Student Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator

Job description

The Student Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator (Coordinator) is a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Dean of Students. The Coordinator serves as a resource, advocate, and liaison for a diverse population of students and works directly with students who have experienced sexual violence. The coordinator is trained as an Advocate for victims of sexual violence, provides immediate and ongoing support for students who have experienced sexual violence; assists students in navigating College and community services; serves as a resource to colleagues; and helps to provide quality integrated support for students. This role is fully confidential but is not a clinician or a counselor.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Provide private support to students who have reported sexual violence. Provide emergency and ongoing support services and assistance to student victims/survivors/complainants who are victims of Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking by assessing their needs, identifying appropriate referrals, and plans of action.
  2. Provide ongoing support when needed by formulating intervention plans to mitigate risk and enhance student success; facilitating communication with referral sources, providers, and caregivers; ongoing monitoring of student's adherence to care plans and their academic progress.
  3. Compile aggregate data about trends in sexual violence support services and share data/trends with various stakeholders.
  4. Build and maintain positive collaborative relationships with College faculty, staff, and outside agencies to provide care coordination and support through advocacy and referrals.
  5. Partner with student groups and other departments to provide training and collaboratively plan, implement, and evaluate sexual violence prevention and education programs. Track campus programs related to sexual violence.
  6. Participate in applicable campus and community coordination meetings to maintain updated knowledge of resources, and to streamline referral processes.
  7. Contact and collaborate with College departments to expedite the resolution of problems.
  8. Provide input in the development of departmental goals, strategies, operations, and procedures.
  9. Attend Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) meetings. Note the position is fully confidential, so the coordinator will not share student-specific information with the team without a signed release from the student.
  10. Serve in the Campus Life on-call rotation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social work, higher education administration, counseling, or a closely related field is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of case management systems and experience with referrals, documentation, and active follow-up.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of support and reporting options for victims/survivors.
  • Experience working cooperatively with others in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Experience dealing with multiple, complex issues simultaneously.
  • Strong commitment to working effectively with diverse populations.
  • Experience working with clients/students who have experienced sexual misconduct, including sexual violence.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including both oral and written communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and problems/issues typically encountered by college students.
  • Knowledge of mental health and wellness issues in the college student population.
  • Knowledge of assessment, risk management, and violence prevention strategies and approaches and how to apply them in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of Title IX and/or training as a victim advocate.
  • Knowledge of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights/Title IX, VAWA/Clery Act, and The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
  • Experience in victim/survivor advocacy, crisis intervention, crisis counseling, and with a confidential status strongly preferred.
  • Strong organization skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills particularly in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated data and records management skills.
  • Knowledge of current legal issues in higher education.
  • Experience working with distressed individuals within a higher education or community setting.


Salary commensurate with experience and educational background.


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Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.
Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin.




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Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
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