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Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator

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Alma College seeks an experienced professional to oversee compliance with federal and state discrimination and sexual harassment laws. Responsibilities of the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator include promoting campus-wide awareness and providing training on civil rights and Title IX protections; assuring prompt review, investigation and response to allegations of discrimination and sexual misconduct. This position also serves as the chair of the case management team responsible for the equity grievance process, coordinating policy development, and certification and training of team members.

Essential Functions
• Provide leadership in the development, administration, and communication of a comprehensive program to protect the civil rights of all campus constituents and reduce incidents of sexual assault and misconduct.
• Ensure ongoing programming, training and technical assistance for faculty and staff outlining their rights and obligations under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, including the appropriate response to reports of discrimination and sexual misconduct and their role as either a mandated reporter or a confidential advisor.
• Ensure ongoing programming, training and consultation for all students outlining their rights and protections under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, including reporting options, grievance procedures and the roles and responsibilities of faculty and staff.
• Manage the college’s response to all reports of alleged civil rights and Title IX violations to ensure timely and thorough resolution.
• Provide training and oversight to the case management team to assure that they are adequately trained in college policy, including investigative techniques and their responsibilities to reporting and responding parties. Ensure certification through ATIXA of a sufficient number of campus employees to staff the case management team.
• Conduct or assign the initial intake and develop a case management plan for each opened case. If appropriate, consult with appropriate offices (e.g. Student Conduct, Human Resources, Athletics, Campus Security) to implement interim remedies to address the short-term effects of harassment , discrimination, and/or retaliation, to remedy harm to the alleged victim, and to prevent further violations.
• Implement an impartial investigation plan; assign and advise the investigative team and provide routine follow-up to assure timely resolution and documentation of the findings.
• Lead investigations as appropriate.
• Serve as college liaison with reporting and responding parties and their selected advisors on civil rights or Title IX cases regarding progress and resolution of cases. Assure timely and effective communication and appropriate follow-up with parties involved in an investigation.
• Assure concise and cogent written analyses of cases and recommendations for management action on completed investigations. Review proposed sanctions through regular meetings with AVP of Human Resources and VP of Student Affairs before sanctions are imposed to ensure that they are proportionate to the offense and reasonably calculated to stop the misconduct and prevent its recurrence.
• Serve on the Behavioral Intervention Team and provide insight when looking at the safety of an individual student or the campus as a whole.
• Coordinate a review of the Alma College civil rights policies and procedures at least annually.  Submit recommendations for revisions through the college’s governance structures and, upon  pproval, communicate to the campus community.
• Organize and maintain confidential files, disposition reports, and other compiled records regarding Title IX and civil rights cases. Protect the privacy of records and ensure that only relevant content is included in the case file.
• Respond to student media as necessary and work with the Associate Vice President for Communications to respond to other media inquiries.
• Maintain a positive and collaborative relationship with local law enforcement and victim advocacy organizations to assure that students, faculty and staff receive adequate support and assistance.
• Identify emerging issues and trends that could impact college policy and practice.
• All other work related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university.
• Three years of professional experience directly related to the specified duties and
responsibilities (student conduct, Title IX, student affairs)
• Able to interact and communicate effectively in a clear, concise and compassionate manner with a wide range of constituents.
• Superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
• Able to gather and analyze information to prepare concise, coherent written reports.
• Experience in public speaking to diverse audiences.
• Strong prioritization, problem-solving and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to understand, implement and create policy.
• Understanding and sensitivity towards experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual violence or harassment.
• Able to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours, especially during the academic year.  This position does not offer a remote work location.

Preferred requirements:
• Master’s degree or Juris Doctor of Law.
• Experience, training or certification in organizing and conducting workplace discrimination or harassment investigations , Title IX investigations or other civil rights investigations.
• Experience in presenting educational workshops or programs.
• Training in conflict resolution or mediation.

Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references, via email to Amanda Duval, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, [email protected] The Alma College employment application can be found at

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.


Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.

Alma College actively connects students with a world of ideas and opportunities. The Alma Commitment offers a four-year graduation promise and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college.

Alma’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma, approximately one hour north of Lansing. With an enrollment of about 1,400 students, Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 96, of which 85 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Our Academic Mission

Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.

Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, Alma College boasts a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, 41 academic majors, self-designed programs of emphasis, pre-professional programs in law and medicine, and an intensive Spring Term that provides opportunities for innovative courses, travel classes, research and internships.

More than 90 percent of Alma’s graduates go on to graduate school or are employed within six months following their graduation.

Our Community

Located in a community of 10,000, Alma College features a walkable campus with historic and contemporary buildings. The campus is a block from downtown Alma and within two hours of Michigan beaches and ski areas. Gratiot and adjacent counties feature plentiful parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, golf courses and shops.

College facilities, including the Stone Recreation Center and Hogan Center pool, offer wellness education, swimming instruction and recreational opportunities to community members and local businesses. The campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Bike Trail. The Alma College library, housing more than 278,000 volumes, also is a resource.

Cultural and sports events are offered throughout the year, with free admission to Alma College students, faculty and staff for most college-sponsored events. In addition to the college’s excellent fine arts programs, an active community of local artists has formed music, theatre and art guilds with a loyal regional following. Alma’s Division III Athletics program offers intercollegiate competition in 22 varsity sports.

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Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce

City of Alma

Alma Public Schools

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