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Program Director

Date Posted:  Aug 5, 2022
Requisition ID:  357823

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):

The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.



This position traditionally starts at $37,778 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience. 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

The Violence Prevention Program Director works closely with the Office of Women’s Health Director and serves as the ISDH expert on the public health approach to violence prevention.  Specifically, the Violence Prevention Program Director manages and evaluates the execution of the state sexual violence primary prevention plan and the Rape Prevention and Education program at the Indiana State Department of Health. Additionally, the Violence Prevention Program Director collaborates with external efforts addressing violence prevention on a state level to offer public health expertise and build capacity to enhance violence prevention efforts at ISDH. The Director determines program priorities through internal and external data and assessments and federal and state stakeholder guidance. 

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Manage all programmatic and administrative duties of the Rape Prevention and Education Cooperative Agreement as required by CDC, including but not limited to: comprehensive annual reporting, collaboration with RPE accountant for fiscal reporting and carryover requests, compilation and submission of a yearly continuation application and program budget, attendance at the annual RPE meeting and National Sexual Assault Conference, and participation in distance-learning training and technical assistance opportunities
  • Serve as the person primarily responsible for state plan outcomes related to plan distribution, policy assessment, evaluation, and enhanced data collection and analysis
  • Coordinate and manage the work of Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council, including but not limited to: planning and facilitation of quarterly Council meetings, participation in subcommittee meetings and provision of resources, connections, and technical assistance necessary for subcommittee members and lead organizations to work towards state plan goals
  • Provide training and technical assistance to improve statewide and local evaluation capacity and infrastructure
  • Conduct a quarterly evaluation of progress towards accomplishing state plan outcomes 
  • Build epidemiological support to: address state plan goals related to enhanced data collection and analysis around sexual violence, especially around perpetrator data, determine a dissemination strategy for communication of data, and make program recommendations based on data
  • Communicate regularly with contractors and monitor monthly progress and evaluation reports and claims from contractors 
  • Assist contractors with the preparation of yearly work plans in alignment with state plan priorities and write yearly contracts and deliverables
  • Facilitate communication between contractors to ensure collaboration and efficient use of resources
  • Assess and partner with other state-level initiatives working to address violence prevention (intimate partner/domestic violence, teen dating violence, child abuse/maltreatment, elder abuse, youth violence, suicide, and trauma)
  • Develop partnerships with state-level initiatives from a perspective of bringing the public health approach to violence prevention, and serve on boards and councils as requested and appropriate
  • Develop recommendations for expanding violence prevention efforts at the Indiana State Department of Health, including application for appropriate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention grants or Cooperative Agreements

​The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters’ degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or Social Work preferred  
  • Considerable knowledge of the magnitude and public health impact of sexual violence in Indiana
  • Proficient understanding of the application of public health science to violence prevention
  • Proficiency in public health program planning and evaluation
  • Ability to integrate program planning and epidemiology
  • Ability to work collaboratively and manage strategic partnerships with federal, state and local agencies, and community organizations 
  • Ability to negotiate mutually satisfactory solutions to complex problems with internal and external partners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize and lead professional meetings and trainings
  • Ability to travel in-state and out-of-state to attend meetings, workshops, and conferences

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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