Office of Institutional Equity Director & Title IX Coord
Nature of Work (Overview):
The Title IX Coordinator and Director of the UCCS Office of Institutional Equity is responsible for coordinating the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) compliance with federal and state discrimination and harassment laws and related University law and policies, including those regarding sexual misconduct. Such responsibilities include providing educational programs regarding discrimination and harassment prevention; responding to, investigating and seeking resolution to allegations of discrimination and harassment; participating in the selection and training of sexual misconduct prevention advisors in other campus departments (such as residential life) who serve as additional information resources on issues of sexual harassment; and collaborating on training student peer educators to facilitate discussions with other students on sexual misconduct. Oversees all Title IX complaints and reports of protected class discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence and related allegations of sexual misconduct as they impact students or the academic environment. Identifies and addresses any systemic problems relating to complaints and works with other departments to ensure Title IX and University law and policies related to sexual misconduct are communicated to all constituencies. Communicates with law enforcement personnel and other relevant UCCS administrators to assure appropriate management of reports and complaints of gender discrimination or sexual violence.
Higher Education or Non-profit Civil Rights
This position reports directly to the UCCS Chancellor.
This position supervises the investigator(s) in the Office of Institutional Equity. Jointly with the Dean of Students, the position supervises complaint-intake staff. Position may at times serve as a principal investigator on grants and supervise associated staff.
Key Collaborations and Relationships:
While the position reports directly to the UCCS Chancellor, the Title IX Coordinator and Director of the UCCS Office of Institutional Equity must develop and maintain strong professional relationships with the administrative officers of the university including the vice chancellors, associate vice chancellors and deans of the library, schools and colleges.
The position will interact regularly with the Department of Public Safety, Human Resources, Residential Life and Housing, and Legal Affairs. Through the Student Response Team (SRT) and the Faculty/Staff Response Team, position may be required to respond to urgent situations.
The position will interact daily with the Office of the Dean of Students. The Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of Institutional Equity are co-located and share in the supervision of complaint-intake personnel who coordinate and schedule all appointments, assure file management, and perform other administrative services. As the majority of cases involve students, it is expected that the Dean of Students or designee and the Title IX Coordinator will work collaboratively to resolve student cases as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Examples of Work Performed:
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) compliance with federal and state discrimination and harassment laws and related University law and policies, including those regarding sexual misconduct. Specific examples include the following:
- A commitment to creating a safe environment for all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy is a core attribute of the college.
- Lead efforts across all divisions of UCCS to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as it relates to Title IX and discrimination and harassment laws and regulations, including University laws and policies regarding sexual misconduct.
- Work collaboratively and proactively with campus partners to ensure the campus climate, both in and out of the classroom, is an inclusive, equitable, safe, and welcoming learning, living, and working environment.
- Interact with faculty, staff, and student populations in discussions around Title IX and discrimination/harassment policies and laws.
- Attend Student Response Team and Conduct Review meetings to provide case updates and coordinate appropriate response.
- Demonstrate empathetic, fair and professional behavior at all times.
- Ensure the process for formal complaints is understood and that the education of the community is a priority at all times.
- Conduct thorough and impartial investigations and supervise other investigatory personnel in the Office of Institutional Equity.
- Participate in policy review and creation with colleagues from the UCCS campus, the other three campuses of the CU system and the system office.
- In support of shared governance and collaborative decision-making, prepare and deliver innovative communications and training programs.
- Oversight and supervision of professional staff employees.
- Management of departmental budget.
- Write and submit grants related to Title IX and serve as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of and experience in working with and for diverse, multicultural populations.
- A thorough understanding of, and sensitivity to, the complexities of experiencing sexual harassment and sexual assault.
- Investigations experience in either civil or criminal cases.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to work well with all levels of staff, faculty, students, and campus leaders to be able to accomplish campus and unit goals in collaboration with key constituencies.
- Expertise in data collection, assessment, and interpretation.
A complete background check is required including driving, criminal, credit history, sex offender registry, educational verification, and personal reference checks.
For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.
Salary Range: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and six years related experience.
Post-baccalaureate degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for up to two years of experience.
Experience with Title IX compliance in a higher education setting.
Understanding of trauma-informed investigation practices.
Special Instructions to Applicants:• Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by Febrary 16, 2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)
Job Category: Human Resources
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40001 - Chancellors Office
Posting Date: Jan 16, 2018
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Megan Bell
Posting Contact Email: [email protected]
Position Number: 00410108