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Director of Title IX

Company:
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Job Location:
Cheyney, Pennsylvania
Category:
Human Resources
Cheyney University is inviting applicants for the Director of Title IX. The incumbent will provide leadership, guidance, and oversight in support of the University’s Title IX obligations under a variety of federal and state laws, as well as an institutional policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Compliance, the Title Director of Title IX will be responsible for the administration, oversight, and continued development and enforcement of the University’s Title IX obligations as related to students and employees. The Director of Title IX will oversee the management of all Title IX investigations, and he/she will also oversee and facilitate Title IX education opportunities and training workshops. Additional responsibilities include management and administration of all EEO and Compliance related programs and responsibilities. In performing the Title IX, EEOC, and Compliance duties and responsibilities, the Director of Title IX will work collaboratively with all divisions and offices on campus.

Essential Job Functions 

General Health & Safety Duties

  1.  Ensure the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX), the Jeanne Clery Act of 1990 (Clery Act), the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), Campus SaVe Act, and all other federal and state non-discrimination requirements, and the prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints arising under Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVe Act, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania guidelines/regulations.
  2. Oversee prompt, effective, and equitable intake, investigation, processing, issuing of findings of fact, and timely resolution of all instances of discrimination, harassment, gender-based violence, and retaliation made known to responsible employees and/or reported or filed by students, faculty, staff or third parties.
  3. Review, investigate, and monitor the resolution of reports of sex discrimination and/or harassment (including sexual violence), stalking, and relationship violence; evaluate and improve campus climate with regard to sex discrimination; development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and procedures, and the creation, coordination, delivery and documentation of all training and educational efforts.
  4. Coordinate the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures, and practices designed to comply with federal and state laws requiring prompt and equitable resolution, including but not limited to, Title VII, EEOC, the Clery Act, VAWA, ADA, ADEA, all as amended, and other federal and state anti-discrimination laws, regulations and requirements.
  5. Provide guidance and assistance to reporting parties of sexual violence and sex/gender discrimination including referral to support resources, a notice of right to file internal complaints, 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. 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • ATIXA or similar training in Title IX education/best practices is strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of current state and federal laws and regulations, institutional policies, practices, and procedures identified best practices and trends in the field of higher education, including, but not limited to, prevention and elimination of discrimination and harassment in compliance with Title IX, EEOC, Title VII, the Clery Act, VAWA, and health and safety, financial aid, and other regulations.
  • Thorough understanding of and sensitivity to working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse academic, cultural, disability, ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation methods.
  • Skilled in effective investigation techniques, compiling, analyzing, and reporting statistical data, and the ability to reach sound decisions and conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and with sensitivity to students and to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive issues, content, and language in managing anti¬-discrimination investigations, complaints, reports, data, etc.
  • Ability to design and deliver training programs to all constituencies of the campus and demonstrate accountability with respect to attendance and assess the effectiveness of these training.
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in the following: Title IX investigations, outreach, and crisis response; diversity and education and training in diversity issues, women’s issues, and education and training in women’s issues.
  • People management skills.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Education, Training, and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of prior work experience related to managing and leading compliance with Title IX, equal employment opportunity, and non-discrimination programs, including at least three years of conducting investigations. 

Instructions for Applying:

  • Applicants must complete an online application and upload a resume and cover letter. 
  • Copy of transcript of the highest level of education will be required at the time of the interview. 
  • All applications must be submitted through the online application system 

*Mailed, emailed or faxed application materials will not be considered. 

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

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