Title IX Coordinator



Title
Title IX Coordinator

Department
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Regular or Temporary
Regular

Hours Per Week
40

FLSA Determination
Exempt

Weeks Per Year

52

Open Date
07/08/2021

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is accepting applications for a Title IX Coordinator who will support Trinity’s ongoing work to create a campus culture that is welcoming and inclusive for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds. As a trusted member of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team, the coordinator will be called upon to work collaboratively across diverse stakeholders to advance initiatives designed to accomplish these goals.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Compliance, the Title IX Coordinator will serve as the primary contact for, and will coordinate the college’s response to, all allegations pertaining to sex discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. The Title IX Coordinator will oversee interpretation and implementation of Title IX policies and procedures including providing consultation, referrals, intake, and case management. The coordinator will provide centralized support for compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act ( VAWA ), and College policies (Sexual Harassment Policy) relating to equal opportunity in education.

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 48 states and 71 countries, with 23 percent U.S. students of color. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Organizational Relationships:
The Title IX Coordinator reports to the Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Compliance.

Title IX Coordinator supervises the Title IX Deputy Coordinators and collaborates effectively with colleagues in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Human Resources, Student Success and Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, and other College Departments as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities:
For assigned areas, the Title IX Coordinator will:
  • Assist the Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Compliance with broader initiatives designed to improve the campus climate by:
    • Creating and implementing culturally responsive educational programs and processes designed to advance organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion goals;
    • Supporting initiatives focused on education and prevention efforts for the
    • community related to discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct,
    • in collaboration with the leadership in the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and in coordination with the Women & Gender Action Resource Center, Student Success and Enrollment Management, Athletics, Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Center, Dean of Faculty, Director of Campus Safety, and Human Resources;
    • Assisting in creating and implementing mechanisms for data collection, tracking, and analysis;
    • Assisting with office budgetary management;
    • Identifying, summarizing, interpreting, and presenting relevant research and data to support decision-making;
    • Serving on the Campus Climate Incident Response Team



  • Lead the College’s Title IX compliance function by:
    • Ensuring College policies and procedures are in compliance with federal and Connecticut state laws that apply to the development of an educational environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence, including Title IX, Violence Against Women’s Act, and the Clery Act;
    • Guiding Trinity’s review, development and implementation of policies and procedures as they relate to conduct proscribed by Title IX to establish the College’s systematic Title IX case management and individual complaint response procedures, including processes to govern investigations, case records, set interim measures and establish remedies;
    • Overseeing the selection, training, work and assessment of Title IX Deputy Coordinators, investigators and panel members to ensure application of consistent practices and fair standards for all complaints;
    • Serving as the primary contact to work with both complainants and respondents; Ensure a fair, timely, equitable, and reliable process is communicated and implemented for all reports under Title IX;
    • Advising impacted parties and respondents of their rights;
    • Providing resource referrals to students, faculty and staff involved in investigations;
    • Cultivating relationships while collaborating with a variety of campus partners to ensure Title IX policies are communicated to all constituencies;
    • Creating partnerships among the diverse constituency of the campus and local community.
    • When required and/or appropriate working with Campus Safety and local law enforcement officials to ensure proper policies and procedures are in place and implemented in accordance with Title IX compliance;
    • Remaining current and knowledgeable of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and understand best practices as related to Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, discrimination, and harassment;
    • Identifies and integrates best practices into knowledge base and practices;
    • Tracks trends, reports and addresses systemic problems relating to complaints;
    • Being available as needed some early mornings, evenings, and weekends; and
    • Performing other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in social work, higher education administration, legal studies, psychology, or related field; Bachelor’s degree in related fields and significant additional professional experience investigating, adjudicating, and/or resolving allegations of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct may substitute for a Master’s degree
  • Three to five years of experience working in a higher education environment, including 2 to 3 years of experience investigating, adjudicating, and/or resolving allegations of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct; 1 to 3 years of experience working on initiatives designed to advance organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and identifying, assessing and presenting data for decision-making.
  • Experience in the regulatory environment of higher education such as Title IX, equity office, or student affairs.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations that pertain to discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
  • Effective oral and written communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong conflict resolution, negotiation, collaboration, and facilitation skills and experience is needed.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to consider complex issues from diverse perspectives.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a diverse team.




Physical Requirement:
Consistent with an office environment with frequent interruptions in the work schedule.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to discuss in their cover letter their commitment to and/or experience working with diverse individuals or in diverse communities.

Review of applications will begin August 8, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Quick Link
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2379

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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