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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for managing the day to day responsibilities associated with the University’s compliance obligations pursuant to Title IX. Serves as the University's Title IX Coordinator with primary responsibility for oversight of the University's Title IX compliance with related state and federal laws, executive orders, and University policies. Will coordinate with varying constituents on campus as it relates to investigations, education, training and compliance. Will be responsible for overseeing the Fitchburg Anti-Violence Education Program (FAVE). Provides assistance to the Associate Vice President, HR with ADA and affirmative action & equal opportunity policies and processes.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as the University’s central resource on issues related to sexual violence, sexual and gender based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation, partners with the CARE team as applicable.
Coordinates the University's efforts to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements in the areas of Title IX, ADA and Sections 501 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Responsible for monitoring, reviewing, analyzing, and conducting internal audits of processes and systems at the University and making recommendations/advising departments with Title IX, ADA, and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity responsibilities of compliance matters.
Implements and manages the university’s Sexual Violence Policy.
Oversees the Fitchburg Anti-Violence Education (FAVE) program to prevent interpersonal and relationship violence and sexual assault with programming and education, will work collaboratively with varying office and student clubs and organizations.
Serve as a skilled communicator who can reach across institutional lines to build strong partnerships, inspire and facilitate collaboration, and advise an influence academic and administrative leaders at all levels on relevant guidelines and regulations as set by the state and federal government, their agencies and the University's policies/plans.
Ensures the campus community knows their options and resources concerning the reporting of sexual violence, sexual and gender based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation.
Oversees the receipt, investigation and resolution of Title IX complaints, will assist with discrimination and harassment complaints, including, by employees, students, and others protected under state and federal laws and regulations and/or the University's Equal Opportunity Plan.
Collaborates with and discuss and oversees investigation plans with the Office of Conduct and Mediation, Human Resources and University Police Department and other applicable stakeholders, as needed, with respect to complaint referral, investigation and resolution and ensures effective and efficient management and resolution of complaints.
Serve as first line investigator of complaints of discrimination and harassment, including Title IX complaints, aimed at employees, in compliance with state and federal laws, executive orders, and University policies and procedures.
Maintain investigatory files, develop and maintain University-wide reporting system for complaints and report findings of investigations.
Monitor campus climate regarding sexual violence; identify patterns and make recommendations.
Develops and implements long-term goals for programming, services, education and assessment of Title IX compliance efforts including but not limited to sexual violence, sexual and gender based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation; provides leadership for university wide initiatives to increase gender equity on campus.
Oversees education, training, and outreach programming concerning awareness and prevention of sexual violence, sexual and gender based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation.
Provide and recommend training to deputy Title IX coordinator/s, complaint mediators and administrative investigators, and other campus officials with Title IX responsibilities.
Maintains the Equity and Diversity, Affirmative Action/Title IX website.
Acts as the university representative when attending conferences and communicating with government compliance or investigation officers; processing inquiries from third parties.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
J.D., Masters, or Advanced degree in human resources, student development, higher education administration or other relevant discipline is highly desirable; a Bachelor's degree with an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted. Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in equal opportunity /affirmative action, ADA Compliance, Title IX compliance, and/or judicial affairs in Higher Education is preferred.
Demonstrated experience in complaint resolution, conducting investigations, and grievances.
Experience interpreting federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to EEO/ affirmative action, Title IX and ADA.
Superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; superior writing skills; superior ability to articulate oneself in a clear and concise manner to small, large and diverse audiences.
Experience providing training across broad institutional lines on laws, policies and procedures.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with diplomacy and excellent judgment and to act calmly and objectively in the face of sensitive situations.
Ability to be discrete when discussing matters with University personnel, students and others; ability to recognize those who have a need-to-know.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student population and workforce, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning disabilities and socioeconomic levels.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in organizational change.
Strong organization, planning, analytical and problem resolution abilities, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to understand the needs of the University and to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and community partners.
Bilingual skills highly preferred.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI).
Ability to perform above duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.