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Title IX and Judicial Due Process Coordinator HV-MC-26

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Hudson Valley Community College
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Troy, NY

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Title IX and Judicial Due Process Coordinator HV-MC-26

Position Type: Part-time

Location: Troy,New York,United States

Application closes: 2022-01-23

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College is located in Troy, NY and offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in three schools: Business and Liberal Arts; Health Sciences; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Hudson Valley is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and serves nearly 9,000 students each year. The college is a recognized leader in career and transfer preparation, workforce training initiatives, distance learning and service to a diverse population of students. Hudson Valley has an extension center in Malta, NY known as HVCC North and sponsors the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center in Troy, NY. With more than 80,000 alumni and nearly 1,000 employees, the college and is a catalyst for educational opportunity and economic development in the Capital Region of New York State.

Hudson Valley seeks experienced, dynamic, capable, creative and caring individuals who would like to join our team and continue to build on decades of successful service to our community.

Applications are being accepted for the Title IX Coordinator on the Management Confidential staff for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position you must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement. HVCC does not support Visas. Applicants must currently hold an unrestricted employment authorization to work in the United States and appointment will be contingent upon completion of a background check.

Title IX and Judicial Due Process Coordinator HV-MC-26

Coordinates and facilitates the institution's compliance to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Develops and implements educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, ensuring faculty, staff and students understand their rights and, where applicable, responsibilities under the law. Oversees and coordinates investigations, responses and resolutions to complaints, to include supervision of investigators and selection and training of Deputy Title IX Coordinators. Collaborates with campus entities and College leadership to identify and address systemic problems.

Minimum Job Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
• Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
• Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice and expertise to all levels within the university community.
• Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance specialty.
• Project planning skills.
• Ability to investigate and analyze claims information and to draw conclusions.
• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
• Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
• Ability to operate calmly and effectively under stressful conditions.
• Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
• Employee development and performance management skills.
• Experience with crime prevention programs, procedures and practices, as well as safety training administration.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
• Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information.
• Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
• Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
• Knowledge of federal and state public safety reporting requirements and other applicable crime data reporting.
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
• Knowledge of current and emerging legislation, issues, and trends as appropriate to the position.
• Ability to develop and implement new strategies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Title IX Coordinator will report to the Vice President of Student Affairs or his/her designee and perform the following duties:

• Maintain 8 hours of training through the SUNY Conduct Institute annually.
• Know and follow our Code and keep the Code updated so it stays in lock-step with our procedures for Grade Disputes, allegations of violations of our Academic Ethics Code and violations of Campus Regulations (Discipline).
• Is completely familiar with our TIX Grievance Procedure.
• Work closely with college counsel to ensure our system is legal as laws change.
• Grade Disputes: Process Grade Disputes in keeping with our Grade Dispute Policy.
o Communicate promptly and clearly with students regarding our policy.
o Communicate promptly and clearly with the Department Chair and the faculty member regarding our policy.
o Assist all parties in following the policy.
o Collect all submissions, call properly trained Academic Review Boards in a timely manner.
o Distribute decisions promptly.
o Process appeals in keeping with our code.
o Train Academic Review Board members.
o Empanel Academic Review Boards to hear grade disputes.
o Keep accurate records.

• Academic Ethics: Assist students and faculty to understand and follow our code regarding Academic Ethics disputes.
o Train Review Board members to hear disputes.
o Notify the Committee on Ethics and Conduct so Review Boards can be empaneled. Assure that all members of any Review Board are properly trained for the dispute that is to be heard.
o Coordinate the date, time and location of all hearings.
o Assure all participants understand the procedure and are noticed of the date, time, and location of the hearing.
o Arrange for a stenographer.
o Keep order during the hearing.
o Give proper instructions to Review Board members and participants.
o Process appeals.
o Empanel Appeals Boards in keeping with our Code.
o Keep accurate records for at least 6 years.

• Campus Regulations: Assure students understand and follow our code regarding Campus Regulations and Computer Use policies.
o Train Review Board members to hear disputes.
o Notify the Committee on Ethics and Conduct so Review Boards can be empaneled. Assure that all members of any Review Board are properly trained for the dispute that is to be heard. Any Review Board member hearing an EDU 129-B case must be trained annually on the effects of trauma. Any Review Board members hearing a TIX case must have 8 hours of TIX training through SCI. Students must be on all Review Boards except TIX.
o Coordinate the date, time and location of all hearings.
o Assure all participants understand the procedure and are noticed of the date, time, and location of the hearing.
o Arrange for a stenographer.
o Keep order during the hearing.
o Give proper instructions to Review Board members and participants.
o Process appeals.
o Keep accurate records for at least 6 years.

