Survivor Advocacy Coordinator (North)

Full-time (40 hours/week), Hourly, Non-Exempt.

Location: Stanford University

Hourly pay rate: $28.90


Department: Support Services

Join a passionate, dynamic team dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

For over 100 years, YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley has provided programs and services that form a critical continuum of response, healing, and prevention. Our dedication to the people we serve is unparalleled. We have an exciting future, and the team to deliver on that lasting change for the people we serve. To encourage survivor self-determination, services are delivered through a strengths-based, non-judgmental and trauma-informed lens that aligns with our mission. Be a key part of shaping this future as our new Survivor Advocacy Coordinator (Stanford) in our North Community Support program.

Reporting to the Community Support Manager (North), the Stanford Survivor Advocacy Coordinator will help launch a new advocacy program at Stanford University to support members of the Stanford community impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Co-located on Stanford’s campus, the Stanford Survivor Advocacy Coordinator will:

  • Often act as first point of contact to coordinate services for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and human trafficking at Stanford University
  • Serve as site lead for onsite staff providing services on campus
  • Directly provide crisis intervention, walk-in services, personal and criminal advocacy (off-site accompaniment may be required), crisis counseling, and community referrals to Stanford community members and partners impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and human trafficking on campus.
  • Develop and execute an outreach and training plan tailored to the university community so that Stanford students, faculty and staff understand rights and options for survivors of gender-based violence, and how YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley may provide support
  • Responsible for accurate and timely data collection and support with program reporting

We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families and ability to work with those impacted by trauma; a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and as part of a team. You must have an understanding of feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess knowledge of and sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault issues, trauma, gender equity and client-centered service provision.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a social services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience as well as a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a social justice or social services environment. Key to success is the ability to be present in a changing work environment; the ability to work independently and the ability to make decisions appropriately, prioritize effectively and model healthy boundaries with empathy and compassion. Candidates should be competent in using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and have experience in confidential data management and record keeping.

The ideal candidate is a warm, self-starter deeply committed to providing services from a strengths-based, social justice and anti-oppression framework. Prior advocacy-based counseling and case management experience is a plus. Bilingual, bi-cultural and bi-literate skills are preferred.

Work hours include weekends and some evenings. Schedule TBD. The Stanford Survivor Advocacy Coordinator will be located on Stanford University Campus, with additional work in the community. Must have reliable transportation, as travel between job sites is required. Delivery of service may include time beyond scheduled hours to accomplish task at hand. On-call duties are required. Work includes lifting up to 30 pounds. Susceptible to compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma.

Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license, driving experience, reliable transportation, and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete a 75-hour California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification (training will be provided). This position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others in the workplace and our community.

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to with “Survivor Advocacy Coordinator (Stanford)” in subject line. Posting will continue until position is filled. The YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We may be unable to respond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants. Please do not telephone.

Applicants who do not follow the application procedure are immediately disqualified.

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