Director of Student Advocacy

Massachusetts, United States
04 May 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ADVOCACY FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION & RESPONSE (VPR), Dean for Student Life (DSL)-Violence Prevention and Response, to join a newly formed group, with recently enlarged staff, that will ensure that MIT’s students have adequate support when they experience sexual misconduct.  Will lead a team and provide oversight of the advocacy service that addresses the needs of people who have experienced sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, stalking, and/or sexual harassment. Will be responsible for developing and managing campus and community resources to support students who have experienced gender-based violence. This will involve both the establishment and maintenance of important campus and community partnerships, communicating directly on matters concerning sexual and relationship violence with the appropriate Institute resources. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, social work, or related field; at least five years’ experience in higher education or closely related setting; demonstrated knowledge of interpersonal violence and victim advocacy; experience working with and building diverse communities; commitment to student wellbeing; excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; success compiling, managing, and communicating highly confidential information; initiative; demonstrated computer proficiency; excellent organizational, time-management, and interpersonal skills; and knowledge and understanding of Title IX.  Must be able to balance student advocacy while attending to institutional priorities, risk, and liability; work independently; embrace and adapt to change; plan, develop, organize, and follow through on projects and plans in a dynamic, high-pressure environment; deal with frequent interruptions and answer immediate client demands; and identify students in crisis and respond appropriately.

PREFERRED:  advanced degree and strong managerial skills.  Job #18597-8

Must be able and willing to perform on-call responsibilities. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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