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RVAP - Temporary On-Call Direct Services Advocate

Posting ID 130778
Department Rape Victim Advocacy Program/Student Life
Jobcode Temp Prof Short Term Monthly
Working Title RVAP - Temporary On-Call Direct Services Advocate

POSITION SUMMARY:The Division of Student Life; Rape Victim Advocacy Program is seeking a Temporary On-Call Direct Services Advocate to provide confidential, medical, legal, personal, and system based advocacy, and other direct services to sexual assault victims/survivors in Cedar, Iowa, and Johnson Counties during overnight and daytime business hours. Must be able to take call shifts on a rotational basis with other staff members and respond within 20 minutes to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.


Duties to include:

  • Records information on call sheets in a timely manner.
  • Assists with long and short term agency projects.
  • Participate in assessment and planning of program and services
  • Collaborate with community agencies to increase access to services for underserved and marginalized communities.
  • Completes annual continuing education requirements (1 yearly meeting and two 1 hour trainings on a topic related to sexual violence work).
  • Provides direct services to clients including crisis line, medical, legal, personal, and system based advocacy.
  • Provide on call direct service on a pre-scheduled rotating basis.
  • Submits timesheets and other required forms and vouchers to RVAP main office as required by procedure.



Hourly Rate/Range:$25 per shift plus, plus $16.91 hourly



Hours:Varies depending on the number of advocacy calls

Shift:On call shifts are 5:00 pm to 8:00 am

Work Week:Works mostly nights and one weekend per month

Additional Hours:As needed


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  • High school diploma or GED with at least 6 months of experience in human services or related field.
  • Demonstrated work experience (typically 6 mo-1year) providing counseling and /or advocacy.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and respond quickly and effectively to challenges and deadlines.
  • Experience with standard office computer applications.
  • Ability to complete RVAP Advocate training within the first six months of employment.
  • Available transportation to respond to advocacy calls.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals, groups, and diverse backgrounds in a constructive and collaborative manner.



  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilize various methods to deliver learning solutions for desired training outcomes.
  • Work experience in a confidential environment.
  • Bi-lingual skills in a foreign language.
  • Demonstrated work experience (typically 6 mo – 1yr) providing counseling and/or advocacy to survivors in a rape crisis center or similar setting.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct program planning, assessment and outreach.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Phone: 319-467-0240
Application Instructions To apply: Submit via email your resume and cover letter to: Talinda Pettigrew, Senior HR Director, Division of Student Life; Applicant credentials are subject to verification.
Ad Start Date 10/25/2022
Ad End Date 12/30/2022

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