Victim Advocate Counselor, Multicultural Specialist

University of Colorado Boulder,

The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)
Last Posted:

Fri, Aug 7th, '20


Please apply by August 23, 2020 for consideration.

Start Date:

To be determined.

Last Updated:

Fri, Aug 7th, '20

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  • Full Time

Join our advocacy and counseling team at CU Boulder! The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) provides advocacy and 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, Multicultural Specialist 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. The position will collaborate with other campus departments as appropriate for the support of OVA clients and ensures that issues of equity and social justice are considered in all advocacy, counseling, and training services provided. This position will provide support and training in multiculturalism and the intersection of trauma to OVA staff. This position also involves presenting 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.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Advocacy and Counseling
  • Provide confidential entry-point and follow-up services including: 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, problem solving, and support to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Participate in weekly case consultation and staff meetings with other members of the OVA team.
  • Record client interventions and statistics by completing case notes, release of information forms, and other documentation.
Collaboration, Outreach, and Education
  • Collaborate with colleagues on projects, such as the delivery of trainings, educational materials, etc.
  • Provide multicultural outreach, training and consultation to CU Boulder students, faculty, and staff on trauma, with particular focus on serving the needs of diverse, historically marginalized, and underrepresented populations, including African-American/Black, Asian-American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, LGBTQ, international, undocumented, and veteran populations.

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

  • Master’s degree or higher in social work, counseling or related field. 
  • Clinically licensed in the State of Colorado (LPC, Psychologist or LCSW) or transferable to the state of CO by date of hire.
  • At least two years of clinical experience providing direct client services.
  • At least two years of experience providing advocacy and crisis intervention.
  • 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 giving trainings on multiculturalism and the intersection of trauma. 
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Experience working in a university or college setting.
  • Experience conducting sessions in other languages, such as Spanish, Mandarin, or Arabic.
  • At least two years of post-license clinical experience providing direct client services. 

Salary Range Starts at $52,000, commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by August 23, 2020 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.