Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Equity
The University of Central Florida’s Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) seeks a full-time Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Director. As the Title IX Coordinator, the successful candidate will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University’s Title IX compliance obligations and ensuring effective, timely, and consistent investigations of reported sex discrimination incidents (including incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking) involving employees and students. The Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director will be responsible for ensuring that the alleged discrimination is promptly and appropriately investigated, including notifying and interviewing complainants, respondents, and witnesses; obtaining and reviewing relevant documents; and issuing factual findings and recommendations, as necessary. The successful candidate will act as an impartial, neutral investigator throughout all aspects of the investigation process, and ensure that all investigation activities and OIE decisions are consistent with University policies and procedures. The Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director also will collaborate with members of the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services to ensure implementation of remedial measures for students following reports of sex discrimination.
As the Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director, the successful candidate will collaborate with multiple campus departments, including the Department of Human Resources, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, University Compliance, Ethics and Risk, Victim Services, the Department of Housing and Residential Life, and the UCF Police Department. This collaboration includes leading the University’s Title IX Response Team and the University’s Title IX Advisory Council. The successful candidate also will collaborate with members of the Department of Communications and Marketing with regard to the campus-wide Title IX awareness campaign, Let’s Be Clear (https://letsbeclear.ucf.edu/). These collaborations also will assist the Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director with the development and dissemination of training for students and employees regarding the University’s nondiscrimination policies and regulations, options and resources available to individuals reporting and filing complaints alleging sex discrimination, and employees’ reporting obligations.
As Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director, this role will report to the Director of OIE, and will be the direct supervisor of OIE’s Title IX Investigators and Deputy Title IX Investigator/Training Specialist.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director will have the following duties and responsibilities:
- Monitors all inquiries, reports, and complaints regarding sex discrimination from the campus community and third parties in a timely and effective manner and coordinates a responsive course of action (including ensuring access to and equity of remedial measures for parties)
- Collaborates with other campus offices, as needed, to coordinate and execute in a timely manner the University’s response and investigation of reports of sex discrimination
- Supervises and conducts independent and unbiased investigations of allegations of sex discrimination, and drafts or reviews investigative reports and recommendations
- Assists in maintaining OIE’s case database and oversees the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to tracking and trending analysis
- Develops and provides consultation, education, and training to members of the University community regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and Title IX, as well as available resources for support and assistance in addressing and resolving concerns
- Works collaboratively with colleagues, committees, and campus partners to ensure Title IX and VAWA compliance, including creating, modifying, and overseeing protocols related to the University’s response to reports of sex discrimination
- Assists with the development and review of university-wide policies and procedures consistent with current law and policy concerning sex discrimination
- Leads the University’s Title IX Advisory Council (and selected sub-committees) and Title IX Response Team
- Develops and coordinates a university-wide method to periodically survey the University’s climate
- Recruits, trains, supervises, and provides leadership to staff to serve as Title IX Investigators, Title IX liaisons, and Deputy Title IX Coordinators
- At the direction of the OIE Director, serves as a liaison and representative to internal and external committees and professional associations, and performs other duties as assigned by the OIE Director.
- Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization.
- Minimum of three years of recent and substantive work experience conducting sex discrimination or sexual violence investigations.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough, efficient investigations.
- Strong command and working knowledge of basic and advanced principles of federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting sex discrimination (including but not limited to Title IX and the Violence Against Women’s Act), as well as demonstrated knowledge of best practices for compliance with these laws as they relate to institutions of higher education.
- Resume reflecting demonstrated skill in witness examination/interview and investigation techniques, including leading effective party and witness interviews and producing high quality written work products.
- Demonstrated ability to independently and efficiently manage a significant caseload.
- Superb written and verbal communication skills and strong public speaking and presentation skills.
- Strong work ethic and attention to detail; highly motivated, self-directed execution of routine and special projects.
- Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to function well in both leader and teammate roles and interact with colleagues and superiors in a positive and constructive manner when faced with significant deadlines or workloads; ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the university and with peer institutions.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise high level of discretion and good judgment, and ability to quickly establish credibility and productive working relationships with broad range of constituents, including administration, faculty, staff, student groups, and unions.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Supervisor experience.
- Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
- Five years of experience in conducting investigations of sex discrimination allegations, including allegations of sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or stalking.
- Experience working in a unionized environment.
- Experience investigating sex discrimination allegations against students.
- Juris doctorate degree.
- Demonstrated ability to work constructively with diverse populations, and participation in, or support of, organizations that promote diversity or affirmative action.
- Experience working in a higher education environment or with higher education clients.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA:
The University of Central Florida (www.ucf.edu), founded in 1963, is the second-largest university in the nation with over 60,000 students. One of the most dynamic universities in the country, UCF is committed to providing a high-quality education to the 3.6 million people in its service area, to support innovative partnerships, and to conduct world-class research. Located in Orlando, UCF’s 1,415-acre main campus includes state-of-the-art facilities, along with 600 acres of woods and lakes.
Orlando is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. The metro area has a $13 billion technology industry, and more than 150 international companies representing approximately 20 countries are located in metro Orlando. Also a world-renowned vacation destination, Orlando is home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, and SeaWorld Orlando. Less known but equally inviting are the downtown sections of Orlando and nearby towns in Central Florida. Graced with stately oak trees, more than 2,000 lakes, and historic brick streets, Central Florida is an excellent place to live, work, go to school, and play.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE:
Please apply for this position online at https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/53013. Complete the university application form and attach the following four documents to the form: (1) your resume; (2) a letter of intent describing your experience and interest in the position; (3) the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, and 4) a writing sample. The search committee will contact candidates prior to contacting references.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request