Title IX Coordinator
- University of San Francisco
- San Francisco, CA
Title IX Coordinator
University of San Francisco
Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students, the Title IX Coordinator will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's compliance obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA).
The Title IX Coordinator will oversee the collection of relevant facts related to any reported Title IX incident and assessing whether a further review or investigation is necessary in order to ensure the safety of the impacted student, staff member, third party, and/or the community. As a neutral party, the Title IX Coordinator will coordinate teams tasked with investigations and adjudications of alleged discrimination. In this capacity, the Title IX Coordinator will notify and interview complainants, respondents, and witnesses; complete investigation reports, obtain and review relevant documents; issue factual findings; and make findings of responsibility, as necessary. The Title IX Coordinator will collaborate with other staff members to manage interim accommodations, as needed. The Title IX Coordinator will also collaborate with other University offices to ensure that University constituents are aware of options and resources with respect to reporting and filing complaints alleging sexual misconduct and/or violations of Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator will create mandatory and other training programs and educational outreach.
As a member of the larger staff in Student Life, the Coordinator will collaborate and cooperate to create leadership and intercultural competence opportunities to support student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The mission of Student Life is to fully support holistic student development within a social justice framework centered in preparing students to be caring, socially responsible citizens in our global and local community.
• Serve as the Title IX Coordinator for the entire USF community, including all cases involving faculty, staff, students, and vendors
• Receive and respond to inquiries and discrimination complaints from campus constituents and third parties in a timely manner, providing a fair and neutral process for all parties.
• Collaborate with campus offices and partners including Athletics, Center for Academic and Student Achievement, the Office of the General Counsel, Human Resources, Office of Student Conduct Rights and Responsibilities and the Department of Public Safety to review or investigate any reported Title IX incident
• Collaborate with other campus offices, as needed, to provide appropriate interim accommodations
• Collaborate with local community organizations, as needed to provide appropriate resources to the USF community
• Develop an investigation plan for each Title IX complaint; coordinate prompt and equitable investigations and make findings of responsibility as a leader of an investigation-adjudication team, as defined by University’s sexual misconduct policy and procedures.
• Write comprehensive reports of investigations with findings of fact and responsibility.
• Recruit, train, supervise staff to serve as investigators, as needed
• Recruit, train, and supervise staff/faculty to serve as support persons, as needed
• Utilize Maxient, the University’s comprehensive data management system to organize, manage and track Title IX inquiries, complaints and investigations
• Review and ensure University policies, procedures, protocols and practices are in compliance with Title IX and VAWA regulations and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations
• Provide ongoing consultation, and technical assistance on Title IX for all campus constituents; develop and disseminate educational materials and in-service training tailored to faculty, staff, and students
• Serve as a liaison to standing and ad hoc committees pertaining to sexual violence
• Prepare annual report(s) on the number, nature and disposition of complaints. Identify patterns and make recommendations
• Act as a University representative when communicating with federal government compliance officers, as needed
• Review, design, update, and implement policies, programs and strategic initiatives relating to whistleblower protection, Equal Opportunity, antidiscrimination, harassment and retaliation, and related matters in collaboration with the Offices of Human Resources and the General Counsel
• Create and implement nondiscrimination policies and procedures for responding to student discrimination complaints, reports of improper activities and retaliation for reporting improper activities
• Chair the Title IX Advisory Board and manage the Title IX programming budget
• Oversee the Title IX Task Force which is charged with developing educational programs and training materials relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence; promote on-going educational programming that reflects appropriate solutions and evidence-based practices; and manage programs for freshman orientation, law school orientation, First 6 Week Program, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Safe Spring Break Campaigns
• Develop and facilitate training for all university responsible employees/mandated reporters
• Manage relationships and contract with all with all third party Title IX vendors
• Serve as an advocate /support person for students, not limited to escorting students to medical exams, DA’s office, or investigations at other Universities
• Serve as the 24-7 on call liaison for Title IX related matters
• Masters Degree required (higher education administration or other relevant discipline is preferred)
• Minimum of 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience in a related field
• Demonstrated experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination and/or sexual misconduct
• Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender based violence
• Experience in higher education, particularly in the areas of student life and gender equity is strongly preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge of current state and federal laws and regulations related to Title IX, Campus SAVE Act, Clery Act, and VAWA is required
• Knowledge of compliance for educational institutions receiving federal assistance
• Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of Title IX related incidents and complaints
• Excellent judgment, personal maturity, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to remain a neutral party
• Effective project management, organization and analytical skills
• Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies
• Strong written communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information
• Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution and peer institutions
• Maintenance of professional qualifications through on-going training and professional development
• Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
For information on how to apply, please visit the following link: www.usfjobs.com
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.
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