• Ethics and Conduct:
o Be a standing member on Ethics and Conduct Committee.
o Keep the Committee informed regarding ongoing issues in the discipline office.
o Call an annual meeting of Ethics and Conduct and provide members with annual report.
o Ensure the Committee contains the proper makeup in keeping with their bylaws.
o Conduct trainings for Review Board Members, including students.
o Ensure EDU 129-B and TIX Decision Makers are properly trained through the SUNY Conduct Institute.
o Develop a system, through Ethics and Conduct, for the empaneling of Review Boards.
o Coordinate first with Ethics and Conduct, then through appropriate committees of the Academic Senate, the Academic Senate and the Board of Trustees to make changes to the Code when legally or practically necessary or prudent.

• Title IX
o Works with TIX Coordinator to ensure properly trained advisors are appointed before any TIX Hearing.
o Conducts TIX Hearings in keeping with the TIX Code and the Model Rules of Decorum when a student has been referred to discipline.

Discipline Officer
• Maintains membership in SUNY Conduct Officers group.
• Campus Regulations/Computer Use:
o Is completely familiar with HVCC Judicial Code and follows the Code as written at all times.
o Conduct thorough investigations regarding discipline referrals.
o Work closely with Public Safety.
o Mete our necessary interim measures when proper safety assessment has been conducted.
o Meet with students who are accused of violating our Code of Conduct.
o Meet with other witnesses, reviews footage and collects other evidence.
o Mete out discipline and advises students of their hearing rights.
o Is present to present on behalf of the college at any disciplinary proceeding.

• EDU 129B:
o Is completely familiar with differences between conduct regarding EDU 129B cases and TIX cases.
o Conduct investigations or refer cases to outside investigator.
o Mete out discipline and advises students of their hearing rights.
o Refer the case to service providers as necessary.
o Is present to present on behalf of the college at any disciplinary proceeding.

• TIX:
o Is completely familiar with differences between conduct regarding EDU 129B cases and TIX cases.
o Works with outside investigator.
o Mete out interim measures, when proper safety assessment is conducted and advises students of their hearing rights.
o Presents on behalf of the college with the investigator at any college disciplinary proceeding.

Title IX Coordinator
• Maintain impartiality.
• Keep college in compliance with TIX and EDU 129B.
• Is completely familiar with our Judicial System.
• Is completely familiar with our TIX Grievance Procedure.
• Provide Services for reporting and responding individuals in TIX and EDU 129B cases.
o Services are provided for all students, faculty and staff who are reported, thru any means, as possibly being victimized by domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault or sexual harassment.
o Services are provided to all students, faculty, and staff who are determined to be respondents in a true TIX Complaint.
o Services may include mutual No Contact Directives, voluntary moving of classes, assisting with withdrawal from classes, making referrals for on or off-campus counseling, referrals to EAP through HR for employees, assisting reporting students with filing with public safety, the local police, or NYS police.
o Advising students and employees of their rights.
o Working with Public Safety to arrange for escorts or to file or assist students in obtaining Orders of Protection from local family or criminal courts.
• Refer TIX complaints to investigator if the respondent is a student, faculty or staff member.
• Coordinate with HR if reporting or responding individual is an employee.
• Maintain compliance with TIX.
o Work with College Counsel, Ethics and Conduct, the Academic Senate and the Board of Trustees to ensure code is up to date.
o Monitor developments in NYS and federal law so our code is updated.
o Maintain updated information on the mandatory TIX website.
o Work with President’s office to ensure annual reporting is completed and biennial survey is complete.
o Refer Investigations to discipline or HR once complete or for interim measures.
• Coordinate or conduct mandatory trainings.
o Work with HR to ensure all student workers are trained and receives report from HR on student worker trainings for reporting purposes.
o Work with Athletics to ensure all student athletes are trained and receives report from Athletics on student athlete trainings for reporting purposes.
o Work with Orientation to ensure all oriented students are trained and receives report from Orientation on new student trainings for reporting purposes.
o Work with forum presenters and instructors to track all students who receive TIX training in forum classes.
o Conduct training for all international students.
o Conduct trainings for all student leaders (senators and club officers).
o Conduct trainings for all faculty/staff advisors of clubs.
o Conduct trainings for all front-line resources: Public Safety and Confidential Resources.
o Conduct other trainings (College Suites, domestic violence summit with Unity House and Human Services Club in the spring, tabling and other trainings).
o Send email to all students once in the fall and once in the spring.
o Send email to all faculty/staff annually.
o Is available for other trainings (faculty workshop or staff development).
• Maintain membership in STIXCA and attends meetings.
• Ensure Investigators, counselors, public safety officers, decision makers who handle TIX complaints, and advisors are properly trained through the SUNY Conduct Institute.
• Coordinate with Grand Rivers Solutions or another professional investigator.
• Ensure trainings are posted on the HVCC TIX website.
• Keep the HVCC TIX website updated.
• Notify students, faculty and staff of the outcome of any TIX hearings.
• Prepare annual report for NYS.

