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Title IX and Equity Coordinator

Employer
Goodwin University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2022
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The Title IX and Equity Coordinator at Goodwin University is responsible for assisting the Associate Director of Civil Rights Compliance with oversight of all aspects of Title IX matters to ensure consistency, compliance and operating effectiveness across the enterprise, which includes students, faculty and staff at Goodwin University. The position will also oversee investigations related to other matters of equity for students; and advise Human Resources on matters of equity for faculty and staff.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Civil Rights Compliance.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Assist the Associate Director of Civil Rights Compliance to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX), the Jeanne Clery Act of 1990 (Clery Act), the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), Campus SaVe Act, Connecticut Public Act 14-11, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and all other federal and state nondiscrimination requirements, and the prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints arising under these regulations, and State of Connecticut guidelines/regulations.
  • Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Civil Rights Compliance, the Title IX and Equity Coordinator will have oversight of the investigation and resolution of reports of sex and other unlawful forms of discrimination and/or harassment (including sexual violence), stalking and relationship violence. In the absence of the Director of Civil Rights Compliance, assigns investigator(s), and review and evaluate the investigative process to ensure compliance with internal policies and applicable laws.
  • Assist the Associate Director of Civil Rights Compliance with development and implementation of strategies to improve and maintain a positive campus climate with regard to sex discrimination; develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures; create, coordinate, and deliver documentation of all training and educational efforts.
  • Collaborate closely with the university’s athletics leadership to review, monitor and ensure that all programs and activities are compliant with applicable regulations.
  • Assist the Associate Director of Civil Rights Compliance with the development and implementation of training and professional development on Title IX, equal employment opportunity, and civil rights laws, with an emphasis on prevention; regularly presents educational training to University community on relevant issues.
  • Maintain effective collaborative working relationship with key university partners in student affairs, campus safety, human resources and academic affairs; may serve on the university’s behavioral intervention team, the diversity, equity and inclusion steering committee and, and other applicable university and community organizations/committees.
  • Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Civil Rights Compliance, the Title IX and Equity Coordinator will ensure the training and development of Deputy Title IX Coordinators, investigators, and a hearing panel for applicable cases.
  • Organize and maintain grievance files, disposition reports, and other records regarding compliance, including annual reports of the number and nature of filed complaints and the disposition of said complaints, data collection, climate assessment, pattern monitoring; work with campus security and other administrators for data compilation in compliance with the Clery Act and other federal and state laws.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Civil Rights Compliance and the Office of Human Resources, assist with identifying necessary resources and affirmative efforts to eliminate discrimination, harassment and retaliation in all educational and employment programs and activities
  • and to ensure that access to facilities, opportunities, and resources is equitable throughout the campus.
  • Participate in and, where appropriate, lead the development of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the university's strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent will supervise any Title IX and Equity Investigators and administrative staff assigned to the Goodwin University campus.
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Knowledge of state and federal labor laws
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Listening, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Ability to safeguard confidential records and issues
  • Knowledge of Title IX, Title VII, Title VI, Title II, and the Clery Act
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, including Outlook
Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Bachelor’s degree; with a preference on related fields such as but not limited to; criminal justice, social justice, human resources, communications, social work, leadership, or law.
  • At least one (1) years’ experience in investigations, student conduct, employee relations, conflict resolution, with a preference in Title IX compliance, including experience as a Civil Rights/Equity/Title IX/HR Investigator or Law Enforcement Officer. ATIXA or similar training strongly desired.
  • Effective public speaking, training and facilitation skills with a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of relevant current state and federal laws and regulations related to sexual harassment, all forms of discrimination, sexual assault, institutional policies, practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse academic, cultural, disability, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively while handling situations involving confidential and sensitive issues, content, and language.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation methods.
  • Skilled in effective investigation techniques, compiling, analyzing and reporting statistical data and ability to reach sound decisions and conclusion.
  • ▪Some evening and weekend hours are required as needed based on campus and team needs.
  • Ability to work from the Bridgeport CT office.
Special Requirements :
  • Valid Driver’s License and own insured vehicle
Physical and Mental Requirements :



Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Outdoor Weather Conditions X Work with fumes or airborne particles X Work near moving mechanical parts X Risk of electrical shock X Vibration X



Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Standing X Walking X Sitting X Talking & Hearing X Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X Climbing or balancing X Bending, pulling, pushing X Driving X



Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Up to 10 pounds X Up to 25 pounds X Up to 50 pounds X Up to 75 pounds X Up to 100 pounds X Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

X Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

X Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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