Title IX Coordinator

Lakeland, Florida
Jun 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Florida’s newest state university is looking for an exceptional candidate to serve as Title IX Coordinator.

Florida Polytechnic University was created by the 2012 Florida legislature to be the state’s STEM-focused four-year public university. With a range of innovative undergraduate and master’s programs planned, both online and classroom-based, the university seeks to recruit inaugural classes of freshmen, transfer and graduate students for fall 2014 and to grow quickly to become a major higher education presence within the state and beyond. The cornerstone of the new campus is an academic center designed by internationally-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Polk County, home to Florida Polytechnic, has a population in excess of 600,000 and is within an hour’s drive of five million residents in the Orlando and Tampa metro areas.


The Florida Polytechnic University is seeking a candidate with experience in Title IX to work full time as the Title IX Coordinator. The position of Title IX Coordinator will report directly to the President of the University.


  • Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the area of Title IX
  • Conduct investigations and oversee outside investigators to ensure timely and thorough Title IX investigations are performed
  • Draft investigation reports and maintain complete and accurate investigatory files/reports
  • Consult and/or collaborate with the University Office of the General Counsel and outside legal counsel where appropriate to ensure accurate, consistent, and appropriate application of University, policies, regulations and processes
  • Ensure that Title IX allegations involving faculty, staff, students or third parties are thoroughly investigated, whether formal or informal, in a timely manner
  • Create, prepare, and conduct training on Title IX matters for faculty, staff and students
  • Create and distribute informational materials in the areas of Title IX to the University community
  • Collaborate with other University departments and divisions to develop and conduct prevention of sexual harassment/sexual violence training and other Title IX related presentations
  • Provide guidance and counseling to students, faculty and staff on matters that fall under Title IX
  • Serve on committees as assigned
  • Other projects as assigned



  • In-depth knowledge of Title IX, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), state and federal public records laws, and government regulations
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff and students from diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of negotiation, problem-solving, analytical and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a respectful and confidential manner while dealing with  sensitive and stressful situations in a professional manner
  • Proven ability to work with distressed and emotional individuals in a manner to diffuse and manage situations involving intense conflict
  • Ability to use appropriate judgment in making decisions and recommendations
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with emphasis on education and training for a wide audience
  • Experience meeting strict deadlines, handling confidential information and confidential documentation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and time management skills


Bachelor’s degree required, from an accredited institution, and three (3) years’ demonstrable working experience in higher education in the area of Title IX.

Master’s degree, from an accredited institution, in a related field or Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school. Five (5) years’ experience in higher education in the area of Title IX. 

HIRING SALARY RANGE (actual starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience):

$66,000 – $90,000