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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Lead Advocate and Bias Support Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

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Reporting to the Director of the Office of Respect, the Lead Advocate/Bias Support Specialist serves as the primary advocate and case manager in cases of sexual assault and intimate partner violence for Emory University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

The Office of Respect aspires to end violence by ending oppression. As such, it oversees the implementation of trauma-informed, survivor-centered support to individuals impacted by sexual and relationship violence, bias, and other forms of oppression. The mission of the office is achieved, in collaboration with campus partners, through prevention, education, advocacy, and crisis intervention that supports survivors and dismantles oppressive systems. Prevention and education are grounded in an anti-oppression framework that recognizes the intersection of sexual violence and other types of identity-based violence.

  • The Advocacy/Crisis Response/Case Management Provides private, trauma-informed, and culturally competent advocacy and support services for survivors.

  • The Office of Respect offers 24/7 support for Emory students impacted by intimate partner violence via a 24/7 Respect hotline.

In this context, the Lead Advocate also serves as the university's bias incident support coordinator.

  • Participates in the 24/7 Respect hotline's on-call rotation, serves as the primary point of contact and case manager for impacted students, and works with the university Title IX Coordinator as needed.

  • Helps students learn about their options and rights, assists with safety planning, and provides accompaniment when needed.

  • Bias Support Emory's Bias Support Services program offers resources designed to create a more inclusive campus community.

  • Coordinates the bias support team to provide trauma-informed advocacy and support for students impacted by bias and, at times, to consult regarding additional community intervention.

  • Prevention/Education Responsible for assisting in implementing aspects of Emory's comprehensive interpersonal violence prevention and education initiatives.

  • These responsibilities may include: curriculum design; class presentations; workshops for student organizations; trainings for staff and faculty; participation in orientation programs; helping to coordinate signature events (e.g., Take Back the Night, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Relationship Violence Awareness Month); and advising student organizations (e.g., Sexual Assault Peer Advocate - SAPA).

  • Outreach Participates in campus committees/task forces that address sexual and intimate partner violence.

  • Represents the Office of Respect at meetings and events, and participates in its overall activities and mission. Represents Emory University as a liaison to local community agencies associated with sexual and relationship violence primary prevention.

  • Understands campus resources, policies and procedures, and serves as a reliable and accurate source of information to the Emory community.

  • Administrative Participates in data tracking, report development, and other administrative tasks.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • A master's degree (MPH, MSPH, MSW, or MA) is required in public health, higher education, student affairs, communication, social work, counseling, or related field.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and evidence of experience applying, health promotion and behavior change theories and the ecological framework in the prevention of sexual assault and intimate partner violence with college-age populations.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 77144

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Campus Life

Department The Office of Respect

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Admissions & Student Life

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta