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Assistant Director for Advocacy Services

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Women's Center
Location: Telework Eligible, Blacksburg Area
Categories: Other

Job Description

The Women's Center at Virginia Tech seeks an energetic and committed leader to serve as the Assistant Director, Advocacy Services (AD) under the direction of the Co-Director for Services. The Women's Center is a unit of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at Virginia Tech. The AD assists the Women's Center in achieving its mission to foster a campus community that is safe, equitable and supportive for women by serving students, faculty and staff of any gender-identity who have been impacted by gender-based violence. Gender-based violence (GBV) may include but is not limited to sexual assault, domestic and relationship violence, stalking, and harassment. The AD provides oversight to the Women’s Center’s advocacy and support services, supervises 2 full time professional positions (Advocacy Coordinators), provides direct services, provides training to allied professionals and assists with Women’s Center outreach and education efforts related to gender-based violence.

Required Qualifications

· Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Student Affairs or another human services field.
· Comprehensive counseling and/or advocacy work experience.
· Demonstrated experience in providing direct services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and other forms of interpersonal violence.
· Experience providing counseling, advocacy or support services in a higher education setting.
· Knowledge of and commitment to intersectional women's and gender issues including gender-based violence, equity, diversity and social justice.
· Strong communication skills, including public presentations and teaching.
· Excellent administrative skills including ability to work collaboratively in a team and lead work groups to successful completion of projects and tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

· Supervisory experience
· License in appropriate field
· Bilingual

Appointment Type

Regular

Review Date

November 1, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination

This role is hybrid telework eligible with occasional work from home around providing regular services in the center.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at lfarrier@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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