OVA Assistant Director

Job description

The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) welcomes applications for an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in implementing and carrying out the services and policies of the office. This includes assistance in overseeing the trauma informed clinical services, helping to develop and implement the strategic goals and direction of the office, assist in carrying out other administrative duties of the office, including assessment planning and implementation, and providing direct services of counseling, crisis intervention, and advocacy. The Assistant Director may serve as Acting Director when the Director is unavailable.

Who we are:

The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) works towards a safer, more socially just and supportive campus community by providing culturally relevant trauma response and prevention services www.colorado.edu/ova.

OVA provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy, and short term counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty, and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing, or life disruptive event.

OVA is in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder, www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/ Student Affairs values the diverse background, histories, identities, and life experiences of every member of our community. We strive towards inclusive excellence in making our policies, processes, and actions socially just and equitable. We celebrate and embrace differences. We are committed to welcoming and including diverse groups and perspectives in building a climate where all people can succeed. Our challenge is to create a campus in which all members can thrive in an environment where they feel at homes, welcome and safe.

What your key responsibilities will be:

  • Provide confidential clinical services, including short-term counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, referrals, accompaniment, information on system-wide operations, victim outreach on-and-off-campus, service coordination, problem solving, and help with decision-making to students, staff, faculty and their significant others who are impacted by disruptive or disturbing life events (which are typically related to crime and policy violations).
  • Assist Director with administrative duties, including development of strategic goals, overseeing assessment of services, participate in protocol decision making, overseeing website and other social media for the office, monitoring Victim Advocate Counselors' clinical caseloads and collecting and reporting office statistics.
  • Provide supervision and oversight for clinical services within OVA, which includes direct clinical supervision for the victim advocate counselors as well as interns, if applicable.
  • Develop, manage, and implement clinical systems to assure the office's clinical services meet quality assurance standards of the professions and University.
  • Evaluate and review client interventions to ensure policies and procedures are being followed and address any concerns/questions in a timely manner.
  • Create and update training materials and procedures for the office.
  • Convene weekly clinical case conference meetings for the whole team and works with individuals to answer questions and build skills of the staff.
  • Assist Director with protocol development and revision related to trauma and crime response, including participating on various on- and off-campus committees/meetings such as attending OVA/Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (Title IX) joint meetings, Rapid Response Calls, Campus Climate Response Team meetings, Boulder County Sexual Assault Response Council, and others as needed. Also will assist director on campus disaster response for OVA (creating/maintaining protocols, attending trainings, other emergency management committees as needed).
  • Provide OVA's training programs for CU community members, including first responders, law enforcement training, Residence Life trainings, Student Conduct and Title IX investigator trainings, New Student Welcome programs, and others as needed. Occasional assistance in helping develop the OVA training programs.

What you should know:
  • This position is responsible for carrying an on-call cell phone for emergency response during business hours during part of each week.
  • This is a 1.0 FTE full time position with occasional evening/weekend work.
  • Please note that if you are selected for this position and have a private practice, OVA has a policy that while employed at OVA, OVA staff are not able to accept new clients into their private practice who are CU affiliates. If you have questions please contact OVA director.

What we can offer:

The salary range for this position starts at $68,000.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What we require:
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
  • Clinically licensed in the State of Colorado (LPC, LCSW, or Clinical Psychologist) or transferable to CO by date of hire.
  • At least 4 years of experience providing counseling and crisis intervention.
  • At least 1 years of advocacy experience.
  • At least 2 years of providing clinical supervision to professional staff.
  • Experience with a trauma informed approach to counseling and advocacy, including working with issues related to gender violence, such as sexual assault, partner abuse, stalking and discrimination.

What you will need:
  • Good communication skills, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Victim Rights and Title IX.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to social justice and inclusive excellence.
  • Experience with Excel.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Experience developing and implementing program and client assessments.
  • Experience working within a University or college setting.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by March 26, 2018.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at [email protected]. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-12851.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Health Care

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10750 - Victim Assistance

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 9, 2018

Closing Date: Mar 26, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00668860





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Posted: 3/10/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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