Title IX Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Feb 27, 2022
May 28, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Title IX Coordinator The George Mason University Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Fairfax, Virginia, invites applications for a Title IX Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Position: Reporting to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Title IX Coordinator facilitates the University's commitment to providing a learning and working experience free of all discriminatory behavior, particularly prohibited sexual discrimination, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. Title IX prohibited conduct includes discrimination on the basis of gender (sex), sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship (dating) violence and stalking. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the University's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 as well as VAWA, including respective regulatory updates. The incumbent receives, reviews, and investigates reports and/or complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation, which may include protected class discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additionally, the incumbent will foster the implementation of a university-wide, coordinated effort to ensure: 1. prompt and equitable resolution of received reports and complaints; 2. develop and implement educational programs, training, and initiatives to educate and support students, faculty and staff; 3. communicate rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX; and, 4. in consultation with the appropriate offices provide consultation regarding applicable sanctions/disciplinary action. The Title IX Coordinator supervises the work of the Title IX team and is expected to partner with University Life, Campus Police, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Athletics, and General Counsel as well as other units across campus. The Title IX Coordinator will be expected to serve on and contribute to key committees related to subject matter specific to their role. Responsibilities: This position manages, monitors and implements all functions of the University's Title IX compliance in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements, federal and state laws as well as applicable university policies. The Title IX Coordinator will effectively collaborate with campus offices and partners including Student Support and Advocacy Center, Office of Student Conduct, University Counsel, and the George Mason University Department of Police and Public Safety, and Human Resources. The primary responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator will include leadership and direction of the university's Title IX compliance efforts as well as:Direction of Title IX Deputy Coordinator(s) and direct supervision of Title IX investigator(s) with shared supervision of DEI Case Coordinator;Communication with and education of the campus community regarding Title IX rights and responsibilities, relevant university policies, including the processes for filing complaints for purposes of investigation and resolutions;Development, implementation and coordination of ongoing and effective training programs for students, faculty and staff;Management of the Title IX grievance processes for students, faculty and staff in active collaboration with numerous campus departments and agencies;Review of data/records pertaining to training and complaints, investigations and findings, incorporating input from community partners, and assess effectiveness of campus efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and recommend changes, as appropriate, to senior administrators;Review of university policies, procedures, protocols and practices to ensure compliance with Title IX and related regulations;Staying abreast of regulations and statutes relating to gender-based violence including, but not limited to, Title IX and VAWA. Act as university representative when attending conferences and communicating with federal government compliance or investigation officers;Management of the University's Title IX Review Committee required under Virginia Code § 23.1-806. Reporting of acts of sexual violence; andCo-management of the University's Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence (SAIV) Committee to lead prevention efforts with campus partners to provide education and programming around sexual and gender-based discrimination/harassment.Required Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field such as student affairs, counseling, psychology; or equivalent combination of education and experience or a law degree and significant direct Title IX experience; Considerable (five (5)+ years) professional experience with progressive responsibility and demonstrated experience in policy administration, complaint resolution, investigation of grievances, and operational oversight is required;Progressive (three (3)+ years) supervisory experience over a diverse team with diverse team functions is required;Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title IX, Title VII, sexual harassment and other applicable laws and regulations is required;Demonstrated knowledge of sexual misconduct's disproportionate impact on marginalized communities and history of establishing effective working relationships with these communities;Demonstrated knowledge of creating and implementing a trauma-informed and human-centered Title IX process to foster a working/learning environment where all members can thrive;A successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong organization, planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills;Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;Demonstrated ability to use discretion and good judgment to maintain privacy and/or confidentiality; andDemonstrated ability to work under multiple deadlines as required by policy and regulation.Preferred Qualifications: Relevant and specific progressive administrative experience directly in higher education OR significant experience in non-profit and/or public sector organization in compliance, program administration and investigative field is highly desirable;Experience in the successful development and implementation of educational and training programs with strong presentation and facilitation skills is preferred; andProgressive leadership and management experience within complex organizations that support services to a broad-base stakeholder group.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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