Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director and Title IX CoordinatorTracking Code321-280 Job Description
Stetson University is committed to reducing issues of gender-based harassment and violence. As a community of learners, we are dedicated to ongoing education and development. To this end, the Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator provides leadership and guidance on matters of Title IX compliance and oversees the implementation, administration and monitoring of Stetson's compliance with Title IX laws and regulations. The Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator has expertise in Title IX, the intersections of VAWA, the Clery Act and Title VII, athletics, gender-based bias, and student organizations. They facilitate the work of the Title IX Deputies across four campuses and manage reports concerning students and employees.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Act as a University-wide leader and cultural influencer in deep collaboration with faculty, staff, administrators and students.
- Act as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and act as an expert guiding the community to remain compliant with all aspects of Title IX requirements and ensure equal access to higher education with the Title IX scope. Remain vigilantly aware of any new guidance and lead the campus through the steps needed to stay within compliance.
- Oversee, coordinate, and ensure investigations of Title IX reports are adequate, reliable, timely, confidential and impartial; review proposed sanctions before they are released to ensure that they are reasonably calculated to stop the misconduct and prevent its recurrence. This includes collaboration with the Deputy Coordinators of different areas; providing duty expectations, and managing the policy, process, and case flow.
- Select, train, and oversee one full-time Investigator and a team of staff who are assigned to play a role in the Title IX team (investigators, adjudicators, support personnel, appellate officers and those involved with processing of Title IX complaints) ensuring that they are adequately trained in compliance with Title IX guidance and can act as community catalyst towards equity.
- Ensure ongoing compliance and programming based in best practice by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports, and maintaining records of investigations and sharing data and analysis, as appropriate, with community stakeholders. Identify systemic issues and trends relating and determine whether campus-wide resources should be adopted in response, including but not limited to, review and revision of the University's policies, and increased education and prevention efforts to targeted populations.
- Develop, implement, coordinate, and conduct educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX, including reporting options/responsibilities, support services, University policy and applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential resources, and by-stander intervention. This includes coordinating a campus wide training program for stakeholders such as faculty, staff, administration, and students including public safety, board of trustees, student leaders, crisis management and first responder staff, and new faculty and staff onboarding.
- Coordinate and oversee the development and implementation of periodic assessments (e.g., surveys) of campus climate including sharing results with the University community,
- Serve as the point person for all Title IX complaints and as the primary contact for government inquiries from the Office for Civil Rights (interacts with investigators and assures compliance with resolution agreements)
- Oversee website, communications, resources, and remedies for reporting and responding parties.
- Communicate with local law enforcement and government agencies to ensure reports are handled appropriately and in a timely manner; coordinate with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers.
- Support the University’s efforts in providing an open, safe, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment by overseeing the University’s compliance with Title IX.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Education: Master's degree
- Ability to act as a University wide leader and cultural influencer
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Superior communication skills, both oral and written
- Ability to develop, implement and coordinate education programs and initiatives
- Master's degree required
- Direct experience working with Title IX
- Leadership experience