Graduate Assistants

Survivor Advocacy Program hires MSW graduate students to serve as Graduate Assistants! 


We are NOT currently accepting applications for graduate assistantship positions. Please check back in early 2024 for an updated posting of positions.


$13,500 per academic year (plus tuition waiver for Fall & Spring Semesters)


To be determined based on student schedule. Graduate assistants are expected to work a total of 300 hours (in the SAP office on the Athens Campus) per semester over the course of both Fall and Spring Semesters. This time period may begin two weeks prior to the start of the semester and conclude during Finals Week of each semester.

Position Description

The Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) hires two license-eligible (LSW or SWT) graduate assistants from the face-to-face social work program at Ohio University to assist the director and survivor advocates in general program and campus outreach efforts as we seek to provide support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual assault and harassment, dating violence and stalking. Other responsibilities include:

  • Provide immediate crisis support, information, assessment and safety planning to student survivors and their family, friends and co-survivors. This includes participation in SAP’s 24/7 hotline rotation to provide general information, referrals, hospital advocacy and triage calls, as needed. Advocates are aware that students who are socially, economically, culturally, institutionally or otherwise marginalized may be especially vulnerable to the effects of trauma. Advocates will seek to mitigate the effects by striving to ensure access to information, services, resources, opportunities and meaningful participation in decision making for all student survivors.
  • Help plan, implement and monitor outreach efforts to notify the campus community of SAP’s services.
  • Create materials and presentations on various topics for survivors and other campus entities.
  • Assume general office duties (i.e. answer phones, filing, copying, social media and other office duties as assigned).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated personal flexibility and initiative.
  • Ability to work respectfully and competently with diverse student populations.
  • Eligibility and willingness to obtain licensure (LSW or SWT) through the Ohio CSWMFT board if chosen for this position. (If a SWT eligible student is chosen for a position, they must also agree to do their field placement with SAP-otherwise their SWT licensure would not cover SAP duties.)
  • Acceptance in to the face-to-face MSW program. (SAP recognizes that when applying, students will not yet be accepted into the program. Before being offered a position, SAP will need confirmation of acceptance.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of campus and community resources.
  • Experience working directly with survivors of sexual assault and/or relationship violence.

How to Apply

See flyer below for details on how to apply.


Questions regarding this position should be directed to Kimberly Rouse, Ph.D., LISW-S, Director, Survivor Advocacy Program at 740-593-0167 or email


SAP Position Posting 23-24