Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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Classification:Administrative Professional 2
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Chancellor's Office
Location: Juneau
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Human Resources, Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Other

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast is currently seeking a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is an administrative designation to a university position reporting directly to the UAS Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will work closely with the UAS Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director to ensure a wide variety of compliance obligations managed out of the UAS Title IX Office, including but not limited to Title IX compliance, Clery compliance, ADA/504 grievances, EEO, protection of minor’s compliance, etc. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator assists with various Title IX implementation activities, data tracking and retrieval that involve faculty, staff, and students in their designated areas. Deputy coordinators serve as an initial point of contact for concerns in the designated area, conduct trainings, and will take action in emergency safety situations to make adjustments as necessary. As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Duties:

10%Assist the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director in developing and presenting training on Title IX to various audiences, and document training attendees. Participating in outreach activities by working with local agencies and campus representatives to coordinate prevention activities throughout the year.Essential
10%Coordinate accommodations, interim measures, and support services, as appropriate for the situation. Serve as the Deputy Title IX coordinator providing training and assisting with interim measures and remedies as designated by the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director. Will not handle interim measures or remedies in cases where there is a conflict of role.Essential
10%Under the direction of the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director , establish procedures to ensure timely response and investigation of complaints pursuant to Regents’ Policy, University Regulation and applicable State and Federal laws and regularly review and modify those procedures as necessary.Essential
20%At the direction of the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director , monitor documentation and progress of investigations for each Title IX complaint. At the direction of the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director , conduct audits of case files. Input accurate and thorough records and case notes as needed. Coordinate with the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director as necessary in order to implement and monitor compliance with and modification of interim measures. Management and oversight of the initial intake of reports process and protocols. Assist the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director in creating and implementing internal processes, protocols and continuously measuring effectiveness and efficiency. When process improvements are needed, recommend changes for peak effectiveness, efficiency, and best practice. Assist the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director with the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to reports and trends that are repeatable and easily retrievable. Generates appropriate analytics of intake activity as useful recurring and ad hoc reports in a format appropriate for diverse audiences. Provide Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director daily operational briefs.Essential
50%Receive and process initial inquiries and complaints from the campus community and third parties in a timely, fair, and neutral manner for both the complainant and respondent. Compose comprehensive written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated; summarize the evidence found, including information gathered from interviews conducted during the investigatory process; make credibility assessments; analyze the matter within a legal framework; apply relevant state and federal laws, University policies and procedures; and make findings and recommendations through sound analysis. Communicate with parties and others while protecting the independence, neutrality, integrity, and privacy of the investigation. Continuously identify and integrate best practices in Title IX and other EO discrimination investigations by staying current with recent changes/guidance on relevant laws, policies, procedures, investigative techniques, trauma-informed investigative practices, and cultural sensitivity. Keep thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations. Engage in informal resolution or referrals in coordination with Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Human Resources, or other applicable offices if allegations do not rise to the level of discrimination, sexual harassment, or other forms of policy violation. Provide weekly case status updates and debriefings to the Title IX coordinator. Evaluate and advise the Office of Equity & Compliance (Title IX, EEO, ADA/504, Clery) Director on potential risk exposure associated with reports investigated. Cultural competence and sensitivity and the ability to conduct effective investigations with a trauma-informed approach. Independent and sound judgment with the ability to remain impartial and neutral throughout all aspects of the investigative process and in highly emotional situations.Essential

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

Required Education and Experience:

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field and five years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Master’s degree preferred. Academic degree in the following fields are preferred: Higher Education Administration, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Law, Justice, Counseling, Social Work or a discipline closely related to these. J.D. preferred.

Five years of experience in the application of employment law and/or discrimination law including investigation experience. Experience in Higher Education preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience conducting civil rights investigations or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender-based violence.
  • Knowledge of current state and federal law and regulations related to Title IX and VAWA for educational institutions receiving federal assistance.
  • Knowledge of best practices as they related to institutions of higher education compliance with Title IX and VAWA.
  • Ability to remain neutral and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Successful experience in working in culturally-diverse contexts and environments
  • Ability to manage multiple, ongoing and complex caseloads of Title IX and protection of minors related incidents and complaints.
  • Effective project management, organization and analytical skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to guide, advise and support the training and learning process with respect to Title IX and VAWA compliance.
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to build relationships and establish rapport.
  • Working knowledge of legislation and regulatory compliance related to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual and gender-based misconduct, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (EEO) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Campus SaVE Act and ADA/504 (Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • Well developed critical thinking skills and judgment with the demonstrated ability to analyze and apply legal and policy standards to specific factual situations.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively, manage multiple high priorities and deadlines, and maintain detailed records with minimum supervision.
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity in working with diverse populations and the ability to conduct effective investigations with a trauma-informed approach.
  • Independent and sound judgment with the ability to remain impartial and neutral throughout all aspects of the investigative process and in highly emotional situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to calmly and efficiently manage difficult, confidential, and sensitive issues with professionalism in a complex organization.
  • Ability and willingness to periodically travel and work evenings and weekends as duties require.
  • Computer proficiency including MS Excel and Word.

Instructions to Applicants:

This is a Grade 80, 12-month, full-time position complete with a full employee benefits package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and the contact information for three professional references. This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on October 6, 2020. To ensure consideration, please submit an application by 11:55 pm Alaska Time on October 5, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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