Director, Center for Advocacy, Response, & Education (CARE)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Internal Number: 75361
Requisition Number: S_210921
Department: Ctr for Advocacy Response & Edu-11200
Description of Work:
The position provides oversight for the Center for Advocacy, Response & Education (CARE). The director will oversee the planning and development of violence prevention and survivor support initiatives and advocate, when needed, for policies, processes, and systems that are responsive to the needs of survivors/victims. The director will oversee training for key campus and community partners around survivor support; maintain relationships and regular communication with student organizations whose purpose is to promote sexual and relationship health and awareness on campus; and work closely with campus and community partners to provide victim advocacy to students, provide education programs, coordinate service opportunities and serve as a member of the county-wide Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The director also evaluates prevention programs including education and outreach and makes recommendations for improving program effectiveness.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Public Health, MSW or related field. Five (5) years of progressive supervisory and leadership experience in the field of sexual violence/gender-based violence or domestic violence is required. A successful track record in strategic program development, program management, supervision, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion as integral to the collegiate experience is required. Working knowledge and understanding of cultural and social causes of sexual and other gender-based violence; deep understanding of cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual, and gender diversity. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with multiple on and off-campus agencies to aid in coordinating effective responses for clients. Demonstrated experience working with confidential and sensitive information. Working knowledge of federal regulations related to campus (VAWA, Title IX, Clery Act). Ability to work as a team member to build stronger working relationships. Broad-based knowledge of current landscape related to issues and trends of Title IX and sexual assault as appropriate to the position. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with the ethical standards for victim advocacy.
Terminal degree in a related field. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish. Grant writing experience preferred. Strong knowledge of laws and policies related to this field, certification in trauma informed practices, previous experience working in a college or university counseling center, Student Affairs, and/or in higher education preferred.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.