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Director Survivor Advocacy
|Job Type:||Administrative Other|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 20,000 Students|
Director, Survivor Advocacy
Oregon State University - Student Health Services is seeking a Director of Survivor Advocacy. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.
The Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) is housed in Student Health Services (SHS) and is a collaboration between SHS, OSU, the Division of Student Affairs, and other units, including the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA). The Center is funded through central and student fees and provides a comprehensive, trauma-informed approach in supporting survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. The SARC Director works to advance campus change by providing leadership in policy development, training, campus-wide education, and service delivery to provide the best possible support and response measures for survivors. The Director also provides direct confidential advocacy services to students, their allies, and OSU community members who have experienced any form of sexual misconduct. More broadly, this position works to create a more inclusive, trauma-informed campus climate to support survivors and others in responding to disclosures of violence
This Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center is an integral component of Oregon State University’s commitment to providing university-wide survivor-centric responses to disclosures of sexual misconduct as defined by Title IX. SARC contributes to the university strategic plan and vision through its commitment to advancing a culture of care, belonging and inclusivity.
This position is a direct report to the Executive Director of Student Health Services and serves as a member of the Direct Report Team.
This position will be required to make decisions autonomously, for themselves and the other advocates, and through a trauma-informed lens to help survivors navigate the complex university and community systems.
This position will serve as a confidential resource for OSU students and community members who have disclosed an incident of sexual misconduct. This position will be required to follow federal, state and university mandatory reporting obligations, including child abuse and serious threat of harm to self or others
Master’s degree in a relevant field such as social work, counseling, psychology, or related fields.
3 years experience in the provision of trauma-informed response services on a college campus or similar agency experience.
3 years administrative leadership and supervisory experience for an advocacy or counseling program, or equivalent leadership experience.
Demonstrated understanding of current best practices in responding to interpersonal trauma and campus-related sexual violence.
Demonstrated ability to use clear and independent judgment, make ethical decisions regarding case management, and develop individualized approaches for each survivor.
Possess or be willing to obtain within one year of hire required state-level certifications for campus advocacy.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with campus, community, state-wide and national partners.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and the creation of inclusive environments at OSU.
The successful candidate will possess these additional skills:
The ability to navigate complex university environments, including advancing program goals and recommendations to high levels of campus administration.
The ability to manage multiple, complex priorities and needs in an organized fashion, including responding to survivors in crisis.
Advanced public speaking skills, and the ability to connect to diverse audiences.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU STANDARD576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Student Health Services recognizes that regular travel is required in this position. In the event the incumbent is physically unable to drive themselves, the unit is willing to consider alternate accommodations to address the requirement for travel.
Preferred (Special Qualifications)
PhD in a counseling field or other student support area.
2 years licensure within a mental health profession, e.g., LPC, MFT, LCSW, or equivalent.
Experience managing departmental budgets.
Experience developing campus policy and/or legislation.
Experience writing grants or fundraising efforts.
Please apply online
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