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Victim Advocate

Company: University of North Carolina Greensboro
Location: fort collins
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Details

Position Number 998905 Functional Title Victim Advocate Position Type Staff Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The mission of the Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC) with the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) is to create a safe, single point of access for any UNCG community member impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual or gender-based harassment, and all other forms of campus violence. We provide affirming, empowering, and confidential services to UNCG community members who have been victimized. Services include crisis response, advocacy, counseling, and coordination with on and off-campus services.

Position Summary

The Victim Advocate is a full-time, 12-month position in the Campus Violence Response Center, reporting directly to the Associate Director of the Campus Violence Response Center. This position provides crisis response, advocacy, accompaniment, and referral services to victims of all forms of campus violence, including, but not limited to, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, theft, and robbery. The position will assist with personal, legal, academic, medical, Title IX, and other types of advocacy as needed to bring UNCG and community resources to bear in order to maximize student retention and success. The position will:

* Support and advise student victims throughout the various stages of reporting and adjudicating complaints. * Refer students to appropriate ongoing support and counseling services; * Maintain proactive outreach and follow up with victims; * Work collaboratively with campus, community, and statewide groups to better coordinate efforts to support victims; * Facilitate support groups; * Keep abreast of federal and state laws relating to student safety; * Identify good practices used by higher education institutions and community survivor resource organizations; * Manage a database of student cases; * Provide support and information to secondary victims including family members, loved ones, friends, and roommates, consistent with state and federal laws; * Assist in the implementation and evaluation of campus-wide crime as well as consultation to faculty and staff prevention and awareness programming consistent with evidence-based practices; * Collaborate, conduct, and coordinate training for students, faculty, and staff through individual presentations and those conducted by other departments on campus including the Counseling Center, UNCG Police Department, Title IX, Housing and Residence Life, Dean of Students and Academic Departments, particularly as it relates to the development of appropriate training and delivery of that training; * Contribute to the overall mission and work of the Campus Violence Response Center in both victim response and education; * Collaborate on-campus projects and serve on University committees; * Promote the visibility of services throughout the campus community; and * Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree with two years of relevant experience or a Master's degree from an appropriately accredited institution; * Must demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality and respond to situations with tact, sensitivity, and flexibility; * Must demonstrate the ability to listen, empathize, provide information, empower victims, create a safety plan, and act as a liaison between students and other providers; * Must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relations with multiple on and off-campus agencies to aid in coordinating effective responses for clients; * Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills; * Must demonstrate the ability to remain calm in stressful situations; * Must be able to act independently and to balance advocating for multiple clients, responding to crisis and walk-in traffic, and developing and delivering programs for students, faculty, and staff; * Must demonstrate a strong understanding of best-practices relating to duties of the position and the ability to independently make sound decisions based on best practices, laws, policies and procedures.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with college students or adolescents; Experience working with law enforcement and court settings; Experience in crisis or advocacy work; Experience working with diverse populations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

* Resume * Cover Letter * List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

* Name * Company Name * Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. * Email Address * Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range $38,000-$43,000 Org #-Department Office of the Chancellor - 68801 Job Open Date 04/07/2021 For Best Consideration Date 04/19/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Permanent If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment. Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA Exempt

Key Responsibilities

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Percentage Of Time 80% Key Responsibility

Victim/Survivor Support & Advocacy

Essential Tasks

Refer students to appropriate ongoing support and advocacy services. Maintain proactive outreach and follow up with survivors. Work collaboratively with campus, community, and statewide groups to better coordinate efforts to support victims. Manage database of student cases. Provide support and information to secondary victims including family members, loved ones, friends, and roommates, consistent with state and federal laws.

Percentage Of Time 5% Key Responsibility

Knowledge Base

Essential Tasks

Keep abreast of federal and state laws relating to student safety and identify good practices used by higher education institutions and community survivor resource organizations. Stay abreast of federal and state laws relating to student safety and identify good practices used by higher education institutions and community survivor resource organizations.

Percentage Of Time 5% Key Responsibility

Collaboration

Essential Tasks

Collaborate with on-campus projects and serve on University committees. Help promote the visibility of services throughout the campus community. Contribute to the overall mission and work for the Campus Violence Response Center in both victim and response and education. Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 10% Key Responsibility

Quarterly and Annual Grant Reporting

Essential Tasks

Victim Advocate will be responsible for daily case management to streamline quarterly and annual grant reporting.

ADA Checklist

Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - C, Reading - C, Writing - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Sitting - C, Walking - O Work Environment Inside - C

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume/CV * Cover Letter * List of References

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* * How do advocacy and anti-oppression work intersect?

(Open Ended Question)

* * Share an experience in which you successfully advocated for a student/client to resolve a crisis (please respect confidentiality by changing names and identifying information of folks involved).

(Open Ended Question)

* * What qualities or skills do you have that would be helpful in your work with victims and survivors of violence?

(Open Ended Question)

* * Please indicate how you learned of this vacant position for which you are applying: * CAA * NCAA Arts * ICFAD * SECCAC * Arts Council of the African Studies Association * Professional Job Board * InsideHigherEd * Social Media * Networking * UNCGjobsearch website * Other

* If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

(Open Ended Question)

* * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship? * Yes * No

Keywords: University of North Carolina Greensboro, Fort Collins , Victim Advocate, Other , fort collins, Colorado

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