Title IX and Civil Rights Officer (Apply via Search Firm)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Maritime Academy
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Compliance/Legal

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Working Title: Title IX and Civil Rights Officer

Classification Title: Administrator III

Department Name: Student Equity & Programs, Title IX

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Bargaining Unit: M80 (Management/MPP)

Employment Type: MPP – this position is part of the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). No tenure or permanent status can be achieved within the MPP.

Salary Range: Hiring salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

Benefits: Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental, and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for additional information.

Application Deadline: Full-time position is available in the Student Equity & Programs, Title IX, and Civil Rights Officer. Apply via Another Source . Open until filled.

Position Summary:  

The University is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community.  In support of this commitment, the Title IX and Civil Rights Officer is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the University’s efforts to comply with Title IX and support gender equity.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Title IX and Civil Rights Officer serves as the University’s subject matter expert on Title IX implementation and is tasked with the following core responsibilities: monitoring and overseeing the University’s compliance with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Clery Act and other related federal and state laws and regulations; California State University (CSU) Executive Orders 1095, 1096, 1097 and 1098 and any superseding University policies; and other CSU or campus regulations, policies or agreements related to Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence and Domestic Violence, Stalking, and related Retaliation  (collectively referred to throughout the remainder of this position description as “Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation”); ensuring a centralized, timely, fair, compassionate and comprehensive response to reports of Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation prohibited by Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, and applicable CSU policies and other federal and state laws;  overseeing the investigation of formal complaints involving students, faculty, and staff alleging Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation prohibited by Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, and applicable CSU policies and other federal and state laws; working within the Cal Maritime community to educate students, faculty, and staff about available supportive measures, reporting options, and the University’s process for responding to formal complaints of Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation; and collaborating with campus partners in their educational and training efforts to prevent and address sexual misconduct.

About California State University Maritime Academy:

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on the scenic Vallejo waterfront, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 50 graduate students.

Cal Maritime offers seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation, and Oceanography. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard, and naval reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

Major Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Develop and manage the execution of the Title IX and Civil Rights Office’s strategic plan.
  • Supervise the work and professional development of staff in the Title IX and Civil Rights Office.
  • Communicate with relevant campus partners to ensure that all reports and formal complaints are received centrally and addressed in accordance with University policy and the applicable legal framework, including the integration of responsibilities under Title IX, Clery, VAWA, and other federal and state laws.
  • Provide periodic reports to the President, the Vice President Cadet Leadership and Development, and other senior administrators on the University’s Title IX and Civil Rights efforts. 
  • Develop and lead Title IX-related campus committees and participate as the Title IX representative in system-wide committees and groups.
  • Regularly convene a multidisciplinary Title IX assessment team to discuss and assess new reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment and related forms of prohibited conduct.
  • Work collaboratively with other campus constituents such as the University Police, Cal Maritime’s Human Resources department, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, the Gender Equity Committee, Student Conduct Office, Residence Life and Housing Services, Health Education, Counseling and Psychological Services, Athletics, and the Division of Cadet Leadership and Development to ensure accurate data collection.
  • Keep abreast of trends and current developments in Title IX and related federal and state laws and regulations; CSU Executive Orders 1095, 1096, 1097, and 1098 and any superseding CSU policy; and other CSU or campus regulations, policies or agreements related to discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex.
  • Ensure that all Deputy Title IX Coordinators, investigators, hearing officers, appellate authorities, and facilitators of informal resolutions are appropriately trained.
  • Provide oversight and management of the Title IX and Civil Rights Office’s budget and staffing ensuring the ethical, responsible, and effective stewardship for financial and human resources.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Receive reports and formal complaints of Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and related Retaliation.
  • Conduct and/or oversee the intake and initial assessment processes and determine, in consultation with the parties, the appropriate resolution pathway upon receipt of a formal complaint. 
  • Oversee and support Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Ensure the provision of supportive measures to Complainants, Respondents, and other impacted individuals.
  • Work collaboratively with campus partners on interim measures and informal resolutions, working closely with Human Resources and Academic Affairs for matters involving employees
  • Ensure the prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution of formal complaints involving Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and related Retaliation.
  • Develop investigation plans with investigators; identify and consult with internal and external subject matter experts when needed in investigations; oversee the writing of comprehensive investigation reports; provide administrative and organizational support to campus hearing officers, hearing coordinators, and other appropriate administrators; coordinate and collaborate with hearing and appeals unit and compliance administrators and staff within the Chancellor's Office including the Systemwide Title IX Compliance Officer and the Systemwide Director, DHR/Whistleblower/Compliance Services; and manage the informal resolution of formal complaints when appropriate.
  • Develop and conduct and/or oversee informed and effective training and resource materials that are accessible to, and serve, all members of the diverse campus community.
  • Respond to inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and student advisors regarding reporting options, University policies, and responsible employee protocols. 

Data Management and Recordkeeping

  • Maintain a comprehensive database to track incidents of Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation, assess patterns and areas of risk, and identify the need for targeted prevention and education programming.
  • Develop and maintain a case management tracker for active matters to ensure the timely resolution of all formal complaints. 
  • Ensure the University’s compliance with Title IX’s recordkeeping requirements for investigations, hearings, determinations of responsibility, disciplinary sanctions, remedies, appeals, informal resolution outcomes, supportive measures, and materials used to train the Title IX and Civil Rights Officer, investigators, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, decision-makers, and facilitators of informal resolution. 
  • Support the University in its accounting and annual reporting of campus crimes pursuant to the Clery Act.

Required Qualifications:


  • Minimum five years of high-level or progressive responsibility developing, overseeing, and/or implementing a Title IX program in a higher education setting
  • Deep experience conducting investigations involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence including investigative report writing
  • Demonstrated success working strategically and collaboratively with key organizational stakeholders in the resolution of informal and formal Title IX


  • Possess expert knowledge of Title IX and relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to problem-solve, prioritize, analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
  • In-depth knowledge of effective practices for developing and implementing Title IX compliant protocols and processes for a large, public college or university.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Title IX investigation and best practices.
  • Deep experience in conducting Title IX investigations and writing investigation reports. 
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of campus constituents.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn data and information management systems.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community and government agencies.
  • Experience in facilitating the informal resolution of complaints in accordance with Title IX.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, planning, and management skills along with previous experience supervising cross-divisional and cross-departmental teams.
  • A compassionate nature, a talent for listening, and a history of working with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse campus community, including first-generation students. 
  • Ability to address stressful situations while maintaining composure and contribute to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to supervise the work of staff and recommend appropriate personnel actions.
  • Ability to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Higher Ed. Administration, Education and Educational Psychology or other closely related fields required
  • Experience in Higher Education and/or the CSU system
  • Knowledge of CSU Executive Orders

Special Conditions: Typical office environment with the moderate noise level.  May include long periods of sitting at a computer terminal and standing, as well as traveling to and from offices across campus and out to external destinations as required by the position.      

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Conditions:  Involves mainly sitting with up to 25% of the activities involving regular standing or walking; involves lifting of medium weight objects limited to 25 pounds.

Background Check: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, credit check, DMV records check, and fingerprinting) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

Designated Position: This position is a “designated position” in California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Eligibility to Work:  Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

Title IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for the Title IX Coordinator at: https://www2.calstate.edu/titleix

EEO Statement: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.

Application Procedure: All applicants must apply via Another Source 

Disclaimer: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained may be modified or changed.

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