Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment Advocate

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services

The mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy and outreach to the University of Denver community. The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7pm one to two evenings a week during the academic year, and provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. We are especially interested in considering applications from members of underrepresented groups, first generation college graduates or who work on topics related to these issues.

Position Summary

The CAPE Advocate serves as the primary victim advocate providing advocacy, support and case management services to any member of the DU community who is a survivor of sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and other gender violence. This position will also assist with training various consituencies on campus (professional staff, student staff, etc.), as well as working in collaboration with Health Promotion and Counseling Services to enhance current initiatives and develop new initiatives that increase awareness of and response to sexual assault and gender violence situations. This position is responsible for embedding inclusive excellence (diversity) initiatives into treatment provision, advocacy work and outreach initiatives. The CAPE Advocate reports to the Associate Director of Counseling Services. This is a 12-month, half-time (.50 FTE benefitted) position (typically 3 days/week during academic term)

Essential Functions

  • Direct Victim Advocacy (80%):
    • Provide advocacy, support, case management and consultation to survivors of gender and/or relationship violence on the DU campus including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, harrassment, and/or stalking.
    • Develop University collaborations to support survivors of gender violence.
    • Create and maintain ongoing relationships with local victim advocacy groups to provide advocacy for victims.
    • Maintain an awareness of current police and legal procedures relating to gender violence response and prosecution in the city and county of Denver.
    • In collaboration with Campus Safety and CAPE Coordinator, maintain a comprehensive data system to provide Clery reportable data and to provide University stakeholders with information on sexual assault and gender violence incidents.
    • Maintain and update confidential records that reflect the advocacy work that is being conducted.
    • Keep abreast of current research on sexual assault and gender violence.
  • Education and Training (20%)
    • Collaborate with campus partners to lead the coordination and planning of campus wide events such as those for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Stalking Awareness Month.
    • Maintain adequate documentation that highlights the efforts in education and prevention.
    • In collaboration with the Department of Health Promotion, support and assist in educational efforts regarding substance use and abuse, and alcohol education, as related to sexual assault and gender violence.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with crisis management/intervention and advocacy services.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence.
  • Completion of 40 hour advocacy training in the state of Colorado which provides legal confidentiality for this role (or to be completed within an agreed upon timeframe after hiring).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in social work, counseling, psychology, women & gender studies or related fields
  • A minimum of three years experience in gender violence and sexual assault prevention and response services.
  • Completion of 40 hour advocacy training in the state of Colorado which provides legal confidentiality for this role (or to be completed within an agreed upon timeframe after hiring).


  • Masters degree in social work, counseling, or psychology.
  • Experience working gender violence or health promotion in higher education.
  • Experience serving victims/survivors with multiple barriers and from diverse populations.

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Part-Time, Varies. Evening and Weekends as required. 

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on May 20, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range:
the hourly range for the position is $24.01 - $25.28.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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