Director of EEO and Title IX

Employer
Santa Clara University
Location
Santa Clara, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:Director of EEO and Title IX

Position Type:Regular

Salary Range:

$136,500 - $191,000, annual; commensurate with experience

Pay Frequency:AnnualSummary

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 University leadership to identify and address systemic problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, coordinates and conducts 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, etc.
  • Oversees, coordinates and ensures investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct are adequate, reliable, timely, confidential and impartial; reviews proposed sanctions for sexual misconduct before they are imposed to ensure that they are reasonably calculated to stop the sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence.
  • Supervises personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Selects, trains, and oversees designated Deputy Title IX Coordinators across critical areas of the institution; ensures investigators, adjudicators and those involved with processing Title IX complaints are adequately trained in compliance with Title IX guidance.
  • Identifies systemic problems relating to complaints and determines whether campus-wide resources should be adopted in response, including review and revision of the University's sexual misconduct policies, increased monitoring, supervision or security at locations where sexual misconduct is reported to occur, and increased education and prevention efforts to targeted populations.
  • Collaborates with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the University's investigative processes; collaborates and coordinates with compliance partners within the department and across the institution to support the University's overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities.
  • Communicates with local law enforcement and government agencies to ensure reports are handled appropriately and in a timely manner; coordinates with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers.
  • Ensures ongoing compliance with Title IX by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports and maintaining records of investigations.
  • Serves on various University planning and policy making committees; recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures.
  • Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Advanced degree or equivalent combination of eduction and experience required, JD preferred

  • 8-10 years of relevant experience required

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.

  • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.

  • May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.

  • May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Typical office environment.

  • Mostly an indoor office environment with windows.

  • Offices with equipment noise.

  • Offices with frequent interruptions.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Organization

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandate allows for limited exemptions.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Santa Clara University offers a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees with programs and resources designed to promote and sustain personal health care, well-being, and the financial objectives of our employees and families. Visit our benefits page for more information.

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