Coordinate the university’s compliance efforts regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978); the Equal Pay Act of 1963; ORC Chapter 4112 (as it relates to gender); and other relevant gender discrimination and harassment laws as applicable to the institution. Reports to Vice President for Human Resources.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Serve as Title IX Coordinator and official designated with enforcing the response and outreach portions of the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act.
Maintain and enforce the university’s policies regarding gender equity, discrimination, harassment, and violence, including relationship/intimate partner violence and stalking.
Responsible for leading the University’s strategic planning, reviews, training, education, prevention, response, data collection, analysis, reporting and record retention regarding the above mentioned laws and regulations.
Advise Vice President and University leadership on gender equity related issues.
Oversee the intake, administration, investigation, and resolution of gender/sex discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking and retaliation complaints by applicants, students, faculty, staff, and visitors, per university policy. Investigate such complaints when appropriate.
Oversee investigators in their intake, investigation, and resolution of gender-based complaints.
Maintain knowledge and education in the field of gender equity and discrimination, sexual harassment and violence, relationship/intimate partner violence, and stalking, as well as maintain education in the laws related to these topics. Ensure investigators and other relevant parties receive annual training regarding the investigation and resolution of complaints.
Compile and monitor university and department goals, objectives, and strategies regarding gender equity; collaborate with department heads to develop and implement programs and activities to accomplish goals.
Identify gender equity developmental areas within the University and develop strategies and programs to achieve resolution.
Collaborate with other university departments and community partners to formulate a university-wide approach to gender equity, gender/sex discrimination, harassment, and violence issues.
Ensure the education of students and training of employees, as related to gender equity and as required by law or policy. Collaborate with university stakeholders to develop and administer relevant compliance awareness, education and training programs, as appropriate.
Conduct programs and disseminate information to the University community to increase awareness of gender equity issues, legal requirements, and harassment prevention.
Review and respond to Title IX appeals regarding investigations conducted by investigators.
Conduct mediations, administrative meetings and manage conflict resolutions between parties during informal investigations.
Issue no contact orders and other applicable interim actions when appropriate.
Serve on various department, division, and University committees.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Bachelor’s degree and five years experience in the area(s) of legal, student conduct, student life, human resources, law enforcement, civil rights regulatory compliance, or similar field which has included experience in compliance, discrimination and/or grievance investigation and resolutions.
Sexual-harassment/sexual misconduct and gender-based grievance procedures in a university setting* Desktop office computing applications. *
Written and interpersonal communication, public speaking, and training* Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills
Interpret equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations as necessary, including Title IX, Title VII, etc.* Remain neutral in the investigation and resolution of matters* Excellent interpersonal skills Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally Assertively communicate with those in positions of authority the need for compliance with university policies Use discretion and good judgment Maintain a high degree of confidentiality* Work under multiple deadlines and sensitive timelines Work collaboratively with diverse constituents, including: students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners* Work evenings and weekends when needed
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Higher education experience; experience with Title IX compliance to include investigations; familiarity with the Clery Act; experience in training or public speaking; ATIXA/NACUA Title IX Certification or Training.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.