Advocacy & Education Coordinator


Position Details

Position Advocacy & Education Coordinator Full Time/Part Time Full Time Job Type Regular Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director, provides campus advocacy services exclusively to clients who have experienced violence including domestic and dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Additionally provide services to clients who self-report or are identified as students of concern who exhibit mental or behavioral health distress, including but not limited to signs of depression, suicidal ideation, or crisis.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide survivor-centered and trauma informed crisis intervention, thorough intakes, safety planning, and assessment and follow-up services to NMHU campus;
• Work collaboratively with existing mental/behavioral health specialists, law enforcement, and advocacy groups on campus and in the community;
• Develop and promote diverse and inclusive educational programming; specifically bystander intervention, enthusiastic consent, healthy dating relationships and suicide prevention, etc.;
• Ensure ethical boundaries, decision making and advocacy standards are adhered to;
• Be open to feedback and change in response to client and team’s needs;
• Educate clients of campus resources, processes, and their rights;
• Educate clients about the basic processes of legal system and campus disciplinary process;
• File complaints, protective orders, compensation claims for clients, etc.;
• Field crisis calls and walk in clients;
• Ensure safety/confidentiality of clients;
• Be on call for crisis situations;
• Provide survivor-centered services to clients individually and in groups, ensuring autonomy and unconditional support;
• Assist clients in exploring various options, and the possible outcomes based on their choices;
• Provide information regarding available community resources;
• Conduct one on one individual advocacy sessions with clients and manage case work;
• Facilitate group meetings, discussions with project partners, community allies, and campus personnel;
• Create and present general or topic specific accurate educational programs to the campus community;
• Lead trainings for campus programs, residents, and teams on dating and domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, empowerment, suicide prevention and bystander intervention, etc.;
• Schedule and coordinate presentations with campus entities;
• Design and revise program literature and materials as needed;
• Facilitate communication/teamwork among staff;
• Review and update logs, client files, case review notes and provide on-going case management;
• Attend and participate in staffing and team meetings;
• Attend professional development trainings;
• Cross train with advocates in other specialty areas;
• Provide guidance/training to campus and community partner, volunteers, and students;
• Handle related administrative responsibilities;
• Record/log all client contact(s) using ADVOCATE system;
• Report monthly/quarterly statistics;
• Solicit evaluations (pre and post surveys) following programs;
• Maintain necessary supplies;
• Perform professional responsibilities;
• Keep abreast of current information topic areas;
• Network with federal, state and local agencies, exchanging relevant information and community activities;
• Use social media platforms to promote and create awareness, as well as other outlets such as radio or newspaper;
• Coordinate special program projects;
• Oversee student employees;
• Maintain regular attendance;
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

EDUCATION : Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Health, or related field
EXPERIENCE : One (1) year of experience directly related to the specified duties

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Health or related field;
-2-3 years working in a university/college setting;
-Prior experience working as a victim advocate or working in a survivor-centered, trauma informed service provider agency;
-Expertise in gender based violence programming;
-Experience working with marginalized populations;
o PREFERENCE : 40 hour advocacy state training

Special Conditions for Eligibility

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and odd hours as required;
• Complete NMCADV 40 hour advocacy Certification Training within six (6) months of employment;
• Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
• Must be willing to carry University-issued cell phone;
Must be willing to work on-call crisis situations and assist campus police as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to present detail specific material both orally and visually;
• Knowledge of legal and federal requirements for referral procedures for reporting violence;
• Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentiality;
• Ability to work under highly stressful, crisis oriented situations;
• Skill in training, leading, organizing, advising, planning, and working independently;
• Knowledge in systems of oppression, socio-ecological model of prevention, and intersectionality;
• Ability to incorporate and recognize the need for inclusive, diverse, and equitable services for vulnerable groups;
• Knowledge and distinction between Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, FERPA and HIPPA and other related federal policies;

Physical Demands

• Walking
• Standing, kneeling, stooping
• Eye strain due to computer use
• Light lifting up to 25 pounds

Working Environment

WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• Outreach education programming can range from classrooms, residential halls, gymnasium, or virtually

Pay Rate $38,049 Salary Work Location/Campus Center Las Vegas, NM Campus EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email hr@nmhu.edu

Visit the link below for more information regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity:
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Posting Number AS426P Open Date 10/09/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest/cover letter; 2) Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers and email address of three (3) Professional references in application; and, 4) Unofficial copies of transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at hr@nmhu.edu NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Quick Link http://nmhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/6135 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
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  3. * Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

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  4. * What is your Philosophy for serving students?

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  5. * Provide examples of how you handled difficult situations with those you have worked with.

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  6. * Please describe in detail how your background and experience would be applicable for this position in a College/University setting

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  7. * Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
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  8. * Are you available to work weekends?
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
Optional Documents
  1. License/Certificate
  2. Letter(s) of Recommendation


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