Job Posting 84931

Assistant Manager, Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)
Alma Mater Student Society of UBC Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closing today (Sun, 3 Jul)
full time

Position title:               Assistant Manager, Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)

Reports to:                   SASC Manager

Supervises:                  Indirectly supervises 2 program coordinators, support workers, and educators

Employee status:        Salaried, full-time 

Hours per week:          35 hours per week (evening and weekend work required)


About the SASC:

The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) at UBC is a part of the AMS, the Student Society of UBC Vancouver. The SASC is a service for people of all genders and identities, and is committed to creating a safer campus community free from sexualized violence, which involves providing support services and education on campus. Run by full time staff and students since 2002, the SASC serves UBC students, staff, faculty, and people with a connection to the UBC campus through various community resources and services.

We're currently looking for an experienced individual for the position of the SASC Assistant Manager. Working within an intersectional, anti-oppressive framework, the SASC Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting the SASC Manager with the operations of the AMS SASC in the AMS Nest at UBC Vancouver, providing support for people impacted by of sexualized violence, advocating for university support for those experiencing sexualized violence, and raising the profile of the issue of sexualized violence to the AMS membership and the UBC Community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the SASC Manager, supervises the SASC team, including all SASC staff, volunteers and practicum students
  • Assists the Manager in the implementation of services and programs for the Centre
  • Assists the Manager with daily operations of the Centre
  • Assists the Manager in overseeing the provision of immediate and on-going support, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment services to survivors of sexualized violence, their family members, friends
  • Supports the Support & Advocacy Coordinator and Support Workers to maintain client files, to facilitate case consultation meetings and other client administration
  • Supports the Education & Volunteer Coordinator and Educators to develop and provide violence prevention programming, including educational workshops, the SASC volunteer program, and other outreach programs
  • Shapes the vision and direction of the SASC in conjunction with the SASC team, and AMS Senior Management
  • Supports a campus coordinated response to sexual assault and liaises with UBC and community based services
  • Coordinates and supports the SASC team in providing subject matter expertise and advocacy on policies addressing sexualized violence on- and off-campus
  • Identifies, assesses and resolves operational issues and develops office protocols and policies
  • Assists the Manager in achieving financial sustainability by implementing annual budgets, writing grant applications, and supporting other fund development opportunities
  • Publicizes SASC programs and services, in conjunction with AMS Communications
  • Performs and produces work that is consistent with the values of the SASC and the AMS of UBC Vancouver
  • Stays current on appropriate resources and referrals for clients
  • Works collaboratively with AMS Student Executives, Student Services staff, permanent staff, and other student staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A strong understanding and proven experience working with multidisciplinary teams providing trauma-informed care
  • Experience in a supervisory role and experience overseeing both unionized and non-unionized staff and volunteers
  • Specialized knowledge of sexualized violence and abusive relationships, including legal and medical systems, resources and procedures
  • Experience liaising and collaborating with community partners, including RCMP, VPD, other criminal justice system actors, hospitals and community based organizations
  • Strong understanding of anti-oppression perspectives and approaches in relation to sexualized violence and abusive relationships 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 people impacted by sexualized violence including support group facilitation
  • Case consultation, clinical supervision and/or counseling experience with support staff
  • Well organized, flexible, self-motivated and able to work and make decisions independently and collaboratively
  • Experience with community engagement and relationship building
  • Experience working within a feminist and/or social justice organization
  • High level of comfort and proficiency in public speaking is an asset
  • Experience speaking to media and acting as public representative is an asset
  • Experience working within an educational context, and/or within the UBC campus community is an asset
  • Experience in curriculum development and facilitating workshops is an asset
  • Experience in program development is an asset
  • Experience working with volunteers is an asset

The AMS SASC provides support services to people of all genders and identities and operates from a feminist and anti-oppressive framework. 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.


The Alma Mater Society of UBC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite all qualified candidates to apply online with their resume and cover letter. Due to the large volume of resumes we receive at the AMS, we are only able to contact those we are interested in interviewing and cannot reply to email/phone/walk-in inquiries regarding application status.

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