Join our advocacy and counseling team at CU Boulder! The Office
of Victim Assistance (OVA)
provides advocacy and trauma focused
short-term counseling to university students, staff and faculty who
are impacted by disruptive and disturbing life events, typically
crime and policy violations. The Victim Advocate Counselor,
will work on a team to provide free
and confidential short-term counseling, advocacy, support and
information to members of the university community.
This position will specifically focus on supporting
underrepresented students, staff, and, faculty and will collaborate
with campus departments to provide support to OVA clients while
ensuring that issues of equity and social justice are considered in
all advocacy, counseling, and training services. This position will
provide training in multiculturalism and the intersection of trauma
to OVA staff and will give presentations about our response
services, topic areas, and how to support survivors.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)
towards a safer, more socially just, and supportive campus
community by providing culturally relevant trauma response and
prevention services. OVA is in the division of Student Affairs
Health and Wellness
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Advocacy and Counseling
Collaboration, Outreach, and Education
- Provide confidential entry-point and follow-up services
including trauma focused short-term counseling, crisis
intervention, advocacy, referrals, accompaniment, information on
system-wide operations (criminal, administrative, medical,
academic, and civil options), victim outreach, on- and off-campus
service coordination, decision-making, and support to students,
staff, and faculty.
- Collaborate with the OVA team on projects, such as the delivery
of trainings and educational materials.
- Provide multicultural outreach, training and consultation on
trauma, with a focus on serving the needs of diverse, historically
marginalized, and underrepresented populations, including African
American/Black, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, LGBTQ+,
international, undocumented, and veteran populations.
What You Should Know
- Participate in weekly case consultation and staff
- Record client interventions and statistics by completing case
notes, release of information forms, and documentation.
What We Can Offer
- Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Work hours
include mostly in-person work with the possibility to work a few
days per month virtually. At times there may be more remote days
related to fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks based on the
- This position is required to carry an on-call cell phone a few
days a week for emergency response during business hours (Monday
through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm).
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to
follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine
- New employees are responsible for providing proof of
vaccination or receiving a medical or religious exemption within 30
days of employment.
- The salary range for this position is $60,638 - $75,056
annually, dependent on years of being independently clinically
- Onboarding Assistance is available within Student Affairs
- Our outstanding benefits include:
- Paid days off: 22 vacation days, 15 sick leave days, and 11
holidays per year.
- Access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance.
- Tuition reimbursement.
- A 10% employer contribution retirement plan.
- EcoPass for free RTD rides.
- Opportunity for career growth!
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
Be impactful. Be supportive. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related
- Clinically licensed in the State of Colorado (LPC, Psychologist
or LCSW) or transferable to the state of CO by date of hire (August
- Two years of clinical experience providing direct client
- Two years of experience providing advocacy and crisis
- Experience with a trauma-informed approach to clinical and
advocacy services, including working with issues related to
gender-based violence, such as sexual assault, partner abuse,
stalking, experiences of bias, and discrimination.
- Experience and interest in working with people from
multicultural backgrounds and marginalized populations.
- Experience providing training and consulting on
multiculturalism and the intersection of trauma.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build and
maintain effective working relationships with staff and a diverse
range of constituents.
- Experience working with diverse populations and a proven
dedication to social justice and inclusive excellence.
- Knowledge of victims’ rights, Title IX and/or Title VII.
- Organization skills and attention to detail.
- Public speaking experience.
- Experience working in a university or college setting.
- Experience in conducting sessions in another language besides
English, such as Spanish, Mandarin, or Arabic.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and
responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by June 13, 2022
: Application materials will not be accepted via
email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name:
Boulder Campus Human Resources
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