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Associate Director for Rape Crisis & Counseling Services

Under the general supervision of the CWC Director, the Associate Director for Rape Crisis and Counseling Services is responsible for the development, administration, evaluation and continuous quality improvement of trauma informed comprehensive general counseling and rape crisis services for the University and Hampshire County area. Primary services include: 24-hour rape crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, counseling, and support groups for victims/survivors of rape battering and sexual assault and general counseling.  The Associate Director participates on the management team providing leadership for the daily operations of and long-term success of the Center for Women & Community and has primary responsibility for grant development and fiscal accountability.

Essential Functions

  • Develop, plan, direct, oversee and assess counseling and rape crisis programs and services, providing crisis response and management, serving the diverse community including people of all genders throughout UMass Amherst, the Five Colleges and Hampshire County. Oversees compliance with regulations, standards and protocols including those regarding privileged communication between rape crisis counselors and victims, mandated reporting of child and elder abuse, and Criminal Record (CORI) Checks.  Represents CWC in absence of Director.
  • Selects, trains and supervises professional staff.  Oversees all interns, volunteers and student staff. Researches and develops grant and contract proposals to support rape crisis services and center programming. Ensures compliance with terms and conditions of multiple grants and contracts, including training and reporting requirements.  Manages grant and contract funded budgets.  Ensures attendance at mandated provider meetings and trainings.
  • Provide leadership to build positive and inclusive communities to achieve the mission, vision and values of the organization in collaboration with a broad range of campus and community partners.  Implements outreach strategies and effective partnerships with campus and community groups to promote program collaboration.  Acts as liaison to Jane Doe, Inc.  Participates on relevant University, Five College, community and state councils, committees and task forces. 
  • Influences policies and procedures and negotiates protocols with campus and community agencies and groups dealing with issues of sexual assault response and prevention, including public safety and medical personnel.  May be asked to represent University on related issues in response to media inquiries.  Oversees related development of internal and external reports.
  • Participates in long and short-range planning, policy development and allocation of resources as a member of CWC's management team. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.

For more information and to apply.

Applicants should apply by the deadline of 03-11-2021 in order to ensure consideration. 


If you are interested in getting involved with CWC in another capacity, volunteer positions are available each year. Our volunteers receive CWC's required training and become potentially eligible for future employment opportunities. If this interests you, we encourage you to learn more here.


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