Victim Advocate

Greensboro, NC
Jul 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 998905

Functional Title Victim Advocate

Position Type Staff

Position Summary


The Victim Advocate/Case Manager is a full-time, 12-month position housed in the newly created Campus Violence Response Center, reporting directly to the Title IX Coordinator and the Director of the Counseling Center. The 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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;
  • 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 data base 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 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.

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance - NC State Health Plan (NC Smart Choice)
  • Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, FSAs and more (NC Flex)
  • Retirement (Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System and Optional Retirement Program)
  • Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation, Sick, Community Service, FMLA Leave
  • Holidays
  • Eligible to become a member of the State Employees Credit Union
  • Employee Award Programs
  • Employee Wellness Resources
  • and more

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections. UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 19,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs. Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in the social sciences and 2 years of related experience required. Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
  • 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 relationships with multiple on and off-campus agencies to aid in coordinating effective responses for clients
  • Must demonstrate significantly strong v erbal 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in social work, counseling, or related field
  • N. C. Victim Advocate certification or equivalent advocacy experience and/or certifications
  • Experience working with college students or adolescents
  • Experience working with law enforcement and court settings
  • Experience in crisis response or advocacy work
  • Experience with public speaking and program development
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Tenure Status N/A

Recruitment Range $40,000 - $45,000

Org #-Department Student Affairs - 44501

Job Open Date 06/27/2017

For Best Consideration Date 07/13/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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    1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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    2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

      (Open Ended Question)

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    EOE AA/M/F/D/V


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