Director Title IX, Compliance & Assessment

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Position Title Director Title IX, Compliance & Assessment
Job Category Administrator
Office/Department Vice President and Special Assistant to the President
Location Evergreen Main Campus
Staff Job Type
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Position Summary and Duties

As Title IX Coordinator for the University, oversee prevention, education, and trauma informed response programs related to sexual misconduct, gender violence, sexual assault and related policies. Oversee the University’s compliance with the Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1964 as amended in 1972, and compliance with Section 504/ADA and related grievance processes. Foster a safe and supportive environment conducive to a successful educational environment. Generate and/or review student development, external affairs compliance and program reports; ensure programs are consistent with state, local, and federal laws related to requirements for higher education. Develop and implement assessment tools and metrics; and monitor programs to assess and promote continuous improvement of the student experience and institutional effectiveness at Loyola. This position reports to the VP & Special Asst to the President/Interim VP Student Development.

As University Title IX Coordinator, and University ADA 504 Coordinator, provide leadership, vision, strategic planning, implementation, and oversight of Title IX, ADA 504, and related programs; including the development, execution, communication, and assessment of plans and policies. Collaborate with student development, human resources, academic affairs, athletics, diversity, equity and inclusion, and legal counsel to ensure the University’s prevention, compliance, educational, and outreach efforts with regard to Title IX, ADA 504, and related policies. Ensure NCAA Title IX compliance. Support the University in areas such as admission, financial aid, student affairs, athletics, housing, facilities, and academics programs as it relates to gender equity. Ensure updates to Title IX website and brochures.

Provide leadership to the Assistant Director Title IX, Compliance, and Assessment/Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students. Appoint, lead, train, develop, evaluate and monitor staff to accomplish goals and objectives.

Develop, generate, review, and monitor budgets, programs, and services. Generate, maintain, and monitor all reports and records required by University policies and state, local, and regulatory agencies as it relates to Title IX and ADA 504. The Director will coordinate investigations and provide administrative support for investigations.

Select cross-functional Title IX deputy coordinators and intake officers as needed and provide training and support. Ensure hearing officers, advisors, advocates, investigators, and all roles related to the Title IX processes are assigned and trained. Establish a strong partnership with the Office of Student Conduct and the Women’s Center among others. Provide prompt and equitable resolution of complaints by assisting individuals who wish to file complaints or who are guiding others through the process. Conduct periodic review of all University Title IX programs, ADA 504 programs, and action steps; assist with solutions and monitor improvement actions as needed. Responsible for memorandum of understandings (MOU), vendor selection and vendor management of contract relationships related to Title IX; such as hospitals, local police, investigators, training contracts and content, and/or other consultants as needed. Collaborate with campus public safety as needed to refer appropriate cases to student conduct for adjudication. Collaborate with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to ensure understanding of upcoming legislature related to Title IX and VAWA. Advocate appropriately on behalf of Loyola at the state and federal level on legislation affecting Title IX and VAWA.

Oversee training, development, events and programming for students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding education and prevention of all forms of sexual misconduct and violence. Arrange listening sessions and/or other events for students and other regarding their experiences and ideas related to prevention of and response to sexual misconduct, including continuous improvement. Develops programs for student leaders that build a peer educator model for sexual assault awareness and prevention. The Title IX Director has oversight of the Title IX Intake Officers (their recruitment, selection, training, and supervision.

Serve as advisor to the student life conduct system. Assist with training the staff, inquiries regarding administrative hearing boards and the University Board on Discipline.

Develop assessment tools, metrics, scorecards, and processes for periodic review of efficacy of all areas of the student experience, lead the assessment committee. Review and analyze data reports, implement surveys and/or focus groups as appropriate. Present to leadership on findings, and assist the vice president & special assistant to the president in monitoring action steps toward continuous improvement and institutional effectiveness. The Director will use Maxient and other systems as needed for record keeping. Build a formal assessment structure to assess all interactions with students, faculty and staff and the Title IX Intake Officers’ interactions with students. Provide assessment direction for a curricular approach across Student Development, Mission & Identity and External Affairs.

Keep current on best practices as they relate to institutions of higher education complying with federal/state laws in the areas of Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, ADA & 504, ADEA, FERPA, NCAA, and other applicable statutes. Serves on University committees as requested.

Additional information:
This position is a point person in handling many matters that, if not handled well, can end up in legal action taken against the University, therefore this person has an important risk-management role.

Deliver required annual notifications for students, faculty, staff, and administrators and ensure community standards are up-to-date relative to harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct and VAWA.

Must be comfortable with face-to-face interaction and interventions on sensitive issues. Must be able to respond to after-hour and weekend emergencies as needed.

May serve as a Messina mentor, advisor to student groups, and be involved in student engagement efforts.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree and more than 8 years of related work experience.

Ability to establish a significant level of trust and exercise diplomacy with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents as well as outside entities. Empathetic and good listening skills. Excellent problem solving, conflict resolution, organizational, and presentation skills. Excellent leadership skills with ability to influence and support others who do not report to the director or division. Proficient in MS office products and data systems.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; high level writing skills, ability to professionally address, with poise and diplomacy, sensitive and confidential issues with frequent contact with varied constituencies such as students, parents, and leadership. Ability to perform with a student-centered philosophy and commit to diversity in leadership. Ability to encourage and foster open communication with students.

Demonstrated success in program development, management, and leadership in higher education. Experience with crisis management, student conduct programs and experience in student programming. Comprehensive knowledge of Title IX and ADA 504 legislation and regulations. Successful experience working with faculty, administrators, parents and students in a higher education setting and building collaborative partnership. Proven leader with clear vision for student development issues in higher education. Knowledge of and ability to implement “best practices” for supervising and managing assigned staff. Ability to support the University’s goals for institutional diversity, as well as the goals and values of a Catholic, Jesuit education.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral or advanced degree.

ATIXA and/or related Title IX and ADA 504 Certifications.

Job Posting Date 06/03/2021
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University Description

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Diversity Statement

Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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