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Survivor Wellness Coordinator, Safer - Campus Health and Wellbeing

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Wellbeing, this position is responsible for providing programming related to survivor wellness and serving as a campus advocate for survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and other forms and gender- and power-based violence. The Survivor Wellness Coordinator provides crisis counseling, advocacy and programming to assist with survivor needs and their long-term wellbeing at Cal Poly. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with campus and community resources to ensure smooth delivery of services. The Survivor Wellness Coordinator will also support campus consultations and trainings regarding trauma-informed practices, responding to disclosures of harm, informing campus community members of reporting options and resources, and support general programming needs regarding survivor wellness.   

Department Summary

The purpose of Campus Health & Wellbeing is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and wellbeing by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional mental health, outreach, educational services and campus consultations. Safer is a program that resides within Campus Health & Wellbeing and is the on-campus resource responsible for providing prevention education and crisis advocacy services related to gender- and power- based violence, which includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and sexual harassment.

Key Qualifications

  • Familiarity with gender- and power-based violence prevention education, advocacy and consultation techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality consistent with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ability to work well with college students, one-on-one and in groups.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health, social justice intersections to overall wellbeing, identity development, societal and cultural roots of violence, intersectionality and systems of oppression.
  • Experience providing trauma-informed services to individuals experiencing interpersonal violence.

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution. Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience.  

  • A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience.  

  • A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.   


  • Completed 65-hour California State Certification as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor, compliant with California Evidence Code § 1035.2 and 1037.1; or comparable certification from another state and willingness to obtain California certification within first 6 months of employment.


Anticipated Hiring Range: 10/12 Pay Plan: $52,773 - $61,866 Per Year (12/12 Pay Plan: $63,328 - $74,329 Per Year)

This position is paid under the 10/12 pay plan, where the salary for 10 months is distributed over 12 months. The salary will be received every month. The incumbent will have June and December off every year (with pay, benefits, and vacation/sick leave accrual continuing through months off). 

Classification Range: $58,548 - $83,400 Per Year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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