Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, Sexual Violence Response (SVR), the Associate Director of Direct Services serve as a secondary leader of SVR. A key member of the department's senior team, the Associate Director will oversee all aspects of survivor-focused services, resources and trauma informed care to survivors of sexual, intimate partner and gender-based violence; stalking/high-tech stalking; harassment (sexual, street, gender-based). Manage the day-to-day operations of the direct services program within SVR, including the supervision of Assistant Directors, Survivor Advocates and Peer Advocate volunteers. Provide 24/7 year-round direct supervision of on-call staff (rotating with the Assistant Director, SVR-CUIMC) which may include but not limited to consultation, crisis intervention and or in-person response to support SVR advocate team (Survivor Advocates & Peer Advocates). Collaborate with departmental and University partners to support the success of SVR activities.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 5 to 7 years' related experience required. Previous experience with supervision and management of staff in the field of sexual violence or a related field preferred. Requires strong knowledge of sexual and intimate partner violence prevention and advocacy, crisis management, community organizing, and developing and implementing training and educational programs. Proven ability to direct crisis management activities and facilitate procedures for distressed students as well as direct and enforce policies, regulations, and laws that pertain to the University, local, state, and federal regulations. Experience providing effective crisis counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, and referrals to primary and secondary survivors of sexual, intimate partner and gender-based violence; stalking/high-tech stalking; and or harassment. Must be able to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications, records, files, materials, and data. Requires exceptional communication skills, including written and verbal. Demonstrated ability to exercise astute judgment, problem solve and think creatively. Must be comfortable as a decision-maker around critical and high-risk issues under pressure. Experience in strategic planning, knowledge in organization and group dynamics, employee and student development in a higher education setting, and or within complicated, multifaceted organizations. Experience in staff supervision, selection practices and effective employee development. Tactical in delivering project tasks under tight deadlines; ability to multi-task, work well independently and as part of a team. Ability to utilize various forms of technology and databases. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse student population with cultural competence, sensitivity and a commitment to social justice practice.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: WORKING HOURS Must be able to work after hours including evenings, weekends and holidays when required or as part of the 24/7 year-round on-call responsibility. Required to participate in a 24-hour, 7 days per week, year round on-call supervision rotation. Normal Business Hours: In general, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday After-Hours: Defined as 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, and 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. weekends and holidays. Frequent evening and weekend hours required. On-Call: Being available during scheduled rotation 24/7 for crisis counseling calls and in-person response. In cases where on-site support is required, staff is expected to respond within a reasonable period of time.
ADA COMPLIANCE Physical Ability: tasks involve extended periods at work station or keyboard. Tasks involve commuting primarily, but not exclusively in Manhattan at various hours of the night or day. Tasks involve working a flexible schedule that will include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Sensory Requirements: verbal and written communication is required. Tasks may involve exposure via sight and smell of bodily fluids, evidence bearing clothing and visible injuries. Tasks involve listening and responding to intimate physical knowledge of violence, crime or abuse against a student.
Environmental Factors: tasks may involve contact with angry or potentially violent individuals. Tasks may involve contact with individuals with known and unknown diseases. Tasks may include contact with individuals under the influence of either legal or illegal substances.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Public Health, Applied Sociology, Public Health or relevant field. Experience and or training in anti-oppression education and practice. Familiarity with on and off campus support, reporting/adjudication options and NYC service providers. Advanced understanding of FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, NYS Enough Is Enough, and NYS Public Health Law. Prior experience working with college students, and interest in higher educational setting strongly preferred.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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