Victim Advocate

Job description

Vacancy Number: S00838

Working Title: Victim Advocate

Career Band Title: Student Services Specialist

Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Competency Level: Journey

Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Victim Advocate offers crisis response and advocacy with students that are victims of relationship abuse and violence, stalking, and sexual assault. The Victim Advocate will assist with campus, medical, and legal advocacy and will work collaboratively with campus partners, local law enforcement, crisis response and advocacy agencies, and other community resources to provide support. Responsibilities include: offering crisis counseling to students that have been impacted by interpersonal violence, offering advocacy services and accompaniment to students needing assistance in the aftermath of incidents of interpersonal violence; participating on UNCW’s Relationship Violence Sexual Assault Response Team for direct service responders to insure best practices are in place; participating on community teams like the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council and Sexual Assault Response Team; offering educational programs about sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking on campus; and advising campus policies and emerging legal issues in these areas. The Victim Advocate assists with on-call and walk-in crisis response and confidential assistance for students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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, 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 strong verbal and written communication skills

Must demonstrate the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Must be able to act independently and be able 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

Must demonstrate an understanding of grant-based programs and demonstrate the ability to achieve grant objectives

Preferred education, professional skills and experience:

N.C. Victim Advocate certification or equivalent

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 & program development

Experience working with diverse populations

Recruitment Range: $40,000 - $41,820

NC Salary Grade Equivalency: 67

Hours Per Week: 1.0 (40 hours per week)

Months Per Year: 12 Months

Work Days: Monday - Friday, on call all 7 days

Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM, on call any hour

Position Number: 7956

Job Posting Date: 09/10/2018

Posting Close Date: 09/23/2018

Special Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE: To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Due to the high interest in positions at UNCW, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the position if selected for an interview. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

This position is being recruited at the journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement:

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.




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Job No: S00838
Posted: 9/10/2018
Application Due: 9/23/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $40,000 - $41,820