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a 12-month Part-Time twenty-hour work week with an hourly rate of $23.00-$28.00.

Hudson Valley offers a competitive benefit package which includes low cost health insurance and a generous leave policy.

To apply, please visit www.hvcc.edu/jobs and complete the online application before the close date of January 23, 2022.

Hudson Valley provides educational access to a diverse community of traditional and non-traditional learners in an environment that fosters lifelong learning and freedom of inquiry and expression. Hudson Valley values equity, inclusion, and dignity for all.

Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Bi-lingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply.

Hudson Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Organization

Hudson Valley Community College serves approximately 13,500 students each semester, and employs more than 630 full- and part-time faculty members. Currently the second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region of New York State, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs through its four schools: Business; Engineering & Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Although 80 percent of Hudson Valley's students come from the immediate Capital Region, the rest come from every county of New York State and many other states and foreign countries. The college ranks 52nd (as of the 2007-08 academic year) nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded annually, and has more than 65,000 alumni.

Founded in 1953, the college is sponsored by Rensselaer County and is part of the State University of New York system. The college is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, which is appointed by the Governor (4), the Rensselaer County Legislature (5), and elected from among the student body (1).

The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education and is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All of Hudson Valley's programs are registered and approved by the New York State Department of Education. In addition, several of the academic programs are accredited by specialized national professional accrediting associations, such as the National League for Nursing, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The college's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) programs lead to immediate employment in industry, business, government and health agencies. The college's Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) programs lead to transfer of students to four-year colleges and universities. In addition, the college sponsors a number of certificate programs that prepare students for selected occupational specialties.

The college, through its Workforce Development Institute, coordinates customized training for many area businesses and government agencies. The Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions offers credit-bearing courses at convenient times and places, while the Office of Community and Professional Education offers a wide variety of non-credit and short-term courses that serve a wide range of community and professional needs and interests. More than 10,000 individuals benefit each year from the college's off-campus programs.

The campus provides extensive, state-of-the-art facilities to support its academic programs, including the Bulmer Telecommunications Center, which encompasses the latest innovations in multi-media presentation, video teleconferencing, distance learning, and instructional technology, and the McDonough Sports Complex, a 126,000-square-foot recreational facility that contains a field house and the ice rink.

As a comprehensive, full-service community college, Hudson Valley is committed to meeting the educational and training needs of diverse constituencies. Ninety-four percent of Hudson Valley graduates find immediate employment in their field or successfully transfer directly to a four-year institution following graduation.

The college's academic programs are designed to be consistent with those offered by other two-year institutions within the SUNY system, and they are designed to promote compatibility and transferability to four-year institutions. The college maintains joint admission and transfer agreements with dozens of four-year colleges and universities.

Hudson Valley Community College offers many distinctive programs, including vocational apprenticeship programs and many unique health science programs. For example, Hudson Valley's dental hygiene program is the only program of its kind within an approximate 150-mile radius.

The college provides distinctive student support services to ensure success, including the Collegiate Academic Support Program, the Learning Assistance Center, the Educational Opportunity Program, the Disability Resource Center, the Peer Tutoring Program, the Smart Start Program, and the Viking Day Care Center. Services are available to all students, whether they attend full- or part-time, or in the day or evening.

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