Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body.The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Title IX Coordinator The Dean of Students Office at Whittier College seeks a Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator Coordinates and facilitates the institution's compliance to Title IX. 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 investigations and selection, training of Deputy Title IX Coordinators, advisors, investigators and hearing officers and recordkeeping. Regularly reviews responses to civil rights complaints and resolutions to address systemic concerns.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time Salary Range: $80,000-$105,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to: Vice President, Dean of Students Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Dean of Students Office
Responsibilities: 1. Develops, implements, coordinates and conducts educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support faculty, staff and students regarding their rights, responsibilities, and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX. This includes reporting options/obligations, support services, College policy and applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential resources, etc. 2. Oversees, coordinates, and ensures: a. investigations of reports and complaints of discrimination and sexual misconduct are thorough, reliable, timely, confidential and impartial; b. hearing process is fair, timely and equitable; c. findings and resulting sanction are implemented to ensure that they are designed to stop sexual misconduct and/or discrimination and prevent its recurrence. 3. Trains and ensures investigators, advisors and adjudicators and those involved in processing Title IX complaints are adequately trained and evaluated. 4. Ensures that documentation of complaint, investigation, adjudication, appeal (where applicable), and sanctions are properly documented. 5. Identifies systematic problems related to complaints and determines appropriate use of campus or other resources in response, including review and revision of the College's sexual misconduct and discrimination policies, increased monitoring, supervision or security and increased education and prevention efforts to targeted populations. 6. Collaborates with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and manage investigative processes; collaborates and coordinates with compliance partners across the institution to support the College's overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities. 7. In conjunction with College leadership and the Public Relations, coordinates communication to the Whittier College community, as appropriate. 8. As appropriate, 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. 9. Maintains complaint database and provides President with monthly report of Title VII and Title IX related activity. Develop annual report including education and outreach, training, investigations, and resolutions for faculty, staff, and students. 10. Serves on various College planning and policy committees, recommends and participates in the development and revision of College policies and procedures, including annual review of Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination policies. 11. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act. 12. Performs job-related duties and assigned.
Non-essential Functions of the Job: 1. None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements: Minimum Job Requirements 1. Bachelor's degree 2. At least 5 years of experience working in civil rights/discrimination/sexual misconduct related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Preferred Education and Skills 1. Advanced degree in law or higher education. 2. 10 years or more of experience in higher education working sexual misconduct prevention and response, including advocacy, investigations, adjudication, and decision making.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required 1. Ability to develop and present educational programs, workshops or training to a variety of audiences including students, staff, and faculty. 2. Ability to provide effective and appropriate support and information to students, staff, and faculty. 3. Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in the area of Title IX compliance. 4. Knowledge of federal, state and institutional policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance. 5. Project planning skills. 6. Ability to investigate and analyze complex information, draw conclusions, and support those conclusions including during tense situations. 7. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. 8. Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. 9. Experience with crime prevention programs, policies, procedures and practices and ability to train others in these areas. 10. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse college community. 11. Ability to use conflict resolution and mediation when applicable. Demonstrated experience with restorative practices. 12. Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information. 13. Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports. 14. Ability to use independent judgment while also managing confidential information, as appropriate. 15. Knowledge of federal and state of California public safety reporting requirements and other applicable crime data reporting, or demonstrated ability to develop that knowledge. 16. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. 17. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment within a complex and diverse community. 18. Knowledge of current and emerging legislation, policies, and trends in the civil rights arena. 19. Ability to review current practices and develop and implement new strategies and procedures at the direction of a supervisor and in collaboration with campus colleagues and partners.
Application Deadline: Until Finalist Selected
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.
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Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.