Student Services Assistant I

East Lansing
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Volunteer Coordinator

Position Summary

Recruits, trains, supervises and retains Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention volunteers; manages 24-hour crisis services;coordinates outreach requests; provides short-term crisis intervention and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault; provides direct service to clients by providing in-person crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, advocacy services and follow-up contact. Provides Back up Coverage to the Crisis Line and Medical Advocacy Services two days per week. 

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing a four year college degree program in Social Science, Education, Business, Liberal Arts, or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience providing advocacy and counseling to survivors of sexual assault; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

More than two years of experience providing advocacy and crisis intervention services to survivors of sexual assault; experience providing sexual assault advocacy services in a university or college setting; experience with building and maintaining relationships with a multi-disciplinary team; experiencing supervising, training and retaining volunteers; experience facilitating training and presentations for large groups, experience with data collection and reporting; understanding of sexual victimization and natural responses to trauma; experience with crisis intervention training; previous experience working with sexual assault survivors, demonstrated competency and expertise in outreach and service provision with diverse populations; excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; ability to demonstrate empathy skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills; ability to be honest and maintain professional boundaries; ability to organize and prioritize; ability to function as a team player. This position works closely with the Advocate, Program Therapists,Crisis Counselor and community partners. This position requires the ability to provide in-person crisis intervention and advocacy services at Sparrow Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Unit within a 20-minute travel time period as needed. Criminal Justice Advocacy requires some off site duties at local courts and law enforcement offices. This position requires access to a reliable form of transportation.  

Required Application Materials

Cover letter and resume

Work Hours

VARIABLE ( Some evenings and weekends are required. )

Description of End Date

This is an off-date position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

(Bidding Eligibility Ends 5/16/17 at 11:55 PM.)

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