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Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
DATE:   8/8/2019
JOB TITLE:   Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
JOB STATUS:   FT
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   O'Shea Hall
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Director for Equity and Inclusion/title IX Coordinator
SECTOR:   Student Affairs

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion/Deputy Title IX Coordinator co-coordinates and facilitates the institution's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, develops and implements educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, ensuring faculty, staff and students understand their rights and, where applicable, responsibilities under the law, oversees and coordinates investigations, responses and resolutions to complaints, to include supervision of investigators, and collaborates with campus entities and University leadership to identify and address systemic problems.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Develops, implements, coordinates and conducts educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX, including reporting options/responsibilities, support services, University policy and applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential resources, etc. Oversees, coordinates and ensures investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct are adequate, reliable, timely, confidential and impartial; reviews proposed sanctions for sexual misconduct before they are imposed to ensure that they are reasonably calculated to stop the sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence.  Selects, trains, and oversees designated Title IX/Civil Rights investigators across critical areas of the institution; helps to ensure investigators, adjudicators and those involved with processing Title IX complaints are adequately trained in compliance with Title IX guidance.  Identifies systemic problems relating to complaints and recommends responses.  Collaborates with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the University's investigative processes; collaborates and coordinates with compliance partners within the department and across the institution to support the University's overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities.  Communicates with local law enforcement and government agencies to ensure reports are handled appropriately and in a timely manner   coordinates with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers. Supports ongoing compliance with Title IX by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports and maintaining records of investigations. Serves on various University planning and policy making committees; recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures.  Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Maintains confidentiality of information and materials (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, etc.); any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the relevant supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment;  


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

40% Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition

40% Institutional Monitoring and Compliance

20% Training and Outreach 


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Experience with Title IX/EEO regulatory compliance; including understanding of recent Title IX/EEO developments, regulatory and enforcement guidance and legislative initiatives; Experience conducting investigations and/or resolving complaints of discrimination and/or harassment; Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity toward experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual violence and harassment and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentially and sensitivity to privacy; Strong presentation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies; Strong prioritization, analytical and organizational skills; experience with report preparation and analysis; Ability to think creatively, exercise independent judgment and make timely, informed decisions; Ability to effectively collaborate with key constituency groups and community partners; Excellent verbal and writing skills along with strong interpersonal and listening skills; Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to organize materials and information accordingly.              

ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:

The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required.  Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.



QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Master’s degree in student personnel administration, criminal justice, journalism, or in a related field, or a Juris Doctorate, from an accredited higher education institution. Minimum of two years of experience investigating discrimination complaints, mediation and/or conflict resolution, preferably in the higher education setting. A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.  



Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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