The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 18 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.
The Confidential Victims Advocate (CVA) provides support and assistance to students who have experienced sexual harassment or misconduct. Students who have been victims of sexual misconduct (sexual assault, harassment, dating/domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking) often have difficulty continuing their education and graduating due to the impact on the students' physical and psychological well-being. Victims of sexual misconduct may have difficulty attending classes and meetings, completing their coursework, accomplishing daily tasks, and may need assistance with immediate safety concerns.
The Confidential Victim Advocate is intended to act as a central point of contact for students dealing with the effects of physical or sexual misconduct and assists with providing interim measures as required by the Office of Civil Rights under Title IX. On a case by case basis, this position will help address any academic or administrative issues or concerns, provide support and information about campus resources and the campus judicial system, support student health and safety by providing timely and appropriate referral information, and address other university related issues, as needed.
The CVA will partner with campus and university officials in the implementation of training for faculty, staff, and other university employees in the use of trauma-informed practices in the application of Title IX policies and procedures. In collaboration with the confidential victim advocate team, will also perform environmental and outcome assessments, and maintain and compile data relevant to campus compliance with federal regulations. This position provides after-hours and weekend support to students impacted by sexual violence. This may include, but is not limited to, emails, after hours phone calls, and serving on a 24-hour crisis line.
Master's degree in Counseling or Social Work and one year of experience working with survivors of sexual or physical assault.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students and colleagues at all levels. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals. Good interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Ability to work flexible hours on occasion.
Experience working with survivors of sexual or physical assault in a counseling or advising capacity. Knowledge of and experience working with Title IX procedures.
Working Conditions / Demands
Work at a computer for extended periods. Active listening. Provide consultation regarding crisis situations; work with individuals in emotional distress.
Violence related judicial hearings/meetings can often be long and emotionally charged and may take place on a weekend or evening.
Equipment utilized: computers, telephone.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: HE
Job Function: Health Services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.