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Assistant Director of University Compliance/Title IX Coordinator

Employer
Alcorn State University
Location
Lorman, MS
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Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant Director of University Compliance/Title IX Coordinator

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Posted Salary Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Employment Status:

Full Time

Department:

University Compliance

Minimum Qualifications:

A Juris Doctor (J.D.) and two years (2) of investigatory experience or Master’s degree (equivalent or higher) with five (5) or more years of full-time investigatory experience; can include education and knowledge of best practices to federal and state equal opportunities and nondiscrimination laws and regulations such as: Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act. Experience addressing issues of confidential and sensitive nature.

Purpose of Job:

The Title IX Coordinator/Director for Investigations is responsible for overseeing institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Acts (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (“VAWV”), and other related federal and state laws across the region.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director of University Compliance/Title IX Coordinator will have a broad scope of responsibility. The selected candidate will require strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and diverse audiences. S/he will need the ability to motivate, train, coordinate students, faculty, and staff as well as have the proven ability to work independently and meet multiple deadlines and sensitive timelines. This position requires the ability to build trust and work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners; and to balance the multiple, varying interests of those diverse stakeholders. Incumbent will have the ability to exercise discretion and good judgement to address matters of a confidential or sensitive nature.

Essential Job Functions :

  • Serves as the university’s subject-matter expert on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, VAWA, and related federal and state laws.
  • Investigates and ensures timely resolution of all reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving members of the University community (including the Natchez and Vicksburg campuses).
  • Serves as a Senior Investigator on complex and high level cases.
  • Coordinates the University’s Title IX efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX complaints.
  • Monitors compliance with all procedures, requirements, and time frames outlined in the University’s Title IX Policy on Sexual Assault, Stalking and Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct.
  • Meets with complainants and respondents to provide information regarding the University complaint process, available resources, interim measures, and reporting and resolution options.
  • Provide advisement to senior level administration in the areas of EEO and sexual misconduct investigations. This includes oversight of the receipt, investigation, and resolution of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints.
  • Provides training sessions to University faculty, staff, and students on all three campuses regarding prevention of and response to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive case management system that includes each reported complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  • Travels regularly to the University’s branch campuses to investigate Title IX complaints, meets with complainants and respondents, and provides training and education programs to students, faculty, and staff.
  • In consultation with University administration, leads the development and/or implementation of University climate surveys pertaining to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.
  • Develops, maintains and updates content for the University’s Title IX Resources website.
  • Collaborates with the University’s Department of Safety to ensure accuracy in reporting annual crime statistics, as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.
  • Chairs the University’s Title IX Task Force Committee and other committees as requested by the University.
  • Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Participates in self-directed professional reading, develops professional contacts with colleagues, and attends professional development courses and trainings to ensure a full understanding of the legal requirements and best practices related to compliance with Title IX, VA W A, and other related federal and state laws.
  • Represents the Office of University Compliance as second-in-command.
  • Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing other duties as assigned by the Chief Compliance Officer or the President.
*Other related duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

A Juris Doctor (J.D.) and two years (2) of investigatory experience or Master’s degree (equivalent or higher) with five (5) or more years of full-time investigatory experience; can include education and knowledge of best practices to federal and state equal opportunities and nondiscrimination laws and regulations such as: Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act. Experience addressing issues of confidential and sensitive nature.

Licensing and Certifications :

N/A

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within a university environment are required.
  • The ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage caseload in a manner that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of such matters is required.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
  • A professional record of successful and progressively responsible administrative experience including leadership of projects and/or major programs such as Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, FERPA, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, other applicable civil rights and employment laws, regulations and court decisions.
  • Knowledge of Title IX, trends, legal obligations, and initiatives nationally and locally.
  • Principles of conducting investigations, including interview methods and techniques.
  • Principles of social justice.
  • Principles of cultural competence

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas:

No

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:

Occasionally

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:

Occasionally

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds:

Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds:

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds:

Not Required

Travel:

Occasionally

Extended Work Hours:

Occasionally

Posting Number:

S756

Number of Vacancies:

1

Location:

Lorman

Open Date:

04/26/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Advertising Summary:

Excellent Benefits Package

Organization

Institutional Statement

Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally-competitive leaders and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships which benefit the surrounding communities, states, nation and world.

History

Alcorn is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second oldest state supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. When it was founded in 1871, the institution’s three major study components were the four year college track, the two year track, and the three year graded track. The students spent the mornings from seven o’clock until noon in classes. In the afternoon, they worked in the various shops for eight cents per hour. Room and board, including laundry, equated to five dollars a month.

