Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate


Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate

Drew University is seeking a Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate in the Campus Life and Student Affairs Department. This position is grant-funded and part of the Morris County Coalition – while hosted at Drew, this position will work with all four Institutions of Higher Education in Morris County (College of St. Elizabeth, County College of Morris, and Fairleigh Dickinson University – Florham Park Campus)

Key Responsibilities:
The Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships Counselor, Educator, and Advocate is an experienced professional with comprehensive knowledge of the social causes of various forms of sexual misconduct and bias-based crimes, and the position will provide crisis and advocacy support to students, as well as lead prevention efforts on campus. This position is responsible for crisis response and advocacy of students following sexual misconduct, including assault, relationship violence & stalking, and sexual harassment, and for complying with the Violence Against Women Act, Clery Act, and Title IX regulations. The advocate seeks to empower students by providing clear and timely information so that students may make informed decisions that reflect their unique needs. In addition, this position will promote a healthy campus environment by serving as a liaison to college-age students in Morris County, NJ through the Morris County NJ Title IX Coalition grant program. The advocate will conduct outreach to all four colleges in Morris County to create educational events and training on issues of sexual and hate-based violence, healthy relationships, and comprehensive sexuality education and sex positivity. The advocate will be asked to navigate individuals going through an accountability and/or fact-finding process in colleges through the process of a fact-finding as needed. This is a part-time position that is grant-funded and supported by Grant Number VSAI-1-16, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Sensitivity to and through understanding of the many experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual violence and harassment; proven record of working with sexual violence response, an understanding of the importance of listening compassionately, and a history of working with confidential & sensitive information
  • Comfortable speaking in public about sex and sexuality
  • Adept and trained to counsel students in crisis
  • Effective listener with excellent communication skills
  • Willing to conduct programming
  • Ongoing professional development commitment
  • Completed, or possesses the ability to complete, 40-hour victim advocate training in Morris County or similar

Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience working with and training college-age persons, preferably in a college/university setting 
  • Proficiency working from a trauma-informed framework

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred.

To apply, submit the following materials to Please include your name in the subject. Posting will remain open until filled.

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Contact information of 3 professional references

About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.