The University of Michigan
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
SAPAC, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, offers prevention education for students, confidential support for survivors, and collaborates with others through trainings, programs, and innovative community engagement strategies to collectively create a campus free from violence.
This position provides confidential support, information, and advocacy to those at the University of Michigan who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, stalking, harassment, and other forms of sexual and gender-based misconduct. This includes crisis counseling, advising through reporting/investigation processes, referrals, and support to students, staff, faculty, and others affiliated with the University. As a member of the Advocacy team, this position would work with the team to ensure that the advocacy program actively seeks to engage in cultural humility, social justice, and equitable and inclusive support of all community members. This position also supports SAPAC and campus efforts to create survivor supportive services through active participation and leadership in SAPAC survivor support initiatives, outreach, and training.
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Advocacy and Case Management (60%):
- Provide support, crisis counseling, comprehensive case management, and advocacy for those at the University of Michigan who have experienced sexual or gender based misconduct.
- Provide assistance to clients in reporting sexual and gender based misconduct; assist clients throughout University procedures related to the Policy on Sexual and Gender Based Misconduct.
- Serve as SAPAC on call to attend to client emergencies and after-hours consultation with ProtoCall, our crisis line provider.
- Support the development and implementation of equitable and accessible survivor-centered programming. This includes collaboration with direct supervisor and other SAPAC staff to regularly evaluate and improve SAPAC services to ensure they effectively serve historically marginalized communities (Ex. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, individuals experiencing chronic health concerns).
Community Education Initiatives, Outreach, and Training (15%)
- Create and facilitate community education, consultation, and training on trauma informed practices and best practices about working with survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.
Program Leadership and Supervision (15%)
- Oversee one of the SAPAC Peer Led Support Group Programs, providing student facilitator supervision and training and budget oversight. The support groups include: General Peer Led Support Group, People of Color Peer Led Support Group, and LGBTQ+ Peer Led Support Group.
- Supervise graduate student interns and serve as a field instructor through the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work.
Campus Collaborations and Additional Duties (10%):
- Participate in Student Life or University of Michigan committees or initiatives that support the mission of SAPAC.
- Assist and support SAPAC trainings and special events.
- Assist with weekly, monthly, and yearly statistical tracking and reporting that meets both institutional and legal requirements, such as the Clery Act reporting requirements.
- Master’s degree Social Work, Counseling, Higher Education or in a related field
- A minimum of one year experience in providing direct client or student service, support, and/or advocacy
- Experience in providing individual support and/or advocacy to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking
- Demonstrated experience providing culturally-relevant services to survivors, particularly those that have been historically under-served by anti-violence movements
- Licensed MSW or Licensed Counselor
- At least two years of experience in providing direct client or student service, support, and/or advocacy
- Experience in providing crisis intervention and/or advocacy to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking on college campuses
- Knowledge of college/university policies and protocols related to sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking
- Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking on college campuses
- Specialized knowledge of the criminal justice, medical systems, and emerging best practices in trauma-informed care and experience in advocating for survivors within these systems
- Demonstrated experience integrating theories of intersectionality and cultural relevance in trauma response services
- Experience developing services and programs for historically underrepresented and under-served communities
- Ability to speak multiple language capability preferred, but not required
- Experience in on-site crisis intervention in hospital and law enforcement settings and in delivering crisis intervention and advocacy through an on-call telephone service
- Specialized knowledge of sexual misconduct issues on college campuses, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence.
- Knowledge of advocacy services for survivors.
- Professional experience providing survivor support services.
- Commitment to providing culturally responsive services and demonstrated ability to use an intersectional lens, acknowledging how identities shape and influence a client’s experience.
- Professional experience working with diverse populations and constituencies.
- Commitment to a collaborative service delivery philosophy and survivor-centered, trauma-informed care.
- Demonstrated ability to accomplish task autonomously and efficiently.
- Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and exercise sound decision making.
- High level of professional values and ethics.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Commitment to the professional development of self and fellow staff.
- This position requires that the candidate be able to fulfill rotating 24 hour Crisis Line responsibilities, typically one day a week, one weekend a month, and one or two holidays a year.
- This position may also require regular evening and weekend hours.
This position will also receive on-call pay for time spent on the crisis line outside of regular business hours and for assigned holidays.
Ability to respond to outreach calls to Ann Arbor hospitals within 30 minutes. When a University of Michigan-affiliated person visits an area hospital and discloses sexual assault, SAPAC is contacted and we provide emotional support and information about options and resources to the survivor.
Graduate Interns, student employees, and or volunteers providing direct survivor support services.
This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.
$52,000 – $57,200 – Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of selected candidate
Relocation will not be offered for this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
To apply for this job please visit careers.umich.edu.