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Title IX Coordinator

Employer
University of the Pacific
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 30, 2023

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Title IX Coordinator

Primary Purpose:
The Title IX Coordinator for the University of the Pacific serves as the leader of the TitleIX program and is charged with coordinating, implementing, and overseeing all aspects of the University's Title IX compliance obligations. The Title IX Coordinator works collaboratively with campus departments and programs to oversee the development, implementation, and coordination of strategic efforts to prevent sexual violence and other forms of sex-based discrimination and assure campus-wide compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements and university wide educational efforts.

Essential Functions:
Advance University-wide efforts to support an inclusive learning and working environment.
  • Lead and advance strategies for enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, specifically focused on gender equity.
  • Advance conversations to further University community’s understanding of Title IX.
  • Uphold dignity for all in our community.



Intake and Evaluation
  • Act as a neutral, independent investigator to conduct a prompt, thorough, unbiased investigation of reported incidents, including interviewing all parties and relevant witnesses and identifying and gathering information and documents pertinent to complaint resolution.
  • Meet with impacted parties to provide information about supportive measures available through Title IX; coordinate the implementation of supportive measures for affected parties in cooperation with other campus and community partners in a trauma-informed, compassionate manner.
  • Receive and process inquiries, consultations, or complaints about the
  • University’s Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct, Discrimination &
  • Retaliation policy, or other Title IX-related complaints. Conduct and
  • coordinate informal and formal university-wide -inquiries and investigations.
  • Meet with complainants and respondents to provide information regarding the University’s complaint process.
  • Coordinate filing formal complaints with the Human Resources, Public Safety, and the Office of the Dean of Students.

Training
  • Develop, implement, coordinate, and conduct educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX, including reporting options/responsibilities.

Compliance/Oversight
  • Collaborates with Public Safety, Human Resources, Student Life, Enterprise Risk Management, Academic Affairs, and other offices to effect compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Human Resources, General Counsel, Student Life, Public Safety, and other colleagues across the University to oversee complaints/reports, investigations, and training requirements.
  • Maintain compliance with all laws, regulations, and guidance issued by regulatory agencies and adhere to the area’s best practices provided by regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure timely updates and maintenance of the area’s case management staff and systems.
  • Serve as an internal and external liaison to develop working relationships with other departments, local law enforcement, legal representatives, and victim advocacy to ensure appropriate policies, procedures, and memoranda of understanding are in effect.
  • Monitor changes in federal regulations and ensure ongoing compliance with any changes.
  • Ensure the University maintains records to include the number and nature of filed complaints and the disposition of complaints.

Trend Analysis
  • Identify and address any patterns or systemic problems of sexual misconduct within the University community.
  • Use and analyze data to produce comprehensive reports related to issues/concerns at the University.
  • Use Maxient as the management system for record keeping.

Other Duties
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief People Officer, General Counsel, Vice President for Student Life, Provost and President.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably with a major in counseling, psychology, public administration, human resources management, industrial or organizational psychology, law, educational administration, or a related field or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years experience in Title IX higher education, student conduct, human resources, law, or related field conducting investigations and collecting and analyzing evidence to conclude.
  • Working knowledge of Section 504, Title VI, Title VII, affirmative action, equal opportunity laws and regulations, and Title IX and its requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or University.
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • Qualifying experience with an educational institution.
  • Experience in a unionized work environment.



Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
  • Understanding of the sensitivity and thoughtfulness required when managing Title IX matters.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act; translating this knowledge to practical application is essential.
  • Ability to assess matters and conduct prompt and thorough investigations, often of a complex nature, under relevant policies.
  • Ability to navigate and negotiate highly complex, confidential, and sensitive matters with diplomacy and excellent judgment while maintaining objectivity and neutrality.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex matters with competing priorities simultaneously and adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities daily. Superior analytical abilities, excellent attention to detail, and strong problem- solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to maintain detailed and thorough records of reports and investigations.
  • Exceptional interviewing skills and investigation techniques. Understanding of the complexities surrounding investigations in an educational setting.
  • Experience in conducting investigations, including report writing and complaint resolution, in a highly professional, sensitive, and confidential manner.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience developing and implementing educational and training programs with strong presentation and facilitation skills on complex topics with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with reporting software, databases, and computer programs.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during standard business hours. May work additional hours outside standard business hours to meet business needs and deadlines. Moderate travel, travel between campuses for meetings as well as conferences expected.

Hiring Range: $145,000 - $165,000 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.


To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/27141

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.




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