Department Description: In the Catholic tradition, the Student Affairs Division strives to create an inclusive, educational environment which motivates and supports student learning and personal development, serves the University community, and inspires students to make a positive contribution to society. Our philosophy and approach is to collaboratively work with Academic Affairs and all areas of the University to create an integrated learning environment.
The Student Affairs Division is a dynamic, student centered and learning organization. We are poised to create a vibrant and active co-curricular learning experience for all students. Our emphasis on leadership development and social change allows us to work on developing future ethical leaders to serve in a complex, global and changing world. We are committed to fostering a sense of belonging and continuously building toward a just, welcoming and caring community for all.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: The university seeks an individual with a strong interest in working at a mission driven, faith- based institution. The Confidential Advocate position is tethered in the university's contemporary Roman Catholic mission. In line with our mission, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to grounding our policies, programs, and procedures in antiracist practice. With this commitment, we recognize the importance of educating ourselves and holding one another accountable to ensure our work is approached through an equity, inclusion, and social justice lens. We recognize our need for ongoing development in this area, and continue to strive to improve. We expect all members of the Division of Student Affairs are willing to engage in this work alongside us to uphold our Catholic mission in creating a welcoming environment where the dignity of all students, staff, administrators, and faculty at USD is embraced.
The CARE (Campus Assault Resources and Education) Advocate serves as a leader in the development and implementation of survivor/victim support services at USD. The CARE Advocate will provide confidential, trauma-informed clinical support, accompaniments, and case management to USD student survivors of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and stalking. The CARE Advocate collaborates with campus partners to develop and implement campus-wide trainings, products/resources, and healing services for students. The CARE Advocate will serve as a member of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Working Group and work in close collaboration with others responsible for Title IX Compliance to support the University's compliance with various violence prevention programs. Periodically, this position will be asked to lead or contribute to either ad hoc or ongoing division/campus projects outside the scope of their day-to-day activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinical Care and Support Service Coordination
Provides direct trauma-informed clinical services to students experiencing gender-based violence including: safety planning, crisis intervention, needs assessment, emotional support, information and referral to college and community resources, and advocacy throughout internal (Title IX) and external (criminal) complaint and remedy procedures.
Assists survivors through reporting and investigation processes; informing survivors of their rights and options; attending appointments and/or hearing meetings upon request; providing emotional support; assistance with obtaining academic and other accommodations; and providing information and referrals.
Assists students in navigating survivor rights and options with systems of the University (e.g., Title IX, Student Wellness, Public Safety, Residential Life, Office of Ethical Development and Restorative Practices) and community partners (e.g., Center for Community Solutions, law enforcement).
Serves as an advisor for those choosing to participate in campus disciplinary processes, and appeals, when requested.
Facilitates confidential student programing, as indicated
Evaluates summary data to identify trends to better inform outreach and response efforts.
Prepares and delivers presentations and written reports, correspondence, proposals, program assessments and updates, email and other materials for a variety of audiences ensuring compliance with departmental and university guidelines, practices, and principles.
Provides general wellness programing and clinical services to the USD Student community, including postvention activities.
On a rotating basis, be available for after-hours emergency consultation with ProtoCall counseling services to provide confidential trauma-informed response to students impacted by sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and stalking.
Campus and Partner Capacity Building
Collaborates with campus partners to develop and implement campus-wide training, products/resources, and healing services for students.
Consults on the development of current campus policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct in accordance with VAWA, Title IX, Clery Act, and other federal and state guidelines.
Keeps abreast of best practices and trends, as relevant to job duties and responsibilities, with regard to VAWA, Titile IX, Clery Act, and other federal and state guidelines
Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with a wide array of constituents (staff, faculty, students, community members, and community organizations) to facilitate trauma-informed care and seamless support for USD student survivors of sexual assault and interpersonal violence.
Contributes to or leads additional division/campus projects outside of typical duties to help further accomplish student or organizational goals. Additional assignments may be seasonal, ad hoc or ongoing, depending on the project.
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of gender related issues and other cultural influences of sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence and stalking.
Demonstrated experience using trauma-informed practices to respond appropriately to survivors of sexual and domestic violence from diverse academic, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those who experience a disability, are trans/queer, are a person of color, immigrant/refugee.
Familiarity with local and national community resources.
Working knowledge of relevant laws and polices (FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, Violence against Women Act (VAWA), and ongoing legislation).
Understanding of applicable privileged communication laws, and the ability to manage confidential information and to use sound judgment in responding to crisis situations.
Strong communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
Possess strong presentation, facilitation and training skills.
Demonstrated commitment to DEI and approaching work through an anti-racist lens.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies.
Willingness to work collaboratively with the campus community, specifically faculty, staff, and administrators.
Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in all assigned work.
Experience successfully working with confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with great attention to detail.
High level of organization and the ability to multitask are essential.
Ability to build relationships that balance the multiple, varying, and sometimes conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders around a politically charged subject matter are essential.
Strong reporting and recordkeeping skills.
Skills in collaboration, change management, conflict management and consensus building.
Able to work a flexible evening and weekend schedule as necessary; some evening and weekend work will be required to deliver presentations, conduct training, etc.
Ability to gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts, evidence, data and other information in order to draw reasonable and fair conclusions and make sound decisions.
Must possess excellent judgment and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Understanding of Catholic Higher Education, a willingness to work within the mission and core values of USD, and an ability to enhance a strong culture of care among the USD community.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
Completed certification for Sexual Assault Counselor as defined in California Evidence Code 1035.2 and/or Domestic Violence Counselor as defined in Evidence Code 1037.1 (or comparable certification from another state) and willingness to obtain California certification within first 90 days of employment required. USD will cover the cost of the training.
Posting Salary: $6,000.00 - $6,915.67 per month; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.
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Additional Details: Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Open until filled
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.