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Care and Advocacy Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 531820
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Student Life/Services, Psychology, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $52,000 - $54,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

June 2, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include the following:

1. A cover letter summarizing your interest and how you meet or exceed the requirements of the position.
2. Current résumé.
3. Names and contact information for three professional references, one of which is current or, if not currently working, a most recent supervisor.

Department Summary

The Division of Student Life supports the University’s academic mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote and advance student learning and success, while fostering an inclusive and vibrant campus community. Student Life includes four departments, the Career Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Erb Memorial Union, and Physical Education & Recreation, and a number of key programs, including the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Parent and Family Programs, Major Student Events (Commencement, Homecoming, University Day), Student Engagement & Success (Student Government), Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Support for Students in Crisis and Students of Concern.

The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to advancing student learning that builds community. The Office of the Dean of Students is a learning organization that creates engaging environments to transform student learning; encourages a caring and safe community that increases our students' abilities to learn and make healthy choices; promotes inclusiveness, supports the success and growth of all students; prepares students to think critically, practice skills, and clarify values--all of which they can use throughout their lifetime; and enriches the student experience. The programs reporting to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students work with Student Life staff, student groups, and other members of the university community in the development of curricular and co-curricular opportunities that assure the integration of academic and student life.

Position Summary

The Care and Advocacy Coordinator is a position in the Office of the Dean of Students that reports to the Assistant Director of the Care and Advocacy Program. The University is committed to providing a comprehensive and integrated response to students who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or violence. The position serves a key role in ensuring support for students experiencing any form of sexual harassment including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

The position provides initial crisis intervention and support to students experiencing any concern impacting their academic success and shares an on-call rotation outside of regular working hours (24 hour/7 days a week) with other staff within the Care and Advocacy Program, assessing immediate needs and any campus safety concerns related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. The coordinator provides information and options and refers students to available resources in an effort to ensure that the student has the necessary support to continue their academic program of study. Following the initial response, the coordinator will be responsible for coordinating any ongoing services requested by the student. The position also provides case coordination to address the needs of other students who have related challenges and/or barriers to their academic success, including medical, psychological, psychiatric, and social issues.

Position Requirements
The person in this position will need to share in an on-call rotation with other staff to provide 24/7 crisis response services to students

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree, or equivalent combination of skills and experience.
• One year of experience providing crisis response for individuals that includes coordination with campus and/or community services.

Professional Competencies

• Multicultural competence and a commitment to multicultural organizational development.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills in order to support individuals in crisis, and communicate with a wide range of colleagues to support individuals in crisis.
• Ability to create cogent, clear communications and documents for a wide range of audiences.
• Organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple cases and use various computer applications to manage caseload.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, social work, counseling, counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, or similar degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• One year of experience providing support, assistance, and/or advocacy to survivors of sexual violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship violence and stalking.
• Experience working with college student population in a higher education setting.
• Experience providing case-coordinating practices as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Knowledge of higher education laws and regulations, including Federal legislation such as Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
• Professional licensure or registered associate in Oregon in one of the disciplines identified in the required qualifications, or ability to register with the appropriate licensing board within 1 year of start date.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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