- TITLE: Title IX Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Director of Human Resources
EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:
Kentucky State University (KSU) is dedicated to maintaining a safe
campus climate for all students and the University community as a
whole and in providing an environment that is free from sexual
assault or discrimination on the basis of gender. Through a robust
compliance program, KSU aims to promote fundamental rights, advance
individual and institutional integrity, and uphold the tenants of
All educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance
are required to designate an employee, known as the Title IX
Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the efforts of Title IX
compliance and to ensure that every person in the campus
community—including faculty, staff, and students—is aware of their
legal rights under Title IX and that the institution and that all
of the University employees, through its policies, procedures, and
practices, complies with its legal obligations under Title
KSU’s Title IX Coordinator will be responsible for comprehensive
oversight of institutional compliance with Title IX. The Title IX
Coordinator will develop and implement educational programs
regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, ensuring
faculty, staff and students understand their rights and, where
applicable, responsibilities under the law. The Coordinator also
oversees and coordinates prompt investigations, responses and
resolutions to complaints, including supervision of investigators
and the selection and training of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator,
and collaborates with campus entities and University leadership to
identify and address systemic problems.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Oversee the intake and investigative process by ensuring that
it is prompt, effective, and equitable; ensure the provision of
supportive measures initial remedial actions; assure compliance
with timelines; ensure delivery of appropriate notices.
- Appoint the University’s Title IX Investigators.
- Provide specialized training to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator
and Investigators in Title IX compliance, University policy, and
other federal regulations applicable to students and
- Ensure that the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Investigators
are kept abreast of any changes to related Title IX laws,
University policy, and other federal regulations applicable to
students and employees.
- Oversee investigations and reports to ensure that they are
adequate, reliable, timely, confidential, impartial, and legally
- Oversee the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Investigators by
allocating work, evaluating performance, and motivating to achieve
- Review 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.
- 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,
University policy, grievance procedures, confidential resources,
- Collaborates regularly with University Administration and other
University stakeholders to promote awareness of and discussion
regarding Title IX-related issues.
- Monitor changes in federal regulation and University policies;
ensure that the University’s Title IX policy aligns with any
- Monitor supportive measures to ensure that they align with best
practices and current policy.
- Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title
IX investigation arena into the knowledge base and practice. Stay
abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct
investigations by participating in conferences, workshops,
- Build relationships with colleagues at peer institutions;
review current literature and research; participate in local,
regional, and/or national professional associations and
- Ensures ongoing compliance with Title IX by collecting and
analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports, and maintaining
records of investigations.
- Identifies systemic problems at the University related to Title
IX and, in collaboration with campus partners, determines remedies
for the problems.
- Serve as the principal contact for inquiries related to the
University’s Title IX training and response.
- Ensure the institution maintains an organizational file of all
complaints, and other records regarding Title IX compliance,
including the number and nature of filed complaints and the
disposition of said complaints.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
: Bachelor's degree and five years of
professional experience conducting investigations.
Juris Doctorate degree or Master's
Professional experience conducting investigations in a University
setting. Experience investigating cases of interpersonal violence.
Knowledge of complexities surrounding investigations in a college
setting. Articulated knowledge of Title IX regulations and
confidentiality of information. Formal Title IX Coordinator or
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
- Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive
and confidential information with discretion and sensitivity.
- Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution,
problem-solving techniques, interviewing, and investigation. Strong
analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex,
highly sensitive situations. Exceptional critical thinking skills
demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate
results, and facilitate the resolution of difficult challenges,
including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme
- Knowledge of Title IX regulations and other laws and
regulations pertaining to students, faculty, and University staff
in an educational setting, such as VAWA, Clery Act, Title VI,
Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act, Title II, FERPA, Title VII in addition to University policies
- Ability to oversee employees and the investigative process and
review writing to ensure a high-quality product.
- Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
- Demonstrates commitment to diversity and success in working
with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to
support an inclusive campus environment.
- Strong and effective interpersonal skills; the ability to
listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for
- Ability to work as part of a University-wide community to
resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner.
- Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive
working relationships with staff at all levels at the
- Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents to
evaluate their impact on University policy and procedures.
- This position does have supervisory responsibility.
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity
The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical
requirements listed in this job description represent the essential
duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform
either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions
listed do not necessarily include all activities that the
individual may perform.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior and/or office
- No or very limited physical effort is required.
- No or very limited exposure to physical risk.