The Director, Student Advocacy and Prevention is a full-time, 12-month position. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director serves as a resource, advocate, and liaison for a diverse population of students and works directly with students who have experienced sexual and interpersonal violence. The Director has training in the field of advocacy for victims/survivors; provides on-campus support for students who have been impacted by sexual and/or interpersonal violence; assists students in navigating College systems; serves as a resource to colleagues; and helps to provide quality integrated support for students. Though the role provides a confidential resource to students, the position is non-clinical – records are not privileged from legal discovery and clinical supervision is not provided. In addition to support and advocacy services, this role plays a critical part in coordinating and supporting the College’s efforts around programming for students, faculty, and staff related to sexual and gender-based violence education and prevention.

Position Responsibilities:
● Provide confidential support to students who have reported sexual and/or interpersonal violence. Provide trauma-informed support and assistance to student victims/survivors/complainants who have been impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, by assessing their needs, identifying appropriate referrals, and creating plans of action.
● Provide support when needed by formulating intervention plans to mitigate risk and enhance student success; facilitating communication with referral sources, providers, and caregivers; ongoing monitoring of students adherence to care and safety plans.
● Compile aggregate data about trends in interpersonal violence support services and share data/trends with various stakeholders.
● Build and maintain positive collaborative relationships with College faculty, staff, and outside agencies to provide care coordination and support through advocacy and referrals.
● Collaborate with Development/Government and Corporate Relations on state/federal/foundation grants as opportunities present themselves to advance functional area.
● Advise student groups and other departments to provide training and collaboratively plan, implement, and evaluate sexual violence prevention and education programs. Track campus educational and prevention programming related to sexual violence.
● Supervise team of peer educators in delivery of peer to peer programming to targeted populations and facilitate other administrative tasks associated with the core functioning of the program.
● Oversee prevention, awareness, and outreach events related to interpersonal violence.
● Deliver annual and customized trainings across the campus community, including trainings to first year students, various student leaders, student athletes, and staff/faculty.
● Facilitate Coordinated Community Response Team in support of cross divisional collaboration in addressing campus prevention, response, and support initiatives.
● Participate in applicable campus and community coordination meetings to maintain updated knowledge of resources, and to streamline referral processes.
● Provide input in the development of departmental goals, strategies, operations, and procedures.
● Attend Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) meetings, practicing confidentiality and best practices on how and when information is shared.
● Attend on-going professional development opportunities to ensure best practices and a commitment to continuing education.
● Execute responsibilities of the It’s On Us grant.

Minimum Qualifications
● Masters degree in higher education administration, social work, counseling, public health or a closely related field
● Demonstrated knowledge of case management systems and experience with referrals, documentation, and active follow-up.
● Demonstrated knowledge of trauma-informed care and reporting options for victims/survivors.
● Experience working cooperatively with others in a multidisciplinary team environment.
● Experience dealing with multiple, complex issues simultaneously.
● Strong commitment to working effectively with diverse populations.
● Experience working with clients/students who have experienced sexual misconduct, including sexual violence.
● Excellent interpersonal skills, including both oral and written.

Preferred Qualifications
● Five years or more related experience.
● Knowledge of Title IX and/or training as a victim advocate.
● Knowledge of Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights/Title IX, VAWA/Clery Act, and the The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
● Knowledge of assessment, risk management and violence prevention strategies and approaches and how to apply them to a higher education setting.
● Knowledge of mental health and wellness issues in the college student population.
● Knowledge of student development theory and problems/issues typically encountered by college students.
● Demonstrated ability to deal with crisis situations.

● Demonstrated problem-solving skills particularly in a team setting.
● Demonstrated data and records management skills.
● Knowledge of current legal issues in higher education.
● Experience working with distressed individuals within a higher education or community setting.
● Strong organization skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.

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Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is responsive inclusive and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.