Tittle IX Coordinator

Location
Frankfort, Kentucky
Posted
Oct 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Description:

Under general direction of the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success, the Title IX Coordinator works closely with Student Engagement and Success, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, and Athletics to oversee Kentucky State University’s compliance efforts with regard to Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, as well as other laws and rules relating to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender and interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and related policy violations on campus (e.g., Violence Against Women Act and the Clery Act).  The Title IX Coordinator fosters a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to the academic pursuit and healthy personal development of all persons.

General Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success, ensure Kentucky State University complies with Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of the 1972 and the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) related to gender harassment, including but not limited to independent action.
  • Manage the day-to-day responsibilities associated with Kentucky State University’s Title IX compliance obligations.
  • Chair the Title IX Committee.
  • Receive initial reports of allegations of the University’s Title IX and Gender-Based Violence Policy.
    • Receive and oversee timely processing of inquiries from students and employees regarding rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX.
  • Develop a “case management plan” for each reported instance of gender harassment;
    • Coordinate Kentucky State University’s efforts (typically with student and academic affairs or human resources) related to interim safety accommodations for complainants;
    • Ensure, as appropriate, both parties of the reported policy violation are aware the report has been made;
    • Meet with parties to;
      • Review process;
      • Provide Clery Act required written notifications;
      • Answer questions;
      • Follow up with parties regarding implementation of recommendations or sanctions contained in disposition; seek assistance from parties' supervisors or advisors, if necessary to implement recommendations or sanctions;
      • Communicate with parties regarding timelines of the proceedings (investigation and disciplinary process).
  • Receive regular updates on all investigations of the University’s Title IX and Gender-Based Violence Policy.
  • Identify and develop responses to patterns or systems that affect campus climate related to Title IX.
  • Ensure implementation of specific corrective measures to stop, remediate, and prevent gender harassment.
  • Serve as the internal consultant and subject matter expert on Title IX and gender harassment.
    • Ensure policies and procedures reflect the most current federally issued guidance, state regulatory expectations, and insofar as professionally possible, promising practices.
  • Create annual management reports and related summaries of Title IX areas.
  • Refer inquiries to other resources that are not appropriate for investigation (e.g. Ombuds, Human Resources, law enforcement, etc.);
  • Notify (as a Campus Security Authority) the appropriate Kentucky State University designated office of reported Clery Act defined crimes or those that may be subject to Clery Act required emergency notification.
  • Collaborate with offices at Kentucky State University including but not limited to: KSU Police, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Student Engagement and Success, Athletics, and off campus resources on Title IX related awareness and prevention programming to ensure delivery of appropriate and legally sufficient content that is strategic and coordinated.
  • Coordinate training for Kentucky State University’s investigators (both policy and criminal) on issues of Title IX and the Clery Act related to gender harassment.
  • Liaise (as appropriate and in cooperation with other Kentucky State University offices) with federal and state agencies with oversight of Title IX and Clery Act related inquiries or interactions.
  • Maintain comprehensive and organized files including a case management system that allows for identification of patterns, trends, and other pertinent analyses, and documents all efforts undertaken related to responsibilities described above and related efforts (in accord with Kentucky’s State Record Retention Act guidelines);
  • Coordinate the development, administration, and processing of the “climate assessment” and implementation of recommended actions based upon it.
  • Access and analyze Kentucky State University’s enrollment, athletics, and other demographic resources to identify patterns of gender harassment.
  • Advise the President and senior executives, when appropriate, on issues related to Title IX including issues of non-compliance, and assist these officials with research or positions related to gender harassment.
  • Maintain a program of professional training to ensure the Title IX Coordinator and Deputies are appropriately familiar with the most current guidance issued by federal

    offices, especially United States Department of Education in areas related to Title IX.

Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor degree in Human Resources, Public Policy, Government, Legal Studies, or other related discipline; Master’s degree or JD preferred.
  • Professional Experience – 3 years of experience in higher education that includes management of areas described in the “General Responsibilities” above; investigative experience and 5 years of progressively responsible positions in the areas described above preferred.

