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Director of Title IX and Compliance

Employer
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Legal Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1140

Working Title

Director of Title IX and Compliance

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100%

Division/College

Diversity and Inclusion

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, this position serves as the Title IX Coordinator for campus including faculty, staff and students. Areas of responsibilities include but are not limited to prevention and mediation of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner/relationship violence, bullying/cyberbullying, and retaliation. The Director is also responsible for federal, state, and UW System University Compliance. This position will report directly to the Vice Chancellor Diversity and Inclusion.

This position also provides leadership and direction of UW La Crosse’s compliance with applicable federal, state, and local statutes. The Director of University Compliance will ensure compliance with the Board of Regent Policies, UW System and UWL policies, and other applicable regulatory requirements. Leading in a decentralized environment, the Director will develop and manage a comprehensive compliance program ensuring a culture of compliance at UW-La Crosse

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Established in 2018, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion’s (D and I) mission is to provide leadership and services, and to advocate for access, equity and inclusion for historically marginalized and systematically underserved populations. We aspire to create a learning environment in which we prioritize critical thinking, analytical dialogue, and meaningful educational interactions for the collective campus, local, regional, and state-wide communities. The Division creates an inclusive environment for preparedness, global awareness and service to others. The Division of D and I includes the offices of: ACCESS Center, Center for Transformative Justice, D and I, Multicultural Student Services, Pride Center, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Title IX and Equity and Affirmative Action.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in human resources, student affairs, public policy, government, legal studies, or other related discipline required.
  • Three years of experience in higher education that includes management of areas described in the general responsibilities above.
  • Experience in conducting and facilitating Title IX investigations and facilitating conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Excellent listening, professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate complex information in an understandable fashion to a variety of stakeholders with various levels of knowledge.
  • Demonstrated awareness of/and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University’s commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.
  • Task independence – capacity to work independently when required, especially in ethically complex situations.
  • Knowledge and possession of high professional standards and a personal code of ethics characterized by honesty, integrity, openness, and fairness.
  • Strong leadership and administrative skills including, but not limited to strategic planning, personnel, and continuous improvement assessment of the unit’s operations in all areas.
  • Ability to serve as an internal resource and consultant, and work collaboratively with a wide array of faculty, staff and/or administrators
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, project management, problem recognition and resolution skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree in Higher Education, Academic Affairs, Counseling, or related field of study
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated administrative experience in higher education.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience overseeing federal and state compliance requirements.
  • Trauma Sensitivity – Trauma informed training preferred.
Physical Demands
  • Work performed is subject to extended periods using standard office equipment such as a computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse) inputting, reviewing and retrieving information; extended periods of viewing a monitor or screen; and using printer, fax, calculator, copier, and telephone.
  • Work performed is subject to extended periods of sitting and standing and may be required to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • May require walking between campus offices and/or travel to off-campus locations.
Working conditions and environment

Requires availability for some weekend and evening work with some overnight travel possible to meet the needs of the Division.

Miscellaneous Information

N/A

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Title IX Coordinator

Duties to Support Responsibility
  • Areas of responsibilities include but are not limited to prevention and mediation of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner/relationship violence, bullying/cyberbullying, and retaliation. The role of the Title IX Coordinator includes:

a. contact for government inquiries
b. point person for campus complaints
c. oversight and coordination of prompt and equitable grievance procedures for faculty, student, and staff.
d. creator and implementer of appropriate policies e. compliance auditor
f. training oversight for faculty, staff, students, investigators, and hearing officers
g. training and oversight of deputy coordinators
h. Assurance of First Amendment protections
i. Section 504 disabilities compliance oversight
  • Management of the day-to-day responsibilities associated with Title IX compliance obligations
  • Collaborates with other departments to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution.
  • Receive, investigate and facilitate resolution of formal complaints of harassment and discrimination from students, staff, and faculty.
  • Recommend policy and procedural changes resulting from complaints filed.
Percentage Of Time

50

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Oversight of compliance regarding federal, state, and UW System policies and regulations

Duties to Support Responsibility
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, Board of Regents and UW System policies and regulations relating to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Oversees campus compliance with Student Records and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA ).
  • Responsible for oversight of compliance with the Wisconsin Open Meeting Law.
  • Responsible for oversight of compliance with the Freedom of Expression.
  • Provide periodic reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to by the Chancellor, Cabinet, and departments regarding compliance.
  • Direct and develop an effective compliance training program.
  • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of issues and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and UW System policies and regulations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) Coordinator including faculty, staff and students.
  • Receive, investigate and facilitate resolution of employee matters that relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Responsible for coordinating institutional compliance committee and serving as liaison to the UW System Office of Compliance and Integrity.
  • Assist with compliance for records/data keeping related to the UW System Youth Minor policy.
Percentage Of Time

45

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Additional duties and responsibilities

Duties to Support Responsibility
  • Participate in/on a variety of meetings, committees, task forces and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding, services, programs, areas of opportunity and/or other pertinent information, as appropriate.
  • Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

11/05/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

12/06/2021

Position Contact Name

Dr. Dina Zavala

Position Contact Email

dzavala@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No


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