Title IX Officer
Job ID: 24581
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code: 3306
Department: Office of Diversity
Classification: Administrator III
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt
San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/
About the Position
The successful candidate for the position of Title IX Officer will be responsible for the management of the comprehensive Title IX Program, as well as ensuring campus-wide implementation of and compliance with California State University Executive Orders 1095, 1096, and 1097, or any superseding executive order, state and federal Title IX laws, and all other applicable CSU, state and federal laws and policies.
The Title IX Officer is the campus subject matter expert on Title IX programmatic activities regarding training, education, communication, complaint procedure administration, investigations, and best practices. The Title IX Officer has authority across all campus-based divisions and programs and, with the Chief Diversity Officer, is responsible for the development and implementation of campus policies and procedures, as well as the interpretation of Title IX laws and policies.
The incumbent will be responsible for campus-wide Title IX education and communications, as well as the administration of complaint processes and procedures. The Title IX Officer will also conduct and/or coordinate investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX, ensuring a timely, thorough, impartial, and equitable process for all parties. The Title IX Officer must be committed to the principles of due process, fairness and respect.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
1. Policy and Procedure Development and Management
-In collaboration with the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), develop and implement campus- wide Title IX policies and procedures that address both the spirit and the letter of the law.
-Develop strategic initiatives; assess the effectiveness of campus efforts related to Title IX and implement corrective measures and solutions, as appropriate.
-Communicate all relevant policy and procedure information to campus.
-Ensure policies are adhered to while also ensuring procedures are followed as outlined.
-Interpret and apply Title IX laws and policies to ensure compliance.
-Ensure knowledge of Title IX laws and policies, and consult with CDO to modify campus policies and procedures as appropriate.
-Lead committees, as appropriate, to support Title IX initiatives and compliance.
2. Training, Education and Communications
-Develop and deliver campus-wide training, education, and preventive measures in the areas of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, and stalking for students, staff, and faculty.
-Monitor, supervise, and oversee trainings for students, staff, and faculty regarding Title IX (e.g., employee obligations).
-Communicate all applicable Title IX information to appropriate parties.
-Develop informational materials to be distributed to the campus community and posted on SJSU's Title IX website (http://notalone.sjsu.edu/).
-Develop and maintain overall content for the Title IX website; ensure all appropriate policies, procedures and documents are easily accessible and up-to-date.
-Work with SJSU's Communications team on press and media interviews and communications.
3. Consultation and Investigation
-Receive and process all Title IX related inquiries and complaints from students, staff, faculty and third parties in a timely manner.
-Monitor, supervise, and oversee all complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, and stalking.
-Conduct investigations and/or assign investigations to campus Title IX Deputies and/or investigators, as appropriate, ensuring the timely completion and resolution of all investigations.
-Prepare and/or review investigation reports, containing the following: allegations, investigation procedures, preponderance of evidence standard, findings of fact, analysis and conclusion.
-Ensure that appropriate sanctions, strategies or recommendations are imposed for the resolution of complaints; work directly with disciplinary decision-makers.
-Facilitate reasonable interim measures and remedies if requested and available to victims/complainants.
-Conduct assessment, write reports, and conduct analysis of statistics related to Title IX.
-Produce annual statistical reports regarding Title IX and collaborate with the SJSU University Police Department on the annual Clery Report.
-Monitor and report on trends and issues.
-Supervision of Title IX Investigator.
-Supervision of Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff, and Title IX investigators in providing Title IX educational outreach and training.
This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.
Education and Experience
-Bachelor's Degree in related field
-Three years of progressively responsible experience managing Title IX processes and programs as well as conducting investigations in a higher education environment
-JD, Juris Doctor or Master's Degree
-Two years of progressively responsible experience managing Title IX processes, investigations and programs in a higher education environment
-Experience in the CSU system and knowledge of CSU Executive Orders
-Experience working in Title IX investigative work at a large higher education institution
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
-Strong knowledge of state and federal Title IX laws and policies.
-Knowledge of CSU Executive Orders and ability to implement.
-Strong knowledge of training and communication methods.
-Excellent oral, written communication skills, and presentation skills.
-Excellent project planning skills.
-Strong interviewing and investigatory skills.
-Strong organizational, critical thinking and analytical skills.
-Proven awareness and demonstrated skills in the area of cultural responsiveness.
-Ability to interpret and communicate policy information to a wide variety of constituents in concise, logical and grammatically correct reports that convey complex and sensitive issues.
-Ability to communicate to a diverse campus community in a variety of methods in assessing procedural, policy or ethical concerns in complex matters.
-Ability to build relationships that balance the multiple, varying and sometimes conflicting interests of a diverse campus community.
-Ability to provide impartial consultation, conflict resolution and problem solving in response to the campus community.
-Ability to manage multiple priorities.
-Ability to use independent judgment when making decisions and recommendations, and maintain neutrality in the face of resistance, indifference or hostility.
-Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
-Ability to effectively facilitate meetings and collaborate with relevant stakeholders.
-Ability to work collaboratively with other staff.
-Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when conducting Title IX training, education, communications, investigations, reporting and other interventions.
-Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students, faculty, staff, administrators and university stakeholders we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
May 23, 2018
Application Screening begins June 25, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.
This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Required Application Material:
Letter of interest
List of References
Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.
Note To Applicant
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.
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All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Statement
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
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