Assistant Director of Advocacy Services
The Assistant Director is on call 24/7 to provide crisis intervention for the UNC community regarding sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, while supervising and supporting student victim advocates, making immediate and creative problem solving during a crisis an absolute necessity. The Assistant Director must be able to utilize trauma informed supervision. The AD is responsible for overseeing prevention education efforts related to sexual assault, drug facilitated sexual assault, intimate partner violence, mental health, sexual health, stalking, and campus health and safety, which absolutely requires knowledge and expertise in evidence-based prevention education approaches and theories. Additionally, this position requires collection and analysis of program evaluations and statistical data specific to UNC's population. This position requires an astute understanding of systems of violence and working with victim/survivors in
conjunction with an expertise in ethical judgement, legal parameters, clinical resources, and multicultural inclusivity. This position requires the development of grant proposals that support programs and strategies. This includes developing the program concept for the grant, preparing the appropriate documentation and format, creating a budget, and coordinating the program if funded.
- Oversee, develop and execute education programs and services, including sexual assault, drug facilitated sexual assault, intimate partner violence, mental health, sexual health, stalking, and respective campus safety. Utilize campus specific data from the National College Health Assessment (30% essential)
- Recruit, train, and supervise graduate assistant and undergraduate student staff to serve as victim advocates and peer educators for the UNC community. Includes training and supervising students on confidentiality, crisis response, hospital response and SANE exam guidance, Title IX investigative support, plus conduct hearing guidance and support (20% essential)
- Provide 24/7 crisis support as an on-call advocate for victim/survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking (10% essential).
- Represent University to the local community through maintaining partnerships with local and state constituents. Represent University through national associations. Provide consultation and training to campus and community constituents regarding interpersonal violence. Stay up to date on state and federal legislation/statutes and their impact on campus practice (5% essential)
- Identify grant funding sources along with the development of proposals for additional funding sources (5% essential).
- Master's degree required in a behavioral and social sciences field (Eg., Sociology, Psychology, Higher Education, Student Affairs).
- Minimum of two years' experience in Victim Advocacy required.
- Knowledge of Colorado statues on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, victim rights act, and legal and judicial systems.
- Knowledge of Colorado Senate Bill 19-007: Concerning the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct on Higher Education Campuses.
- Ability to respond with empathy, perform well in crisis, be flexible regarding working in varying settings and times, ability to respond to crisis calls throughout the calendar year, including fall semester, spring semester, and the entire summer.
- Knowledge and experience working with individuals who identify as survivors/victims.
- Ability to work independently and exercise ethical and swift judgement during time
of crisis, including assisting victims to hide and/or escape/relocate if necessary.
- Additionally, effectively recruit and mentor student workers and volunteers who have the highest standards of confidentiality and self-awareness.
- Minimum of two years' experience in the university setting preferred.
- Knowledge of community and university resources.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Attach resume, cover letter, and a list of references electronically.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $56,920. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online (https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.