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Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

Employer
William Paterson University
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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William Paterson invites applications for the 12-month, full-time position of Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students.

Reporting to the Dean of Students with a dotted line to the Title IX Coordinator, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students is responsible for responding to and investigating reports of student-on-student sexual misconduct and gender-based harassment. This position is also responsible for conducting or supervising thorough and impartial investigations deployed with a high level of sensitivity and confidentially and to ensuring a prompt, fair, and neutral process. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will develop, coordinate, and implement Title IX training and educational sessions for the University and will serve as a case manager and policy and process overseer for student-on-student cases. This position prepares the necessary analyses, makes recommendations, and files reports. The person in this position may also serve as an investigator in complaints involving students and employees.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs Case Management, Dispute Resolution, and Investigation.
  • Oversees student complaints, analyzes incident reports, coordinates a prompt response including developing thorough resolution/investigative plans; conducts preliminary inquiry, coordinates supportive measures, implements any interim measures, assigns investigation team, and identifies and collects relevant information and documentation and issue reports of findings of fact and determination for review and case resolution.
  • Oversees implementation and execution of the Title IX Grievance Policy and Process for students.
  • Oversees revisions, implementation and execution of the Student Sexual Misconduct and Non-Discrimination Policy and Process (Non-Title IX).
  • Supports the University Title IX Coordinator and the Director of Compliance and Employee Relations, with Title IX and other related incidents that involve both students and employees.
  • Functions as the primary Title IX administrator for all student cases going through or likely to go through the Student Conduct process
  • Assists the University Title IX Coordinator by coordinating supportive measures and implementing any interim measures in matters that involve both students and employees.
  • Assigns and supervises work of investigators (University employees trained to assist with investigations).
  • Functions as an investigator, when necessary, for cases involving both students and employees.
  • Tracks and documents all reports and actions using Maxient (database management) and prepares periodic reports for the University Title IX Coordinator and/or Vice President for Student Development and/or Dean of Students.
  • Completes all processes in a manner that is informed by best practice and in accordance with University Policy and state and federal laws.
  • Maintains close and cooperative relationships with University Police, Student Conduct, Campus Victim Services and other University and community stakeholders to insure effective communication and coordination of response and services.
  • Insures that the investigation and findings process is timely and that impacted parties remain informed of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Meets regularly with the Title IX Coordinator to discuss shared goals and activities and case management.

Training and Education

  • Works with Student Development, Human Resources, University Police, and Title IX Coordinator to ensure that appropriate and adequate education, training and resources are available to the campus community.
  • Responsible for, with oversight by the University's Title IX Coordinator, coordinating and developing Title IX education and training for the University.
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements training and educational sessions as required under Title IX.
  • Identifies gaps and opportunities to increase/enhance current Title IX training and programming, particularly for continuing, graduate, part-time and non-traditional students.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of ongoing campus-wide climate surveys.

General

  • Serves as a member of the Student Development Directors Team.
  • Serves as a member of the Student of Concern Committee.
  • Supports/participates in all-University and major division programs and activities such as Commencement, New Student Orientation, and Homecoming/Family Day, including some evening and weekend work.
  • Attends regular staff meetings, serves on relevant committees, and attends and supporst relevant student events and programs.
  • Completes special projects/assignments and assumes responsibility for contributing to the development and completion of strategic goals and objectives within the scope of the role.
  • Works with relevant campus partners to ensure that relevant policies and procedures are up-to-date and adhered to consistently.
  • Under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator, insures that the Title IX policies and procedures are up-to-date, adhered to consistently and are in compliance with federal law and guidance.
  • Supervises office staff.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education, criminal justice or other appropriate specialization.
  • Five (5) or more years of relevant professional experience, at least two (2) which are in Title IX compliance or sexual violence investigation and prevention, legal issues, federal/state compliance and regulatory interpretation, or student conduct.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant state and federal laws including Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and FERPA.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare well-written, organized and detailed analyses of complaints; organize and conduct prompt, effective, neutral, and trauma-informed investigations; communicate with and insure support to reporting parties, responding parties and witnesses; mediate and resolve conflicts when appropriate; make effective recommendations for management action or additional adjudication; and present information to senior administrators.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner.
  • Ability to design, develop and present effective training and ongoing educational programs to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to respectfully work and effectively communicate within a diverse campus community.
  • Superior proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) as well as a demonstrated ability to work and communicate in an online environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Conduct and Title IX software, such as Maxient.
  • Title IX related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization.
  • Professional experience conducting investigations; preferably in a college setting.

Attributes and traits:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral format.
  • Capable of analyzing key components of a complex issue, envision possible solutions, and think ahead to the consequences.
  • Able to prioritize work and achieve agreed upon goals in an agreed upon timeline.
  • Capable of concentrating with full attention on a project or goal regardless of competing distractions.
  • Ability to listen without bias and relate to others who are different from you.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a diverse and complex environment where individuals have competing wants and needs.
Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter & CV

Provide names/contacts of three professional references.

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. General questions related to this application process, please contact talent@wpunj.edu

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls over 9,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 380-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

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