The Victim Advocate is a full-time, 12-month position in the Campus Violence Response Center, reporting directly to the Associate Director of the Campus Violence Response Center. This position provides crisis response, advocacy, accompaniment, and referral services to victims of all forms of campus violence, including, but not limited to, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, theft, and robbery. The position will assist with personal, legal, academic, medical, Title IX, and other types of advocacy as needed to bring UNCG and community resources to bear in order to maximize student retention and success. The position will:
• Support and advise student victims throughout the various stages of reporting and adjudicating complaints. • Refer students to appropriate ongoing support and counseling services; • Maintain proactive outreach and follow up with victims; • Work collaboratively with campus, community, and statewide groups to better coordinate efforts to support victims; • Facilitate support groups; • Keep abreast of federal and state laws relating to student safety; • Identify good practices used by higher education institutions and community survivor resource organizations; • Manage a database of student cases; • Provide support and information to secondary victims including family members, loved ones, friends, and roommates, consistent with state and federal laws; • Assist in the implementation and evaluation of campus-wide crime as well as consultation to faculty and staff prevention and awareness programming consistent with evidence-based practices; • Collaborate, conduct, and coordinate training for students, faculty, and staff through individual presentations and those conducted by other departments on campus including the Counseling Center, UNCG Police Department, Title IX, Housing and Residence Life, Dean of Students and Academic Departments, particularly as it relates to the development of appropriate training and delivery of that training; • Contribute to the overall mission and work of the Campus Violence Response Center in both victim response and education; • Collaborate on-campus projects and serve on University committees; • Promote the visibility of services throughout the campus community; and • Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s Degree with two years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution; • Must demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality and respond to situations with tact, sensitivity, and flexibility; • Must demonstrate the ability to listen, empathize, provide information, empower victims, create a safety plan, and act as a liaison between students and other providers; • Must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relations with multiple on and off-campus agencies to aid in coordinating effective responses for clients; • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills; • Must demonstrate the ability to remain calm in stressful situations; • Must be able to act independently and to balance advocating for multiple clients, responding to crisis and walk-in traffic, and developing and delivering programs for students, faculty, and staff; • Must demonstrate a strong understanding of best practices relating to duties of the position and the ability to independently make sound decisions based on best practices, laws, policies, and procedures.
Experience working with college students or adolescents; Experience working with law enforcement and court settings; Experience in crisis or advocacy work; Experience working with diverse populations.
Internal Number: 998905
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.