sexualized violence prevention, response, and/or education. The candidate will have exceptional interpersonal and organization skills, demonstrated ability to work independently, and appreciation for and experience working with diverse groups. Experience working in a post-secondary environment would be considered an asset.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

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Competition Opens: April 16 2021 Competition Closes: April 30 2021

This position will be hired on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Applications are encouraged from qualified women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.