Director of Sexual Aggression Services

Central Michigan University,

Sexual Aggression Services
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Last Posted:

Tue, May 21st, '24


Open until filled. Preference to applications submitted by June 2, 2024.

Start Date:

Desired start date is late June early July with some flexibility.

Last Updated:

Tue, May 21st, '24

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  • Full Time

General Statement of Duties

Responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Sexual Aggression Services Office, including the coordination of the Sexual Aggression Peer Advocate (SAPA) program. Provides sexual aggression programming, consultation for individuals impacted by sexual aggression, and supervision of staff.


This position will also be instrumental in the development of a new peer education program. Peer educators will provide programming and outreach related to student wellness and belonging.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide direct oversight and the advisement and supervision of the para-professional peer advocacy program, SAPA (Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates) including:

  •           Supervision of SAPA advocates
  •           Coordination of the 24/7 on-call schedule for SAPA crisis services
  •           Coordination of the SAPA advocate selection process
  •           Coordination and implementation of annual trainings for all SAPA advocates
  •           Documentation of relevant statistical information pertaining to SAPA crisis services, educational programs, outreach events, and SAPA advocate semester hours
  •           Available 24/7 as a resource for SAPA advocates while crisis services are in operation
  •           Coordination of all SAPA related meetings
  •           Coordination of annual SAPA retreat and SAPA banquet
  •           Collaboration with SAPA alumni for trainings, interviews, events, fundraising, etc.
  •           Coordination and oversight of all SAPA related communications (publications, media releases, social media, and website)

Oversees all functions and operations of the Office of Sexual Aggression Services and the peer education program (procedures, budget, staff selection, etc.)

Maintains a license to provide confidential mental health services in the State of Michigan and meets any related professional development requirements for that license.

Provides confidential support, consultation, advocacy, options, resources, and information to CMU students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have been affected by domestic violence, harassment, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.

Collaborates with campus partners, leaders, and community organizations on and off campus to develop and maintain an innovative, coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to providing survivor centered services, education, and risk reduction programming.

Oversees and coordinates the production and performance of orientation programming related to sexual aggression for the campus community.

Provides supervision of the SAPA Dedicated Counselor/Assistant Director in collaboration with the Counseling Center Director.

Select, train, and supervise the SAPA Graduate Assistant in conjunction with the SAPA Dedicated Counselor/Assistant Director.


Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a national university with 26,000 students and 225,000 alumni. CMU offers 200+ undergraduate to doctoral-level programs on campus, online and at satellite locations. Our students benefit from academic excellence, faculty who teach and involve them in research and scholarly activities, a strong sense of community, and hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. Employees have a nationally recognized wellness program and health care and benefits that exceed national norms. Our quaint, tight-knit community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants, brew pubs and cultural activities including concerts, plays and renowned speakers. We are an hour or two from the state's largest cities, sunset beaches, and golf and ski resorts. 

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight. 


Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or another related field

Limited license in the State of Michigan

Knowledge of laws and university policies related to sexual aggression, Title IX, Campus SAVE, etc.

Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive attitude

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.


Full licensure in the State of Michigan

Direct experience with university sexual aggression advocacy program

Experience with peer support/peer education


Central Michigan University offers a excellent fringe benefit package.

$60,000-$70,000 annually 


Applicants must submit an online application to be considered for this position. The online application will allow you to attach a cover letter and resume. Three references will be required.