Deputy Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator.
Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Deputy Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator. A member of the President’s staff, The Deputy Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator reports to the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator. The Deputy Coordinator has expertise in cultural competency, and can demonstrate familiarity with, and respect for, diverse racial, ethnic, cultural identities, and gender identities. Specifically, the Deputy Coordinator assists with monitoring and coordinating compliance with nondiscrimination laws alleging discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.
The successful candidate will have experience in the development and implementation of educational programs and training sessions in a college or university setting. Further, the Deputy Coordinator will be able to articulate a clear understanding of how to effectively interpret and implement college or university rules and regulations. Duties require evening and weekend availability. A timely response to urgent situations is critical,, therefore candidates must live no more than a 15 minute drive from the Kenyon Campus. The position is a full-time, 12 month appointment.
As directed, receive and process inquiries and complaints from the campus community and third parties in a timely manner consistent with the established College policy and process.
Establish, implement, and monitor interim measures for cases.
Assist in the review of the established College policy, process, protocols, and practices to ensure compliance with Title IX regulations.
Aid in creating and disseminating educational materials and in-service training tailored to faculty, staff, and students.
Share in the facilitation of training and education sessions designed for members of the Kenyon community.
Collaborate with campus and community partners.
Maintain awareness of regulations and statutes relating to gender based violence including, but not limited to, Title IX, VAWA and Campus SaVE Act.
Other Protected Classes
As requested, respond to students, parents/guardians, staff, administrators, and others who report Section 504/ADA violations, disability discrimination, harassment based on disability, discrimination based on a legally-protected class.
When designated, investigate complaints of discrimination, institute corrective actions when appropriate, inform the individual about the College’s complaint procedures, and assist individuals in filing complaints when needed.
Conduct investigations of Section 504/ADA complaints in accordance with the College’s discrimination complaint procedures, as directed. This may involve interviewing complainants, respondents, and witnesses; reviewing documents and other relevant materials; and researching legal standards and requirements relevant to the complaint.
According to established office protocol, organize and maintain records including all formal and informal complaints.
Participate in conferences, workshops, and trainings to stay current in field.
Serve on related committees and panels as requested. Evening and weekend availability may be required.
Serve on-call according to the schedule established by Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Success Factors
Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator.
Knowledge of current state and federal law and regulations, College-specific policies, practices and procedures, in the field of higher education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX, Section 504/ADA and other state and federal laws or regulations.
Ability to manage a caseload of civil rights grievances to a prompt, effective, and equitable remedy.
Able to develop and effectively facilitate educational programs and training sessions for students, faculty, and staff.
Ability to build and maintain relationships with members of the campus community, campus organizations, and community partners.
Demonstrated success in addressing sensitive, emotionally charged conversations, and crisis situations.
Ability to establish consensus among team members and stakeholders.
Effective project management, organization, and analytical skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (students, staff, faculty, family members, administrators, attorneys) with diplomacy and tact.
Maintain professional qualifications through ongoing training and professional development.
Ability to act independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment.
Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, social work, public health, or related field.
Minimum of 3 years post-master’s experience working in higher education preferred; Preference given to candidates with a background in residence life and/or student conduct .
Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender based violence.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural competency in working with diverse populations, including people of color, international persons, and those who identify as LGBTQ.
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, handle a large work volume, and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues.
Maintaining a positive perspective is crucial to success in this role.
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.
Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community. We bring together 1,600 undergraduate students to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and enriched by interdisciplinary programs.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully on our website.
Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.