JOB OPENING: YWCA seeks Advocate – College Campus Specialist

YWCA Walla Walla seeks a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate – College Campus Specialist – to serve the Whitman College Campus and the Walla Walla/Columbia County region.

JOB TITLE: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate – College Campus Specialist

REPORTS TO: Director of Client Services

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time or part time, flexible hours, non-exempt

JOB PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Serve and advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault clients


This position provides support, advocacy, and crisis intervention for people who are primary and/or secondary victims of sexual assault and/or intimate partner violence on the Whitman College campus, including students, faculty, and staff. This position also includes the ongoing provision of outreach and awareness activities on campus. Campus service is estimated at 20 hours per week with remaining hours spent serving clients from the broader community.


  1.  Provide professional representation for the YWCA with YWCA clients and the Walla Walla community.
  2. Complete initial sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy and crisis response.
  3. Work with domestic violence and sexual assault clients in determining and accessing needed services.
  4. Provide individual empowerment-focused advocacy and assist with support groups.
  5. Provide on-call crisis services as needed, including crisis line coverage on designated weekend shifts.
  6. Complete intakes and provide a wide range of advocacy services, which may include medical, legal, and personal advocacy, information and referrals, crisis intervention and ongoing support, emergency transportation, and crime victim’s compensation information.
  7. Collaborate with community agencies to meet the needs of YWCA clients.
  8. Remain current in sexual assault and domestic violence training requirements
  9. Complete all required forms, and maintain paper and digital files in a timely and accurate manner.
  10.  Maintain the confidentiality of any information regarding clients, staff, and YWCA business in accordance with laws, contracts, and YWCA policy.
  11. Maintain a working knowledge of legal and medical advocacy as well as Title IX and other legislation and rulings as they pertain to campus sexual violence in order to assist clients with their individual needs.
  12. Lead Advocacy Core Training 3 to 4 times a year for community partners and advocates across Washington State


  1.  Valid Washington driver’s license and current proof of insurance on file at the YWCA.
  2. Ability to pass a Washington Criminal History check.
  3. Ability to drive and transport clients.
  4. Ability to work with diverse populations with an outgoing, friendly, equitable and welcoming manner.
  5. Ability to develop harmonious working relationships with all YWCA staff and the general public.
  6. Demonstrate an open and creative mind receptive to new ideas and solutions.
  7. Ability to give and receive information effectively orally and in writing.
  8. Commitment to increasing cultural competency.
  9. Ability to project a positive and professional image of the YWCA to the all communities.
  10.  Ability to perform duties and follow policies and procedures
  11.  Ability to plan, organize and complete all tasks with a minimum of supervision.
  12. Flexible work style able to accommodate frequent interruptions
  13. Ability to analyze, read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  14. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to present information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, professionals and the general public.
  15. Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, professionals and the general public.
  16. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, accumulate and evaluate statistics, create and interpret graphs.
  17.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
  18.  Ability to lift 50 pounds, climb stairs, reach, pull, stand, sit and read the computer
  19. Ability to use a computer and software appropriate to job.
  20. Ability to use effective training methods to provide a variety of trainings to Whitman College and the broader community, including Advocacy Core Training


  •  Bachelor’s degree in related field
  •  Completion of 40-hour initial core training before meeting with clients
  •  1-3 years providing advocacy to victims of violence
  •  Experience working with college students highly desired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All or any portion of this job description is subject to elimination, modification or addition at any time at the discretion of the YWCA.

HOW TO APPLY:  At WorkSource or at YWCA, 213 S. First Ave., Walla WallaPresent cover letter, resume and complete YWCA application.

If applying via email (Mary Byrd: , it is advised that the applicant call to check if the file was received and not caught in spam filters.  YWCA is not responsible for documents lost in cyberspace.

Download YWCA application


It is the policy of the YWCA to consider all applications for employment equally without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. The YWCA does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications.  All application materials for posted positions will be retained for one year from the date received. 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that YWCA employment practices are equitable, consistently applied, in compliance with Federal and State laws, and in compliance with any contractual obligations set forth by our funding agencies, so long as those obligations are not superseded by said law.


Classification: Hourly, non-exempt, full time, flexible hours

Salary Range: $17 – $22 per hour/$35,360 – $45,760 per year depending on qualifications


  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage
  • Employee Share of insurance:  15% via payroll deduction
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • YWCA Retirement Fund:  10% employer-paid with 4% match by fund
    Employee may contribute up to 10%, after tax, in addition
    Eligible after working 1,000 hours in two twelve-month periods
  • Two weeks paid vacation per year
  • 8 hours per month sick leave
  • Two paid personal days per year

*This description of benefits is in summary only. Plan documents are the final determinant of benefit details and eligibility. Benefits, including employer contribution rates, are subject to budget and contract requirements.