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Supportive Measures Specialist

Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a Supportive Measures Specialist in the Office of Equity-Title IX (Equity). Reporting to the Equity Director, the Supportive Measures Specialist will advise a diverse population of individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct or discrimination, or who are involved in a Title IX investigation. The Supportive Measures Specialist will be responsible for using trauma-informed principles while working to implement university supportive measures.


The Intake/Supportive Measures Specialist will have a broad scope of responsibility in conducting intake and implementing appropriate accommodations for students in relation to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and Title IX. Specific responsibilities of this position include the following:

  1. Use trauma-informed principles and practices to work with survivors of sexual misconduct or those who have experienced discrimination because of their membership in a protected class.
  2. Provide supportive measures such as: seek academic record adjustments, financial aid or scholarship assistance; give class assignment, quiz, test, and attendance support; seek classroom schedule changes; arrange tutoring resources; request housing adjustments; locate alternative parking arrangements; re-arrange work schedules; and provide other supportive measures as needed.
  3. Implement supportive measures with students or faculty involved in sexual misconduct or discrimination investigations.
  4. Develop relationships with USU administration, staff, faculty, academic advisors, the Academic Success Center, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Scholarship, Registrar, Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), USU Police, Campus Housing, Campus Recreation, Campus Parking, Student Health and Wellness, and others.
  5. Maintain supportive measures requests and all other student records in compliance with university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  6. Report to parties and involved faculty and staff supportive measures taken and track those reports.
  7. Assist with outreach to faculty, staff, and students, including promoting student self-advocacy.
  8. Manage student issues and answer questions from parties and involved faculty members that arise regarding supportive measures.
  9. Maintain information and statistics on supportive measures provided by the office.
  10. Exercise effective decision-making and consult with supervisors as needed.
  11. Work with confidential and highly sensitive information.
  12. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, or a related field plus two years’ related experience.
  2. Knowledge of, and experience applying, trauma-informed practices and procedures.
  3. Demonstrated experience working with confidential and sensitive issues and the ability to exercise discretion and good judgment.
  4. Ability to provide high-level customer care to students, faculty, and staff under stressful circumstances.
  5. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  6. Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  7. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and diverse populations.
  8. Ability to be assertive and decisive with strong decision-making skills.
  9. Ability to work under multiple deadlines and sensitive timelines.
  10. Knowledge of, and ability to use, computer technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, education, or a related field.
  2. Experience working in academic advising within a higher education setting.
  3. Experience advocating for, and implementing or supervising, supportive measures related to affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX investigations, and/or a related field.
  4. Experience using Maxient or other case management system and Banner student information system.

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Last Updated: 1/30/20