Compliance Manager (Title IX Coordinator)
The Affirmative Action Office is seeking exceptional candidates 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 sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and gender based discrimination. The Coordinator will develop and implement a long-term vision for the University’s adherence to Title IX and all related policies, and oversee the development and implementation of 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 Student Conduct, Affirmative Action Office, Human Resources, Gender Equity Center, Office of Ethics and Compliance) and conduct investigations. 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, as well as to the Commonwealth Campuses. The Title IX Coordinator will oversee 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 assist in the development of assessment instruments to measure the reach, effectiveness, and impact of Title IX related initiatives, maintain the University’s Title IX database, and maintain the University’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education website (www.psu.edu/SHARE). Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018, and continue until the position has been filled.Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three (3) references, addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee for Title IX Coordinator, Peggy Lorah, Interim Assistant Vice President - Diversity and Inclusion. This job will be filled as 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 experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Additional years relevant job experience, preferably in an educational setting, and demonstrate excellent judgment, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), as well as leadership experience in the area of Title IX. The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of federal laws and requirements related to Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, and Clery, as well as a working knowledge of the Office of Civil Rights’ procedures related to Title IX adherence in higher education. Additionally, the successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively and promote collaboration in a multi-campus, highly interdisciplinary environment.
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