Oregon Health & Science University

CAP Program Director

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Provost Office
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The purpose of this position is to support the mission goals and objectives of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The Advocate Program Director is responsible for designing and implementing a campus wide Confidential Advocate Program utilizing staff and faculty volunteers to serve OHSU students. The program’s mission will be advocacy, resource development, and collaborative programming.


The Confidential Advocate Program Director provides the emergency and ongoing support services in order to ensure the well-being and safety of victims of gender-based violence. Services include confidential support and advocacy on behalf of the victims of sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and hate crimes; and to provide outreach, consultation, and education to parents, family, and the campus community regarding responding to and preventing such violence, harassment, or discrimination.


This position will provide assistance with navigating campus and community resources and coordinate strategic planning for campus wide education, training and programming related to sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender-based crime prevention and healing. Advocate for trauma-sensitive policies and services throughout the university.

Function/Duties of Position

  1. Victim advocacy services
    1. Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and case management for OHSU students, including developing appropriate safety plans with students, to address the variability of victims’ needs;
    2. Assist with the filing of victim compensation forms;
    3. Upon request and with permission, accompany victims as a support person:
      1. Throughout all stages of the university’s investigation and discipline proceedings, including acting as an advisor at any related meeting or hearing;
      2. When giving reports to or meeting with University Police, local law enforcement, the Title IX Coordinator, and any other University administrator;
      3. When going to medical/counseling appointments and treatments (including medical-forensic evidentiary examinations by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner);
      4. When going to legal appointments and hearings in court or with legal representatives, including assistance with obtaining a restraining or other protective order;
      5. When going to meetings and appointments with University personnel, including the Title IX Coordinator, regarding Interim Remedies (e.g., academic, employment, and housing).
    4. Assist victims, with their permission:
      1. In seeking reasonable and available Interim Remedies from the University, even where the victim has elected not to file a Complaint;

With other related reasonable and available on and off Campus services that ensure their well-being and safety.

  1. Oversee volunteer advocate program
    1. Provide oversight over a campus wide program for victim services and advocacy;
    2. Monitor compliance with privileged advocate training requirements for volunteers;
    3. Develop and monitor advocacy support services using staff and student volunteers;
    4. Conduct trainings for student and professional staff, related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking;
    5. Oversee either a campus developed or contracted 24/7 call or text confidential advocacy hotline for OHSU students impacted by gender based violence.
  2. Support services liaison
    1. Ensure victims, with their consent, receive information about 24 hour-a- day sexual violence assistance services, including information on how to report to law enforcement and to the University’s Title IX Coordinator; emergency medical care, including follow-up medical care, as requested; and medical forensic, or evidentiary examinations;
    2. Ensure victims, with their consent, receive sexual assault assistance services, including crisis intervention counseling and ongoing counseling; information on victim rights and options, including referrals to additional support services; and information on legal services, and the availability of restraining and/or no-contact orders;
    3. Build and maintain a referral resource database; and coordinate MOUs with off-campus providers to ensure 24/7 services for student victims of sexual misconduct;
  3. Outreach and training
    1. Train volunteer advocates; cover the foundational topics of sexual assault advocacy in supporting student survivors;
    2. Train volunteer advocates on how to provide victim-centered, trauma informed responses to survivors and the skills to safely advocate for survivors in their community and the justice system.
    3. Collaborate with the campus Title IX Coordinator to develop and provide outreach based educational activities regarding violence to the campus community including engaging culturally diverse and underserved victims;
    4. Plan, organize, and promote sexual assault awareness month activities;
    5. Maintain current crisis advocacy information and resources on the department’s website and in print materials.
  4. Grant monitoring
    1. Serve as primary grant programmatic contact, implement daily grant activities, and participate in trainings and conferences as required by grant;
    2. Collect and track program data, utilizing tracking and accountability systems, and create reports following grant requirements.
  5. Perform other secondary duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications



Bachelor's degree and five years of professional experience in Human Services, Student Affairs, Counseling or Social Work or in a related field; OR a Master's degree and four years of experience.



  1. At least two years professional experience

in survivor advocacy in a higher education setting, a rape crisis center, or related environment or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.

  1. Minimum four years experience working at an institution of higher education and with students.
  2. Minimum four years experience working with diverse populations.

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Demonstrable knowledge and experience with intersection of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking with other issues such as struggles faced by queer communities, communities of color, marginalized, and under- served groups.
  2. Experience supervising employees and/or volunteers, coordinating volunteer services.
  3. Experience facilitating training and educational workshops for students and campus/community stakeholders.
  4. Familiarity with gender violence prevention education.
  5. Knowledge and skill to independently conduct, plan, organize and lead collaborative investigations/facilitations, and preparation of reports and recommendations.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively speak and write in a clear and concise manner.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Human Services, Student Affairs, Counseling or Social Work and two years of professional experience in related field.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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