Title IX Coordinator and HR Investigator

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description Summary

The Title IX Coordinator and HR Investigator reports to the HR Governance & Regulatory Manager. This position has the responsibility for overseeing the university’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other laws and rules relating to discrimination based on sex or gender, including sexual harassment and related misconduct on campus (e.g., Title VII, the Violence against Women Act and the Clery Act). Responsibilities include, among other things, coordination of the development of a comprehensive Title IX training, education, and awareness program, coordination and direction of investigations in cases that implicate the University’s Title IX related polices or violations, monitor developments in the law and best practice and recommend changes to the university’s policies and practices; and provide leadership in all areas impacted by Title IX and related laws.


Job Description

DUTIES AND TASKS:

TITLE IX:

  • Develop, enhance, evaluate and modify the university’s response to Title IX program with guidance from the HR Governance & Regulatory Manager.
  • Receive and process inquiries and discrimination complaints from the university system and third parties in a timely manner, providing a fair and neutral process for all.
  • Develop and implement a case management plan for each reported Title IX incident.
  • Lead, review and ensure University policies, procedures, protocols and practices comply with Title IX regulations.
  • Work with Learning & Development to create and disseminate educational materials and provide training tailored to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Monitor and manage Title IX incidents to ensure an efficient and effective response to complaints.
  • Coordinate and oversee the university’s response to, and investigation of, alleged Title IX violations in accordance with university policy and legal requirements.
  • Develop, review and revise content for the university’s written and online materials related to Title IX.
  • Exercise judgment regarding the resolution of complaints including informal resolution and formal investigation.
  • Conduct a prompt, equitable and impartial administrative investigation into complaints including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation; apply relevant policies and make findings of fact in individual cases.
  • Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of students and respectful of difference.
  • Review board policies and procedures related to discrimination & harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all employees, students, external agencies and vendors of the University.
  • Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned.

Community Outreach & Education:

  • Provide information to students, employees and others regarding the Student Conduct Code and University policies related to discrimination and harassment.
  • Create and facilitate training/presentations to students and student groups regarding the University's nondiscrimination policies and identifying and integrating best practices into the complaint resolution process.
  • Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, students, and staff).
  • Develop and maintain relationships and clear lines of communication with campus and community partners. Collaborate with on and off campus resources including law enforcement and victim services in resolving complaints and work to ensure that the University's processes, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with non--discrimination laws.
  • Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice. Stay abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct investigations by participating in conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Build relationships with colleagues at peer institutions; review current literature and research; participate in local, regional and/or national professional associations and organizations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

           

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Human Resources or closely related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in Title IX.
  • Experience or training as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator or full Coordinator as a Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Extensive Title IX related training may be used in lieu of experience.
  • Experience in needs assessments, planning, and conducting training programs.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty and staff population
  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivational skills
  • Strong computer literacy skills with MS Office suite

Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to listen to customers (e.g. staff, students, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to set ones priorities and work schedule.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and professional discretion.

ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.   The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

NOTICE:

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.  Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. 

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here:  Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world.  Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance 

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period



Job Description Summary

The Title IX Coordinator and HR Investigator reports to the HR Governance & Regulatory Manager. This position has the responsibility for overseeing the university’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other laws and rules relating to discrimination based on sex or gender, including sexual harassment and related misconduct on campus (e.g., Title VII, the Violence against Women Act and the Clery Act). Responsibilities include, among other things, coordination of the development of a comprehensive Title IX training, education, and awareness program, coordination and direction of investigations in cases that implicate the University’s Title IX related polices or violations, monitor developments in the law and best practice and recommend changes to the university’s policies and practices; and provide leadership in all areas impacted by Title IX and related laws.


Job Description

DUTIES AND TASKS:

TITLE IX:

  • Develop, enhance, evaluate and modify the university’s response to Title IX program with guidance from the HR Governance & Regulatory Manager.
  • Receive and process inquiries and discrimination complaints from the university system and third parties in a timely manner, providing a fair and neutral process for all.
  • Develop and implement a case management plan for each reported Title IX incident.
  • Lead, review and ensure University policies, procedures, protocols and practices comply with Title IX regulations.
  • Work with Learning & Development to create and disseminate educational materials and provide training tailored to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Monitor and manage Title IX incidents to ensure an efficient and effective response to complaints.
  • Coordinate and oversee the university’s response to, and investigation of, alleged Title IX violations in accordance with university policy and legal requirements.
  • Develop, review and revise content for the university’s written and online materials related to Title IX.
  • Exercise judgment regarding the resolution of complaints including informal resolution and formal investigation.
  • Conduct a prompt, equitable and impartial administrative investigation into complaints including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation; apply relevant policies and make findings of fact in individual cases.
  • Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of students and respectful of difference.
  • Review board policies and procedures related to discrimination & harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all employees, students, external agencies and vendors of the University.
  • Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned.

Community Outreach & Education:

  • Provide information to students, employees and others regarding the Student Conduct Code and University policies related to discrimination and harassment.
  • Create and facilitate training/presentations to students and student groups regarding the University's nondiscrimination policies and identifying and integrating best practices into the complaint resolution process.
  • Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, students, and staff).
  • Develop and maintain relationships and clear lines of communication with campus and community partners. Collaborate with on and off campus resources including law enforcement and victim services in resolving complaints and work to ensure that the University's processes, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with non--discrimination laws.
  • Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice. Stay abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct investigations by participating in conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Build relationships with colleagues at peer institutions; review current literature and research; participate in local, regional and/or national professional associations and organizations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

           

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Human Resources or closely related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in Title IX.
  • Experience or training as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator or full Coordinator as a Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Extensive Title IX related training may be used in lieu of experience.
  • Experience in needs assessments, planning, and conducting training programs.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty and staff population
  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivational skills
  • Strong computer literacy skills with MS Office suite

Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to listen to customers (e.g. staff, students, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to set ones priorities and work schedule.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and professional discretion.

ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.   The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

NOTICE:

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.  Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. 

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here:  Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world.  Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance 

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period


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