    Description:

    Under general direction of the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success, the Title IX Coordinator works closely with Student Engagement and Success, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, and Athletics to oversee Kentucky State University’s compliance efforts with regard to Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, as well as other laws and rules relating to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender and interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and related policy violations on campus (e.g., Violence Against Women Act and the Clery Act).  The Title IX Coordinator fosters a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to the academic pursuit and healthy personal development of all persons.

    General Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success, ensure Kentucky State University complies with Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of the 1972 and the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) related to gender harassment, including but not limited to independent action.
  • Manage the day-to-day responsibilities associated with Kentucky State University’s Title IX compliance obligations.
  • Chair the Title IX Committee.
  • Receive initial reports of allegations of the University’s Title IX and Gender-Based Violence Policy.
    • Receive and oversee timely processing of inquiries from students and employees regarding rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX.
  • Develop a “case management plan” for each reported instance of gender harassment;
    • Coordinate Kentucky State University’s efforts (typically with student and academic affairs or human resources) related to interim safety accommodations for complainants;
    • Ensure, as appropriate, both parties of the reported policy violation are aware the report has been made;
    • Meet with parties to;
      • Review process;
      • Provide Clery Act required written notifications;
      • Answer questions;
      • Follow up with parties regarding implementation of recommendations or sanctions contained in disposition; seek assistance from parties' supervisors or advisors, if necessary to implement recommendations or sanctions;
      • Communicate with parties regarding timelines of the proceedings (investigation and disciplinary process).
  • Receive regular updates on all investigations of the University’s Title IX and Gender-Based Violence Policy.
  • Identify and develop responses to patterns or systems that affect campus climate related to Title IX.
  • Ensure implementation of specific corrective measures to stop, remediate, and prevent gender harassment.
  • Serve as the internal consultant and subject matter expert on Title IX and gender harassment.
    • Ensure policies and procedures reflect the most current federally issued guidance, state regulatory expectations, and insofar as professionally possible, promising practices.
  • Create annual management reports and related summaries of Title IX areas.
  • Refer inquiries to other resources that are not appropriate for investigation (e.g. Ombuds, Human Resources, law enforcement, etc.);
  • Notify (as a Campus Security Authority) the appropriate Kentucky State University designated office of reported Clery Act defined crimes or those that may be subject to Clery Act required emergency notification.
  • Collaborate with offices at Kentucky State University including but not limited to: KSU Police, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Student Engagement and Success, Athletics, and off campus resources on Title IX related awareness and prevention programming to ensure delivery of appropriate and legally sufficient content that is strategic and coordinated.
  • Coordinate training for Kentucky State University’s investigators (both policy and criminal) on issues of Title IX and the Clery Act related to gender harassment.
  • Liaise (as appropriate and in cooperation with other Kentucky State University offices) with federal and state agencies with oversight of Title IX and Clery Act related inquiries or interactions.
  • Maintain comprehensive and organized files including a case management system that allows for identification of patterns, trends, and other pertinent analyses, and documents all efforts undertaken related to responsibilities described above and related efforts (in accord with Kentucky’s State Record Retention Act guidelines);
  • Coordinate the development, administration, and processing of the “climate assessment” and implementation of recommended actions based upon it.
  • Access and analyze Kentucky State University’s enrollment, athletics, and other demographic resources to identify patterns of gender harassment.
  • Advise the President and senior executives, when appropriate, on issues related to Title IX including issues of non-compliance, and assist these officials with research or positions related to gender harassment.
  • Maintain a program of professional training to ensure the Title IX Coordinator and Deputies are appropriately familiar with the most current guidance issued by federal

    offices, especially United States Department of Education in areas related to Title IX.

  • Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor degree in Human Resources, Public Policy, Government, Legal Studies, or other related discipline; Master’s degree or JD preferred.
  • Professional Experience – 3 years of experience in higher education that includes management of areas described in the “General Responsibilities” above; investigative experience and 5 years of progressively responsible positions in the areas described above preferred.

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