Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body.The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities/Title IX Lead Investigator
The Office of Student Life at Whittier College seeks a Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities/Lead Title IX Investigator.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports To: Vice President and Dean of Students
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Student Life
Reporting to the Vice President and Dean of Students the Director will provide leadership to the student conduct system with the focus on individual and community responsibility and student learning. They will also serve as the lead investigator for student sexual misconduct cases working closely with the College's Title IX Coordinator and is part of the 24 hour emergency on-call rotation to emergency incidents. Working closely with campus colleagues and stakeholders, the director will contribute to developing effective, educational outreach initiatives related to student rights and responsibilities. The incumbent will be expected to engage all students in helping strengthen a diverse and inclusive environment and serve as an advocate, resource, and proactive catalyst to advance the College's mission in the areas of student support.
The director provides strategic planning and implementation of programs and services and is responsible for delivering services to students that promote their academic and personal development. These services include providing administrative direction and intervention for crisis and non-crisis situations, managing student conduct issues, investigating and fact finding into various student related incidences, administering the Student Code of Conduct, leads the Poet Early Alert Program (PEAP), and working with staff and faculty to resolve student problems.
Non-essential Functions of the Job:
Represent the College as appropriate in its relationship with the community, government agencies, professional organizations, and other groups.
Attend division wide meetings.
Serve on institutional committees as requested.
Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: Minimum of three years of professional experience in student affairs or closely related work experience, required; Four years of such experience preferred. Knowledge of and/or experience in sexual misconduct investigations. A commitment to the ideals of liberal arts education. Demonstrated sensitivity and experience in responding to student crises.
Knowledge and Education: Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field required. A strong intellectual framework for understanding and articulating issues of diversity and inclusion. A strong understanding of student activities and the role it plays in engaging students and contributing to their persistence and success.
Application Deadline:Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law
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