College & Youth Advocate
- The College Advocacy Specialist team is responsible for providing advocacy to college students and other members of the schools’ communities who have experienced sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and/or relationship violence in our three-county service area. The college advocacy specialist will provide prevention education, survivor support groups, and healthy relationship education on college campuses. The college advocacy specialist also may provide these services to adolescent victims of crime, and in secondary schools in our three-county service area.
- This position serves multiple colleges, with populations diverse by age, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability. Applicants who are members of a minority group are encouraged to apply.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan and implement educational programs to prevent sexual misconduct and promote healthy relationships on college and high school campuses.
- Coordinate with campus professionals to implement a comprehensive plan to address sexual/relationship violence and shift campus culture.
- Collaborate with athletic teams and school leadership to establish non-violent, healthy campus norms.
- Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and mentorship to students who have experienced abuse or violence.
- Facilitate empowerment and support groups for the college community.
- Assess needs, provide referrals, and facilitate connections with other community support services in our area.
- Advocate for/with victims of violence and gender-based crimes involved in the campus and/or criminal judicial process, and with victim’s compensation process.
- Conduct awareness activities and outreach presentations to students, staff, faculty, or administration.
- Maintain positive working relationships with community partners.
- Participate in interactive, facilitated dialogues with undergraduates in all-male identified, all-female identified, co-ed, and with LGBTQ+ student groups.
- Participate in multi-disciplinary teams, campus committee work and special projects as assigned. Provide consultation to students, staff, faculty, and administration.
- Maintain complete, accurate records on all clients, presentations, and outreach activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
SKILL SET REQUIRED
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking experience.
Ability to deal with a variety of crises and emotions in the workplace, communicate with a variety of people, work independently and as a team, and maintain strict confidences using a trauma informed approach.
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflicts, be adaptable and flexible.
Must be attentive, listen to people, meet clients where they are and collaborate with survivors and their goals.
Experience using and creating social media posts.
HOW TO APPLY
You must submit both a cover letter and resume