Title IX Coordinator and Director of Title IX/Nondiscrimination Initiatives

  • Wellesley College
  • Wellesley, MA
  • Mar 16, 2019

Job Description

Wellesley College

Posting Number A649 Job Title Title IX Coordinator and Director of Title IX/Nondiscrimination Initiatives Employee Group Administrative Job Type Full Time FLSA Exempt Salary Range From Salary Range To Department AVP for Administration Description
The Title IX Coordinator and Director of Title IX/Nondiscrimination Initiatives at Wellesley College is responsible for overseeing the College's Title IX program, including College policies, grievance procedures, and education that relate to Title IX as required under the Violence Against Women Act. The Director's responsibilities include Wellesley's education and outreach efforts in the context of further strengthening Wellesley's commitment to promoting an educational, working, and living environment free from sexual misconduct. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Director is charged with ensuring that the College responds to any allegations of sexual misconduct promptly, fairly, and impartially. The Director also interacts and collaborates with many groups and offices on campus to build relationships that serve as the foundation for cooperation and open dialogue with and among students, faculty, and staff. The Director reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, with a dotted line relationship to the President.


Education, Prevention, and Outreach

• Provide information to students, faculty, and staff regarding their rights and responsibilities with regard to sexual misconduct and the College's Title IX program, including information about the resources available on and off campus, how to access these resources, and Wellesley's policy and processes.
• Work to ensure an equitable and welcoming campus climate by leading, supporting, and communicating regularly with the College community about the College's Title IX program and sexual misconduct prevention efforts. The Director must also effectively collaborate with students, faculty, and staff working on such efforts.
• Conduct, oversee, or coordinate training for students, faculty, and staff about the College's nondiscrimination policies and grievance procedures, sexual misconduct prevention efforts, and its Title IX program as a whole.

Institutional Monitoring and Compliance

• Ensure that Wellesley's policies, procedures, and practices regarding sex discrimination and sexual misconduct are in compliance with Title IX; other federal laws related to the Title IX program and sexual misconduct on campus (e.g., the Violence Against Women Act and the Campus Sexual Assault and Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act); and any relevant state law, as well as that they reflect best practices.
• Ensure that complaints, reports, and investigations of sexual misconduct are handled in accordance with College policies and through prompt, fair, and impartial practices and standards. This includes the receipt, evaluation, investigation, and resolution of complaints, as well as training of those involved in investigations and adjudication.
• Facilitate coordination and collaboration with and among College offices on sexual misconduct issues, including the Division of Student Life, Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, and Campus Police.
• Coordinate the College's Title IX team and oversee the work of deputy Title IX coordinators.
• Identify and manage outside investigators, and conduct investigations as needed, on matters of sexual misconduct. May also manage and/or conduct investigations involving other forms of discrimination and misconduct as needed.
• Develop and maintain professional relationships with Title IX coordinators at neighboring Boston-area campuses, with the goal of facilitating and promoting joint training and prevention efforts and coordinating support for Wellesley students involved in sexual misconduct cases on other campuses.
• Serve as Wellesley's institutional representative on Title IX and sexual misconduct related matters, including in communications with government officials.
• Enhance professional qualifications through ongoing participation in conferences, seminars, and other professional development activities.
• Maintain records in accordance with the law and College policies.
• Coordinate reporting and assist Campus Police on Clery Act-related matters.

Assessment and Reporting

• Lead periodic review of all complaints/reports of sexual misconduct and in coordination with the appropriate College offices (including the Division of Student Life, Office of Human Resources, and Campus Police) to identify and address any patterns/systemic issues.
• In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and with students, faculty, and staff, coordinate and/or oversee the development and implementation of any assessments (e.g., surveys) of campus climate and policies and procedures to address sexual misconduct.
• Utilize, review, and assess findings to enhance the effectiveness of the College's policies, compliance, and education efforts around Title IX and sexual misconduct and address the need for modifying policies.
  • May include other responsibilities as assigned and not listed here
• Significant Title IX or related experience is required
• Experience in working at a women's college is preferred
• An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred
• Comprehensive knowledge of current state and federal law and regulations-as well as identified best practices and trends in the field of education-related to sexual misconduct on college campuses
• Understanding of the ways in which recent developments regarding sexual misconduct on campus are changing the conversation on campuses across the country, and how Title IX and related laws impact women's colleges in particular
• Understanding of the residential liberal arts college experience and a passion to work collaboratively within a highly consultative campus culture
• Ability to build rapport, work collaboratively with, and navigate complex issues across constituencies on and off campus, including students, faculty, staff, and alumnae
• Cultural competence and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student, faculty, and staff populations
• Experience successfully working with confidential and sensitive information
• Sound judgment, objectivity, and integrity
• Talent for listening and facilitating difficult conversations
• Ability to lead, manage, and inspire teams
• Ability to prepare and present detailed reports, educational programs, training, and assessments
• Excellent written and oral communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, planning, presentation, and project management skills
Posting Date 03/13/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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