Title IX Coordinator & Discrimination Officer

Employer
Macalester College
Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Assessment, Accreditation & Compliance, Diversity & Inclusion, Other Institutional & Business Affairs Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

This position plays a vital role in leading efforts across all divisions of the college to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as it relates to Title IX and non-discrimination laws and regulations. This individual will work collaboratively and proactively with campus partners to ensure the campus climate, both in and out of the classroom, is an inclusive, equitable, safe, and welcoming learning, living, and working environment for students, staff, and faculty.

Macalester College has dedicated significant resources to building and training a Title IX Team that includes appointed staff and faculty members who have a shared responsibility for consulting with and supporting the Coordinator and may serve as the Coordinator’s designee. Two specific groups working closely with this role are the Title IX Deputies and our Bias Education and Response Team (BERT). Members of these teams are called upon primarily to assist with intake and support measures related to disclosures of sexual misconduct, discrimination, or harassment. To further facilitate the overall success of this important work, the role of Title IX Coordinator & Non-discrimination Officer has oversight authority of all team members engaged in this work. In addition, Macalester has been awarded a Department of Justice Violence Against Women Grant for the 2021-2024 cycle, with a focus on enhancing external partnerships across the Twin Cities, including offering professional advocacy services on campus.

In this role, the Coordinator will have the opportunity to interact with highly engaged faculty, staff and student populations who are involved in frequent discussions around gender and social equality at large. A newly-formed student advisory committee will be another positive resource for the Coordinator. The Coordinator will need to be empathetic, fair and professional, with the ability to offer guidance and resources. Additional emphasis is placed on ensuring the process for formal complaints is understood and that the education of the community remains a priority at all times. In particular, a focus on making policies more readable and relatable is key. The Coordinator will also need to speak to the importance of the Title IX work and look to build relationships to ensure Macalester is a leader on the issue.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, deliver, and oversee college-wide Title IX and non-discrimination training and preventive programming for college leadership, faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate and ensure the timely completion of the College’s response and investigation of reports and complaints of sexual violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and domestic violence) and discrimination.
  • Provide vision and leadership around Title IX and discrimination related issues, emphasizing compliance and education as the key priorities. Work to ensure an inclusive, equitable, safe, and welcoming learning, living, and working environment.
  • Ensure periodic review and assessment of campus climate and culture.
  • Oversee the College’s centralized review, investigation, and resolution of reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination.
  • Oversee training for individuals involved in the reporting, investigating, and adjudication of sexual misconduct.
  • Oversee handling of all Title IX reports, discrimination complaints (including 504 concerns), and compliance with procedures and process of the College’s Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Nondiscrimination Policy.
  • Identify and assess any patterns or systemic problems revealed by reports and complaints and ensure accurate recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Appoint and supervise Deputy Title IX coordinators, Title IX team members, and Sexual Assault and Harassment Support Team members. Along with the Director of Health Promotion and Sexual Respect, co-lead the Title IX Advisory Group, comprised of students, staff, and faculty.
  • Partner with the Director of Health Promotion and Sexual Respect, who oversees sexual violence prevention programming and outreach for students.
  • Provide assistance to any college community member regarding how to report and respond to complaints of sexual violence and discrimination.
  • Monitor policies and procedures to be in full compliance with federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements, timelines, and procedures, as well as reflective of Macalester’s values and culture.

Qualifications

The Title IX Coordinator & Non-discrimination Officer will be a trusted, experienced, empathetic leader who has a deep understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, race and gender dynamics, and demonstrated experience in training and translating how to apply these concepts in a college environment. A compassionate nature, listening skills, fairness, resilience, and the ability to build trust and work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff are integral to this role. In addition to the skills listed above, it will be equally important for the candidate to have expertise with issues related to gender-based violence and have the ability to interpret state and federal equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and Title IX laws and regulations

Successful candidates will have significant experience with Title IX and other highly-related initiatives in a comparably complex environment. The Coordinator will have strong interpersonal skills that empathically reflect a trauma-informed approach (an evidence-based understanding of trauma and its impacts), as well as an exceptional ability to build trust with students and other constituencies. A Bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement, with an advanced degree being highly preferred.

Candidates should have excellent and timely communication skills, both verbal and written, and well developed interpersonal skills, with the impeccable integrity and compassion to deal with highly sensitive and confidential information. Effective project management and analytical skills and the ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment will be integral to the success of the role.

Organization

Working for Macalester College 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Classes are taught by faculty whose passion is teaching and whose scholarship gains national recognition.
Two great cities at your doorstep. Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more.

Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries.

Our faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields

Macalester students enjoy a wealth of resources for research on and off campus–specialized laboratories, libraries, museum collections, distinct population groups for surveys, even a natural history center. Often students undertake research that makes real contributions to their discipline. They publish papers in scholarly journals, participate in conferences, and provide analysis for policy makers and real-world use.

Mission

Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Statement of Purpose and Belief

At Macalester College we believe that education is a fundamentally transforming experience. As a community of learners, the possibilities for this personal, social, and intellectual transformation extend to us all. We affirm the importance of the intellectual growth of the students, staff and faculty through individual and collaborative endeavor. We believe that this can best be achieved through an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds.

We expect students to develop a broad understanding of the liberal arts while they are at Macalester. Students should follow a primary course of study in order to acquire an understanding of disciplinary theory and methodology; they should be able to apply their understanding of theories to address problems in the larger community. Students should develop the ability to use information and communication resources effectively, be adept at critical, analytical and logical thinking, and express themselves well in both oral and written forms. Finally, students should be prepared to take responsibility for their personal, social and intellectual choices.

We believe that the benefit of the educational experience at Macalester is the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. We expect them to develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world. We are committed to helping students grow intellectually and personally within an environment that models and promotes academic excellence and ethical behavior. The education a student begins at Macalester provides the basis for continuous transformation through learning and service.

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Location
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul
Mn
55105
United States

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