[C21-031] Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Specialist

Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Dec 23, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

[C21-031]

Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Specialist

 

Office of Equity and Inclusion

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Specialist in the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The SAVP Specialist provides prevention education programs and resource coordination for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking. The SAVP Specialist designs effective, on-campus education awareness and prevention programs to address violence on the CCSU campus.

Supervision Exercised:

May supervise support staff and/or student workers.

Position Responsibilities:

Serves as the primary contact person for campus victims of sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking and responsible for crisis intervention, personal advocacy, follow-up contact and providing appropriate community referrals for students and/or their families.

Develops, coordinates and conducts comprehensive educational programming for students, staff and faculty on sexual assault and violence on campus.

Develops, conducts, and evaluates Bystander Intervention Training for students including athletes, student leaders, and other groups/students interested in these issues.

Conducts trainings and workshops for a variety of university offices including Campus Police, Student Wellness Services, MOSAIC Center, campus ministry, and other campus offices that assist students who are victims of sexual assault, relationship abuse, or stalking.

Collaborates with campus partners to create a continuum of coordinated campus and community services for victims of sexual assault and violence on campus including traditionally underserved populations (students of color, international students, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.)

Coordinates and conducts orientation and residence life programs in collaboration with the Women’s Center Coordinator and the Associate in OEI.

Collaborates with the Senior Associate Equity and Inclusion Officer to provide training for conduct and appeal panels; updates and reviews campus-wide policies, protocols, and activities in response to sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking.

Performs administrative duties including report writing, program evaluation and assessment, and other activities related to the SAVP program.

Recruits and mentors effectively student workers and volunteers.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience in sexual assault/relationship violence education, and violence prevention strategies or support counseling
  • Ability to maintain and manage confidential information
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking
  • Experience working with communities of color and other underserved populations
  • Ability to work independently, and exercise ethical and swift judgment during times of crisis.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 25, 2021.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement for [C21-031] Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Specialist and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. E-Mailed and mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Erin Rodas at 860-832-1652 or erodas@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.