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Title IX Coordinator

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Westfield State University
Location
Westfield

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Title IX Coordinator

Campus Title: Title IX Coordinator
State Job Title: Director
Department: Human Resources
Job Code: HA6010
FLSA Status: Exempt
Funding: 7115-0100
Bargaining Unit: Non-Unit Professional
Job Type: Full-Time
Timeframe: 52 Weeks
Shift: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Supervision Received: The Title IX Coordinator reports to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources (AVPHR).
Supervision Exercised: Supervises the Senior Investigator plus periodically assigned Title IX team members.
Salary: $105,000.00 to $115,000.00 (Salary commensurate with education and experience)

General Statement of Duties:

The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for managing the responsibilities associated with the University's compliance obligations pursuant to Title IX. Additionally, the Coordinator will provide substantial support for the advancement of equal opportunity in consultation with the AVPHR.

The Coordinator occupies an important leadership role in working across divisions and departments to assist the University in achieving its goals of promoting an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment. The Coordinator serves as a skilled communicator who can reach across institutional lines to build strong partnerships, inspire and facilitate collaboration, and advise and influence academic and administrative leaders at all levels on relevant guidelines and regulations.

Specifically, the Coordinator will monitor and maintain compliance with Title IX regulations and requirements while also contributing to the implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of the University's Equal Opportunity Plan. The Coordinator will also partner with Student Affairs to ensure the coordination and implementation of supportive measures. The position provides leadership, collaboration, and coordination with departments and campus stakeholders in support of intakes, investigations, education, and training.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:
Essential:
  • Serves as the University's central resource and institutional custodian of record of Title IX sex- based discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault and related retaliation records for internal and external reporting purposes by maintaining documentation and records of complaints, investigations, and reports. Safeguards their confidentiality.
  • Develops, oversees, and maintains processes for receiving Title IX complaints and reports of sex-based discrimination, harassment, sexual assault and related allegations of misconduct. Collaborates with Student Affairs, Public Safety, and other applicable stakeholders while regularly apprising affected parties of status information. Ensures investigations are adequate, reliable, timely, confidential, and fair while using both formal and informal means for resolution, as appropriate. Manages cases in compliance with the University's Title IX, Equal Opportunity, and Clery requirements.
  • Develops and implements long-term goals for programming, services, education, and assessment of compliance efforts.
  • Serves as a back-up investigator of complaints of discrimination and harassment in compliance with state and federal laws, executive orders, and University policies and procedures.
  • Develops and delivers education, training, and outreach programming concerning the awareness, prevention, and reporting of sexual violence, sexual and gender-based harassment, stalking, discrimination, and retaliation. Responsibilities include preparing reports and other written material, planning and coordinating workshops, meetings and special events.
  • Contributes to the development and administration of campus-wide climate surveys.
  • Reviews and revises select University policies and procedures to promote equity, consistently leads efforts to audit departmental compliance with Title IX and related policies.
  • Prepares annual reports regarding the number, nature and disposition of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.
  • Acts as the University representative when attending conferences and communicating with government compliance or investigation officers.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and information regarding federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, ADA, and FERPA.
  • Enhances the University's Title IX website.
  • Performs other duties, as requested by the AVPHR, in support of the HR team's portfolio of works.


Job Requirements:
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated abilities regarding client intake, complaint reporting and resolution, employee relations, or compliance.
  • Strong intercultural skills including cultural humility and an understanding of intersectionality and associated implications for policy education and programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct work with integrity, fairness, and empathy.
  • Ability to understand the needs of the University and pivot between interactions with students, faculty, staff, Public Safety, and legal counsel.
  • Effective communication both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree with a minimum of three years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to discrimination and harassment, including Title IX, Title VII, and ADA.
  • Experience interpreting federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to EO, Title IX and ADA benefits regulations.


Additional Information:
Salary:

Salaries for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining agreements as well as state policies. State job specifications may be found on the Department of Higher Education's webpage.

Employee Benefits:

Benefits are an important component of an employee's total compensation package.
  • Health Insurance: Westfield State offers a variety of HMO, POS, and PPO-type health insurance plans for eligible employees. Coverage is effective on the 1st of the month following the date of hire. Exceptions to employees hired on the 1st of the month, coverage is effective immediately.
  • Retirement: the MA State Employee Retirement System provides eligible employees with a retirement pension following a 10-year vesting period. In lieu of the retirement pension, eligible employees may select the Optional Retirement Plan with a maximum 5% employer matching contribution.
  • Tuition Waivers & Discounts: eligible employees, including spouses and dependent children, receive reduced tuition at MA state colleges, community colleges, and universities.
  • Paid Time Off: employees receive 12 paid holidays and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits.
  • Additional information regarding employee benefits is available on the University's Benefits & Wellness webpage.

Disability Accommodations

Westfield State University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and will ensure the availability of reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (413) 572-8809 or visit us in the Horace Mann Building, 1st floor.

Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion and review of a background check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.


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Westfield is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, creed or economic status.

 

 

Founded in 1838 by educational reformer and political leader Horace Mann, Westfield State was the first co-educational college in America dedicated to free, public education for teaching professionals without regard to race, creed or gender.

 

The College today calls upon this rich tradition of practical innovation as it develops and refines relevant and rewarding fields of study, opportunities for service, and global experiences. Westfield's residential nature and beautiful setting at the base of the Berkshire Mountains offers every student a rich, classic college experience.

Athletics, superb outdoor recreation, 100+ student clubs and organizations, international studies, leadership opportunities, national and international guest speakers, and close connections with the city of Westfield lend a collegial air to the future-focused Westfield learning community.

               

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