This position requires the equivalent of graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution. An advanced degree in Counseling, Student Affairs, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or any related field is preferred. The incumbent must have a minimum of three years progressively responsible related work experience. The incumbent must also have received a certificate evidencing completion of a training program in the counseling of sexual assault victims or has 40 hours of training as described below and must be supervised by an individual who qualifies as a psychotherapist or counselor. The training, supervised by a person qualified, shall include but not be limited to the following areas: law, medicine, societal attitudes, crisis intervention and counseling techniques, role playing, referral services, and sexuality.
The incumbent must have demonstrated ability to interact with and guide students in an empathetic and supportive manner during crisis situations and be committed to social justice issues, multicultural competency/awareness, and experience working with diverse populations. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships among diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations. Must demonstrate ability to think critically, problem solve, and actively advocate for students. The incumbent must be able to collaborate with the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Title IX Coordinator, and others to develop and implement comprehensive student and faculty training. Ability to work collaboratively with campus and community law enforcement agencies, district attorney offices, and other entities of the criminal justice system is required. Intermediate fluency in the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax) and computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and database management software required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong presentation skills and experience as well as the ability to actively engage an audience. Excellent organizational skills required. This position also requires the ability to train, support, guide, and evaluate student interns as well as the ability to work some evening and weekend hours and to be on-call for crisis intervention.