Director, Harassment and Discrimination Prevention & TIX Coordinator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 02 Jan 2024

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Position Title Director, Harassment and Discrimination Prevention & TIX Coordinator
Posting Number S2160P
Department Office of Inclusive Excellence
Work Schedule
Standard office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Incumbent may work non-standard hours as needed.
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Job Purpose
​​The Director, Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Title IX Coordinator is the designated agent of the University with primary responsibility for coordinating Gonzaga’s Title IX, Title VII, and Title VI compliance efforts. This position proactively works on creating and maintaining Gonzaga University as a safe and welcoming environment for all through outreach, policies and training consistent with the Mission of the University.
Reporting to the University’s Chief Diversity Officer, the Director, Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Title IX Coordinator works closely with student affairs, human resources, academic affairs, and athletics to coordinate the University’s compliance and educational efforts with regards to Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1964 as amended in 1972, Title VII and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as other laws and rules related to harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender, interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and related policy violations on campus.
The Director fosters a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to employment and academic pursuits including the healthy personal development of all persons. The Director develops and implements educational programs regarding harassment and discrimination prevention including sexual harassment prevention, ensuring faculty, staff, and students understand their rights and, where applicable, responsibilities under the law. This role coordinates complaints, investigations, responses, and resolutions to complaints, and collaborates with campus entities and University leadership to identify and address systemic problems.
Target Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week) 91463
Minimum Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week) 91463
Salary Midpoint (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week) 107604
Maximum Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week) 123745

Essential Functions

Essential Function Category Title Strategic Leadership for Harassment and Discrimination, and Title IX Investigation and Support Services
% of time for section 40%
Function Details
  • ​Oversees, coordinates, and ensures investigations of reports and complaints of discrimination and harassment, and sexual misconduct are adequate, reliable, timely, confidential and impartial.
  • Evaluates and determines merit/no merit of complaint claims as well as the forwarding of cases to the appropriate university official, or hearing officer and Resolution Center for adjudication.
  • Supports the university’s policies, Faculty Handbook, student conduct process, and university conduct board.
  • Trains and supervises the work of the designated investigator(s); Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and other related staff.
  • Identifies and coordinates support services with the University’s confidential advocate, local victim advocacy organizations and service providers.
  • Identifies systemic problems relating to complaints and determines whether campus-wide resources would be recommended in response, including review and revision of the University’s Title IX policies, increased monitoring, supervision or security at locations where sexual misconduct is reported to occur, and increased education and prevention efforts to targeted populations.
  • Collaboration with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the University’s complaint and investigative processes; collaborate and coordinate with compliance partners within the department and across the institution to support the University’s overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities.
  • Coordinates review, renewal and update process for Title IX related Memorandums of Understanding with external partners annually and as needed​.
Essential Function Category Title Harassment and Discrimination and Title IX Program Effectiveness/Efficiency and Compliance
% of time for section 40%
Function Details
  • ​Oversees the Title IX Complaint process and the Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy process.
  • Develops and implements all approved changes to the Harassment and Non Discrimination and Title IX policies and processes.
  • Promotes and serves as the lead for educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under the Harassment and Discrimination policy, and Title IX compliance, including reporting options/responsibilities, support services, University policy and applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential resources, etc.
  • Oversees website, communications, and resources for complainants and respondents of complaints.
  • Participation on, and/or ensures appropriate representation on cross-functional committees that have Title IX and harassment and discrimination impact such as Title IX Task Force, BIT, Threat Assessment, Risk Management, BIAS Team, etc.
  • Administers the discrimination and harassment, and Title IX program in accord with Federal, State and University rules, regulations and policies.
Essential Function Category Title Reporting, Documentation, Recordkeeping, and Metrics
% of time for section 15%
Function Details
  • ​Ensures ongoing compliance with harassment and discrimination prevention and Title IX by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports and maintaining records of investigations; monitors all other aspects of the University’s Title IX compliance as well as compliance with Title VII and Title VI.
  • Utilizes internal case management system to maintain data as derived from cases that fall under Title IX and/or the Harassment and Non-Discrimination policy.
  • Prepares reports and evaluates strategies to utilize data for decision making and planning and works with Institutional Research/HRIS to develop a dashboard for improved visualization of key data and reports.
  • Creation of Title IX and harassment and discrimination prevention reports and performing data analysis for program mentoring and maintaining files and documentation as required by internal practices and governing regulations, including routine auditing of relevant files.​

Other Functions

Other Functions
  • Represents OIE and Title IX on various committees at the University and in the community
  • Other Duties as assigned

University Competencies

University Work Values
Promoting Excellence in Academic Endeavors and Professional Practice
• Fostering intellectual depth, competence, reflection, and creativity in pursuing exemplary, rather than satisfactory, outcomes
Sharing Responsibility for Mission Identity and Leadership
• Making a personal commitment to learn about Gonzaga’s mission, discovering ways to contribute individually and collaboratively to our distinctive learning and research community
Affirming a Commitment to Human Dignity
• Engaging one another with profound respect, professionalism, and cura personalis while supporting one another’s continued learning, development, and maximizing of potential
Advancing a Culture of Inclusiveness
• Developing cultural fluencies and global awarenesses, and practicing habits that enable us to value, recruit, and support community members from historically underrepresented backgrounds
Caring for Our Common Home and Integral Ecology
• Growing ecological awareness of and respect for the interconnectedness of human and non-human life, and the need to develop and practice habits that are mutually beneficial to all life
Cultivating Individual and Community Accountability
• Demonstrating mutual commitment to our shared project by holding ourselves and others responsible for actions, expecting appropriate behavior, and aligning activities with ethical and professional standards

Qualifications/Knowledge Required/Years Experience Required

Degree Required Master's Degree
Certifications and/or Licensures required
Knowledge Required Expert in field
Years Experience Required 5-7.99 years
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of EEO, Civil Rights, Title IX, VAWA, and Clery.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Title VII, Title VI, and the ADAAA.
  • Experience developing protocols and strategies which address Title IX.
  • Experience conducting and overseeing investigations into reports of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender-based violence, including sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.
  • Experience conducting in-person prevention education regarding harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and stressful situations in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Ability to accurately analyze, summarize and apply legal and policy standards to factual situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively on sensitive issues, as well as adjust communication style when needed (student, staff and faculty populations).
  • Demonstrated ability to serve people with various backgrounds, identities, and experiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with computer applications; Word, Excel and PowerPoint.​

Desired Qualifications
  • Juris Doctor, strongly preferred.
  • Student conduct experience in K-12 or Higher Education.
  • Title IX, EEO, or PHR/SPHR certification.

Physical / Environmental Qualifications
  • ​​Remain in a stationary position 75% of the time
  • Wrist and hand movement related to computer work
  • Ability to prep for and attend meetings and events across campus in various weather conditions
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, stretch and reach
  • Pick-up, carry and move items up to 25 lbs.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/01/2023
Close Date 01/02/2024
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Begins On 11/17/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.
Clery Statement
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.
A copy of the report can be found online at . A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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