Title IX Coordinator (Part-Time)

Lake Forest, Illinois
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for managing the College’s compliance with federal and state sex and gender discrimination laws, including Title IX, the Violence Against Women’s Act, the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Clery Act. Reporting jointly to the Dean of Students and the Director of Human Resources, the Title IX Coordinator works to keep current and implement the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, and to support a safe and respectful environment for all campus constituents.

Position Responsibilities

The person holding this half-time position is specifically responsible for:

  • Working with the College’s administration to update, revise and implement its Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures.
  • Coordinating student educational programs regarding sexual misconduct prevention and available resources and processes.
  • Coordinating in-service training to employees regarding reporting obligations, sexual misconduct prevention and available resources and processes.
  • Responding to, investigating, and seeking resolutions to sexual misconduct complaints and ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties.
  • Meet with complainants to provide information regarding available campus and community resources, interim measures and reporting and resolution options.
  • Overseeing all State and federal compliance requirements related to sexual misconduct and discrimination.
  • Maintaining a master-tracking document for all sexual misconduct and discrimination complaints filed with the College.
  • Working with community agencies to deliver services and trainings to the College community.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the ability to build trust and work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners in a culturally diverse environment. The chosen candidate must have attention to detail and strong organizational skills, including the ability to work independently to manage and prioritize multiple projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to analyze data required. Experience in developing and delivering training programs for faculty, students and staff on Title IX and sexual misconduct preferred. Must have strong counseling and negotiation skills, and ability to maintain confidentiality, be resourceful and use discretion. A demonstrated working knowledge of Title IX and related laws, including a clear understanding of the recent developments in Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and Clery Act is essential. Professional certification in compliance and ethics (e.g. SCCE) preferred. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a related field preferred. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in student conduct, campus safety, victim advocacy, compliance and/or higher education administration required.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dean of Students Office, c/o Cindy Orr at orr@lakeforest.edu or Lake Forest College, 555 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 (Please use “Title IX Coordinator” in the subject field.) Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries. The College’s student body is culturally diverse, with approximately 40% of our students identifying as domestic students of color or international students. We also have a visible, active, and vibrant LGBT student population. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  For more information about Lake Forest College, visit www.lakeforest.edu.

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