The Title IX Coordinator, under the supervision of the University Attorney, has responsibilities critical to the development, implementation and monitoring of efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation and case law. Responsibilities include monitoring and enforcing the University's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy; coordinating the prompt, effective, and equitable investigation and timely resolution of complaints of sexual misconduct; and leading education, training, prevention and awareness efforts related to sex and gender based discrimination for students, faculty and staff.
Policy Development and Review. Develop, implement, update and serve as principle coordinator of policies, procedures and programs related to compliance with Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other related legislation.
Training and Prevention. Research best practices, plan and implement Title IX training and awareness programming for students, faculty and staff. Maintain documentation of training and educational programs related to compliance with Title IX and VAWA and provide certification as required to state and other governmental reporting bodies. Prepare and disseminate educational materials (web-based and paper) that inform the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
Administrative Management. Oversee Title IX Office including the Title IX Investigator and RVSP Assistant Director. Maintains records using databases related to sexual misconduct and Clery-reportable incidents. Conduct data-driven assessment of programs and services including campus climate surveys. Review results and adjust strategic initiatives accordingly. Prepare and oversee annual department budget.
Investigation/Advocacy. Receive student, faculty and staff reports/complaints of sexual and gender based misconduct; coordinate the timely investigation and effective response to such reports. Develop and implement a case management plan for each reported incident of sexual and gender based misconduct. This plan includes, but is not limited to, the following: a.Notification to parties of receipt of complaint and commencement of investigation. This notice includes student rights regarding the process and available University and community resources, including alternative processes and remedies outside the University process. b.Notification to Provost and/or Human Resources of reports/complaint involving faculty or staff. c.Assess need for interim measures and take action to implement as necessary. d.Investigate allegations, interview complainants, respondents and witnesses. Coordinate investigation and interviewing efforts of Title IX Investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators. e.Create and issue Investigation Reports and recommend action for processing complaints to the Office of Student Conduct. f.Monitor compliance with requirements and timelines specified in University policy.
Collaboration and Programming. Work closely with Student Affairs, Athletics, Human Resources, campus police department and other campus departments to facilitate institution-wide campus programs on Title IX compliance including bystander intervention, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other initiatives. Develop MOUs with external groups to establish partnerships.
Bachelor's degree in higher education administration, law, social work or related field and three years working in higher education or a related field.
A minimum of three years of professional experience and/or comparable competencies, knowledge, or skills in the areas of student conduct, higher education administration, conflict resolution and human resources.
Demonstrated knowledge of Title IX, VAWA, “Dear Colleague” letters, and best practices as they relate to sexual misconduct policies on a college campus.
Strong experience conducting thorough and objective investigations alleging sexual misconduct.
Demonstrated experience working in a high volume, deadline-oriented customer-focused environment.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen well, demonstrate sensitivity and respect, and project objectivity for individual needs.
Strong attention to personal and professional ethics, accuracy, and detail.
Ability to handle multiple projects and caseloads simultaneously and difficult situations.
Experience organizing and maintaining large amounts of data and records.
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Must be creative and proactive and able to immediately respond to incident reports involving sexual misconduct.
Keen understanding of issues impacting college students.
Experience designing and delivering highly impactful programs and services.
Demonstrated record of outstanding leadership, a strategic creative perspective, communication, conflict management, team building and advocacy skills as well as personal and professional ethics.
Strong project management skills with the demonstrated ability to coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate multiple projects over varied timelines.
Ability handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, to effectively manage time, and to act independently but also be comfortable building partnerships across campus.
Strong supervisory experience.
Ability to work evenings and weekends on-site and/or at home.
Strong computer skills and high level of proficiency with MS Office (Word. Excel PowerPoint, Outlook).
Master's degree in higher education administration, social work or related field and/or JD law degree.
Resume, Letter of Interest, and List of 3 References (with contact information). Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
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