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Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer

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University of West Georgia
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Job Title: Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 231201
About Us

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we've come a long way since then. Today, we're a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that's never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Becoming UWG
Becoming is about what we grow to be. UWG is positioning for Success in the 21st Century, introducing Strategic Priorities to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for our university. Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking serve as the pillars for the future of the institution. Learn more at https://www.westga.edu/becominguwg/index.php.

UWG Commitment Statement
Dedicating ourselves to the curation of a first-choice university.

Location

Carrollton, GA

Job Summary

The Title IX Coordinator & Equal Opportunity Officer will be responsible for coordinating the University's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities to address discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendment's Act of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) and their implementing regulations, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.

The Title IX Coordinator & Equal Opportunity Officer will oversee the University's policies and procedures for appropriate assessment and response to claims of inequitable treatment under the law. This includes coordinating institutional response to all complaints involving possible civil rights violations of the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy and Harassment and Discrimination Policy.

Responsibilities

1 - 60
- Develop, implement, update, and serve as principal coordinator of policies and programs related to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment's Act of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) and their implementing regulations, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (and other related laws and regulations).
- Receive reports/complaints of civil rights related misconduct involving students, faculty, and staff, and coordinate the prompt investigation of and effective response to such reports. Assist in the facilitation of informal resolutions agreements.
- Develop and implement a case management plan for each reported incident of civil rights related misconduct.
- Organize and maintain case files, statistical data on inquiries and complaints, disposition reports, and develop reports on complaints, investigations, and resolutions.
- Obtain and record all information for annual Clery reporting.

2 - 30
- Plan and implement Title IX / Equal Opportunity training and awareness programming for students, faculty, and staff. Coordinate annual online Sexual Misconduct training through EVERFI. Maintain documentation of training and educational programs, and provide certification as required to federal and state regulatory bodies as well as the University System of Georgia. Arrange training of staff members responsible for any part of the complaint process (investigators, hearing panelists, advisors, etc.)
- Prepare and disseminate educational materials that inform the campus community of rights and responsibilities under University policy and federal, state, and local law.
- Assist with climate surveys and Athletics Interest & Abilities Survey.
- Develop and maintain campus partnerships relevant to the scope of work such as the University Police Department, University Ombuds Office, Athletics, Office of Community Standards, Health Services, Counseling Center, etc. Refer unrelated inquiries and reports to appropriate campus partner.

3 - 10
- Manage and select content for website.
- Identify and integrate best practices by keeping current with laws, regulations, regulatory guidance, and current case law. Regularly attend continuing professional education and maintain ongoing relations with colleagues in the University System of Georgia.
- Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field

Other Required Qualifications
This position is designated as a Clery Act Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSA's are obligated to report all Clery Act qualifying crimes which occur on campus, in public areas bordering campus and in certain non-campus buildings owned or controlled (leased) by the University to the proper channels. Complete annual mandatory training. CSAs who deliberately fail to report crimes may be subject to appropriate discipline, including being barred from holding any CSA position in the future.

Required Experience
At least 3 years of experience in equity, compliance, or civil rights law, or an equivalent level of education, experience, or training/certification.
Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state laws regarding civil rights, discrimination, and harassment, Title IX, and retaliation.

Demonstrated experience conducting investigations, reviewing investigation reports, and exercising judgment in making findings.

Excellent policy and data analysis skills.

Experience providing training on laws, policies, and procedures across a University campus.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree with direct Title IX / Equal Opportunity experience; Juris Doctor degree with direct Title IX / Equal Opportunity experience. Title IX certification through ATIXA or a similar organization.

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Summary (continued): With assistance from the Deputy Title IX Coordinators and additional campus partners, the Title IX Coordinator & Equal Opportunity Officer provides or facilitates ongoing Title IX / EO training, consultation, and assistance for students, faculty, and staff, identifying and addressing patterns or systemic problems revealed by complaints or reports of misconduct, assessing effects on the campus climate, and overseeing University efforts, including the provision of interim measures, to effectively address and remedy discrimination & harassment in any program or activity of the University.

Preferred Experience
Experience in higher education. Experience serving as a Title IX coordinator.

Proposed Salary

$53,604 minimum - $65,676 midpoint

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Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ABILITIES
Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state laws regarding civil rights, discrimination, harassment, Title IX, retaliation and affirmative action. Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress. Results-oriented with proven ability to design and manage effective administrative processes.

SKILLS
Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity with good judgment. Skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports and to build credibility and present oral arguments to convey complex issues.

Conditions of Employment

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies..

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education

Organization

The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.

 

 

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