Title IX Coordinator
- Utah State University
- Utah, United States
- Salary Not specified
- Posted Date
- Oct 24, 2022
- Position Type
- Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
- Employment Level
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Title IX Coordinator
Requisition ID: 2022-5781
# of Openings: 1
Position Type: Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification: Exempt
Department: Office of Equity
Advertised Salary: Minimum $120,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
The Title IX Coordinator performs the following roles:
- Provides university-wide leadership for all university activities and efforts to build a safe and equitable campus community free from sexual harassment and gender discrimination;
- Coordinates Utah State University's compliance with federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements regarding sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender-based discrimination on all USU campuses;
- Identifies and addresses any systemic problems relating to complaints and collaborates with other departments to ensure policies prohibiting and addressing USU's response to allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender-based discrimination are communicated to all constituencies; and
- Fosters a university-wide culture characterized by equity and inclusion, along with an investigation process rooted in compassion, fairness, and respect.
- Leads USU’s Title IX efforts and serves as a passionate advocate for equity and inclusion on campus and in the community.
- Develops, implements and monitors the University’s compliance program for Title IX and Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination based on sex.
- Oversees the compliance of the University’s centralized review, safety and risk assessment, investigation, and resolution of reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender-based discrimination and addresses any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.
- Maintains and updates the case management system and database, ensuring all reports and investigations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender-based discrimination are accurately recorded and tracked in the database.
- Leads the evaluation of requests for confidentiality by those who report or complain about sexual misconduct in accordance with the University's confidentiality policy, Title IX regulations, and state and federal law.
- Takes steps to ensure the parties' equal access to the University's programs and activities and protects the parties as necessary. Such steps may include recommending interim measures during an investigation, providing remedial measures, and making the parties aware of all available resources.
- Reviews proposed sanctions for sexual misconduct before they are imposed to ensure that they are reasonably calculated to stop the sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence.
- Collaborates with multi-disciplinary university offices and personnel to provide information, support, resources, interim remedies, and accommodations to university students, faculty and staff.
- Provides or cooperates with other university offices to provide engaging and effective training, education and prevention programs related to sexual harassment, sexual violence, gender discrimination and other related topics.
- Provides and/or facilitates ongoing training, consultation and technical assistance for faculty and staff; outlining their rights and obligations under Title IX, reporting options, grievance procedures, applicable disciplinary code, the employees who must report incidents of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender-based discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator, how to report such incidents, and Title IX's protections against retaliation.
- Coordinates with Student Affairs to provide and/or facilitate ongoing training, consultation and technical assistance for all students outlining their rights under Title IX, reporting options, grievance procedures, applicable disciplinary code, the offices or individuals with whom students can speak confidentially and who can provide support services, the employees who must report incidents to the Title IX Coordinator, and Title IX's protections against retaliation.
- Reviews, updates, and maintains university policies and procedures for providing prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints of conduct that violates the University’s prohibition of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender-based discrimination.
- Reviews for compliance all college, department and unit-level policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, handbooks and other publications that provide information regarding sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based discrimination on all USU campuses.
- Participates in ongoing training and professional development, including self-study, to ensure responsibilities of position are carried out in compliance with Title IX and its implementing regulations, developing case law, and best practices. Also ensures that all members of the Office of Equity receive adequate training on these matters.
- Prepares and publishes an annual report summarizing the number, nature, and disposition of reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender-based discrimination and describing the University’s education and prevention activities related thereto.
- Ensures protocols and practices are in place for working with local law enforcement and coordinating with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers.
- Collaborates with and maintains strong relationships with local law enforcement agencies (e.g. USU Police, Logan City Police) and campus and community resources (e.g. USU’s Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information Office, USU’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Citizens Against Physical & Sexual Abuse, known as CAPSA, and the Family Place).
- Works to strengthen the culture that supports a safe and respectful learning, working, and living environment on campus.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities:
The Title IX Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of the Office of Equity. The position supervises the supportive measures team and is responsible for the University’s compliance with Title IX. This includes the implementation of policies, procedures, protocols, Title IX education and prevention efforts, whether implemented directly by the Title IX Coordinator or by other units on campus.
- JD plus at least two years of related work experience.
- Solid understanding of Federal Title IX regulations, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA), the Clery Act, and other relevant statutes and guidance.
- Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
- Ability to work under multiple deadlines and sensitive timelines.
- Evidence of effective spoken, written, and interpersonal communications skills, including active listening.
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, community partners, and law enforcement agencies.
- Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice and expertise to all levels within the University community.
- Experience with one or more case management databases such as Maxient.
- Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
- Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to ensure compliance with federal Title IX policies and related federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements regarding sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender based discrimination.
- Ability to diagnose, clarify, and mediate differences of opinion.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance specialty.
- Ability to investigate and analyze claims information and to draw conclusions.
- Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
- Knowledge of current and emerging legislation, issues, and trends as appropriate to the position.
- Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information.
- Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
Along with the online application, please attach:
- Resume / CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
- Writing Sample to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
- Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Minimum $120,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
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.
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 employs 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 email@example.com.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266
Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, email@example.com, 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
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