Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator (20443)
Job Location: Los Angeles - Burbank, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: Graduate Degree
Travel Percentage: None
Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Education
New York Film Academy, Los Angeles
The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Center in New York City, and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia.
The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students' creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy's goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFA's expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual. NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The New York Film Academy is committed to diversity within its community of students, faculty, and support staff. NYFA encourages applicants who themselves may have a diverse background and who will be dedicated to contributing further to the diversification of the NYFA community.
In recruiting new members to the NYFA community, NYFA seeks individuals who are purpose-driven, committed to belonging and have a bias for action. NYFA is on the move and it wants entrepreneurial thinkers, ready to create and lead higher education with it. NYFA is becoming a learning organization where innovative ideas and approaches are promoted.
Under the direct supervision of the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the conduct management of areas within the office of the Dean of Students that reinforce community values and center learning within the student experience. The Associate Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator will be responsible for oversight of NYFA's Title IX Grievance Policy & Procedures, NYFA's Sexual Misconduct Policy, and NYFA's Student Conduct Code for the LA Campus. Track and trend disciplinary issues, identify gaps, and improve policies and procedures related to student conduct and sexual misconduct. The Associate Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator will work directly with students to improve and support them so that they can achieve their educational goals.
The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.
- Demonstrates a commitment to a procedurally sound, student-centered, trauma-informed, non-adversarial, educationally focused, and restorative student conduct philosophy that ensures a connection between the incidents under review, hear the conversation, sanction decisions, and the learning needs of students and organizations
- Oversees the NYFA's response to allegations of misconduct; ensure investigations comply with the NYFA's written procedures, including notices, timelines, training, and interim actions
- Serves as the primary administrator responsible for Title IX and Student Conduct Code related matters
- Provides leadership and assumes responsibility for the orientation of the campus community to NYFA's Student Conduct Code and NYFA's Title IX and Sexual Misconduct policies
- Manages the process and systems for Title IX, sexual misconduct, student conduct, grievances, and Care Team, including maintaining the system of record for complaints and monitoring complaint logs for systemic issues.
- Facilitates a review and periodically update policies and procedures related to the Student Conduct Code and Title IX to achieve compliance with federal, state, and local laws, including investigation procedures, and to meet the mission, goals, and needs of the NYFA community
Title IX related responsibilities include:
- Serves as the primary Title IX investigator for the Los Angeles campus
- Assess incoming allegations and work collaboratively with the Dean of Students and the Title IX Coordinators at the New York and South Beach campuses to ensure procedural compliance through the intake process, investigation process, application of supportive measures, and resolution processes.
- Provide oversight of all reported allegations, complaints, and investigations related to Title IX, sexual misconduct, and sex-based discrimination
- Work collaboratively with the Title IX Coordinators at the New York and South Beach campuses to ensure consistency and care with Title IX initiatives and investigations
- Coordinate compliance programs for Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, Clery Act, and all other relevant sexual discrimination, harassment, and misconduct legislation; 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
- Implement education and prevention programs for students and employees, as well as Complainant and Respondent resource programs
- 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 problems that require attention
- Coordinate and oversee the development and implementation of periodic assessments (e.g. surveys) of campus climat
Student Conduct Code responsibilities include:
- Serves as the primary hearing officer for student conduct cases, academic integrity, and organizational misconduct
- Provides oversight of all reported allegations, complaints, and investigations related to the Student Conduct Code
- Works collaboratively with the Dean of Students to ensure procedural compliance and fair resolution of student conduct proceedings
- Provides training and education to students, faculty, staff, and administrators on Student Conduct Code related matters including due process, FERPA, investigation processes, and adjudication and sanctioning processes
- Trains additional Student Conduct Administrators as needed to ensure Student Conduct Code related matters are reviewed and resolved per policy expectations
Additional responsibilities include:
- Serves and actively participates as a member of the Dean of Students Team to support team cohesion within the department, the wellbeing and personal/professional growth of staff and the establishment of methods through which the impact of collective programs and services offered can be communicated effectively
- Serves on campus-wide committees and task forces that may include the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Council, Drug and Alcohol Policy task force, Academic Planning and Policy Committee, and/or others as needed.
- Assists with drafting internal policies and procedures
- Conducts document review
- Drafts memorandums, investigative reports, notices, and correspondences
- Prepares and make presentations
- Attends meetings & strategy sessions
- Works on project-related initiatives as requested
- Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES:
- Understanding of federal, state, and local laws that govern student conduct procedures, Title IX, sex-based discrimination, and sexual misconduct
- Ability to work cooperatively with others
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Ethical, honest, and a demonstrated ability to practice a high-level confidentiality
- Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
- Outstanding communicator and strong writer; an individual who possesses superior written and verbal communications skills, as well as the ability to present their views in a clear and compelling manner
- Demonstrated ability to organize the workflow and manage multiple tasks and functions simultaneously
- Ability to anticipate problems, critical issues, and opportunities as they arise and advise accordingly
- Ability to foster a cooperative work environment; possessing conflict resolution and/or mediation skills
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators and other diverse groups
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION:
- Masters degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling, organizational behavior or a similar field is required
- Five years of relevant student affairs experience, including progressive management responsibilities and demonstrated experience in student conduct administration
- Working knowledge of relevant federal policies, including FERPA, Due Process, Title IX, VAWA / Campus SaVE Act, Clery Act, and all other relevant sexual discrimination, harassment, and misconduct legislation
- Experience facilitating the assessment of program and learning outcomes
New York Film Academy ("NYFA") is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.