Alcorn State University was founded as the result of the people of Mississippi’s efforts to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. It was named in honor of the sitting governor of Mississippi, James L. Alcorn. The site was originally occupied by Oakland College, a school established by Presbyterians in 1828. The state of Mississippi purchased the Oakland College campus for $40,000 and named it Alcorn University with the first president being Hiram R. Revels. Revels resigned his seat as a United States senator to assume the post. The state legislature provided $50,000 in cash for ten successive years for establishment and overall operation of the college. Additionally, proceeds from the sale of 30 acres of land for $188,928 yielded three-fifths of the proceeds for Alcorn, totaling $113,400. These proceeds were used only for the agricultural and mechanical components of the college.

In 1878, Alcorn University became Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. The original purchase of 225 acres of land had grown to over a 1700 acre campus. Alcorn is situated in Claiborne County, seven miles west of Lorman, Mississippi, 80 miles south of the capital city Jackson, Mississippi, 45 miles south of Vicksburg, Mississippi and 40 miles north of Natchez, Mississippi. The college was exclusively for males at first, but eventually women were admitted. A dormitory for women was built in 1902. Over time facilities increased from three historic buildings to more than 80 modern structures. 



In 1974, Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College became Alcorn State University. Governor William L. Waller signed House Bill 298, granting this status. Alcorn has thrived by continuously accomplishing dynamic goals and objectives despite limited resource allocations from the state. By the early 1990s, Alcorn’s physical plant and academic programs had grown from just a name change into a more diversified university. The student population is now representative of more than 65 counties, more than 30 states and at least 18 foreign countries. The university provides an undergraduate education that enables students to successfully pursue work in graduate and professional schools, engage in teaching, and enter other professions. As Mississippi recognized the importance of educating all citizens, Alcorn grew in status and importance.

Alcorn State University began with eight faculty members in 1871 and today there are more than 800 faculty and staff. The student body has grown from 179 students to more than 4,000 students from all over the world with varied ethnic backgrounds. Although early graduates of Alcorn had limited horizons, today’s graduates are successful in their chosen professions and many are outstanding entrepreneurs. Throughout Alcorn’s history, the leadership and faculty remained committed to restoring and enhancing the institution’s image and to attracting young people whose interest is the pursuit and receipt of a quality education. Over the decades, “the college that excelled against great odds”, has now become one of the leading universities in the nation. Alcorn State University operates seven divisions with degree programs in more than 50 areas including the bachelors, masters, and educational specialist degrees.

The collaborative strength and contributions of Alcorn’s past seventeen presidents during its 140 years of existence have enabled the institution to excel. On November 30, 2010, the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted unanimously to appoint Dr. M. Christopher Brown II as Alcorn State University’s 18th president. President Brown’s background and vision are strategically aligned with Alcorn’s history and tradition. He is poised to expeditiously move Alcorn State University to the next level of excellence. 



Dr. Josephine M. Posey 


Against Great Odds: The History of Alcorn State (1994)

Location

Alcorn is in Claiborne County, Mississippi, seven miles west of Lorman, seventeen miles southwest of Port Gibson, and about halfway between Vicksburg, to the north, and Natchez, to the south.

Organization

At Alcorn, seven schools offer a number of diverse programs for undergraduate and graduate studies leading to the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and specialist degrees. 

Enriching program opportunities include:

The Honors Program is a rewarding option for students who wish to further enhance their academic experience. It brings together students and teachers who share exceptional intellectual commitment in an atmosphere that strengthens scholarship, leadership and creativity.

Global Programs helps students broaden their perspectives and become more competitive in today’s international marketplace. Besides coordinating exciting study-abroad opportunities, Global Programs brings worldwide perspectives to campus through exchange programs and special events.

Alcorn offers Pre-professional Programs to prepare students for a successful transition to specialized studies in the fields of law, engineering, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy and dentistry.

Enrollment

Approximately 2,946 full-time undergraduates (1,037 men; 1,909 women), 350 part-time undergraduates (97 men; 253 women), 722 graduate students (154; 568), total enrollment 4,018.

Accreditations

Alcorn State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees.

The University also holds accreditation with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the American Dietetics Association, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Industrial Technology and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Activities

At Alcorn, it’s easy to make friends — and make a difference. With such a wide range and more than 50 student groups and organizations, there’s one to suit every personality, interest, skill set and schedule.

Without ever leaving campus, students can volunteer — as Peer educators, Student Ambassadors and Orientation Guides, to name just a few possibilities. In addition, many student groups coordinate volunteer opportunities off-campus in surrounding communities and public schools.

Athletics

The Alcorn Braves have won numerous athletic championships. And many of our alumni have found success as professional athletes. Alcorn State is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I.

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