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Director, Title IX

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Student Affairs, Title IX
Division: Student Affairs

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Service Months:

12

Position Summary:

The Director of Title IX provides creative vision and leadership for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the College's Title IX compliance obligations and serves as the College’s resident expert in matters of Title IX and gender equity. The position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Care and provides assistance in the leadership and administration of the care alignment and serves as one of the institution's student advocates.

The Director of Title IX provides leadership and service to the Rollins community broadly. A commitment to student development and success, experiential learning, and a high level of student interaction is essential.  The position is highly collaborative. The Director of Title IX has responsibilities for collaborating closely with the Dean of Students, Vice President of Student Affairs, Deans of Faculty, Community Standards & Responsibility, Student and Family Care, Residence Life and Explorations, Wellness Center, Campus Safety, and the Human Resources Department.

Compliance and Accommodations

  • Coordinate 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 all complaints pursuant to Title IX.
  • Oversee prompt, effective, and equitable intake, investigation, and resolution of all instances of sex/gender-based discrimination made known to responsible employees and/or reported or filed by students, faculty, employees, third parties, or by members of the broader community.
  • Collaborate on Title IX compliance efforts and/or accountability efforts of other campus departments and offices with responsibilities under Title IX (e.g., Athletics, deputy Title IX Coordinators, investigators, community standards, campus safety, health services, counseling and psychological services, student affairs, human resources, faculty/academic affairs, etc.).
  • Provide appropriate notice of an investigation; determine the extent of an investigation; appoint, train, and supervise Title IX investigators and any deputy coordinators; oversee investigation efforts; ensure provision of initial remedial actions including oversight of interim measures; assure compliance with timelines; deliver appropriate notice of charge, notice of outcome, and remedies, and provide a repository for and source of institutional record-keeping/case management (may also be delegated).
  • Provide guidance and assistance to alleged survivors of sexual violence and sex/gender discrimination including referral to support resources, notice of right to file internal grievances, notice of the right to grieve to the US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, and notice of the right to report incidents to law enforcement.
  • Monitor institutional compliance with and provide ongoing consultation on related federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment against all protected classes (e.g. VAWA, Campus Save Act, Clery Act).
  • Organize and maintain grievance files, disposition reports, and other records regarding Title IX compliance, including annual reports of the number and nature of filed complaints and the disposition of said complaints, data collection, climate assessment, pattern monitoring, etc.
  • Serve as principal contact for government inquiries pursuant to Title IX. 
  • Consult with the College’s attorney on questionable matters and collaborate to the extent necessary on legal matters under dispute.
  • Ensure all members of the campus community who participate in the Title IX process, to include intake, appeals, etc. are properly trained and updated annually.
  • Complete annual reporting and assessment for Title IX and related matters.

Planning and Oversight

  • Provide leadership, direction and supervision for all activities and personnel of the Title IX program including consulting with relevant policy-making bodies and senior administrators for the purpose of advising, clarifying and identifying necessary action to eliminate sex and/or gender-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, to ensure that access to facilities, opportunities, and resources is gender equitable throughout the campus.
  • Provide ongoing training, consultation, and technical assistance on Title IX for all students and employees, with specialized training content for Title IX investigators and appeals officers.

Education and Support Services

  • Develop, implement and coordinate campus-based strategic efforts aimed at the prevention of sexual violence and other forms of sex and/or gender-based discrimination including periodic campus climate surveys specific to sexual and gender-based violence and relationships.
  • Develop and disseminate educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of the school or campus community (students, faculty, administrators, staff, and parents) of Title IX rights, responsibilities and resources both within and external to campus.
  • Attend annual conferences to maintain up to date training and credentials for compliance purposes and maintaining campus programs and policies current throughout the year.
Education and Experience Required

 

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with higher education Title IX support and oversight strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in a related field.
  • Experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination based on a protected status.
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender-based violence.
  • Higher education experience is strongly preferred.
  • A social-justice-based understanding and application to the work is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to recommend and/or effect changes to policies, to revise practices and to implement equitable procedures across many departments, including human resources, athletics, academic affairs, and student affairs/student conduct/discipline.
  • Knowledge of current state and federal law and regulations, institution-specific policies, practices and procedures, identified best practices and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.
  • Ability to manage a caseload of civil rights grievances to a prompt, effective and equitable remedy.
  • Maintain professional qualification through ongoing training and professional development.
  • Ability to design and deliver training programs to all constituencies of the campus, demonstrate accountability with respect to attendance and assess the effectiveness of these trainings.
  • Ability to build relationships and balance the multiple, varying and even conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders around a politically charged subject matter.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Rollins offers a competitive salary plus generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Our Values:

 

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

 

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