Full Job Description
The VOICE Center Director leads the MSU VOICE Center including supervision of 2 staff members and a cadre of 30-40 student volunteers. The Director is also responsible for coordination of educational and awareness programming related to sexual violence. The primary mission of the VOICE Center is to provide advocacy to MSU student survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, harassment, and stalking, and to increase understanding of these issues on campus. The VOICE Center works closely with other campus partners to help students access other relevant services including UHP Counseling and Psychological Services for counseling needs, UHP Medical Services for any health or medical issues, and other academic support services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Oversee daily operations
schedule office staffing for walk-in hours
ensure provision of appropriate educational and advocacy materials
conduct regular staff meetings and provide applicable training
Coordination and oversight of direct advocacy services to MSU student survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking
oversee implementation of relevant campus policies & protocols
provide direct advocacy services as needed
oversee recruitment and training of volunteer student advocates, including continuing education and debriefing sessions
provide coordination of student advocates, including after-hour shifts
support survivors with campus Title IX hearings and other legal proceedings as needed
assist campus staff and faculty in the provision of services, support, and referrals for MSU student survivors (Dean of Students Office, Residence Life, UPD, UHP, and other departments)
Oversee development and implementation of awareness and educational programming on campus
oversee coordination of campus awareness month activities
provide survivor services information to students, staff, and faculty on a regular basis
oversee other campus educational activities
Coordination of formal training for relevant staff and community stakeholders (yearly or as needed)
Residence Life senior staff, RDs, RAs
UHP Counseling & Psychological Services staff
Office of the Dean of Students
University Police Department
UHP Medical Services staff
HAVEN & Help Center/Sexual Assault Counseling Center
Coordination and oversight of 24-hour services
organize student advocates for on-call shifts
oversee response to phone and email contacts
ensure appropriate data are collected and follow-through is completed
Serve on relevant campus and community committees
Community-based sexual assault committees
COPS, Title IX committees on campus
others as requested
Maintenance of contact records
maintain victim database
input data on a regular basis
ensure database security
submit Clery data to UPD monthly
Oversee implementation of program strategic plan and budget
develop annual strategic plan & budget
track expenditures for VOICE
create regular activity and expenditure reports
Conduct expectations: The Director shall:
be able to work independently, provide management and supervision of staff and maintain the office environment in a credible and professional manner
work within the stated mission and purpose of the VOICE Center
develop and maintain professional relationships with campus and community stakeholders
consult with MSU Communications on any media requests
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant human services field such community health, public health, or social work
Demonstrated experience working with survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment.
Demonstrated experience in budgeting, resource management, and personnel supervision.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Master’s degree in relevant field.
Knowledge and experience working with college students.
Experience working in a higher education setting.
The Successful Candidate Will
Will have excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritize heavy workloads
Experience managing budgets and electronic records
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to interact with a broad range of constituents
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements but rather a general description Information of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This position has supervisory duties? Yes
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on August 23, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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