Assistant General Counsel/Title IX Coordinator

  • AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Sep 01, 2017
Full time Legal Services Non-profit-Social Services Education

Job Description

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts, as well as a two-year conservatory programs. 

The Assistant General Counsel will provide complex legal advice, counsel, representation and support of the institution pertaining to the interpretation and implementation of state and federal laws, procurement, intellectual property, licensing, preparation of legal documents, health care law and services, and other related legal matters as assigned by the General Counsel.

Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and facilitation of efforts to foster a working, learning and living environment that is free from sex-based discrimination, particularly sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of harassment. This position is responsible for ensuring that the College’s Title IX policies, procedures, and practices are in compliance with Title IX, as well as other laws addressing sexual misconduct on college campuses, such as the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provide legal guidance and assist the General Counsel in interpretation of issues of importance to the College
  • Interpret and implement applicable state and federal laws, rules and policies as they relate to the College
  • Perform legal research on various legal matters including policy and procedure development and implementation, regulatory issues, writing and review of contracts
  • Review, negotiate, and prepare legal documents necessary to facilitate diverse commercial transactions involving the College
  • Advise departments and colleges regarding copyright and other intellectual property matters
  • Formulate, develop, implement, interpret, and review College regulations, policies, and procedures to include identifying the need for policy development or changes to protect and serve the College’s legal interests
  • Represent the College in state and/or federal courts as well as administrative forums of competent jurisdiction
  • Coordinate compliance programs for Title IX, VAWA, SAVE, and the Clery Act; monitor and implement actions to comply with Title IX, including other state and federal laws and regulations; promote commitment to working, learning and living environments free from harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct
  • Oversee College responses to all Title IX complaints; ensure investigations comply with the College’s written procedures and Title IX requirements under AMDA’s Sexual Harassment Policy (Title IX), including notices, timelines, training, and interim actions
  • Provide oversight, training, and leadership for all Title IX initiatives and maintain accurate records of all compliance efforts
  • Conduct an annual review of all formal and informal Title IX complaints and reports in order to identify and address any patterns or systemic problem that require attention
  • Provide oversight of all reports, complaints, and investigations related to sexual misconduct
  • Coordinate and oversee the development and implementation of periodic assessments (e.g. surveys) of campus climate

Qualifications:

  • Law Degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience as a practicing attorney
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience with increasing responsibility at an academic institution of higher education is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of legal principles, theories, techniques, and methodology in the field, as well as relevant federal, state, and local law
  • Willingness to learn and receive direction from the General Counsel on higher education law and applications in a higher education setting
  • Experience dealing with student conduct adjudication, investigations, dispute resolution, and compliance preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret federal and state higher education laws and regulations; in depth knowledge of Title IX and Clery Act
  • Excellent judgment, ability to maintain a fair and neutral position in significant disputes, and ability to work independently
  • Strong organization, planning, analytical, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop, lead, and effectively facilitate training programs
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Journal/moot court activity preferred
  • Work under minimum supervision and tight deadlines
  • Computer proficiency: MS Office including (excel, Word)

AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer M/F/D/V

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