Title IX Coordinator

Denver, Colorado
Nov 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is an independent, doctoral granting research university with high research activity. The University of Denver is ranked among the nation’s top 100 universities, with many of its professional schools and programs ranking in the top twenty by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the booming city of Denver, at the foot of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, the University enrolls over 11,600 students in its distinguished undergraduate liberal arts and sciences, graduate and professional programs. The University has become increasingly prominent nationally and internationally for its creative, 21st century approaches to problem-based scholarship, a holistic, student-centered approach to learning, and a dedication to the public good through local, national and international partnerships. The University’s Chancellor, Rebecca Chopp, brings more than 20 years of transformational experience in higher education leadership.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Inclusive Community, the Title IX Coordinator plays a key role in the institutional efforts to build and sustain a safe, gender-equitable campus climate for all members of the University of Denver community. Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Title IX Coordinator is the designated agent of the University responsible for coordinating and overseeing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirement efforts. The Coordinator will serve as a central resource and partner for all University constituencies on all issues related compliance programs for Title IX, VAWA, SAVE, and the Clery Act. At the highest level, the Coordinator will develop, implement, and coordinate campus-based, strategic efforts aimed at the prevention of gender based discrimination/harassment, and gender based violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The Coordinator will provide oversight of ongoing development and dissemination of training, education, and consultation on Title IX for all students, faculty, and staff, with specialized training for appeal officers, Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) investigators, campus safety personnel, and others that inform members of the campus community and constituencies of Title IX rights, responsibilities, and resources both within and external to the campus premises. With regard to complaints, the Title IX Coordinator will provide appropriate notice of and oversee investigation efforts; determine the extent of an investigation; train and supervise OEO investigators and any external investigators; ensure provision of initial remedial actions; ensure compliance with timelines; collaborate with campus safety regarding duty to warn, and provide a repository for and source of institutional record-keeping. The Coordinator will regularly attend Title IX educational programs to ensure the University of Denver maintains compliance with current investigative, resolution, and reporting standards, and continuously identifies and integrates best practices as related to Title IX processes.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree (master’s, JD, or terminal degree in relevant discipline preferred), and five years of experience with civil rights compliance with some or all experience working directly with Title IX in a higher education setting. Investigatory experience must include matters involving employees as well as students. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage sensitive and confidential information/communication; strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies; effective project management, organizational, and analytical skills; ability to use discretion and good judgment, maintain confidentiality, and work under multiple deadlines; and, ability to foster positive relationships with diverse constituencies.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled; application review date is Monday, November 26, 2018. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Quincy Martin III at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the University of Denver website at www.du.edu

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.