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[C18-058] - Office Of Diversity & Equity: Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Specialist

Position Information

Administrative Faculty


Contact Person:
Sarah Dodd
Phone: 860-832-1653

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, 10 month Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Specialist in the Office of Diversity and Equity.  The SAVP Specialist provides prevention education programs and resource coordination for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.  The SAVP Specialist designs effective, on-campus education awareness and prevention programs to address violence on the CCSU campus.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.  The SAVP will be expected to work some nights and weekends. 

Duties Include: 

  • Serves as the primary contact person for campus victims of sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking and responsible for crisis intervention, personal advocacy, and providing appropriate community referrals for students and/or their families.
  • Develops, coordinates and conducts comprehensive educational programming for students, staff and faculty on sexual assault and violence on campus.
  • Develops, conducts, and evaluates Bystander Intervention Training for students including athletes, student leaders, and other groups/students interested in these issues.
  • Conducts trainings and workshops for  a variety of university offices, including the Campus Police, Student Wellness Services, MOSAIC Center, campus ministry, and other campus offices that assist students who are victims of sexual assault, relationship abuse, or stalking.
  • Collaborates with campus partners to create a continuum of coordinated campus and community services for victims of sexual assault and violence on campus including, traditionally underserved populations (students of color, international students, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.)
  • Coordinates and conducts orientation and residence life programs in collaboration with the Women Center Coordinator and the Associate in ODE.
  • Collaborates with the CDO/Title IX Coordinator to provide training for conduct and appeal panels; updates and reviews campus-wide policies, protocols, and activities in response to sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking.
  • Performs administrative duties, including report writing, program evaluation and assessment, and other activities related to the SAVP program.
  • Effectively recruits and mentors student workers and volunteers.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position. 

Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years’ experience in sexual assault/relationship violence education, and violence prevention strategies or support counseling
  • Ability to maintain and manage confidential information; strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking
  • Experience working with communities of color and other underserved populations
  • Ability to work independently, and exercise ethical and swift judgment during times of crisis 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, criminal justice or other human service field
  • Experience working with college students
  • Training or teaching experience
  • Sexual assault crisis counselor/advocate or domestic violence advocate certification 

The University:  CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.  Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose.  CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30 percent of students are from communities of color.  Visit our web site at 

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford.  CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.”  Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions.

Application and Appointment:  For full consideration, applications must be received by August 20, 2018.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience; minimum salary for a 10-month position is $43,741.  To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of five current professional references (one must be a supervisor) with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted. 

For more information, contact Sarah Dodd at 860-832-1653 or  

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.