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Director of Title IX and Compliance

Director of Title IX and Compliance

Director of Title IX and Compliance

Spelman College
Atlanta, GA 30314

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The Director of Title IX and Compliance will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the College’s Title IX compliance obligations and plays a key role in the collective efforts (on campus and the AUC) to build and maintain an even safer and more gender-equitable campus climate for all members of the community. This position will work closely with campus partners such as administration, faculty, staff, and students to direct an institutional comprehensive compliance program by developing initiatives, conducting training, and coordinating awareness of gender equity and sexual harassment, assault, violence, and other sexual misconduct policies and related procedures (e.g. VAWA, Clery, Campus SaVE Act) across the College. This position is responsible for emerging regulatory obligations and developing plans of action for remaining in compliance with Title IX.
The incumbent assists the Senior Vice President and Secretary of the College with coordination of the College’s compliance efforts- may include reviewing and evaluating compliance practices and policies to ensure that the Board, administrators, faculty, and staff carry out their responsibilities in full compliance with the law, federal regulations, and the relevant College policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversees Title IX efforts and other misconduct and related procedures, 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
  • Provides leadership, direction, and supervision for all Title IX personnel, strategy, operations, and budgetary responsibilities, as well as program activities. This includes consulting with relevant policy-making bodies and senior personnel 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
  • Provides ongoing training, consultation, and technical assistance on Title IX for all members of the campus community, with specialized training content for hearing officers/boards, investigators, campus law enforcement, appeals officers, and deputy Title IX coordinators
  • Develops, implements, and coordinates campus strategic efforts aimed at the prevention of sexual violence and other forms of sex and/or gender-based discrimination
  • Develops and disseminates educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of the campus community (students, faculty, administrators, staff, and parents) of Title IX rights, responsibilities, and resources both within and external to campus premises
  • Oversees prompt, fair, effective, and equitable intake, investigation, processing, issuing of findings of fact, and timely resolution of all instances of sex/gender discrimination made known to responsible employees and/or reported or filed by students, faculty, employees, third parties, or by members of the broader community
  • Coordinates and monitors Title IX efforts of other on-campus and external delegates, departments, and offices (e.g., deputy Title IX coordinators, investigators, student conduct/discipline, victim services, public safety, health services, counseling services, student affairs, human resources, academic affairs, etc.) to ensure compliance and improve outcomes
  • Provides guidance and assistance to alleged victims of sexual violence and sex/gender discrimination including referral to support resources, a notice of right to file internal grievances, a notice of the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and notice of the right to report incidents to law enforcement
  • Organizes and maintains 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; and provide a repository for and source of institutional record-keeping (may also be delegated)
  • Identifies areas of institutional risk and exposure related to Title IX compliance and make recommendations to Senior leadership
  • Responsible for periodic review and assessment of the College’s Title IX policies and procedures, to ensure that they are a clear, consolidated, and efficient resource for students, faculty, and staff
  • Serves as principal contact and subject matter expert for government inquiries and requirements pursuant to Title IX.
  • Provides assistance with other institution-wide compliance matters including, but not limited to a conflict of interest, risk management, and business continuity as assigned by the Secretary of the College

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in a related field required. Master’s degree or J.D. and higher education experience strongly preferred.
This position requires a strong customer service focus, communication, time management skills, and knowledge of and experience with issues related to sex discrimination and gender-based violence. Incumbent must articulate and demonstrate an understanding of issues and dynamics of difference in a culturally diverse environment. Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact is essential. Individuals must possess the ability to recommend and/or effect changes to policies, revise practices, and to implement equitable procedures across many departments, including academic affairs, and student affairs/student conduct/discipline.
Work requires the ability to conduct fair and effective investigations through the use of fact-finding and compilation skills plus the ability to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously, at times with little supervision. Demonstrated 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. Excellent judgment and proven impeccable integrity with experience conducting federal and/or internal investigations with a demonstrated understanding of Federal and state discrimination laws and regulations are required.
Excellent oral communication skills are required when providing information; and the 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 training. Must have the ability to build relationships and balance the multiple, varying, and even conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders including on and off-campus partnerships around a politically charged subject matter. Incumbent must be able to write business correspondence and comprehensive documentation that includes procedure manuals, draft community memos, letters, and emails. Also, must be able to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as Federal compliance reports. Good proofreading skills are essential.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree or J.D. and higher education experience strongly preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions
Master’s degree or J.D. and higher education experience strongly preferred.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those required to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: talk, sit, hear, walk using hands to operate a computer and other office equipment. The employee is frequently required to: stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to: climb, lifting and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.
Shift Days % Travel Required 25% - 50% Full Time/Part Time Full-time FLSA Exempt Number of Vacancies 1 Anticipated Candidate Start Date Position End Date (if temporary)
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Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.

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