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Deputy Title IX Coordinator & Equity Case Manager

Employer
Fairfield University
Location
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Position Title: Deputy Title IX Coordinator & Equity Case Manager

Division: Human Resources

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: Senior Director, Equity

Basic Function:

Reporting to the Title IX Coordinator/Senior Director, Equity, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator & Equity Case Manager is responsible for assisting with the institution's compliance with federal and state gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment laws. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator & Equity Case Manager is also responsible for assisting in the investigation and adjudication of matters of equity and non-discrimination.

Consistent with the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, collaborate with a wide range of campus stakeholders to foster a more inclusive, respectful, and supportive environment in which the dignity of every human person is valued, embraced, celebrated, and protected. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of sensitivity and empathy in dealings with students, their families, faculty, staff and other University community members.

Unusual Work Conditions:

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters or J.D. preferred.

  • Minimum of three years of experience investigating bias or discrimination complaints, sexual misconduct reports, and/or civil rights issues.

  • Knowledge of federal and state non-discrimination, sexual misconduct, and civil rights laws including, but not limited to, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and state of Connecticut non-discrimination statutes.

  • Knowledge of forthcoming changes to Title IX regulations and the ability to adapt to a changing regulatory structure.

  • Strong knowledge, commitment, and ability in the areas of identity development, diversity and inclusion; ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong presentation and training skills.

Essential Functions:
  • Assist with maintaining the University-wide Sexual Misconduct Policy and Non-Discrimination Policy and Discriminatory Harassment Policy, including annual review and revisions as appropriate

  • Collaborate with the Office of Accessibility to maintain the Grievance Process of the Policy on Students with Disabilities and Temporary Impairments

  • Assist the Sr. Director, Equity with overseeing and coordinating institutional response to reports and complaints of violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy, Non-Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy (including response to acts of bias), and grievances as described in the Policy on Students with Disabilities and Temporary Impairments
    • Complete intakes, if needed, and ensure required notices are sent

    • Coordinate supportive measures

    • Coordinate sexual misconduct investigations conducted by external investigators

    • Coordinate Title IX hearings for Process A of the Sexual Misconduct Policy

    • Make and deliver findings of responsibility for Process B of the Sexual Misconduct Policy

    • Coordinate informal resolutions

    • Conduct non-discrimination investigations (except for sex-based discrimination)

    • Make and deliver findings of responsibility for violations of the Non-Discrimination Policy

    • Conduct investigations related to student disability and temporary impairment grievances

    • Make and deliver findings related to student disability and temporary impairment grievances

    • Conduct educational meetings where conduct does not rise to the level of discrimination yet is bias-related

  • Ensure awareness and primary prevention programs related to sexual violence are implemented

  • Implement trainings for students, faculty, and staff on sexual misconduct, including rights and responsibilities under Title IX

  • Maintain records related to all reports and complaints

  • Collaborate with the Department of Public Safety in generating the Annual Security Report and PA 14-11 Report to the Connecticut legislature

  • Collaborate with the Office of the Dean of Students to deliver sexual violence climate survey to students

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders including outside vendor resources.

  • Ability to use initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines.

  • Strong collaborative skills, professionalism and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies including prospective students, current students, their families, the general public, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and other members of the Fairfield University community.

  • Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to solve and mitigate them.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies, and processes.

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT campus and is not eligible for immigration assistance.

Category:

HR - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Company

Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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