Supportive Measures Specialist
Supportive Measures Specialist
Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a Supportive Measures Specialist in the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office (AA/EO). Reporting to the AA/EO Director, the Supportive Measures Specialist will advise a diverse population of individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct or discrimination, or who are involved in a Title IX investigation. The Supportive Measures Specialist will be responsible for using trauma-informed principles while working to implement university supportive measures.
The Supportive Measures Specialist will have a broad scope of responsibility in implementing appropriate accommodations for students in relation to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and Title IX. Specific responsibilities of this position include the following:
1. Use trauma-informed principles and practices to work with survivors of sexual misconduct or those who have experienced discrimination because of their membership in a protected class.
2. Provide supportive measures such as: seek academic record adjustments, financial aid or scholarship assistance; give class assignment, quiz, test, and attendance support; seek classroom schedule changes; arrange tutoring resources; request housing adjustments; locate alternative parking arrangements; re-arrange work schedules; and provide other supportive measures as needed.
3. Implement supportive measures with students or faculty involved in sexual misconduct or discrimination investigations.
4. Develop relationships with USU administration, staff, faculty, academic advisors, the Academic Success Center, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Scholarship, Registrar, Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), USU Police, Campus Housing, Campus Recreation, Campus Parking, Student Health and Wellness, and others.
5. Maintain supportive measures requests and all other student records in compliance with university policies, procedures, and regulations.
6. Report to parties and involved faculty and staff supportive measures taken and track those reports.
7. Assist with outreach to faculty, staff, and students, including promoting student self-advocacy.
8. Manage student issues and answer questions from parties and involved faculty members that arise regarding supportive measures.
9. Maintain information and statistics on supportive measures provided by the office.
10. Exercise effective decision-making and consult with supervisors as needed.
11. Work with confidential and highly sensitive information.
1. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, or a related field plus two years’ related experience.
2. Knowledge of, and experience applying, trauma-informed practices and procedures.
3. Demonstrated experience working with confidential and sensitive issues and the ability to exercise discretion and good judgment.
4. Ability to provide high-level customer care to students, faculty, and staff under stressful circumstances.
5. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
6. Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
7. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and diverse populations.
8. Ability to be assertive and decisive with strong decision-making skills.
9. Ability to work under multiple deadlines and sensitive timelines.
10. Knowledge of, and ability to use, computer technology.
1. Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, education, or a related field.
2. Experience working in academic advising within a higher education setting.
3. Experience advocating for, and implementing or supervising, supportive measures related to affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX investigations, and/or a related field.
4. Experience using Maxient or other case management system and Banner student information system.
USU is Utah’s land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie RU/H institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 27 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials.
The USU main campus is in Cache Valley, a community of about 114,000 located in a picturesque mountain valley in Northern Utah about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: www.usu.edu.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission. USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination.