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Director – The Phoenix Center at Auraria

Director – The Phoenix Center at Auraria

The Phoenix Center at Auraria

Job Description
Phoenix Center Director – 06194
University Staff
*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at*


University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Dean of Students
Phoenix Center Director
Position #00688220– Requisition 06194
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.
Job Summary:
The University of Colorado Denver is seeking applications for a Phoenix Center Director. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position serves as the director of the Phoenix Center at Auraria (PCA). The Director is a key leader in the development and implementation of survivor/victim support services for the Auraria campus including CU Denver, CCD and MSU. This position will develop and implement essential functions focused on preventing and responding to concerns of sexual harassment and assault, stalking, and relationship violence. The Director will work collaboratively with all three institutions as well as community based agencies to provide a coordinated community response to victims/survivors. Major functions of this position include daily management of the center and center staff, supervision of direct client services and supervision of prevention and education services.

Examples of Work Performed:
•Work collaboratively in the community to share resources, implement best practices, and enact policy change around Inter Personal Violence (IPV), including sitting on committees such as Sexual Assault Interagency Council, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Public Policy Committee, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Public Policy Committee, the Victim Services Network, and more.  •Manage the center’s budget including but not limited to, administration of Federal and State Grants in collaboration with the CDV, presenting to the Student Fee Review Committees annually for all three Auraria institutions, and managing any gift monies donated to the PCA.
•Oversee data collection, analysis, and reporting on behalf of the PCA to all three academic institutions on Auraria Campus, as well as grant funders and other community stakeholders.
•Oversee brand management including marketing materials, website, and social media presence.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Chair the PCA Outreach and Education Committee, comprised of campus programming partners, to plan and implement awareness raising programming throughout the academic year, including but not limited to: The Red Flag Campaign, The Clothesline Project, Denim Day, and other programs such as speakers, documentary screenings, and more.
•Develop and maintain positive, productive, and effective relationships with broad and diverse groups on the Auraria Campus, including: the Center on Domestic Violence (CDV), Student Life & Activities offices, student organizations, and student leaders, Student Conduct Offices, University and local police departments, administrative offices, local survivor/victim resource agencies, and more.
•Supervise the day-to-day operations of the PCA which include budgeting, grant reporting, supervision of staff, volunteers and interns, some direct victim services, managing crisis situations and campus and community committee participation.
•Assess need and develop long- and short-range goals for PCA services, develop, implement & evaluate annual goals and objectives for the center, and assist in the development of multi-year strategic plan.
•Implement culturally relevant services, support, and resources. Serve as a general resource and provide consultation to students, staff, and faculty seeking information and services regarding gender violence.
•Provide supervision for confidential and privileged, comprehensive, and trauma-informed crisis intervention, on-going advocacy, and support services to those that experience gender violence, including sexual harassment and assault, stalking and intimate partner violence.
•Coordinate campus and community resources to support students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual assault, stalking, and relationship abuse both in-office and via the 24/7 Helpline and On-Scene Response.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary range has been established at $50,625 – $61,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.  This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications:
•Master’s degree in student affairs, counseling, social work, psychology, women’s studies, human services, social science or related field from an accredited College or University
•Three years of experience providing direct services related to IPV including crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, resource allocation, education and training OR supervision of a program providing direct services.
•Two years of experience planning and implementing programming and events •Completion of a minimum of 40 hours of training as a victim’s advocate for sexual assault and domestic violence, as per Colorado Revised Statute 13-90-107.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Experience providing direct services related to IPV in a university setting.
•Experience in providing clinical supervision to either MSW seeking or Counseling Master’s student interns.
•Grant writing and reporting experience.
•Prior experience providing supervision to staff, interns, and volunteers conducting client services.
•Experience with community organizing or coalition building with multiple entities both internally and externally.
•Experience developing and regularly improving protocols and procedures with regard to advocacy and survivor support services with key stakeholders.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Advanced skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and reacting appropriately and demonstrated experience and skills to effectively support individuals who have experienced sexual or relationship violence.
•Ability to maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to interpersonal violence in a higher education setting.
•Broad knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression, sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence on college campus.
•Skills with computer programs used in the university such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, case tracking systems and other key programs necessary to perform the requirements of the position.
•Communication skills to prepare and deliver presentations and to prepare written reports, correspondence, proposals, program assessments, email and other materials for a variety of audiences ensuring compliance with departmental and university guidelines, practices and principles.
•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 productivity in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
•Advanced skills speaking in front of diverse audiences.
•Demonstrated ability integrating theories of intersectionality and cultural competence in trauma response services.
•Demonstrated ability managing complex and difficult decisions when university policy is ambiguous.
•Demonstrated ability effectively using independent judgment and making professional decisions and recommendations in situations that require highly individualized planning in effectively advocating for the survivor.
•Demonstrated history of mature professional judgement and the flexible use of a wide range of advocacy skills.
•Demonstrated Analytical and intuitive skills to anticipate and identify concerns, issues and problems; to determine options for actions; and to initiate creative and timely responses.

Special Instructions to Applicants: *Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at* REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Dora Safoh at Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 17, 2016. Those who do not apply by August 17, 2016 may or may not be considered.
Job Category
: Student Services
Primary Location
: Denver
Department: D0001 — Denver Campus – 30230 – AVCASA-DOS PhoenixCtr at Aurar
: Full-time
Posting Date
: Aug 1, 2016
Closing Date
: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Dora Safoh
Posting Contact Email:
Position Number: 00688220

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