Director of Student Advocacy for Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  |  Cambridge, MA

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Posted 2 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Student Advocacy for Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)

Job Type: Administrative Counseling Services
Location: Cambridge, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 15087

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:

Position Description

Director of Student Advocacy for Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

 

MIT seeks a director of student advocacy for violence and prevention response to provide leadership and oversight of the advocacy service that addresses the support needs of students who have experienced sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, stalking and/or sexual harassment.

 

Will be responsible for developing and managing campus and community resources to support students who have experienced gender-based violence; oversee the advocacy service within VPR including supervising the lead advocate and a shared administrative assistant; build trusted relationships with key stakeholders and champion cross-organizational, multiple stakeholders initiatives; and communicate directly on matters concerning sexual and relationship violence with the appropriate Institute resources, including the Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office (IDHR), MIT and local police departments, Student Mental Health and Counseling, and many others.  Working with campus partners, VPR is committed to eliminating the inequities that threaten the lives of communities of color who are disproportionately affected by sexual and domestic violence.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), preferably in education, social work, or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in higher education or closely related setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of interpersonal violence and victim advocacy
  • Ability to balance student advocacy while attending to institutional priorities, risk, and liability
  • Experience working with and building diverse communities
  • Committed to student wellbeing
  • Excellent managerial, speaking, writing, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Success compiling, managing, and communicating highly confidential information
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge and understanding of Title IX.
  • Must be able to work independently; plan, develop, organize, and follow through on projects and plans in a dynamic, high pressure environment
  • Must be able to answer immediate client demands, and deal well with frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to identify students in crisis and respond appropriately
  • Must be able and willing to perform on-call responsibilities

 

Interested candidates may apply online at https://hr.mit.edu/careers. Please reference job number 18797

 

A full description is available at https://studentlife.mit.edu/content/dsl-open-positions.

 

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


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