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Director, Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number S00517
Position Title Director, Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education
Department Office of Survivor Advocacy - 1334
Job Category Staff Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

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 of the University Health Center the Director of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education is a confidential resource.

Responsibilities include:

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree

Bilingual or bicultural experience

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the intersection of sexual violence and oppression on the college student experience.

Certified rape crisis counselor in CT

Management Competencies Build effective teams, Managerial courage, Motivate others, Manage diversity
Competencies Creativity and innovation, Dealing with ambiguity, Decision quality/ judgment, Flexible/receptive to change, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Integrity and trust, Listening skills, Oral communications, Presentation skills, Respects diversity, Commitment to sustainability
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please tell us how you specifically heard about this position? ( e.g CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Higher Ed, InsideHigher Ed, CT.Jobs etc.)

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents