Special Notice for COVID-19
The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time.
Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.
Bachelor's degree in related field
At least four years of experience working with victim/survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking
Completion of 40 hour State Certified Sexual Assault Training Program
Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, staff and community people from diverse cultural and identity-specific backgrounds (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability)
Demonstrated experience providing services to underserved/marginalized communities
Knowledge of the legal rights of victim/survivors and the civil and criminal legal systems in Minnesota
Trained by an anti-violence agency to write Order for Protection/Harassment Restraining Order form
Effective oral and written communication skills to work collaboratively with clients, co-workers, and University and community partners
Experience working in environments where confidentiality is required
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated judgment and ability to identify and prioritize high risk situations and inform appropriate channels
Understanding of anti-oppression work and its role in addressing gender-based violence
Experience facilitating support groups
Experience supervising or mentoring volunteers
Experience working with college students and faculty/staff
Understanding of University/college systems and resources
Knowledge or willingness to learn Titanium database program; computer literacy
About the Job
The Legal Advocacy Diversity Coordinator provides support, information, and academic and legal/court advocacy to victim/survivors/concerned persons of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Augsburg University with a focus on providing awareness and victim services to underserved/marginalized communities on campus. This includes providing crisis counseling, resources, referrals, and support to students, staff, faculty and visitors of The Aurora Center. The Legal Advocacy Diversity Coordinator also writes protective orders, assists clients through police, medical, criminal justice, and university systems, facilitates support groups, and oversees direct service advocate volunteers.
Detailed job responsibilities (include, but are not limited to, the following):
Answer helpline/business line and provide services to walk-in clients during office hours
Provide advocacy for clients through systems including but not limited to academic, housing, police, hospital/medical, legal, and University processes
Provide cultural and identity specific (i.e. disability, ethnicity, gender identity, race, sexuality) outreach, office hours, advocacy, crisis counseling, referrals, and resources to underserved/marginalized communities
Collaborate with campus offices and service that serve underserved/marginalized communities (i.e. Gender & Sexuality Center, Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence, International Student and Scholar Services, Disability Resource Center, student cultural centers, etc.)
Provide information and referrals about legal, campus, and other community resources
Assist clients in safety planning, identifying options, and problem-solving
Provide information and assist clients in filling out, filing, and attending hearings related to restraining orders, family court, criminal court, and legal procedures
Co-facilitate cultural and identity-specific support groups (survivors of color, LGBTIQ survivors, survivors w/ disabilities) with Student Counseling Services - manage intake process, maintain meeting schedule, and coordinate additional needs for the support group
Provide high level support, consultation, and training to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, academic departments, medical staff, and law enforcement regarding cultural and identity-specific trauma-informed practices and policy/legal enforcement of sexual misconduct
Communicate and assist faculty, staff, Title IX investigators, university and community attorneys and law enforcement on the needs concerns, questions, and best practices of working with trauma survivors
Provide policy and protocol information about legal, university, and community resources
Provide procedural options and assistance to clients through systems including academic, housing, police, hospital/medical, legal, Office for Community Standards, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, etc.
Keep supervisor informed of high-risk clients situations
Participate as 24-hour helpline advocate back-up if needed
Serve in weekly rotation as professional back-up staff for helpline advocates
Provide direct service training, client consultation, and case management and functionally supervise helpline or office advocates
Adhere to agency and university policies, including but not limited to confidentiality and the code of conduct/ethics
Maintain professional boundaries with agency clients and co-workers
Outreach and Agency Representation: (20%)
Provide outreach, build relationships, and create innovative direct service solutions for underrepresented/marginalized communities/student cultural organizations impacted by gender-based violence
Host advocacy office hours in spaces accessible to marginalized communities around campus
Speak at various meetings, functions, to explain Aurora's mission and services and recruit new volunteers
Attend partner agency meetings as assigned to address issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, and stalking
Provide professional training to groups such as law enforcement, university hearing panels, and other partner agencies like cultural and identity-specific organizations and services
Supervise office advocates and direct service student staff
Attend annual training and webinars related to victim advocacy and marginalized communities
Manage, coordinate, schedule, and assist with helpline call center system and technology and helpline advocates
Provide client case management to advocates, interns, and staff
Provide on-call orientation to direct service advocates and office orientation to office advocates
Consult with supervisor at weekly meetings about client concerns, workload management, professional development, and other areas
Facilitate weekly direct service student staff meetings
Participate in weekly team meetings about client needs, scheduling, and other team issues
Attend trainings and continuing education activities as assigned
Record-Keeping and Data Coordination: (10%)
Maintain, supervise, and input client records into departmental database
Complete all required service documentation in a thorough and timely manner
Participate in agency grant and data reporting as directed by supervisor
Adhere to agency policies and work rules
Provide statistical reports for Clery Act and other departmental purposes
Other duties as assigned
This is a full-time, 100%, 12-month appointment with benefits.
About the Department
The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, a unit within the Office for Student Affairs, offers services for students, faculty and staff regarding sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, and stalking through a 24-hour helpline and weekly 8-4:30 walk-in services as well as training and education for peer leaders and the University Community.
How To Apply
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Please submit a cover letter and resume.
If you have questions regarding the position, contact Katie Eichele, email@example.com.
This position will remain open until filled.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
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