Director of Violence Prevention and Title IX Coordinator - Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Sep 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Gettysburg College, in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced professional for a full-time position as Director of Violence Prevention and Title IX Coordinator.  Gettysburg is an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences college, which enrolls approximately 2,600 primarily residential students. The College is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who has a strong administrative, collaborative, and student-focused background to serve in this position. The person in the position will be a member of the College Life Division and will also work closely with the Academic Division and Human Resources on education, prevention, and Title IX investigations.

The primary responsibility of the Director of Violence Prevention and Title IX Coordinator is to provide leadership for the College’s educational efforts to prevent interpersonal and gender-based violence and, as Title IX Coordinator, oversee the investigation and resolution of all reports of sexual misconduct including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.  The College also has a US Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus which is focused on creating partnerships both on campus and off-campus in order to prevent sexual and relationship violence. The Director will:

  • Strengthen a campus culture in support of a safe and respectful environment;
  • Coordinate and implement the College’s Title IX compliance efforts in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (VAWA);
  • Monitor and enforce the College’s policies on sexual misconduct, coordinating prompt and equitable investigations into complaints of sexual misconduct for reports involving students, faculty, and staff;
  • Chair the institution’s Title IX Committee and coordinate policy review and changes to the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy (students) and Harassment & Discrimination-Free Workplace Policy (employees).
  • Coordinate with the Vice Provost and Co-Directors of Human Resources on the investigation and resolution of reports of sexual misconduct involving faculty and staff;
  • Meet with parties involved in reported incidents to provide information regarding available resources, interim measures, and reporting and resolution options;
  • Lead the College’s education, training, prevention, outreach efforts related to Title IX and sexual misconduct including the Green Dot Program;
  • Oversee administration of the US Department of Justice grant: Programmatic initiatives, including a focus on supporting underserved students; budget; compliance; and supervision aspects including of a full-time grant-funded violence prevention coordinator and part-time victim services advocate;
  • Work in a culture focused on promoting the co-curricular learning experience of Gettysburg students, with a strong focus on effective assessment. 

In keeping with its strategic focus, Gettysburg College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to providing leadership in building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. Applicants must be student-centered and able to connect with a broad array of faculty and administrative colleagues. Candidates should demonstrate qualities of innovation and creativity that help foster vibrant and engaged residential communities and a demonstrated record in supporting and advocating for inclusion across a broad spectrum of campus life. 

Qualifications  - Successful candidates will:

  • Have an earned Master’s Degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, human resource management, social work, or related discipline.
  • Have a background in student affairs, student conduct, legal/policy work, human resources, equity and inclusion, or related field.
  • Possess investigatory experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills required as are strong presentation, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Possess experience, skill, and interest in conflict resolution and creative problem solving utilizing traditional and contemporary models
  • Demonstrate experience with and understanding of student co-curricular learning theory/practice and assessment of student learning.
  • Possess general familiarity and facility with technology, and demonstrate the ability to successfully incorporate technology into the work of their programs in an ongoing, progressive fashion

Preferred education and experience includes:

  • An earned J.D., or doctorate in higher education, student affairs, counseling, human resource management, social work, or related discipline.
  • Five or more years of full-time professional experience in student conduct, higher education legal/policy work, human resources, or similar.
  • Experience working on compliance with Title IX regulatory requirements in a higher education environment will be considered highly valuable. 
  • Previous experience in working in a liberal arts context is preferred; the ability to translate past work to a liberal arts context is required.

The Director of Violence Prevention and Title IX Coordinator is a 12-month, full-time administrative appointment.  Salary and title are commensurate with experience and complemented by an excellent benefits package. 

Please visit our website to submit application materials (cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references) through our on-line system For full consideration, please submit application materials by October 13, 2017. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled. Gettysburg College is committed to creating a more diverse community and the College encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities

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