Dean College is a private, residential New England college
grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the
opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A
personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly
inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized
support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and
experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who
thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and
Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News &
World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of
Distinction for six consecutive years, Dean serves
approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students
and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree
programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of
continuing studies, EMT and certificate programs throughout the
Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin,
Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and
Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter
rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk
from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student
population lives on campus.
Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives
on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This
community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for
students is known as The Dean Difference.
Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams
and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.
Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are
employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of
graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs
and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell
Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the
Boston Ballet, and more.
What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a
professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our
academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and
magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret
formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one
thing, it's everything
This is a part-time position that will work 10-12 hours per
week. These hours will fall between Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00 pm,
are flexible based on availability and need. This is a grant funded
position and is contingent upon the continuation of grant funds and
the need of the institution. The current grant cycle ends in
September 2024. This position is supervised by The Director of
Counseling and is confidential in nature. Some travel may be
required for semi-annual professional development. Due to COVID-19
there may be adjustments made to how this position functions, for
example utilizing tele-advocacy while working remotely.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Survivor Advocate 40%
- Provides support to students who report incidents of Domestic
Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking regarding
institutional policies and procedures, resources, services, and
support available in the community.
- Enhances the safety of victims of Domestic Violence, Dating
Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking by conducting risk
assessments, and provide safety planning.
- Supports students, faculty and staff during informal and formal
institutional sexual misconduct procedures and processes.
- Makes appropriate referrals for students, faculty, and staff to
resources, services and support offered by on-campus as well as
off-campus providers and conducts follow up regarding such
referrals to ensure that appropriate services and support are being
- Documents and maintains all case related information including
referrals and follow-up in a manner that protects individual
privacy and confidentiality.
- Builds rapport with students, faculty, and staff outside of
incident related concerns.
Prevention Specialist 60%
- Utilize cultural humility and equity-mindedness to assist with
the research, design, and execution of programs and events centered
on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
[DVDVSAS] awareness months.
- Assist the Director of Sexual Violence Prevention with the
design and content for social media platform
- Be available to support and collaborate on programming with
student organizations, student leaders, and campus partners
- Conduct research and assess data analytics to provide
appropriate and reasonable recommendations
- Exercise a power-conscious and trauma-informed framework
- Contribute to establishing sustainable framework for
comprehensive prevention, intervention, and education efforts for
incoming and upper-class students students as well as faculty and
- Attend weekly supervision one-on-ones, various departmental or
divisional events and meetings, and serve on the CCRT (Coordinate
Community Response Team)
- Other Duties as Assigned
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in
counseling, social work, gender studies or social sciences and 2
years of progressively responsible professional experience in
direct advocacy and/or crisis counseling in the field of sexual
violence response (including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence,
Sexual Assault, and Stalking); or any equivalent combination of
education and/or professional work experience which provides the
required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as
- Knowledge of power, privilege, and oppression. Recognition that
oppression and gender-based violence as linked and supportive
measures must be crafted and approached with a dedication to
creating inclusive materials, prevention, and education
- Demonstrate an interest in centering and exploring equity,
inclusion, and accessibility in gender-based violence work
- Functional knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques
in the delivery of advocacy services for victims and survivors of
Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
demonstrated by knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply
concepts, and terminology.
- Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories,
federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and systems associated
with Title IX and VAWA compliance for educational institutions
receiving federal assistance.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify
barriers and resolve the full range of problems that may
commonly occur in the delivery of advocacy services for victims of
Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with internal and external organizations,
groups, team members, and individuals.
- Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential
matters with tact and discretion.
- Demonstrated skills in advocacy, advising, and interpersonal
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster required.
- Experience providing direct advocacy and/or crisis counseling
at a university, college, or community college campus.
- Familiarity with a university/college's obligations under Title
IX and VAWA.
- Experience with tele-advocacy as well as proficiency in the use
of technology to provide services.
- Experience with Sexual Violence Prevention and Education,
Bystander Intervention, Victim Services, or related fields in a
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and
pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing
equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons,
including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation,
promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and
graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the
communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their
effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty,
and community members. All employment decisions are made on a
Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or
ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic
information, or other protected classes under the law.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and
access to and treatment in College programs, services, and
activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all
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transcripts; and contact information of three references. (PLEASE
NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).
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