Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Title IX Coordinator will develop initiatives, deliver education and training, and coordinate awareness of gender equity and sex discrimination across the University. This classification will oversee and coordinate investigations, which will be carried out by designated Title IX Investigator, of complaints received. This classification will also be responsible for monitoring the campus climate through surveys, focus groups, and other assessment efforts to identify opportunities for improvement and to ensure that the University has adequate grievance procedures for resolving complaints under Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator will ensure that the University meets all its obligations under Title IX including, but not limited to the following principal duties and responsibilities.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitor university policy in relation to Title IX.
Stay abreast of current trends in Title IX and regulatory changes.
Ensure that the university has adequate grievance procedures for resolving complaints under Title IX, including notification, investigation, and disposition of complaints.
Conduct, oversee and coordinate investigations.
Consult with relevant policy-making bodies to identify necessary actions to: (1) eliminate sex and/or gender-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities and (2) ensure that access to facilities, opportunities, and resources is gender equitable throughout all University campuses.
Develop, implement, and coordinate campus-based strategic efforts for students, faculty and staff aimed at the prevention of sexual violence and other forms of sex and/or gender-based discrimination.
Develop and implement assessment strategies including, but not limited to, a campus climate survey, educational program evaluations, and changes in attitudes and behaviors.
Review assessment data pertaining to training and investigations to assess effectiveness of campus efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and recommend changes, as appropriate, to senior administrators.
Development and maintenance of communication strategies (web, print, media) related to prevention efforts, reporting procedures, and support services.
Maintain confidential data and records of training, complaints, investigations, and findings related to Title IX issues.
Provide educational materials, programming, and training for the campus community.
Obtain training on changing regulations and guidance for Title IX, as well as local/state/federal sex discrimination regulations.
Monitor all other aspects of the University's Title IX obligations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
bachelor's degree in appropriate specialization is required. Master's degree is highly preferred.
Five (5) years relevant experience is required.
Significant and progressively responsible experience demonstrating a clear understanding of Title IX and related compliance issues is required.
Demonstrated experience in conducting investigations and interpreting policy is required. Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization is required.
Evidence of excellent written and oral communication, and human relations/interpersonal skills is required.
Demonstrated ability to work discreetly with sensitive information is required.
Prior work experience in higher education is preferred.
Excellent training skills, and ability to project manage and collaborate with others to achieve goals is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work with all divisions to lead and develop an environment of compliance and improved efficiency is preferred.
Internal Number: 11123
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.