Prevention Director – NSVRC

Job Title: Prevention Director
Department: NSVRC Prevention
Reports To: COO, National Resource Center
FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt
Work Hours: Primarily regular business hours
Travel Expectations: Some travel required
Salary: $73,400 – $78,400

Position Summary
The Prevention Director coordinates the prevention services of NSVRC, overseeing the CDC cooperative agreement deliverables and budget, and serving as Respect Together liaison to the CDC. The Prevention Director also assists Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) recipients and partners, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in their mission to create social conditions, systems and environments to prevent sexual violence before it occurs through coordinating customized technical assistance, on-site consultation, training and resource development and dissemination. This position is also responsible for the supervision of the Prevention Specialist and the Evaluation Coordinator and serves on the Respect Together Management Team. This is a hybrid position based in our Harrisburg, PA office.

Job Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Grant Management

  • Regularly communicate and collaborate with CDC.
  • Oversee cooperative agreement deliverables and budget.
  • Coordinate monthly and annual reporting requirements.


  • Supervise Prevention Specialist and Evaluation Coordinator positions.

Resource Development/Dissemination

  • Coordinate dissemination of CDC information to state and territory RPE recipients and coalitions
  • In collaboration with the Advocacy & Resources Director and Communication Director, oversee development of technical assistance materials to support RPE program.
  • Review and recommend updates to the prevention sections of NSVRC website as well as the private online CRM user space


  • Work with CDC and national partners to track, compile and synthesize RPE needs and best practices.
  • Build collaborative relationships with other prevention organizations.
  • Serve on external committees and workgroups for other national partner organizations.


  • Supervise Evaluation Coordinator and assist with NSVRC evaluation initiatives and building evaluation capacity in the field.

Training & Technical Assistance

  • Assist in providing customized training and technical assistance to RPE recipients and sub-recipients on prevention and evaluation best practice
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of annual RPE training opportunities, to include the RPE National Dialogue, RPE Virtual Connection Opportunities, and assist with planning for the CDC’s RPE Recipient’s Meeting

Supervisory Responsibilities
Directly supervises 2 staff positions but may occasionally supervise an intern or volunteer. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university with concentration in program evaluation for social services, or equivalent experience. Specialized training in culturally responsive and participatory evaluation techniques preferred. Strong foundation in comprehensive prevention concepts, anti-oppression work, coalition building, community mobilization, public policy education, and understanding of the public health approach to sexual violence prevention preferred. Experience working with underserved populations. Written and verbal communication skills necessary. Proficiency in Excel required. Ability to do business and report writing. Computer skills necessary. Ability to work with teams.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, co-workers, centers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Basic math skills are those that involve making calculations of amounts, sizes, or other measurements. Core concepts like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to interpret graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously and ability to meet strict deadlines. Ability to identify and respond to shifting priorities.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work within a team and fast-paced environment and handle various tasks with multiple deadlines. Must be very detail-oriented and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must possess excellent project management, organizational, and negotiation skills. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and ability to collaboratively work with individuals and groups from diverse populations and organizations. Ability to maintain a cooperative and professional demeanor with rape crisis centers, coalitions, agency staff/board, council members, vendors, consultants, allied professionals, and the general public. Must be able to foster positive working relationships with people and create an accessible environment.
  • Must have proficiency with the technology necessary for the functions of the position, including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, and Excel.
  • Accept and abide by the mission and core values of Respect Together.
  • Must complete a Pennsylvania rape crisis center sexual assault victim counselor training, within the first year of employment.
  • A Pennsylvania driver’s license and vehicle are not required for this position.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Not applicable.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Values Statement
Respect Together understands sexual violence as a social justice issue and works to prevent and respond to sexual harassment, assault, and abuse within this framework. We are committed to nurturing a workplace that is affirming, inclusive, and respectful of all people across race, class, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities. We are looking for outstanding relationship-builders and communicators. We value both life experience and professional credentials.

We are committed to building a diverse organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background outside of the movement to end sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. Respect Together strongly encourages you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every qualification described. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better results. We are an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage you to apply for open positions.

Other Duties As Required
The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including but not limited to work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

To Apply
Respect Together offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at by May 30, 2024.

Who We Are
Founded in 1975, Respect Together unites all elements of our work under one name with a continued commitment to our long-standing mission of preventing and ending sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. Respect Together’s main divisions are the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and The Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect (PCAR). Collectively, we are working together to create a culture in the United States – and beyond – that values and upholds all people being treated with respect and free from all forms of sexual violence and oppression.


  • Identifies, develops, and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.
  • NSVRC is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence.
  • Translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change.
  • Works with the media to promote informed reporting.


  • Partners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope, and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    Assures that communities have access to quality victim services and prevention education by providing funding, training, materials, and assistance to a network of rape crisis centers that serve all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
  • Provides resources and training on sexual assault-related issues to professionals across PA.
  • Promotes public policies that provide protections and services to victims of sexual violence, hold offenders accountable, enhances community safety, and works with media to increase public awareness, access to accurate information, and ethical reporting practices.
  • Respect Together understands sexual violence as a social justice issue and works to prevent and respond to sexual harassment, abuse, and assault within this framework. We are committed to nurturing a workplace that is affirming, inclusive, and respectful of all people and the ways in which they identify across race, class, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other characteristics.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Respect Together provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics

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