Coordinator, Wellness EOP/Deputy Title IX

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jun 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life of thought and exploration infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey one of the great minds in education established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today's students still benefit from his vision, and today's Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab's student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes. The Laboratory Schools seek the finest employees?people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission. It is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.

Unit Job Summary: The Coordinator, Wellness & Equal Opportunity Programming/Deputy Title IX Coordinator is a full-time administrative position reporting to the Director, Laboratory Schools and the High School Principal.This position has a dotted line relationship to the Associate Provost and Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs and partners closely with Laboratory School Academic and Operational Administration. The Coordinator, Wellness & Equal Opportunity Programming/Deputy Title IX Coordinator will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day functions associated with Laboratory Schools' Title IX compliance obligations including oversight of prevention efforts, implementation of complaint procedures, and investigating and documenting the complaint and outcome of the investigation. This position will also be responsible for on-going education and training and prevention efforts for staff, faculty, students and parents in the Lab Schools' community regarding Title IX compliance. The Coordinator, Wellness & Equal Opportunity Programming/Deputy Title IX Coordinator will be charged with ensuring that all Lab school students are given an equal opportunity to participate without discrimination based on sex, and to receive developmentally appropriate education and training. Program Management and Development: Participates with School leadership in the oversight, advancement, and growth of the program. Give direction and leadership supporting the philosophy, mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives to further develop and implement strategic plans. Initiate, design, and manage the program communications. He/she will recommend programmatic adjustments, based on missions, goals, and objectives, and the educational interests and developmental stages of the student community. Case Management: Respond to students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and others who report suspicion of Title IX violations. Be responsible for the initial intake of Laboratory School student reports of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Be responsible for conducting a safety analysis upon receiving new reports, collaborating with Lab and University partners to implement interim measures and/or accommodations when needed, providing all parties with information regarding support services (including the University's confidential resources and support services in the community), providing Lab students and parents with information regarding investigation and disciplinary processes, and providing Lab students, parents, and administration with information regarding the pursuit of criminal remedies. Tracking: Implement and maintain a case management database to organize, manage, and track student complaints. Prepare annual reports to support the initiatives of the programs and develop the metrics to identify and measure program success. Training & Climate Assessment: Develop and assess student, staff , faculty, and parents training on Title IX including prevention programming and trauma-informed response training for those involved with receiving student complaints. Develop methods for surveying Lab's climate, including continuing to administer regular climate surveys and conducting focus groups. Athletics Programs Compliance: Collect and analyze data on athletic programs to ensure the school is providing equal opportunities for male and female students to participate in athletics Campus Liaison: Develop a partnership and consult regularly with, the Laboratory Schools and University leadership; student groups; and other partners to continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation, training, and case management process.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree, J.D., or terminal degree in a pertinent and appropriate discipline preferred.

Unit Experience: Minimum of three years of relevant experience required Knowledge of relevant laws in a higher education setting (e.g., Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE, FERPA, Clery) required Experience developing and/or delivering training regarding sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking required Experience working and communicating with children and adolescents and parents required Administrative experience in a K-12 educational environment preferred Teaching/counseling experience preferred

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to work on multiple projects and cases simultaneously in an intense and fast-paced environment required Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines required Ability to coordinate and work with others required Ability to effectively communicate and work consultatively with faculty and administrators at all levels within the Lab Schools and the University required Ability to interact with students at multiple ages Ability to working and communicate effectively with children and adolescents required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required Excellent organizational skills required Ability to maintain strict confidentiality Ability to resolve complex problems required Ability to use independent judgment required Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and dynamics at the Laboratory Schools and in developing healthy, supportive relationships required Analytical skills required Decision-making skills required Attention to detail required Flexibility required Ability to work independently and as part of a team required Ability to manage stressful situations required