CARE Director/Advocate

Job description

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

Commensurate with Experience

Position Information
The CARE Director/Advocate oversees all operational functions of the CARE office at UCR. The CARE Director/Advocate directly supervises CARE staff that focuses on developing advocacy and prevention efforts at UCR. In addition, is a direct advocacy service provider, who offers confidential and privileged advice, assistance and advocacy on behalf of individuals concerning sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The CARE Director/Advocate will serve as a technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. Manages programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. The CARE Director/Advocate typically works on highly complex issues with complainants of sexual violence, assault, stalking or domestic violence. Situations generally require decisions on matters that may be unique, complex, without precedent or may require quick thinking. Able to formulate strategies to best serve student, staff and faculty interests in immediate and long-term resolution of their situation. Advocacy includes assistance in coordinating services with local agencies on behalf of the subject in all areas, including Student Services, the local campus police department, coordination of legal advocacy, medical advocacy and other assistance/University services as needed. Participates in educational outreach services to diverse University populations. This position will report to the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs and has a dotted reporting line to the Provost.

Minimum Requirements
Advanced experience in speaking in front of diverse audiences and the ability to adapt materials quickly so that the audience can understand the concepts being presented.
In depth experience with computer programs used in the university such as word, excel, PowerPoint, case tracking systems and other key programs necessary to perform the requirements of the position.
Ability to work with individuals who have experienced a sexual or domestic violence issue.
Strong ability to work effectively within and outside of the university system in developing relationships and programs to address programmatic issues and needs.
Exercises mature professional judgment and the flexible use of a wide range of advocacy skills.
Ability to handle difficult decisions when university policy is ambiguous, there is latitude for usage of judgment or the client's reaction to advocacy methods may be less predictable
Advanced skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and reacting appropriately.
Able to effectively use independent judgment and make professional decisions and recommendations in situations that require highly individualized planning in effectively advocating for the complainant.
Demonstrated ability to work with people of various ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities.

Preferred Qualifications
Fluency in second language such as Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, etc.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview





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Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 10/30/2018
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