Utah State University

SAAVI Advocate

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/27/2022 5:28 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
College of Humanities & Social Sci
Social Work
Advertised Salary
Minimum salary $37,440, Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The SAAVI office (http://www.usu.edu/saavi/) seeks to fill a full-time position, 40-hours a week, for victim advocate. The SAAVI office provides free, safe and confidential counseling, advocacy, and information to ANYONE at USU who is a survivor of or has questions about sexual assault, rape, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, hate crime, hazing, etc.


  1. Work as part of a team to creatively address issues of interpersonal violence at Utah State University
  2. Work closely with campus and community partners to address needs of survivors at USU.
  3. Work with survivors of interpersonal violence as an advocate providing support and information about victims rights, resources, and processes available to survivors.
  4. Participate in campus and community coalition meetings when needed.
  5. Support office outreach and educational events
  6. Participate in weekly advocacy team meetings
  7. Serve as part of the on-call response team for USU Police


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A BSW or Human Services related degree.
  • General computer knowledge (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of the 40-hour Core Advocacy Training Program
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with students on a college campus
  • Experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to be creative in presenting information
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV/Resume(to be uploaded to the applicant profile)
  2. Names and contact information of at least three references (requested in the online application)
  3. Cover Letter (to be copied and pasted into a fillable form within the online application)

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum salary $37,440, Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*Updated 08/2022


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