Opportunities at Center for Women and Community
Volunteer / Intern / Work Study / Student Hourly
Hiring begins Spring Semester
The following positions are available to undergraduates, graduates, and community members.
Volunteers are welcome and opportunities for internships and training are available through many Center for Women and Community programs. Please call us at 413.545.0883 for more information. We provide extensive training in a supportive, personal atmosphere.
The following is a brief description of programs. For more information, please mail us at Application Info or call 413.545.0883.
|Information and Referral Specialist||Rape Crisis Advocate||Educator Advocate||Women of Color Leadership|
|To Apply||Apply now||Apply now||Apply now||Apply Now|
|What do you do?||Offer culturally competent information and referral services to the UMass, 5-College and Hampshire County Community. Coordinate a special project.||Provide 24-hr rape crisis intervention services for survivors of rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and relationship violence.||Facilitate workshops such as healthy relationships, how to be a positive bystander, sexual assault 101 throughout the community.||Provide programming and services for and about Women of Color. This includes: staffing office, outreach, workshops, events and more.|
|When do you do it?||Mon-Fri. 8:45 am – 4:00 pm.||Evenings and weekends, off-site via cell phone. (24 hr)||Normal business hours and some evenings.||Normal business hours and some evenings & weekends.|
|What is the time commitment?||6-10 hrs/week. 40-hr training in Fall. Weekly staff meetings.||4 on-call shifts/month for 1 full calendar year post training (Dec. – Dec.) 65-hr training in Fall.||2-6 hrs/week. 50-hr training in Fall. 2 workshops and 1 project after training. Weekly team meetings.||Staff: 10 hrs/week Volunteers: 6 hrs/week|
|Volunteer? Credit? Work-study?||Work-study and volunteer positions. Students have the option of receiving credits.||Volunteer staff. Students have the option of receiving credits.||Volunteer staff. Students have the option of receiving credit.||Some student hourly and work study positons.|
|What are the training requirements?||40 hrs of mandatory training Attendance is required at each session.||65 hrs of mandatory training Attendance is required at each session.||50 hrs of mandatory training Attendance is required at each session.||Attend 2 Saturday retreats and various inservices throughout year.|
|When is training?||Fall semester on Tues from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, plus one weekend.||Fall semester on Mon and every other Wed evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, plus one weekend||Fall semester on Thurs from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, plus one weekend||Beginning of each semester. During staff meetings.|
|Other requirements?||Attend a weekly staff meeting. Commit to 1 full academic year of service to include training.||Attend a weekly staff meeting. Commit to 1 full calendar year of volunteer service post-training (Dec. – Dec.)||Attend a weekly staff meeting. Commit to 1 full academic year of volunteer service to include training.||As a representative of WOCLN, maintain professional conduct in and outside the office.|
|Who do you provide services to?||UMass, 5-College & Hampshire county community members.||Sexual violence survivors of all genders within the UMass, 5-College & Hampshire county community.||UMass, 5-College & Hampshire county community members.||UMass undergraduate students mostly; 5-College & Hampshire county community.|
CIVILIAN ADVOCATE/VICTIMS OF SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The person in this position works under the general supervision of the Director
of Counseling and Rape Crisis Services, provides and evaluates culturally
competent police advocacy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence at one
area police department.
1. Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Women’s Studies or related field with at least one year post graduate experience or Associate’s Degree and two years’ experience.
2. Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders including police, courts and social service agencies.
3. Ability to foster and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with police personnel while advocating effectively on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence.
4. Advocacy and Counseling experience in related field required; Domestic Violence or Rape Crisis Counselor certification preferred.
5. Experience facilitating workshops or professional trainings on issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence and/or experience training police personnel.
6. Familiarity with the criminal justice system or legal system, especially regarding sexual assault and domestic violence cases.
7. Demonstrated sensitivity to diverse community groups.
8. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
9. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
10 Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
11 Ability to track and manage detailed information.
12. Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle required.
13. Bilingual (Spanish, Chinese, or Khmer/English) preferred.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $19,465 – $24,372;
NORMAL STARTING SALARY: $19,465 - $21, 919
This position is grant funded through 6/30/14
PROFESSIONAL STAFF SALARY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM POSITION LEVEL 25.
The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression,
age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in
academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities,
women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
To apply, send resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation. Review of resumes will begin on March 4, 2013, and will continue until position is filled.
ON CAMPUS APPLICATIONS ONLY: Send application materials to: Search R45540,
Karen DeSalvio, Human Resources, University Health Services, 150 Infirmary Way,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.
On-Campus applicants are defined as Amherst Campus non-student employees
OFF CAMPUS APPLICATIONS ONLY: Send application materials to: Search #R45540,
Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170
Graduate Assistantships / Counseling Internships
None currently available.