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Director, Community Standards and Title IX

Employer
Jacksonville State University
Location
Jacksonville (Main Campus)

Job Details

Job no: 497032
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff

Department:

Office of Title IX

Requested Start Date:

July 1, 2024

Salary:

$78,000.00 - $80,000.00

Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends required

Job Summary:

The Director of Community Standards and Title IX has responsibility for overseeing and managing JSU student conduct system, facilitates student community outreach, educational programming and training. The Director ensures that the student conduct system adjudicates all non-academic student conduct, and that student misconduct is supported by a philosophy of educating and supporting students while ensuring safety, security, and upholding the highest standards and expectations for ethical and responsible conduct.

The Director serves as the Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for overseeing institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (“VAWA”), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (“Campus SaVE”), and other related federal and state laws. In the discharging the duties of the position, the Director works closely with the Office of the Provost, Department of Human Resources, the Office of General Counsel, and other University administrators. The Director supervises the Assistant Director of Community Standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct leadership for, and management of, all undergraduate and graduate student conduct processes and serves as the university’s subject-matter expert on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws.
  • Serves as process advisor to the Student Affairs leadership on legal and policy development and related issues, which include ensuring student conduct processes and system(s) are in compliance with legislative, professional, and University regulations including FERPA and Clery.
  • Oversees all Title IX complaints and reports of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and related allegations of sexual misconduct. Identifies and addresses any systemic problems relating to complaints and works with other departments to ensure Title IX policies are communicated to all constituencies.
  • Works closely with the University’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion in investigating and responding to cases related to free speech, biased incidents, harassment, and discrimination.
  • Coordinates the University’s Title IX efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Serves as an Administrative Hearing Officer for student conduct cases regarding matters that violate the student Code of Conduct.
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements alternative forms of dispute resolution. Provides progressive ways to educate students who have violated the Student Code of Conduct such as Restorative Justice.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements proactive processes, systems, and modes of delivery of educational programs to promote good citizenship, civic and community engagement among the student body.
  • Conducts investigations into sexual misconduct, gender-based discrimination, student conduct and student organizational conduct as appropriate. Interviews students and other witnesses involved in conduct hearings and ensures due process to all parties involved in the hearing process.
  • Oversees the preparation and administration of effective and timely student conduct hearings, which includes: pre-hearing meetings, attendance at hearings, communication with accused students, complainants, witnesses, and parents. Ensures accurate and appropriate administration and communication of notifications and documentation of hearing schedules (date, time and location); reviews all evidence submitted for hearings.
  • Conducts training for all administrative hearing officers, appeal panel members, assigned advocates, and assigned investigators in all aspects of the student conduct hearing processes and related University policy.
  • Educates the University on related Student Code of Conduct standard and processes and oversees the annual publication of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Responsible for developing and facilitating educational opportunities (programs/events) related to Title IX and appropriate reporting requirements, prevention of and response to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  • Manage regular policy review, development, and revisions. Lead, manage, and evaluate the student conduct processes, procedures, and programs.
  • Monitors and evaluates, in partnership with Public Safety and Residence Life, college policy enforcement processes and procedures. Identifies and recommends ongoing improvements.
  • Ensures all discipline referrals are addressed in a consistent and timely manner through appropriate student conduct processes and procedures.
  • Works collaboratively with the Dean of Students Office to manage the implementation and evaluation of educational programming and resource materials at the University in areas of integrity, student ethical development, risk management, hazing prevention, health and safety, bystander intervention, and issues regarding student conduct.
  • Works collaboratively with the Wellness Professionals (Counseling and Health) to manage the sanctions associated with alcohol and drug violations, as well as anger management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, or a related field (e.g., counseling, criminology, social work, sociology), and
  • At least three (3) years of full-time equivalent experience investigating or prosecuting allegations of sexual misconduct and/ or domestic violence
  • Knowledge of EEO/ADA or Title IX compliance
  • Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Employee Benefits:

    JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package. Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
  • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
  • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
  • Medical (PEEHIP)
  • Optional plans: vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance
  • For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

    Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, https://clerycenter.org/policy-resources/the-clery-act/ the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at: http://jsu.edu/police/docs/CleryAnnualReport.pdf

    Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Advertised: May 22 2024 Central Daylight Time
    Applications close:

    Organization

    Jacksonville State University offers an ideal environment for scholars of all ethnic backgrounds who want to live and work in a friendly, small-town surrounding where academic excellence is appreciated and encouraged. The main campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Alabama midway between Birmingham and Atlanta. A blend of modern and old, Jacksonville is a charming Southern village that is rich in history, dotted with nationally registered antebellum homes, and other historic sites nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian mountains.

    Founded in 1883 and located in northeast Alabama, Jacksonville State University is home to more than 9,600 students representing 63 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to the JSU Strategic Plan home page.

    Academically Jax State offers bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs. There are 96 undergraduate programs, 8 undergraduate micro credential and certificate programs, 64 master's programs, five doctoral programs, seven educational specialist programs, and 11 graduate certificate programs/micro credentials.  More than 40 online programs are offered. The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

    Company info
    Website
    Telephone
    256-782-5007
    Location
    700 Pelham Road North
    Jacksonville
    AL
    36265
    US

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