Campus Advocate (office at CSUMB)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT August 2018
Campus Advocate (office at CSUMB)

About the Agency
The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse; and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education.

The Campus Advocate is responsible for providing confidential support for survivors at CSUMB and community engagement activities for students and staff at CSUMB.

Responsibilities:

Direct Client Services:
● Provide confidential crisis intervention, peer counseling, information and referral, and accompaniment to medical and legal services as requested by students and employees, in order to ensure the well-being and safety of the survivor
● Assist survivors in seeking accommodation from CSUMB with regard to academic support, scheduling and housing issues as needed
● Provide information about services available to survivors, students and employees both on campus and in the community
● Provide information and assistance to survivors regarding reporting options to the police department and to the Title IX office
● Accompany survivors to report (law enforcement and the Title IX office) and Sexual Assault Forensic Exams as requested
● Attend any University adjudication proceedings as requested by survivors
● Collect and maintain statistics regarding individual cases and share de identified information with Title IX Coordinator
● Assist in conducting client satisfaction surveys
● Proactively identify ways in which the experiences of survivors on campus can be improved; work in collaboration with MCRCC and CSUMB staff to implement changes and programs to improve the experiences of survivors on campus

Community Engagement at CSUMB:
● Provide trainings in consultation with the Title IX/Health Promotion & Prevention Specialist
to a wide variety of students and campus personnel on the issue of sexual violence,
reporting procedures etc.
● Serve on the Title IX Advisory Committee and other committees upon request of CSUMB
staff
● Present information at and participate in orientation sessions for incoming and transfer
students
● Proactively identify CSUMB events to attend to provide information about the Campus
Advocate and the services available to survivors at CSUMB


General:
● Uphold and adhere to the policies and bylaws of the MCRCC and CSUMB
● Remain current with news, new legislation, reporting laws, child abuse and sexual violence
research in general
● Attend meetings, conferences, agency functions, fundraisers, events, and other jobrelated
events as required
● Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
● Provide direct client services including phone and in-person peer counseling,
accompaniment, advocacy, and support
● Document all client contact, advocacy, and any other important information in MCRCC’s
client management software
● Perform agency and program administrative and operational tasks, as needed
● Assist with translation of agency materials (e.g. website, flyers, brochures, etc.)
● Assist with advocate trainings, board and staff training, fundraising events and monthly
advocate meetings
● Assist with SART coordination, provide guidance to volunteer advocates, and be available
for accompaniment to Sexual Assault Forensic Exams as the staff back-up on the SART
schedule one week per quarter
● Report regularly to the Executive Director/Deputy Director/Title IX/Health Promotion &
Prevention Specialist and otherwise to ensure that s/he is fully informed of all program
activities
● Carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Deputy Director

Qualifications:
● Strong leadership skills to manage volunteers and successfully run events
● Strong organization skills
● BA/BS or equivalent experience in Communications, Psychology, Sociology,
Communications, Social Work or related field
● Must have completed or be willing to complete 40hr-trained California State Sexual
Assault Counselor certification (Training will be provided)
● Bilingual, bicultural and bi-literate skills are preferred
● Excellent public speaking skills
● Ability to effectively present sensitive topic materials to a wide range of audiences
● Understanding of child abuse and sexual assault, and commitment to ending sexual
violence
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Must have the ability to establish rapport with diverse audiences, and be sensitive to
diverse cultural groups
● Familiarity with Monterey County and community resources
● Strong planning and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks
● Strong leadership skills
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team
● Ability to use relevant technology
● Willing to work flexible hours including some evenings, early mornings and weekends as
needed
● Willing to travel to community engagement
● Willing to serve as a staff backup resource person after hours for advocates as needed on
a rotational basis
● Ability to lift up to 30 lbs, climb stairs, and sit for the duration of SART/CART exams (4+
hours)
● Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and carry vehicle insurance

This is a 40 hour per week, non-exempt position and is benefit eligible.

Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to:
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
P.O. Box 2630
Monterey, CA 93942
Phone: 831.373.3955/ Fax: 831.373.3389
Email: clare@mtryrapecrisis.org