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Title IX Coordinator
Western Colorado University invites applications for the full time position of Title IX Coordinator.  The position reports to the Dean of Students, works closely with all departments across campus, as well as, local community partners, campus and community mental health providers, and the Gunnison Police Department.

Responsibilities:  The Title IX Coordinator fosters a safe and supportive environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, one that is conducive to academic pursuits and healthy personal development of all persons. In this role, the Title IX Coordinator oversees and coordinates Title IX intakes, investigations, and resolutions to complaints, provides supportive measures for involved parties, and collaborates with campus entities and University leadership to identify and address systemic problems.  Additionally, the Title IX Coordinator develops and implements annual educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, coordinates training of students, student leaders, and employees, as required by Title IX, and ensures campus constituents understand their rights and responsibilities under Title IX reporting obligations. The Title IX Coordinator also provides support to students in times of crisis. This may include referral for academic and personal problems, crisis management and intentional outreach designed to help students feel supported in the University environment and the community. The Title IX Coordinator is expected to participate in various campus-wide or appointed committees as well as maintaining budget awareness and following purchasing guidelines.
Application Procedure:  Apply online at www.Western.edu/jobs. Required attachments for online application include letter of application addressed to Gary Pierson, Dean of Students, resume, transcripts and contact information for three (3) references.

Contact with position specific questions: gpierson@western.edu .

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is hired. 

Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The University is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Professionals have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets
Position: Title IX Coordinator
Organization: Western Colorado University
Location: Gunnison,  CO 
United States
Salary: 65-68,000
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 5/13/2022
Requirements Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Criminology, Public Policy, Social Work, or related degree.  Willingness to obtain Title IX Coordinator training within first three months of employment. Minimum four years of demonstrated experience in Title IX, policy writing and enforcement, advocacy, and/or legal issue spotting. Knowledge of Title IX, including training and enforcement of procedures.  Knowledge of best practices for Title IX and student advocacy.  Supervisory experience with administrators and students.   Demonstrated ability to foster and develop positive working relationships with University students, faculty and staff and other stakeholders.  Understanding of student development and leadership theory.  Computing skills, including Windows, Word, Excel, e-mail, and Internet browsers.  Communication and leadership skills. 
Preferred Qualifications:  Juris Doctorate.  ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Level 1 training or similar.  Title IX, student or victim advocacy, court advocate.  Understanding of the intersections of all anti-discrimination policies, including, but not limited to, the follow:
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991 
  • Age discrimination in Employment Act
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Executive Order 11246, sections 24-34-301 C.R.S. et seq.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/12/2022
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Organization Information
Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Taylor Hall 301
Gunnison,  CO 81231
United States
(970) 943-2011
(970) 943-2254
Gary Pierson