Victim Services Coordinator
Website The Phoenix Center at Auraria
IPV Resource Center serving Auraria and Anschutz Communities
* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *
Nature of Work
This position addresses the needs of students, faculty and staff on the CU Anschutz campus who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and interpersonal violence, through confidential advocacy services, crisis intervention, and referrals. The position reports to the Director of the Phoenix Center (PCA).
Reporting to the University of Colorado Denver Dean of Students, the Phoenix Center Director is a key leader in the development and implementation of survivor/victim support services for both the Auraria campus and the CU Anschutz campus including CU Denver, CU Anschutz, CCD, and MSU. The Victim Services Coordinator will manage the direct victim services program and report to the Director of the PCA.
The Victim Services Coordinator will provide and oversee direct victim services to students, faculty, and staff from the Auraria campus. This position will also be responsible for ensuring quality recruitment, training, scheduling and supervision of volunteer advocates who respond to campus related incidents of interpersonal violence (IPV), relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking.
The primary duties of the Victim Services Coordinator include:
- Provide advocacy, resources, safety planning, emergency assistance, case management, and support to victims/survivors of sexual and interpersonal/relational violence and stalking.
- Oversee the ongoing development and implementation of PCA’s direct victim / survivor services on campus, to include crisis intervention, in-office advocacy, and the on-scene response services.
- Provide resources and referral information on judicial, legal, medical, law enforcement, therapeutic, and academic services available to victims of sexual and interpersonal/relational violence and stalking.
- Provide assistance to victims/survivors of sexual and interpersonal/relational violence and stalking including navigating and negotiating campus service areas such as academic and student affairs units, academic accommodations, escort and safety services, law enforcement investigations, Title IX/student conduct, and discipline processes and other related university policies.
- Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and support the activities of the advocacy team (work-study students, interns, student assistants, and volunteers)
- Serve on the 24/7 helpline currently being operated at PC-Auraria with the understanding that PC-Anschutz may develop their own helpline
- Develop collaborative relationships with community and campus stakeholders
- Participate in campus and community planning and response groups related to victim/survivor services.
- Plan and conduct campus outreach efforts to generate and increase campus awareness of services offered by the PCA.
- Serve as the primary liaison from the PCA to the Campus Police Department and Aurora Police Department.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.
- Experience with developing new programs in unconventional settings.
- The ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Must be outgoing and knowledgeable: Able to engage the public about IPV issues.
- A commitment to diversity and culturally competent education, outreach and care; experienced in developing programs in response to diverse needs, including those of international students.
- Skills with computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, case management systems and other key programs necessary to perform the requirements of the position.
- Interpersonal communication skills, including conflict management, assertiveness, consensus/team building, group facilitation, and cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
- Organizational and planning skills to achieve progress on multiple, simultaneous projects, to meet deadlines and to maintain a high level of In-depth knowledge of issues related to IPV.
- Demonstrate productivity in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
- 30 hours of advocacy training as per Colorado Revised Statute 13-90-107.
- Demonstrated commitment to the cause of supporting survivors of and ending instances of sexual and interpersonal/relational violence and stalking.
- Masters degree in counseling, social work, public health, women’s studies, student affairs, or related field.
- 40+ hours of specific domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy training (certificate or letter of completion required).
- 3 years experience providing IPV victim/survivor assistance.
Best qualified applicants will also possess the following:
- Demonstrated experience integrating theories of intersectionality and cultural competence in trauma response services.
- Demonstrated experience effectively using independent judgment and making professional decisions and recommendations in situations that require highly individualized planning in effectively advocating for the Experience recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and/or interns, preferably in a university setting.
- Demonstrated experience developing and managing or participating in the formation of new programs.
- 5 years experience providing assistance to sexual and interpersonal/relational violence and stalking victims/survivors.
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