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Director of Student Advocacy for Violence Prevention and Response

Cambridge, MA, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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MIT seeks a director of student advocacy for violence and prevention response to provide leadership and oversight of the advocacy service that addresses the support needs of students 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; oversee the advocacy service within VPR including supervising the lead advocate and a shared administrative assistant; build trusted relationships with key stakeholders and champion cross-organizational, multiple stakeholders initiatives; and communicate directly on matters concerning sexual and relationship violence with the appropriate Institute resources, including the Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office (IDHR), MIT and local police departments, Student Mental Health and Counseling, and many others.Working with campus partners, VPR is committed to eliminating the inequities that threaten the lives of communities of color who are disproportionately affected by sexual and domestic violence.


Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), preferably in education, social work, or related field

At least 5 years’ experience in higher education or closely related setting

Demonstrated knowledge of interpersonal violence and victim advocacy

Ability to balance student advocacy while attending to institutional priorities, risk, and liability

Experience working with and building diverse communities

Committed to student well being

Excellent managerial, speaking, writing, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills

Success compiling, managing, and communicating highly confidential information



Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge and understanding of Title IX.

Must be able to work independently; plan, develop, organize, and follow through on projects and plans in a dynamic, high pressure environment

Must be able to answer immediate client demands, and deal well with frequent interruptions

Must be able to identify students in crisis and respond appropriately

Must be able and willing to perform on-call responsibilities

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