1026 Program Coordinator, Bystander Intervention


TITLE Program Coordinator, Bystander Intervention




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Manager, Emergency Preparedness


The Program Coordinator, Bystander Intervention leads the  Engage initiative, a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence across all levels of the socio-ecological model by targeting all community members as potential bystanders and seeks to engage them through awareness, education, and skills practice in proactive behaviors, including reactive interventions in high risk situations,   that establish intolerance of violence as the norm.  The Program Coordinator, Bystander Intervention trains and organizes faculty, staff and students to fully integrate ENGAGE into University life to create a violence-free culture.  This is a grant-funded position and continuation of appointment is dependent on ongoing grant funding.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.

Experience: At least one year of experience in program coordination is preferred.

Skills: Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to organize and coordinate efforts to accomplish campaign objectives is required.  The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.  Grant management and workshop/conference facilitation experience is preferred.

Certification: If not ENGAGE-certified at the time of hire, ENGAGE certification is required within three months of hire.

Other: A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.  Some evening and weekend work is required.  Some travel is required including overnight trips.


1. Implements and oversees the three key strategies of the
ENGAGE: social media campaign, overview speeches, and bystander intervention Community Engagement.

2. Uses innovative and interesting tactics to implement ENGAGE in order to effectively engage students.

3. Plans and implements a broad range of educational efforts regarding sexual and relationship violence, mental health and suicide, drug and alcohol use, and bias/discrimination.

4. Establishes and oversees time-critical, deliberate action events in response to and regarding sexual and relationship violence, mental health and suicide, drug and alcohol use, and bias/discrimination.

5. Communicates the engaging in and caring about our community empowers us to foster a culture of awareness, care, and inclusion.

6. Manages the day-to-day administration of the ENGAGE contract by ensuring that the University meets all contract obligations in a timely manner, assuring the timely preparation and submission of required reports, and conducts administrative operations in compliance with the contract.

7. Develops and maintains online and print resources for faculty, staff, and students.

8. Analyzes and understands data related to violence prevention, mental health, substance abuse, and bias/discrimination and implements programs and initiatives to improve these performance metrics.

9. Works with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure comprehensive education and response initiatives.

10. Works collaboratively with all populations on campus, supporting diversity and inclusion.

11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

13. Helps to ensure the overall success of the ENGAGE Strategy by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Program Coordinator, Bystander Intervention is supervised by the Manager, Emergency Preparedness.