Title IX Coordinator (Compliance Manager)
Title IX Coordinator (Compliance Manager)
https://psu.edu is seeking exceptional candidates, with strong leadership and strategic planning skills, for the position of Title IX Coordinator
. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for leading efforts across the University to ensure compliance with federal Title IX policies and related federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements regarding sex and gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and all other forms of sexual misconduct. The Coordinator will develop and implement a long-term strategic plan for the University's adherence to Title IX and all related policies and procedures, and oversee the development and implementation of related programs, services, and education/outreach for students, staff, and faculty.
The Coordinator will manage the University's response to all Title IX complaints and ensure timely and thorough completion of all Title IX investigations, in partnership with appropriate offices (e.g., Office of Sexual Misconduct, Prevention and Response, Affirmative Action Office, Office of Student Conduct, Gender Equity Center, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Ethics and Compliance, and Human Resources). This position will also monitor gender equity and the application of Title IX policies within Intercollegiate Athletics. The Coordinator will keep abreast of current state and federal laws, regulations and trends related to Title IX and provide ongoing consultation regarding Title IX requirements, grievance issues, and compliance programs to central administrative units and groups, across all Penn State Campuses.
The Title IX Coordinator will consult with University leadership regarding the staffing structure and administrative needs of units which support the University's adherence to Title IX, including coordination of a staff of professionals who are responsible for providing education and outreach, conducting investigations, and providing support for the University Park campus, the Commonwealth Campuses, and World Campus. The Coordinator will organize and maintain grievance files, disposition reports, and other compiled records regarding complaints of sexual harassment and other gender discriminatory practices and prepare annual statistical reports on the incidences of gender and sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Additionally, the Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of assessment instruments to measure the reach, effectiveness, and impact of Title IX related initiatives, and maintain the University's Title IX database and website.
Education and Experience:
This position will be filled at a level 4 or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's Degree or higher plus five years of related Title IX, Title VII, VAWA and Clery knowledge and experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. A Juris Doctor degree is preferred. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher-level jobs. The position requires an advanced level of knowledge regarding the Office of Civil Rights' procedures related to Title IX adherence in higher education, as well as proven strategic leadership experience in the implementation of Title IX policies and procedures. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent judgment, organizational, interpersonal, communication (written and oral), and presentation skills, and the ability to coordinate collaboration among individuals and units within a multi-campus, highly interdisciplinary environment. Consideration of a hybrid in-person/remote work schedule will be given.
Application Instructions and Additional Information:
Review of applications will begin on June 13, 2022 and continue until the position has been filled. Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of four (4) references, addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee for the Penn State University Title IX Coordinator, Tamla Lewis, Associate General Counsel.
To apply, go to D. Stafford and Associates website at http://www.dstaffordandassociates.com and click on the Candidate Portal (at the bottom of the home page) or go directly by clicking this link https://scout.dstaffordandassociates.com. Use the signup code 0e8e2c06 (the 1st and 7th characters are zeros) to apply. The candidate will need to complete the information in the portal, including answering questions specific to their Title IX compliance experience. See the FAQs for questions about how to answer the various questions.
Inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Kim Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will respond or will put the candidate in contact with one of the team members supporting the search.
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CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:
For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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