Director, Campus Advocacy Resource and Education
UC San Diego
Director, Campus Advocacy Resource and Education
Filing Deadline: Fri 10/2/2020
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
The CARE Office is an independent, confidential office which engages in prevention efforts, professional training, and survivor support and healing services related to the areas of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment for students, faculty, and staff at UC San Diego. CARE serves as the primary point of contact for those who are seeking advocacy and/or support following an experience of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment.
Reporting to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO), the Director of CARE provides leadership in UC San Diego's prevention and response to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment as mandated by federal and state law and University of California policy. The incumbent serves as a principal advisor to senior management and other administrators, as well as a resource to the UC San Diego community on issues related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. With the CECO, the incumbent strategizes programs and services to meet UC's goal to make UC campuses the national leaders in prevention and response to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. The Director models broad knowledge and awareness related to social justice and diversity (e.g., racial and ethnic groups, LGBQ+ and transgender communities, social class, and intersectional identities) for the CARE Office and the campus community. The Director enhances efforts to create and sustain a culture that embraces, promotes, and prioritizes equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the broadest meanings.
The Director is responsible for creating a consistent "response team" model, as prescribed by best practices and UC requirements. Provides leadership in the adoption of system-wide investigation and adjudication standards, as required by UC. Leads the development of a comprehensive training and education plan, and develops a comprehensive communication strategy to educate the community and raise awareness about campus programs. The Director is a leader for the UC San Diego campus implementation of a standardized two-team response model for addressing sexual violence: Case Management Team (CMT) and the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT). In these leadership roles, the Director focuses on policies, community relations, prevention, and intervention. The Director provides leadership in the efforts to provide assistance and advocacy on behalf of individuals concerning sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. This involves the coordination of services across UC San Diego, including with campus police, academic and administrative support units, as well as coordination of legal advocacy and medical advocacy.
The Director is responsible for maintaining the highest standards of prevention and response. The Director reviews and responds to all confidential disclosures of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment that are made to the CARE staff. The Director ensures that responses are timely, appropriate, trauma-informed, and victim-centered. The Director has the ultimate responsibility for the development of policies and procedures that address the campus' training, response, management, and prevention of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.
Responsibilities include maintenance and implementation of strategic short- and long-term planning, and development and implementation of a comprehensive communication strategy to educate the community and raise awareness about UC San Diego programs. Provides leadership for the campus in the development of a collaborative approach to the prevention/intervention of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment for students, faculty, and staff at UC San Diego. The Director is responsible to effectively manage the CARE Office in the areas of human resources, budget, space, and confidential record management in accordance with appropriate policies.
• Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
• Proven experience in team building, group facilitation, strategic planning, and leadership skills to achieve goals through promoting collaboration and working cooperatively with others to foster and promote a service-oriented team environment. Skill in working in a team setting, fostering cooperation and support from other staff.
• Experience in managing fiscal resources effectively. Demonstrated management experience and skills to effectively direct and supervise professional staff with the ability to train, motivate, and lead a diverse workforce, promoting an inclusive and positive work environment. Knowledge of generally accepted management practices and managerial regarding budget and grant administration.
• Experience working with individuals who have experienced a sexual or domestic violence issue. Experience in crisis intervention, crisis counseling, victim/survivor advocacy, and maintaining the highest level of confidentiality in the areas of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking trauma, and sexual harassment.
• Advanced experience and skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and reacting appropriately. Knowledge of support and reporting options for victims/survivors, including medical evidentiary exam protocol and criminal justice system. Ability to remain calm and respond to individuals in crisis and emergency situations, and handle traumatic and sensitive situations.
• Experience in the design and development of instructional materials, educational experiences, and learning assessments. Experience in training and delivery methodologies and appropriate applications based on training needs and objectives. Must stay current with changing technologies.
• Advanced experience in speaking in front of diverse audiences. Ability to adapt materials quickly so that the audience can understand the concepts being presented. Experience developing and presenting effective training programs for large and small groups, including faculty, staff and students. Strong presentation and training skills to prepare, organize and present CARE outreach programs and other trainings to groups. Knowledge of organizational practices, standards and professional ethics.
• Extensive work experience in development, interpretation and recommendation of policies and procedures. Outstanding ability to design, adapt, implement and evaluate new policies and procedures. Knowledge and experience in the interpretation and implementation of federal and state law related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the historical and social context of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and of the complexities of the intersections of various communities and demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge into practical applications, processes, policies, responses, and programs.
• Excellent analytical skills with proven experience researching and interpreting data and presenting analyses both orally and in writing. Proven analytical and conceptual skill applied to the resolution of complex problems including identifying key issues, evaluating options, deriving logical conclusions and initiating strategies for action.
• Strong and effective interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to listen well, be a creative problem solver, and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for people’s needs. Work as part of a university-wide community to resolve problems.
• Demonstrated experience working in higher education preferred.
• A background check is required.
• Must be able to provide and/or schedule services, advocacy and crisis intervention outside of regular business hours as appropriate.
• Able to maintain confidentiality within the bounds of applicable laws and regulations.
• Must have access to reliable transportation.
• This position is exempt from overtime; however, the incumbent may be required to work over 40 hours per week and nights and weekends as needed.
• This position is designated "Confidential" within the meaning of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act.
• Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement acknowledging the requirement to report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment.
Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.
This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html