Assistant Director of Title IX Compliance / Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Position Title Assistant Director of Title IX Compliance / Deputy Title IX Coordinator Position Number 094781 Department Office of Title IX Compliance - 285000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One to three years experience in higher education, law enforcement, investigative, and/or legal work.
  • Working knowledge of Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, and other relevant state and federal statutes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and or documented skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, interviewing and/or investigation management.
  • Ability to think critically as demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate the resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity.
  • Skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues.
  • Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
  • Commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills; the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with different interdisciplinary teams with varying areas of focus and responsibility.
License/Certification Required

Investigator courses

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director of Title IX Compliance / Deputy Title IX Coordinator will have the following responsibilities related to investigations:

  • Investigate cases of alleged sexual misconduct and relationship violence involving University employees and students.
  • Operationalize all relevant University, state, and federal policies and mandates regarding the investigation of sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender-based violence, relationship violence, and other acts of sexual misconduct.
  • Provide equitable and fair treatment to all parties interviewed and accessed in relation to any investigation.
  • Conduct thorough and trauma-informed interviews with all parties in relation to any investigation.
  • Author comprehensive investigative reports illuminating all relevant details to a complaint including, but not limited to, interview summaries and material evidence review.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files including, but not limited to, a timeline of the investigative process and communication with all relevant parties associated with an investigation.
  • Maintain a high level of privacy and confidentiality during all proceedings with the utmost discretion and sensitivity to all parties accessed and associated with an investigation.
  • Assist in the complaint process by being available to confer with members of the campus community regarding policy, procedures, and protections under University policy.

The Assistant Director of Title IX Compliance / Deputy Title IX Coordinator will also have the following responsibilities in association with their role:

  • Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive University policies, procedures, and practices in association with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
  • Work collaboratively with important campus stakeholders including, but not limited to, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Human Resources, regarding the maintenance of a safe, inclusive campus community.
  • Assist in efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and relationship violence including, but not limited to, crisis response, client intake and follow-up, and participation in campus and community committees.
  • Assist in training and educational efforts of University students, employees, and community members regarding sexual and relationship violence.
  • Participate in active and ongoing training and professional development.
Suggested Salary Range $68,000-$75,000 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or Attach a List of 3 References with Contact Information.
AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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