Job Opportunity: UCASA is seeking a Manager of Client Services

Salary: $52,000 plus health, dental, vision
Job Description: Reports to the Executive Director 

Purpose: The Manager of Client Services primary responsibility will be to ensure that all Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinators reflective of the needs and populations of the communities they serve. 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES 
• Provides professional knowledge of evidence-based concepts, principles, procedures, and practices for victims of sexual assault. 
• Develops methods, approaches, or procedures to meet program requirements and victim's needs. 
• Responsible for crisis intervention, assessment and implementation of services for sexual violence victims including oversight of the Client Services Program. 
• Oversee advocacy and case management of sexual assault cases, assign cases, and work closely with Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinators to assure appropriate services to clients. 
• Provide support to primary, secondary, and tertiary sexual assault victims. 
• Respond empathetically to victims of crime to reduce levels of trauma and provide support during crisis intervention. 
• Provide client support and advocacy through the judicial and criminal justice processes. 
• Responsible for referring individuals to appropriate community resources for additional assistance and counseling. 
• Communicate and deal effectively with individuals and groups in stressful situations. 
• Conduct and assist with psychoeducational classes for sexual assault victims. 
• Act as a liaison and collaborate with law enforcement and community organizations to meet survivor needs. 
• Serve as back-up to volunteer shifts during the day and evening. 
• Maintain and review required documentation and data collection. 
• Ensure program adherence to state and federal laws governing victim confidentiality. 
• Oversee grant contract compliance and required trainings. 
• Work with the Management team and Grant/Fund Coordinator on grant proposals, program implementation, and staff training on grant requirements as needed. 
• Collect needed service statistics for grant reports. 
• At the request and direction of the Executive Director, complete quarterly and annual reports for federal and state grant programs. 
• Provide supervision, training, delegation, and evaluation to Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinators in collaboration with the Manager of Training and Education. 
• Attend and participate in regularly scheduled management, team, and staff meetings. 
• Coordinate and participate in sexual assault response teams (SARTs), Utah Sexual 
Violence Council, and other meetings assigned by the Executive Director. 
• Provide training and education to community partners in responding to sexual assault or interpersonal violence. 
• Some travel and occasional weekend days and evenings required. 
• Perform other duties as assigned. 

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Job Opportunity: UCASA is seeking a Coordinated Community Response Team Manager

Salary: $49,920.00 plus health, dental, vision
Job Description: Reports to: Executive Director

Purpose: Oversee and manage the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) program, a statewide initiative seeking to build communication and collaboration between agencies serving sexual assault victims and provide a collaborative, interdisciplinary team response to sexual assault. The Manager will conduct communication between Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) throughout the State of Utah, coordinate and facilitate statewide protocol development related to sexual assault, assist rural communities with establishing coordinated community responses, Coordinate best practice and statewide standards of care and protocols,
multi-disciplinary collaboration, and communication between SARTs throughout Utah.

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Job Opportunity: UCASA is seeking an Executive Director

 

Position Summary

The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) seeks an Executive Director with commitment and skills to lead our organization. The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the organization and is responsible for the overall management of programs and operations in support of the organizational mission and goals. The position will provide a voice for agencies dedicated to ending sexual violence and work to create an atmosphere of nonviolence through social change. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors, lead staff and volunteers, guide agency-wide direction and focus, and ensure that the organization has sufficient financial and human resources to meet its mission.

Education & Experience:

  • At least a Bachelor's Degree and experience related to non-profit, development and organizational management, Masters Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience advocating for individuals and communities who are historically marginalized, vulnerable, or underserved
  • Rape Crisis Advocacy Certification and experience advocating for survivors of sexual violence preferred
  • Experience working on or with a non-profit Board of Directors preferred
  • Extensive, successful fundraising experience
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Mobile Application For Sexual Assault Survivors Launches

Mobile Application For Sexual Assault Survivors Launches

YAS_App_Postcard.pngSalt Lake City, Utah, February 16, 2018– Today the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault announced the launch of a new mobile application called You Are A Survivor. The new mobile application is designed to support sexual assault survivors and their families. After several months of testing and development, this all-mobile experience puts important resources and support in the hands of sexual assault survivors and their families. It is available free of charge on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

The You Are A Survivor mobile application includes a variety of information, resources, and links to service providers.

