Title IX Coordinator / Child Protection Officer
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is seeking a Title IX Coordinator/Child Protection Officer to work in the Department of Compliance. This person must anticipate, prevent, and minimize the risk of illegal, unethical, unsafe, incautious, and improper conduct at or in connection with The Citadel, Citadel property, or any Citadel-affiliated program or activity to provide a safe and secure environment and to avoid or reduce institutional liability. Required to make administration aware of all actual and potential Title IX/Child Protection risk-related issues and of the remedies planned or in place to address these issues. Will chair campus Title IX Council; maintain knowledge of Title IX subject matter, requirements, and compliance via ongoing training, internal and external consultation, technical assistance, and information services. Will oversee Title IX program in general and grievance procedures to Citadel cadets, students, faculty, staff, executives, and potential complainants; receive, investigate, resolve, and document grievances; monitor compliance of all requirements and time-lines specified in the grievance procedures.
Must annually review the sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention policies and recommend revisions as needed. Administers Title IX and Darkness to Light programs as well as assists with developing/administering of Title IX and child-protection training programs. Creates and maintains an inventory of programs that have child participation as well as oversees the approval of programs and their compliance with policy. Monitor campus hotline and other venues for the reporting of child safety and risk management issues or problems. Ensures proper authorities are notified and that policy and procedures are being implemented. Must work with appropriate Citadel personnel to provide oversight of internal investigations and cooperates fully and transparently as needed with external investigations, establishes and advises investigative teams; as well as coordinates with external agencies (e.g. the SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED), State and Federal regulatory agencies, and third-party vendors/contractors) regarding Title IX and child protection.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and minimum of three years’ experience in higher education or related Title IX and risk management programs. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for experience. Experience in coordinating training, developing policy, and ensuring compliance to Title IX and child protection laws and regulations. Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team approach in identifying and addressing Title IX and child protection management issues. Successfully complete Darkness to Light Facilitator training within first 3 months of employment. Demonstrate a familiarity with federal and state laws and regulations regarding Title IX, child protection, and child sexual abuse practices. Demonstrate experience in critical thinking, strategic planning, risk management, and written and oral communication. Required to work directly with senior staff and others on campus to ensure policy and practice are aligned effectively. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and some overnight travel as needed.