The office of survivor advocacy and community education provides specialized trauma-informed advocacy to students affected by sexual violence and education to the campus community.
Reporting to the Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) the Director of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education is a confidential resource.
Through trauma informed individual support and advocacy provide confidential support to students affected by sexual violence including sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence
Provide assistance navigating campus and community resources
Provide support during formal reporting and response processes
Coordinate campus-wide education, training, programming, and events related to sexual violence prevention and healing.
Advocate for trauma-sensitive policies and services throughout the university.
Provide individual advocacy and support to students in the aftermath of sexual violence including sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking. Connect students to campus and community resources.
Facilitate support groups and retreats.
Collaborate with the Director of Health Education, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and other key campus constituents in the coordination and delivery of campus-wide prevention education via programming, events, initiatives, and training. These include but are not limited to:
Coordinate strategic planning for all sexual violence prevention initiatives including providing education, training and consultation services to student groups, faculty and administrators.
Collaborate with the Director of Health Education in organizing sexual violence prevention education, outreach and training for campus community including first year student orientation.
Collaborate with community organizations.
Create individualized training on topics related to sexual violence prevention and healing for students, staff and faculty.
Supervise Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) intern.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field and at least 2 years professional work experience in survivor advocacy, in a higher education setting, a rape crisis center, or related environment or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with intersection of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking with other issues such as struggles faced by queer communities, communities of color, and historically marginalized and under-served groups.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Bilingual or bicultural experience
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the intersection of sexual violence and oppression on the college student experience.
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