“Today marks the beginning of a new era in our efforts to serve sexual assault survivors across the state. This mobile application is the culmination of decades of innovation aimed at reducing the isolation that many survivors feel after an assault.” -Turner C. Bitton, Executive Director

The You Are A Survivor mobile application features:

  • Resources for Survivors: reporting options, understanding trauma, legal options, and the rights of victims.
  • Resources for Friends and Family: understanding what is happening, supporting your loved one, reporting options, and responding to child sexual abuse.

Subsequent updates and versions of the You Are A Survivor mobile application are planned. Additional resources and information are added regularly. Users can download the app at UCASA.org/app.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Turner Bitton at (801) 746-0404 Ext. 1 or email at turner@ucasa.org.

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Symposium to Address Rise in Online Harassment and Sexually Aggressive Behavior

Salt Lake City, Utah, December 6, 2017- The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) announced today a symposium addressing the harassment, violence, and vitriol is present in many online spaces.  The symposium will be held at the University of Utah on January 16, 2018. UCASA is welcoming professionals with expertise in all areas of sexual violence prevention and response to gather and facilitate a dialogue with attendees on emerging issues related to sexual violence in digital spaces.

Anyone who actively uses social media or online communications platforms knows that online spaces have grown increasingly unsafe. Our online spaces have fallen victim to unacceptable behavior that is no less damaging than violence in our communities. This symposium is designed to rise to this challenge and utilize primary prevention techniques and digital citiizenship principles to bring safety and justice to our online spaces.

–Turner C. Bitton, Executive Director

This thought-provoking, solution-oriented day of learning and action will focus on strategies to combat the rise of online misogyny, harassment, and violence by utilizing prevention strategies and proven interventions. This symposium is funded with sexual violence prevention funding authorized by the Utah Legislature in 2016 and 2017. The event is free and open to the public. Attached to this release you will find the biographies of those presenting at the conference. A detailed agenda will be available as the event draws nearer. Additional information and registration is available at ucasa.org/silicon.


Amber Morczek

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Amber Morczek is a Ph.D. Candidate at Washington State University in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Amber’s research on violence toward women, rape culture, and pornography has been published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, Sexuality & Culture, and The Sexual Assault Report.

In addition to presenting at Universities across the country, she has also delivered presentations on her research to the following state and federal agencies: the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Battered Women's Justice Project.


Daniel Mueller

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Daniel Mueller is a Ph.D. Candidate at Washington State University in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs studying environmental and climate change policy and community sustainability. He also works for the Division of Governmental Studies and Services as a research assistant, working on applied research projects for governmental agencies and nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest.

His research interests have led to publications on sustainability education and aviation biofuel, and his additional interests in environmental theory (including ecofeminism) and technology have led to more recent research projects and a publication on online misogyny in Sexual Assault Report.


Carrie Rogers-Whitehead

Carrie_Rogers-Whitehead.jpegCarrie Rogers-Whitehead is an information professional, instructor, writer, event planner and digital and STEM advocate. She has led and collaborated across sectors in government, academia, nonprofit and business. She has years of experience in curriculum development and is a member of the Utah Instructional Materials Commission.

Carrie is passionate about providing access and opportunities for all and was the 2013 Utah Librarian of the Year, NACo Innovation Award winner and a Red Cross “Community Hero” for her projects with diverse populations. Carrie founded Digital Respons - Ability on those passions and principles: that by working across sectors and being open to innovation, we can improve access to all.

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FILM SCREENING TO EXPLORE THE EXPERIENCES OF MALE SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

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Film screening to explore the experiences of male survivors of sexual violence

Orem, UT, October 24, 2017– Today the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) announced that they, along with a consortium of partners and agencies, will host a screening of the internationally recognized film The Voiceless. This powerful straight to camera film features the stories of five male survivors of sexual violence discusses culture, masculinity, and other important concepts. The film was produced by Vanessa McNeal and PLVTO Pros of Des Moines.

“Every victim deserves justice and we cannot forget that men also experience sexual violence. Male survivors of sexual violence often face unique barriers due to a variety of factors. Our goal with this screening is to shine a light on these factors and to create a dialogue about the needs of male survivors in general.”

 – Turner C. Bitton, Executive Director

The event will be hosted by a group of partner agencies including the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Men’s Anti-violence Network of Utah, Center for Women and Children in Crisis, and many student groups from UVU. UCASA released these additional details regarding the event:

WHAT: The Voiceless Screening
WHEN: October 24, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Utah Valley University, Sorenson Student Center, Centre Stage 800 W University Pkwy Orem, UT 84058
REGISTRATION: www.ucasa.org/the_voiceless_screening_utah_county

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Turner Bitton at (801) 746-0404 Ext. 1 or email at turner@ucasa.org.

