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Ryerson University-Specialist-Sexual Violence Education and Support

Vacancy Type: Term Vacancy Notice Start: A.S.A.P. End: 1 Year from Start Date Department: Vice Provost, Students Position: 20002117 Grade: MAC - C42 ($59,540 - $95,264) Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week Reporting to: Manager, Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education

Specialist, Sexual Violence Education and Support

Apply online before:
 Friday July 7, 2017 (4:30pm)

Our Culture

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada's leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as part of our DNA - our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

As an employer, we’re working towards a people first culture and we're proud to have been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto's Top Employer for 2016. To learn more about our work environment and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU@RyersonHR, and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

The Opportunity 

The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education works from the premise that consent comes first. We believe that survivors should guide the process and we are here to provide options. We recognize that survivors are impacted differently based on varied and interlocking oppression. How people experience, heal from, and address sexual violence is shaped by the multitude of social locations e.g. class, sexuality, citizenship status and gender expression. 

The Specialist, Sexual Violence and Support will be the next leader to join our team in the office of Sexual Violence and Support and Education, working to fostering a campus where consent comes first. Their role will be to deliver appropriate intake and support for sexual violence survivors at the university under the guidance of the Manager, Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education. The successful candidate will support the coordination of awareness, education and training programs to reinforce the university’s commitment to fostering a safe, healthy, supportive environment for all community members. The candidate will leads the development, implementation and delivery of a peer-to-peer, sexual violence survivor advocates program that reflects the community’s diversity.


You have a University degree, in Social Work, Gender Studies, Health Promotion or related field with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in Social Work or related experience in frontline, trauma-informed work with sexual violence survivors, intake and referral, and case management. As well as demonstrated experience with providing survivors with options related to safety and justice, and assess the personal, legal and social needs with the survivor. You have experience working with a broad range to equity-seeking groups impacted by sexual violence. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in current laws, legislation, research and best practices in the area of sexul violence, sexual health and bystander intervention. 

Your ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners as well as your superior people skills will allow you to manage key relationships and personnel. Your demonstrated experience to provide community development in a not-for-profit and/or post-secondary environment will be considered an asset as well as your ability to work well under pressure in various situations will allow you to effectively work with a broad range of equity seeking groups impacted by sexual violence. 

You have strong skills in project coordination including the implementation and coordination of sexual violence education activities, peer programming and service delivery. As well as advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and social media applications (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.).

If you meet all the above qualifications and can demonstrate this in your cover letter and resume, please apply by submitting ONE PDF document.



Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through an occupational test as a first step in the screening prior to being granted a face-to-face interview. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment to maintain confidentiality. *