Position Title: Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) Manager
Department: AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre
Reports to: Senior Manager, Student Services
Supervises: All SASC Staff and Volunteers
Status: Permanent, Full-time, salaried
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
About the AMS SASC
The Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver (AMS) is a student-run, not-for-profit organization that represents over 56,000 UBC students as well as students at affiliated colleges. The AMS operates student services, student owned businesses, resource groups, and clubs with the purpose of improving the quality of the educational, social, and personal lives of the students of UBC Vancouver (www.ams.ubc.ca).
The AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) is a service for all genders located at the UBC Vancouver campus. The SASC is committed to creating a safer campus community free from sexualized violence, which involves providing support services and violence prevention education on campus (amssasc.ca).
We’re currently looking for an experienced individual for the position of the SASC Manager. Working within an intersectional, anti-oppressive framework, the SASC Manager is responsible for the operation of the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre in the AMS Student Nest at UBC Vancouver, providing support for survivors of sexual assault, advocating for university support for those experiencing sexualized violence, and raising the profile of the issue of sexual assault to the AMS membership and the UBC Community.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage and supervise the SASC team which includes all SASC staff, volunteers and practicum students.
- Oversee the provision of immediate and on-going support and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and/or violence, their family members, friends, and other support providers.
- Oversee the provision of crisis support to survivors and facilitate case consultation meetings with the Support and Advocacy program workers and case collaboration meetings with external agencies, as needed
- Oversee, evaluate and implement the provision of legal, medical, and campus-related advocacy and accompaniments for clients when appropriate.
- Perform full cycle recruitment, training, evaluation, scheduling and discipline up to and including termination.
- Shape the vision and direction of the SASC in conjunction with the SASC team, Executive Committee and the Senior Manager, Student Services.
- Develop, implement, and administer outreach and education programs.
- Act as a subject matter expert on policies addressing sexualized violence.
- Develop and oversee the community engagement, social media engagement, promotions and marketing vision of the centre.
- Develop, connect and liaise with public education workshops opportunities and initiatives for the SASC
- In conjunction with UBC campus partners, develop, implement, and advocate for a campus coordinated response to sexual assaults.
- Advise the President and Executive Committee on issues relating to sexual assaults.
- Liaise with UBC and related student service programs at other universities to develop best practices.
- Perform and produce work that is consistent with the values of the SASC and the AMS of UBC Vancouver.
- Build and maintain program budgets, write grant applications, fundraising
- Provide quarterly and annual reports to the Executive Committee.
- Perform other duties as required or assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
- Minimum 2 years of management experience overseeing both unionized and non-unionized staff and volunteers.
- A strong understanding and proven experience working with a multidisciplinary team providing trauma informed care.
- Specialized knowledge of sexualized violence and abusive relationships, including legal and medical systems, resources and procedures.
- Experience liaising and collaborating with diverse community partners that will include RCMP, VPD, criminal justice system, hospitals and community based organizations.
- Strong understanding of anti-oppression perspectives and approaches in relation to sexualized violence and abuse for all persons.
- Experience working with diverse communities.
- Relevant post-secondary education and/or combination of training, education, and experience.
- Previous experience/formal training providing direct and specialized support to survivors of sexual violence including support group facilitation.
- Case consultation, clinical supervision and counseling experience with support staff.
- Experience working within a feminist and/or social justice organization.
- Well organized, flexible, self-motivated and able to work and make decisions independently and collaboratively.
- Experience with community engagement and relationship building.
- High level of comfort and proficiency in public speaking.
- Experience speaking to media and acting as public representative.
- Experience working within an educational context, and/or within the UBC campus community is an asset.
- Experience in curriculum development and facilitating workshops an asset.
- Experience with case management databases an asset.
- Experience in program development an asset.
- Experience working with volunteers an asset.
The AMS SASC provides support services to people of all genders and identities and operates from an intersectional and anti-oppressive approach. We view lived experience as expertise and consider it to be equally as valuable as academic and professional experience when reviewing applications. We strongly encourage candidates from marginalized communities and intersecting identities to apply, including Indigenous people, racialized/people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, people living with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ folk.