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Survivors of Torture Project Coordinator

University of Denver
Denver, USA, Colorado

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About the Graduate School of Professional Psychology

At the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), our goal is to transform the way we think about and approach mental health and wellness. We do so through groundbreaking academic programs and experiential training that aims to ensure we can better meet the needs of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to developing exceptional practitioners and scholars by offering a well-rounded approach to education. Every single one of our programs blends valuable academic offerings, intensive field-based training, cutting-edge applied research, and constructive community engagement. Our academic programs are rooted in our history of service and have developed over time to meet the growing needs of society. For more information, please visit

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at DU was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country. GSPP also provides four specialized masters programs: Sport Coaching, Sport and Performance Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health. We also offer several fully online graduate certificates in sport, strength and conditioning, and fitness coaching and an undergraduate major and minor in kinesiology
The School also has a partially affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium, and several in-house and satellite training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. GSPP has developed a collegial atmosphere with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork, and innovation.

Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion guides GSPP in the mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes acknowledging the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion of our academic community. We welcome applications from individuals who may have taken a nontraditional career path or taken time off for family or personal reasons. About the Master of Arts in Sports Coaching degree in GSPP history to be offered fully online. We have established additional fully online graduate certificates in in sport, strength and conditioning, and fitness coaching. In 2022, a new undergraduate minor in Kinesiology and Sport Studies launched. Beginning fall 2023, a new undergraduate major in Kinesiology and Sports Studies will be available. The major and minor are both on-campus programs.

About the Survivors of Torture Project

The Trauma Disaster Recover Clinic (TDRC) is a community resource embedded at the GSPP, and it is part of an essential student training center. The Survivors of Torture (SoT) project is part of a sub-grant to the International Rescue Committees Office of Refugee Resettlement funding to help survivors of torture with case management, legal services and mental health services.
Staffed by student clinicians under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, we provide industry-leading, culturally sensitive services that are carefully tailored to meet each client's individual needs.

Position Summary

The SoT Project Coordinator will assist the lead psychologist and other project investigators to meet all objectives of the mental health service project to help towards the goal of treating the needs of Survivors of Torture. These tasks will include weekly activities related to administrative tasks, coordination with GSPP Grant Administrator, assistance with sponsor reporting, client enrollment, assessment and documentation, as well as student clinician oversight and clinical documentation compliance. This position provides administrative supports to the project and its clients but does not provide direct clinical services or clinical supervision.

Funding for this position is contingent on securing additional grants. Current grants will support the position through November 2024. Continuation of the position is dependent on additional funding. While GSPP often has new projects that can replace a project that ends, GSPP cannot guarantee positions after the end of grant funding.

This position reports to Maria Vukovich, Research Assistant Professor.

This is a non-benefited, part-time position expected to work 12-15 hours per week, not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

The SoT Project Coordinator will assist the SoT project with all SoT projects initiatives, coordination and compliance by:

  • Assisting with managing referrals from our partner organization IRC by serving as the main contact and capture of referrals from IRC, sending them to Graduate Assistant for phone screening.
  • Managing all shared folders with IRC, keeping said folders up to date with all pertinent information and coordination between organizations.
  • Reviewing and approving billing, including use of interpretation, transportation and supplies.
  • Managing clinical paperwork administration: Assigning client to students in electronic health record system and updating face sheets in system as well as tracking the use of clinical services for both individual and group formats for data tracking purposes and insurance towards deliverables.
  • Assisting in organizing and logistics of workshops and group schedules and coordinating with partner organizations.
  • Performing client program evaluation data entry and monitoring or assessments.
  • Assisting with project administration.
  • Overseeing student effort documentation and payroll duties, including bi-weekly payroll reconciliation and grant timecards.
  • Tracking project expenses and revise as needed.
  • Coordinating with GSPP Grant Administrator on budget tracking, expenses, effort and other items.
  • Assisting with monthly invoice documentation as needed.
  • Writing quarterly reports for our partner organization in collaboration with PIs.
  • Attending multidisciplinary team meetings.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Strong administration and coordination skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Ability to learn HIPAA-Compliance and maintain certification" under Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to learn multiple software systems
  • Ability to adapt to and manage change
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations
  • Ability to follow procedures
  • Strong listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Basic program evaluation knowledge
  • Basic research and program evaluation skills

Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience that directly relates to the essential job functions.
  • Experience performing administrative work.
  • Experience with basic research an program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating within a team format.
  • Demonstrating experience working with passion with multicultural populations.
  • Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience directly related to the job functions.
  • Experience working with diverse, transnational and immigrant populations.
  • Has some experience working with phone interpreters.
  • Has a second language.
  • Previous grant administrative experience
  • Experience working with project finances.

Work Schedule

This position is part-time, 12 to 15 hours per week. The schedule will be determined with the supervisor. Typical work hours will be between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday in a hybrid capacity (in-person and remote).

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 3, 2023.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

*Contact Maria Vukovich with questions

Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $22.00 to $26.00 per hour.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation rate that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation rate. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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