Deputy Title IX Program Coordinator
Requisition ID: req2977
Job Title: Deputy Title IX Program Coordinator
Department: Equity & Compliance
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Board Approved
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Annual
Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm; additional hours as necessary.
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
The Deputy Title IX Program Coordinator/Compliance Officer supports an equitable learning and working environment related to sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment and retaliation in accordance with College Policy and various state and federal laws and in alignment with furthering the strategic priorities of the College. This position utilizes critical thinking and a high level of interpersonal skills to conduct administrative investigations, maintain and compile case data, assist in the development and delivery of training and consult and work with partners across the College to facilitate student and employee success by addressing sensitive concerns. This position supports the office’s role in the promoting a healthy learning and working environment for all students, staff and faculty.
Professionalism, Communication, Managing Work, Emotional Intelligence, Continuous Improvement, Quality Orientation, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Planning & Organizing, Collaboration, Positive Approach
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
EQUITY AND COMPLIANCE COORDINATION
Serves as a primary resource for employees and students related to rights and responsibilities under the College’s policies and procedures regarding sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on an individual’s participation in an investigation of discrimination and/or harassment and/or an individual’s exercise of rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and its Amendments (ADA/ADAAA) and/or under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Assists in implementing and monitoring the requirements of Title IX and other relevant compliance initiatives. Collaborates with outside entities to support Equity and Compliance goals and initiatives. Prepares reports and other data on the number, nature and disposition of Equity and Compliance cases. Assists with the oversight, updating and maintenance of policies, procedures and protocols pertaining to Title IX and other forms of sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment.
INVESTIGATION & CONSULTATION
Investigates complaints of sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Plans investigative process, conducts interviews, identifies and collects relevant evidence. Provides investigation updates to the Senior Director of Equity and Compliance, Supervisor/Title IX Coordinator and other Deputy Title IX Coordinators. Evaluates and analyzes facts and evidence and applies them to applicable policies, procedures and legal standards. Writes investigatory reports of facts, findings, application to policy and recommendations for review by department leadership. Enters and maintains case information on an online database. Prepares and sends correspondence through the online database.
Consults and coordinates with Human Resources, the Office of Student Conduct, administrators and other appropriate College officials on Title IX and other sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment concerns. Identifies issues and concerns for referral to Human Resources when they fall outside the scope of Equity and Compliance
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION
Assists in the development, administration and delivery of College-wide training on Title IX, discrimination and harassment and other compliance topics, adapting them to specific audiences within the College. Assists in the development and delivery of Equity and Compliance training for new employees.
Participates on committees supporting Equity and Compliance goals and initiatives. Remains knowledgeable of current state and federal laws, regulations, guidance and trends in the fields of discrimination, harassment and higher education
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Attends all required meetings and training
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: various federal and state discrimination laws, including Title IX, VAWA, The Clery Act, Title VII, O.R.C. §4112.02, ADA/ADAAA and ADEA as well as related policies, regulations and standards; investigation methods and techniques; technical report writing and standard office practices.
Skill in: excellent verbal and written communication; critical thinking and analysis; analytical writing; conducting investigations; preparing comprehensive reports and summaries of investigations; effective interpersonal communication; presenting to groups; establishing internal and external partnerships; working with detailed data; operation of general office equipment; proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Ability to: use critical thinking skills to apply investigatory information and evidence to College policy and procedure; work independently demonstrating initiative; strong problem-solving skills, prioritize multiple activities and tasks; develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the College community and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information when addressing complaints, investigations, and other sensitive Equity and Compliance information; adapt to unique situations; maintain accurate and complete work records; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity.
USUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly sits, stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone and also regularly communicates by email and other written correspondence. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force on items, with varying weights up to 15 pounds.
Typical office environment. May be required to travel to various Columbus State campuses and sites.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience performing increasingly responsible work in compliance, human resources, student affairs or a related field. An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
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