Advertised Summary Job Description: Under the leadership of the Executive Director, Sexual Violence Response (SVR), the Assistant Director at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) location, will provide trauma informed care and services 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 SVR-CUIMC satellite office and supervise CUIMC direct-services staff. Provide 24/7 year-round direct supervision of on-call staff (rotation with the Associate Director at Morningside) which may include but not limited to consultation, crisis intervention and or in-person response to support SVR advocate team (Survivor Advocates & Peer Advocates).
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4-6 years related experience required. Proven experience with crisis intervention, crisis management, victim advocacy, community organizing and developing and implementing prevention education. Experience providing effective 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. Demonstrated knowledge of sexual assault and intimate partner violence dynamics and effects; familiarity with support and reporting options for victims/survivors, including emergency department protocol and criminal/civil justice systems. Ability to maintain confidential case files and data. Specific experience desired in community education, creating and delivering skills-based trainings, outreach strategies, program management, time management, materials development and program evaluation. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to present to a variety of audiences. Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a growing, dynamic team in a complex environment. Ability to work effectively within and outside of the university system with respect to developing relationships and programs to address programmatic issues and needs. Previous supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to work in multi-racial environment with commitment to social justice practice.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Working Hours Must be able to work after hours including evenings and weekends when required. 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.
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 related 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. Working with victims/survivors in all aspects of the criminal justice system. Prior experience working with college students, and interest in higher educational setting. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse student population with cultural competence and sensitivity
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_174428
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