[C21-061] Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Specialist

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


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 over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. 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 approximately 72,000. 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. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater 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 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­May 31, 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 [C21-061] 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. Maximum salary for this position shall not exceed $61,000.

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed 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.


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