Title IX Coordinator

Employer
Clark University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

As Title IX Coordinator, this position will be a visible campus advocate on issues concerning wellness and sexual assault prevention and education. The Title IX Coordinator also provides oversight of the investigatory and decision-making processes critical to ensuring appropriate case outcomes. Given the ever-increasing institution-wide impact and legal complexity of Title IX, the Coordinator has a dual reporting relationship to both the Executive Vice President and the General Counsel. The Executive Vice President will provide managerial direction and support for operational, training and budgetary needs, while the General Counsel will provide advisory support relative to policy analysis, case management, investigations, and hearings. The Title IX Coordinator will meet monthly with the Title IX Core Team, which insures cross-functional institutional support for the implementation of educational programs for students and employees on wellness and sexual assault prevention, as well as assistance navigating sensitive case-specific matters. The Title IX Core Team consists of the Dean of Students, the Vice President of DEI, the Chief of Police, the Dean of the Faculty and the Director of Human Resources. The Title IX Coordinator meets with this team on a weekly basis to ensure consistency in process and that the Coordinator receives essential support for programs and initiatives.

 

The Title IX Coordinator will:

  • Oversee and coordinate the University's policies and practices regarding Title IX requirements, including policy development, compliance, investigation, training, and reporting.
  • Supervise and activate the workflow for the Title IX Deputy Coordinators, who are designated and trained to investigate Title IX complaints.
  • Provide ongoing consultation with University stakeholders regarding Title IX requirements, compliance and grievance resolution. 
  • Remain knowledgeable of changes in federal and state law and regulations, trends within higher education to ensure the integration of best practices for Clark and its culture.
  • In collaboration with other positions on campus, develop and oversee the delivery of educational programs concerning sexual offense awareness and prevention and ensure that the policies, procedures, and regulations have been communicated broadly and consistently to the campus community.
  • Coordinate training programs for undergraduates and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff, related to federal requirements for Title IX, Clery Act, the Campus SaVE Act, and the Violence Against Women Amendment (VAWA). Chair the Campus Committee for Safety and Security Compliance.
  • Educate the campus community on issues related to wellness, including healthy relationships, consent, stalking, dating violence, harassment and sexual assault.
  • Implement mandatory programming for all new hire employees and incoming undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Advise student organizations and student volunteers on issues related to wellness and sexual offense prevention.
  • Direct programs for undergraduate students related to wellness, alcohol, substance use and abuse, sexual behaviors, decision-making, and eating issues.
  • Conduct periodic climate surveys to assess the effectiveness of the educational and outreach programming and initiatives.
  • Under the direction of the General Counsel, conduct periodic institutional gender equity audits of various departments and divisions to ensure institutional compliance with Title IX, MEPA and related laws and regulations.

Requirements:

  • A master's degree, with 5-7 years relevant experience in higher education is highly desirable.
  • A terminal degree in higher education, organizational leadership, student personnel, law, or related field is preferred.
  • At least 5-years' experience with Title IX compliance, in-person and virtual training delivery and investigations is strongly preferred, and at least 3-years' experience is required.
  • Strong knowledge of Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, MEPA and Clery legislation.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural competency in working with diverse student populations, including students of color, international students, and LGBTQI students.
  • Sound judgment, ability to handle a large work volume, and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with many different constituencies, including students, staff, faculty and outside vendors.
  • The ability to work nights and weekends on an as-needed basis.

 

 

Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

HR to select: A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

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