Coordinator for Victim Advocacy and Education

Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO4.2

Full-time$40,000 - $45,000 a year
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201900979AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 2
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $40,000-45,000
Desired Start Date 01/06/2020
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/04/2019
Description of Work Unit

The Women and Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC) provides programs and resources focusing on all genders, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. Additionally, the WGAC provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and adult survivors of sexual assault. Our purpose is to provide a safe and affirming space for the students we serve at Colorado State University, while supporting systemic change to end all forms of oppression within our community.

WGAC programs and services include: 1) Educational and outreach programming on gender related concerns; 2) General information and resource referral on issues related to gender; 3) Victim advocacy and assistance for survivors of interpersonal violence; and 4) The WGAC lending library of print and media materials.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator for Victim Advocacy and Education in the WGAC is a full-time, 12-month position. The priority for the Program Coordinator for Victim Advocacy and Education position is to serve as a confidential advocate for survivors of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, relationship violence, and adult survivors of child sexual abuse. This position will work very closely with the Assistant Director of Victim Advocacy at the Women and Gender Advocacy Center to ensure that our Center is providing support for primary and second-hand survivors from a social justice/intersectional framework in the best ways possible. The Coordinator will need to be very familiar with on and off campus resources and partners to best serve the CSU community. This position will also work very closely with WGAC programming staff, especially during peak programming events such as Relationship Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and for major programs such as the Reframe Initiative.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in, Liberal Arts, Psychology, or a social science related field plus one full year, post-degree related experience
  • Master’s degree in, Social Work, Counseling, Student Affairs in Higher Education, or a social science related field
  • Demonstrated experience working with survivors of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and adult survivors of sexual assault
  • Ability to understand and articulate sex and gender-related needs and concerns from a social justice/intersectional/multicultural perspective that incorporates all aspects of identity
  • Demonstrated direct experience and understanding working with and supporting diverse populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, etc)
  • Demonstrated experience with the coordination, planning and facilitation of social justice educational programming about topics related to interpersonal violence and/or the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression across multiple identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc)
  • Demonstrated success in educational program design and implementation
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary to best meet the needs of our students
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date
Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience working directly with clients in an advocacy, case management, counseling, or related role
  • Demonstrated commitment to, knowledge of, and experience with dynamics related to interpersonal violence (sexual violence, stalking and relationship violence) and marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated experience with educational/programmatic training, and/or prevention education programming, preferable in a university setting
  • Ability to work successfully with persons, programs, organizations, and agencies with distinctly varied missions, goals, and objectives
  • Demonstrated success in educational program design and implementation
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy at individual, group and/or community level
  • A record of personal and professional initiative, flexibility, and strong communication skills including public speaking and writing
  • Experience working with crisis intervention via electronic modes of communication: telephone, text, videoconferencing, etc
Diversity Statement

Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Direct Confidential Advocacy

  • Provide confidential in person and distance crisis advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, relationship violence, and adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
  • Accompany survivors to services such as, but not limited to, hospital, court, police, campus reporting.
  • Successfully complete the 45-hour Victim Assistance Team training (requires night hours in fall semester)
  • Provide assistance to the Assistant Director of Victim Services regarding the Victim Assistance Team (a 24-hour crisis hotline staffed by students, faculty, and staff). This may provide periodic staffing of the 24-hour hotline.
  • Serve as a back-up resource for the advocates staffing the 24-hour hotline. This may require evening/weekend phone calls to support advocates receiving calls.
  • Provide confidential crisis intervention, information, and referral for students, faculty, staff and other clientele on victim advocacy related concerns.
  • Understand campus resources, policies and procedures, and serve as a reliable and accurate source of information to current and prospective students.
  • Serve as a positive role model for Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff
Percentage Of Time 55
Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administrative
Maintain records of interactions in a confidential manner.
Maintain timely and efficient communication in a professional manner (through email, telephone, and other sources).

Percentage Of Time 10
Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Programs/Events/Broader Campus Involvement

  • Assist in training campus and community partners on appropriate responses to interpersonal violence
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with campus partners in order to refer students and facilitate training and education needs.
  • Assist with public group facilitation and training for campus partners based upon skills and experience.
  • Assist with the development and facilitation of Reframe initiative
  • Assist with the development of content for social media accounts and podcast episodes
  • Appear as a host for episodes of WGAC podcasts
  • Assist with the development and facilitation of gender and survivor-related programming including but not limited to: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Relationship Violence Awareness Month, CTMO (Consent Turns Me On) events, Take Back the Night, The Feminist Thought and Activism Conference, Radical Self Love, etc
  • Participate in appropriate professional development workshops related to gender socialization and violence prevention
  • Participate in Student Affairs and other campus-wide projects through committee and special activities as assigned.
Percentage Of Time 35
Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. If you have questions, please contact Mimi Lewis at

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), On-call Status
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EEO Statement

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The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.