Advocacy Specialist

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: Northridge
Categories: Part Time


Empowering Families, Ending Violence and Developing Leaders.



Is responsible for ensuring the highest quality24/7 advocacy services by assisting with and providing administrative support to the Advocacy Coordinator.


Duties and Responsibilities(other duties as assigned):

Reporting to the Advocacy Coordinator the Advocacy Specialist will: Recruitment–Assist inrecruitmentthrough in-person presentations, outreach events, social media and emailing campaigns a diverse representative of the community to provide volunteer hotline and accompaniment services, and recruit MSW and MFT graduate level students to provide direct counseling servicesacross programs.  24/7 Response–Completes weekly volunteer and staff schedule, responding to 24-hour calls and accompaniments on an emergent basis, and providing support to volunteers.  Prevention Recruitment-Assists in recruitment and selection of volunteers for SU internships and prevention education advocate role, participates in training of advocates. Training –assists the coordinator in the facilitation of the triannual volunteer training, location reservation, candidate interviews and selection, collection and maintenance of all necessary documentation, arrangement of presenters and necessary media support. Meets regularly with coordinator to ensure volunteers are participating in required trainings and meeting regular attendance of advocate supervision. Data and Documentation –in partnership with the coordinator ensures all data is accurately completed and submitted by volunteers in a timely fashion.



Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social behavioral sciences, public health or a related field preferred but not required. Must possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Must pass a Criminal Clearance. Must have excellent computer skills, including the ability to use both Mac and PC platforms and Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Word). Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Must possess a strong interest in assisting individuals who have experienced child maltreatment, domestic violence or sexual violence, and the corresponding responses - investigative, psychological and social. Must have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with organizations such as law enforcement, child protective services, and prosecutors. Must possess effective problem-solving skills along with the capacity to assist volunteers in developing the necessary tools to meet client needs and strengthen service delivery. Must posses’ excellent professional oral (public speaking) and written communication skills and be an effective and assertive communicator. Must have the ability to seek answers, address problems, and provide effective follow through on time sensitive deadlines with a variety of stakeholders. Must be able to create and implement systems to monitor performance and compliance across a large group of volunteers.  Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds and an ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).


The anticipated hiring range: $19.35


General Information



Per CSUN/TUC Mandate, candidate will be required to show proof of COVID 19 vaccination including booster.  


Pre-employment Requirements:

•               County, State and Federal Criminal Checks

•               Driving Record

•               Education Verification

•               Reference Check


How to Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.


Application Screening begins June 27 th,2022 and will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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