Institutional Equity Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Institutional Equity Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator (IEO) reports to the Executive Director for the Office of Institutional Equity & Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator (“EDOIEC”) within the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. The IEO has responsibility for assisting the EDOIEC in establishing, coordinating, and implementing the University’s compliance efforts regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The IEO will be responsible for executing action items in furtherance of these efforts and the mission of OIEC, including with respect to monitoring, investigating, managing grievance processes, including formal and informal resolution, managing OIEC records management databases, developing and coordinating education and prevention training and programming activities. In so doing, under the leadership of the EDOIEC, the IEO will work collaboratively with students, faculty & staff from various University offices and business units, including the Vice President for Student Life, Director of Human Resources, Outside Counsel, and other administrative leaders, to provide an open, diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Executes action items to further the University’s institution-wide efforts to advance equal opportunity & equal access compliance, including investigations of unlawful discrimination and harassment complaints; and assist with the development and dissemination of non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and procedures;
• Conducts and manages, in a timely, equitable, and fair manner University investigations of alleged discrimination and harassment. At the direction of the EDOIEC and by working collaboratively with other relevant campus partners, the IEO will assist with the implementation of interim measures, formal and informal resolution procedures and outcomes in accordance with regulatory requirements and University policy.
• Serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and assists with conducting intakes for further review by the EDOIEC.
• In the absence of EDOIEC, meets with parties to provide information regarding available resources and reporting and resolution options.
• Manages OIEC’s record-keeping system to organize and maintain all files related to complaints, investigations, hearing, appeals. Will compile and provide regular summary reports regarding complaints of sex-based discrimination or sexual harassment, including the number, nature and disposition of complaints filed.
• In consultation with the EDOIEC and other University offices, develops and implements Title IX and other training and programming that falls under the scope of OIEC. Such programs are to be targeted toward a variety of populations, including but not limited to students, faculty, and staff
• Assists in the development and implementation of ongoing campus-wide assessment to gauge the university
community’s overall understanding of harassment and discrimination; to identify trends and barriers that are counterproductive to a respectful, discrimination and harassment free environment; and to customize training programs to eliminate the conduct and its effects on the well-being of the campus community.
• Assists with regular reviews of University policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
• Maintains up-to-date knowledge and information regarding relevant law, regulations, and regulatory guidance, as well as best practices.
• Under the direction of the EDOIEC, regularly attends trainings to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws that govern equal opportunity, equal access, non-discrimination, anti-harassment, anti-retaliation and investigative standards and continuously identifies and helps integrate best practices as they relate to relevant institutional policies and procedures.
• Supports strategies and training to ensure that all OIEC programs are equitable and consistent, and mitigate any occurrence of conflicts of interest and bias.
• All other duties as assigned.
• A master’s degree or higher in higher education administration, law, human resources, or other relevant fields.
• 5 years of investigative, risk management, human resources and/or student life experience in a higher education setting.
• Strong oral and written communication skills and will utilize organizational, planning, and time management skills to manage all facets of the position successfully.
• Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies including students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal, state, and local regulations and guidance, including the Clery Act, FERPA, VAWA, ADA, Title VI, VII, and IX law and other equal opportunity/non-discrimination laws and regulations.
• Working knowledge of higher education best practices and institutional policies and issues involving sexual harassment; sexual assault; relationship violence; and sex-based discrimination.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise independent and mature judgment, maintain objectivity and professionalism during crucial conversations, and safeguard confidential and sensitive information.
• Ability to foster open communication, and proactively build positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff and other diverse constituencies.
• Must have a sense of urgency in approaching responsibilities in light of Title VI, VII, IX laws and guidance
• Juris Doctorate with 5 years of relevant experience.
• Experience conducting investigations involving reports of harassment and/or discrimination,
• Experience working in Higher education.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Advertised: October 28, 2020
Applications close: November 18, 2020
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