Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Location
Bridgewater, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator assists with the day-to-day management of complaints involving students and employees and collaborates with campus offices and partners, including the Office of Student Life, Human Resources, Campus Police & Safety, and the President’s Office.

Duties may require occasional evening and weekend availability on campus and require ability to respond to urgent situations by phone or email on evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities

Conduct Affairs

  • Adjudicate individual student cases via administrative hearings and administrative reviews or refer to other conflict resolution processes as appropriate.
  • Assist the Associate Dean of Students with coordinating education and training of student and faculty/staff members involved with Conduct Hearing Boards.
  • Assist in the assessment of student conduct process, including running monthly reports in database to track caseloads/sanctions. Provide statistical reports and summaries regarding types of conduct cases, demographic information, outcomes and trends.
  • Responsible for monitoring assigned sanctions and reviewing submitted assignments utilizing descriptions and rubrics.
  • Assist the Associate Dean of Students with pre-hearing meetings and Conduct Hearing Boards as needed.
  • Assist with further development and assessment of educational sanctions and/or learning outcomes as well as conflict resolution initiatives.
  • Provides and serves as a resource to faculty, staff and students regarding student conduct.
  • Ensures compliance with FERPA for all student records.

Title IX Intake, Response, and Case Management

  • Collaborate with Title IX Coordinator and Director of Wellness Education to plan and implement comprehensive prevention programming regarding sexual harassment and violence.
  • Assist and the Title IX Coordinator in managing reports of sexual misconduct from receipt to resolution. Provide comprehensive, timely, trauma-informed response and support services to students reporting sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and sexual harassment as well as gender-based or gender-identity-based discrimination or harassment.
  • Conduct intake meetings with complainants and respondents regarding sexual misconduct; address immediate safety needs; communicate information about support services and facilitate contact with internal and external resources; communicate information about reporting options both on and off campus and ensure parties’ full understanding of the College’s investigation, resolution, and hearing procedures.  Identify and, in collaboration with other College offices, implement appropriate interim remedial measures and accommodations.
  • In collaboration with the Title IX Coordinator, refer cases to investigators and as requested by the Title IX Coordinator, conduct investigations and review investigation reports prior to their utilization in the resolution or hearing process.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulation and guidance related to sexual misconduct including, but not limited to: Title IX, the Violence against Women Act, the Clery Act and other legal requirements in handling of sexual misconduct matters.
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation and case resolution process.

Miscellaneous

  • Participate in conferences, workshops, and trainings to stay current in field.
  • Serve on related committees and panels as requested. Occasional evening or weekend availability may be required. Be on-call when Title IX Coordinator is unavailable.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or terminal degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience in higher education, law, organizational leadership, student personnel, compliance, or related field (an appropriate combination of a bachelor’s degree and experience will also be considered).
  • At least 2 years’ experience with Title IX compliance and investigations including a strong knowledge of Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and Clery legislation are necessary.
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural competency in working with diverse student populations, including students of color, international students, and LGBTQ students.
  • The position requires sound judgment, ability to handle a large work volume, and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are a must along with the ability to communicate effectively with many different constituencies, including students, staff, faculty and outside vendors.
  • Some experience with mediation, restorative justice, or other conflict resolution model preferred.

General Information

Bridgewater College offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. The College offers generous benefits including free admission to most athletic and cultural events on campus, use of the Funkhouser Center for Health and Wellness, and a standard benefits package for full-time employees such as health, dental, and life insurance, and retirement. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

For Additional Information, email humanresources@bridgewater.edu.

Application: Please complete our online application  https://www.bridgewater.edu/careers and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references. 

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.