Assistant Director, Title IX and Disability Office - Office of the Chancellor (A1700220)

Location
Champaign, IL
Posted
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Director

Title IX and Disability Office

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an opening for an Assistant Director in the Title IX and Disability Office. This position is a 100% full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and the start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. The Assistant Director will administer all aspects of the university's compliance efforts around Title IX of the Education Amendments, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and related state and federal laws. The Assistant Director will also manage incoming Title IX related reports and reach out to complainants, conduct training, assessment, and education for the office, as well as monitor state and federal mandated reporting and other compliance-related efforts through the office.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promptly reach out to complainants when reports are received, aid in processing the reports, and ensure the complainant is aware of available resources, support services, and their right to report through the university or local law enforcement.
  • Communicate with campus stakeholders to provide and track accommodations and interim measures related to Title IX, as needed.
  • Organize, update, manage, and track Title IX incidents in the office database to ensure accurate and complete data.
  • Analyze trends to improve processes and outreach efforts.
  • Monitor compliance of reports with all applicable policy and procedural requirements.
  • Maintain contact with investigators to ensure process is completed in a timely manner.
  • Provide periodic, timely updates to the Title IX and Disability Coordinator regarding the status of accommodation requests, complaints received, and investigations.
  • Stay current on state and national best practices to inform the work of the Title IX and Disability Office.
  • Maintain knowledge through active professional development.
  • Coordinate and conduct Title IX training and educational programs for the University community related to their rights, responsibilities, services and complaint procedures.
  • Review and implement training, prevention, and education efforts regarding sexual misconduct for the campus, as well as review climate and culture, and work with stakeholders to market and advertise education and training.
  • Collaborate to complete required reporting under state and federal laws related to sexual discrimination/misconduct.
  • Provide strategic planning for the office, including implementation of new plans and evaluation and updating of progress.
  • Conduct research and assessment of programs and services to ensure objectives are being met.
  • Monitor statutory and regulatory requirements related to sexual discrimination/misconduct to ensure appropriate and timely institutional compliance.
  • Identify areas of risk related to compliance with institutional policies and federal and state law related to Title IX and ADA/504 compliance.
  • Serve on committees on behalf of the Title IX and Disability Office.


Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Required education: Bachelor's degree

Preferred education: Juris Doctorate or graduate degree in law, social work, higher education, public policy, human resources, public administration, or closely related field.

Required experience:
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws governing institutions of higher education, particularly Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act. Ability to maintain high-level confidentiality.
  • Ability to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to meeting with individuals in sexual misconduct reports.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative and diverse environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Strong commitment to integrity, fairness, and high ethical standards.


Preferred experience:
  • Professional experience requiring knowledge and application of Title IX, Title VII, Clery, Violence Against Women Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and other related federal and state laws.
  • Experience developing and conducting training in a college or university setting with strong presentation skills.
  • Experience with Advocate by Symplicity or Advocate Grievance Management Edition (GME) database.
  • Completion of Title IX certification training (ATIXA, NACUA, Stafford, United Educators, etc).


Application:

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by May 2, 2017. Proposed start date for this position is as soon as possible. All candidates must create a candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Interviews may begin prior to the close of the search however a hiring decision will not be made until after May 2, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at steiling@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



Organization Name: Title IX Disability Coord Off
College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Chancellor
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 04/11/2017
Close Date: 05/02/2017

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