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Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Employer
Utah State University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Requisition ID: 2022-5591
# of Openings: 2
Location: US-UT-Logan
Category: Other
Position Type: Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification: Exempt
College: President
Department: Office of Equity
Advertised Salary: Minimum $95,000 and commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview
Utah State University (USU) invites applications for Deputy Title IX Coordinator (AA/EO Specialist SR). The Deputy Title IX Coordinator participates in activities and efforts to build and sustain a safe and equitable campus that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions), national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law. This includes investigating alleged violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will report to the Office of Equity Executive Director and will be based at the main campus in Logan, Utah. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will be expected to travel to other USU locations throughout the state.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will conduct initial reviews and complete investigations involving faculty, staff, and students at USU. This process will include conducting a preliminary review of the complaint, making determinations concerning the necessity of a formal investigation, interviewing relevant individuals, and reviewing documents or other evidence. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will be expected to understand which issues are appropriate for them to resolve independently and which issues need to be referred to the Office of Equity Executive Director or the university's Title IX Coordinator.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will work as a member of a talented and collaborative team that fosters a university-wide culture characterized by equity and inclusion, along with an investigation process rooted in equity, fairness, and respect.


Responsibilities
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will have a broad scope of responsibility in investigating and reporting sexual misconduct and discrimination incidents at all of USU’s campuses, and in assisting with the university’s compliance under the Department of Justice Resolution Agreement. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will work to strengthen the university’s culture that supports an academic and work environment where its students, faculty, and staff are able to thrive free from discrimination or sex-based harassment.
  • Assist with USU’s Office of Equity efforts at all USU campuses, including USU Eastern, USU Blanding, and USU statewide campuses and centers. This position may be required to travel occasionally to USU locations within the state.
  • Work with the Office of Equity Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator at USU Logan to implement and monitor the university’s response to discrimination and/or sex-based harassment incident reports related to Title IX, Title VII, and Title VI.
  • Receive incident reports of discrimination and/or sex-based harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, sex-based stalking, and discrimination based on a protected class and respond appropriately.
  • Exercise independent judgment regarding the response and resolution of incident reports.
  • Facilitate, within specific time constraints, alternative resolutions of Office of Equity formal complaints. Document efforts during and at the conclusion of an alternative resolution.
  • Apply university policy by, among other things, conducting a prompt, equitable, and impartial investigation into formal complaints, including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering, and assessing information relevant to the investigation.
  • Complete a preliminary and final report for formal investigation. Review written reports of other Office of Equity staff.
  • Provide regular updates to the Office of Equity team about the case management approach, status, and progress.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough investigatory records and reports in all cases, including finding(s), within the case management systems.
  • Participate in administrative hearings - present evidence and procedural steps and answer questions related to the investigation process.
  • Prepare materials for, assist with, and participate in appeals for discrimination cases, as necessary.
  • Prepare materials for appeals in sexual misconduct cases.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on equity and diversity matters and related policies and procedures.
  • Actively foster and maintain a climate that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone on campus.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary university offices and personnel to provide information to university students, faculty, and staff.
  • Assist the University in complying with obligations under Titles VI, VII, IX, VAWA/SaVE, and related laws including FERPA and the Clery Act.
  • Collaborate with and maintain strong relationships with campus law enforcement and community resources related to USU.
  • Assist with institutional compliance with the United States Department of Justice Resolution Agreement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor degree.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and analysis and ability to spot issues and to apply facts to policy.
  • Ability to travel to various locations across Utah.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and to respond effectively to competing deadlines and workflows.
  • Evidence of effective spoken, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including active listening, respect, and approachability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents, including but not limited to, students, staff, faculty, administrators, community partners, and law enforcement agencies.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor degree plus at least two years of administrative hearing or litigation experience.
  • Professional experience working with topics related to discrimination and/or sexual misconduct.
  • Professional experience investigating claims, collecting information and evidence, conducting interviews, and summarizing in writing the information collected.
  • Experience with case management and/or case management databases, including Maxient.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain neutrality in collecting and reviewing information related to allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination.
  • Professional experience in mediation and/or conflict resolution.


Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded to the candidate profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**


Advertised Salary
Minimum $95,000 and commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.


University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.



USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

*updated 08/2022


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