 

 

 

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UCASA Seeks Proposals for Graphic Design Services

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Request for Proposals

For Bookkeeping Services

For the period: November 2017 - Ongoing

Inquiries and proposals should be directed to:

Name: Turner C. Bitton
Title: Executive Director
Entity: Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Address: 284 West 400 North Suite Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
Phone: 801-746-0404 Ext. 1
Email: turner@ucasa.org

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UCASA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO YOUNG EMERGING LEADERS ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Salt Lake City, UT, September 25, 2017– Today the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault announced the appointment of twelve young people to the newly formed Young Emerging Leaders Advisory Council (YELAC). The YELAC is a group of community leaders recognized for their dedication to youth leadership, service- learning, diversity, and above all, the elimination of sexual violence in our community. The YELAC brings valuable youth perspectives to our work and is a source of strength for our organization. YELAC works in communities and schools across the state demonstrating that young people are the key to preventing and eliminating sexual violence in our communities.

Young people from across the state were selected based on an application and nomination period. Each will serve a one-year term which can be renewed each year. The goal of the YELAC is to ensure that young people have a voice in the affairs of UCASA.

“Young people are a crucial stakeholder in our efforts to eliminate sexual violence in communities across the state. Each of the incredible young people selected to serve on YELAC has demonstrated their leadership and vision for a state where sexual violence does not exist.” –Turner C. Bitton – Executive Director

YELAC membership consists of monthly meetings, training, and participation in the strategic vision and planning for UCASA. The council is designed to ensure that young people always have a voice in the highest levels of UCASA’s leadership.

Click here and you will find a list of the appointed members. Additional information can be found at UCASA.org/yelac.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Turner Bitton at (801) 746-0404 Ext. 1 or email at turner@ucasa.org. Mr. Bitton will facilitate communication with any of the members of YELAC. 

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FILM SCREENING TO EXPLORE THE EXPERIENCES OF MALE SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

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Salt Lake City, UT, September 20, 2017Today the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) announced that they, along with a consortium of partners and agencies, will host a screening of the internationally recognized film The Voiceless. This powerful straight to camera film features the stories of five male survivors of sexual violence discusses culture, masculinity, and other important concepts. The film was produced by Vanessa McNeal and PLVTO Pros of Des Moines.

Every victim deserves justice and we cannot forget that men also experience sexual violence. Male survivors of sexual violence often face unique barriers due to a variety of factors. Our goal with this screening is to shine a light on these factors and to create a dialogue about the needs of male survivors in general.

Turner C. Bitton, Executive Director

The event will be hosted by a group of partner agencies including the Men’s Anti-violence Network of Utah, Talk to a Survivor, the Thayne Center at Salt Lake Community College, Pacific Island Knowledge to Action Resources, South Valley Services, Rape Recovery Center, and Red Mesa Counseling Center. UCASA released these additional details regarding the event:

WHAT: The Voiceless Screening
WHEN: September 27, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Salt Lake Community College South City Campus, Multipurpose Room 1575 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
REGISTRATION: www.ucasa.org/voiceless_slcc 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Turner Bitton at (801) 746-0404 Ext. 1 or email at turner@ucasa.org.

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UCASA Condemns Backward Movement by Education Department

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Salt Lake City, Utah, September 7, 2017– This morning, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced changes to the Title IX rule process while criticizing the so-called Dear Colleague letter. While she did not announce an end to the guidance established by the Dear Colleague letter, the message was clear.

Today’s announcement by Education Secretary Devos shows a willful disregard for the needs, concerns, and experiences of survivors of sexual violence. The announcement follows a series of statements, actions, and policy changes that tip the scales of justice away from survivors of sexual violence. We condemn, any effort to undermine the robust process of accountability established by the Dear Colleague letter.” – Turner C. Bitton, Executive Director

The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault committed to working with the state legislature, local partners, and all stakeholders in the state to ensure that institutions continue to adhere to the spirit and letter of the Dear Colleague letter.

Our Coalition has a long history of working with leaders in our great state to ensure that survivors of sexual violence get the justice that they deserve. We will work with our valued colleagues at institutions throughout the state to ensure that they have the resources, support, and encouragement to continue to adhere to the spirit and letter of the Dear Colleague letter.’ - Turner C. Bitton, Executive Director

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Turner Bitton at (801) 746-0404 Ext. 1 or email at turner@ucasa.org.

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