Sexual Assault Services Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt position
Purpose: The Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to insure that all individuals and agencies providing services to victims and survivors of sexual assault in Utah have access to the information, training, and resources required to provide high quality victim-centered services that are reflective of the needs and populations of the communities they serve.
- Serve as the primary contact for victim advocate programs and affiliated agencies that provide services for survivors of rape and sexual assault in Utah.
- Maintain a database of advocates and affiliates currently providing services to victims of sexual violence. Keep contacts, program info, and statistics on numbers of victims served current and accurate.
- Conduct periodic phone calls and site visits to advocacy programs to seek and compile input on emerging needs for training, technical support, and programmatic assistance. Develop objectives and strategies for meeting identified program needs.
- Provide technical assistance and resources to local rape crisis centers, victim advocates, and allied professionals on delivering victim-centered services to adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault.
- Develop and promote strategies and tools that will facilitate communication and resource sharing among Utah’s sexual assault service providers and allied professionals.
- Manage UCASA’s resource library of electronic and print materials on standards and best practices for providing advocacy services to survivors of rape and sexual assault.
- Distribute informational updates, resource materials, and referrals to advocacy programs to support program development, enhancement, and sustainability.
- Develop educational materials in various media that make sexual assault research and clinical materials accessible to the advocacy community, ensuring that materials are available to a broad constituency and represent the diversity of all stakeholders.
- Participate in the development and distribution of statewide Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign materials and in organizing UCASA-sponsored SAAM Activities.
- Participate in researching and reporting on key legislative issues for victim advocates and allied services providers. Advocate for the rights of survivors of sexual violence.
- Participate on task forces, councils, and work-groups related to sexual assault response.
- Facilitate the coordination and delivery of UCASA’s 40-hour rape crisis advocacy training; assist with delivery of professional education and community presentations.
- Attend UCASA board and staff meetings and prepare appropriate materials, as requested.
- Prepare and submit activity and progress reports as requested. Prepare data for monthly, quarterly and annual narrative and statistical reports.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, social services, public health or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Familiarity with best practices related to sexual assault and rape crisis services. Minimum of 2 years experience providing direct advocacy services to victims of crime. Experience working with and advocating for marginalized, vulnerable, and underserved populations. 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor training and certification completed in the state of Utah.
Skills & Abilities:
- Understanding of and willingness to support UCASA’s mission statement and philosophy regarding the elimination of sexual violence, empowerment of victim/survivors, commitment to an anti-oppression framework, and social change.
- Basic understanding of the components of sexual assault response, including crisis intervention and advocacy, criminal investigation process, and prosecution procedures.
- Basic understanding of common needs and concerns of sexual assault survivors.
- Ability to critically analyze and apply social service and criminal justice research.
- Experience and skill with informational writing, public speaking, and teaching adolescent/adult learners.
- Highly organized with demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established time frames.
- Proficiency with general office duties, including filing, database, word processing, layout, presentation, and spreadsheet programs.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, express opinions, proactively address problem situations, and work through conflict in a constructive manner.
- Ability to work collaboratively and share responsibility for completion of project objectives.
- Enjoy interacting with people and creating an inclusive environment.
- •Ability to work flexible hours including occasional nights and weekends.
- •Ability to travel statewide, a valid Utah driver’s license, access to a reliable automobile, and valid auto insurance.
Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org The position title must be included in the subject line of your email. Position closes on Friday September 18th at 5:00 pm MST. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by Monday September 14th, interviews will be held on Wednesday September 16th, 2015.