Title IX Coordinator and Director SHARE Office
Stanford University, recognized as one of the most prestigious and innovative academic and research institutions in the world, has an opening for a full-time Title IX Coordinator and Director of the Sexual Harassment/Assault, Response and Education (SHARE) Office to oversee the University’s response and prevention education efforts to Title IX Prohibited Conduct as well as policy concerns relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, domestic and dating violence, and retaliation concerns relating to such reports.
This is a Senior Staff role within Stanford University, with direct oversight from the Provost of the University and the Vice President for Human Resources; the role is within Institutional Equity & Access led by the Senior Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Equity & Access.
As the Title IX Coordinator and Director of the SHARE Office, the successful candidate will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University’s Title IX compliance obligations and ensuring the effectiveness and consistency of sexual harassment and sexual violence investigations across campus including overseeing the work of Deputy Title IX Coordinators. Additionally, this role will oversee the university’s prevention education team in partnership with the existing excellent Education Response Team (formerly members of the Sexual Harassment Policy Office and the Sexual Assault Relationship Abuse Education and Response Office). This role will oversee SHARE staff and will have significant budget oversight and authority.
The successful candidate will bring a trauma-informed philosophy and approach to responding to concerns of sexual harassment and assault.
The SHARE Office must collaborate with Human Resources professionals, Residence Deans and Graduate Life Office Deans, and others within Student Affairs to implement and maintain Supportive Measures and Title IX Remedies. The Title IX Coordinator will oversee education and prevention work undertaken by colleagues in the SHARE Office. The Title IX Coordinator will be responsible for managing matters under the Title IX Procedure as well coordinating related companion procedures for university-based sexual misconduct with the applicable university offices. As a neutral party, the Title IX Coordinator will oversee investigations conducted by Deputy Title IX Coordinators/Investigators and will ensure that the alleged sexual harassment is promptly and appropriately investigated. The Title IX Coordinator may also include direct investigating, including notifying and interviewing complainants, respondents, and witnesses; obtaining and reviewing relevant documents; and issuing factual findings and recommendations, as necessary. The successful candidate will also need to be adept at resolving matters outside of a hearing context, and knowledge of restorative justice and alternate dispute resolution practices is strongly preferred.
The Title IX Coordinator has ultimate responsibility for compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act, the Clery Act’s provision relating to sexual violence prevention and response, and California laws relating to sexual assault.
The Title IX Coordinator will collaborate with other campus offices and partners including University Human Resources – Employee and Labor Relations, the Office of Community Standards (OCS), Residential Education, the Graduate Life Office, the Department of Public Safety and the Confidential Support Team (CST).
- Implementation and management of the University Title IX Procedure: implementation and management of companion procedures for non-Title IX matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault allegations (except for staff-staff Title VII sexual harassment matters).
- Determine whether a matter will proceed through the Title IX Procedure or another procedure.
- With the Client Services Manger, develop and implement case management plan for each reported sexual harassment or sexual assault incident being managed through the SHARE Office.
- Oversee investigation plans for each Title IX sexual harassment or sexual assault complaint; train staff members to conduct Title IX investigations.
- Ensure staff and third parties involved in Title IX matters comply with appropriate training requirements.
- Recruit, train, supervise, and provide leadership to staff to serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinators, investigators, case managers, data managers, as appropriate and needed.
- Review comprehensive reports of investigation with findings of fact and recommendation(s).
- Maintain a case management database to organize, manage and track Title IX and sexual harassment incidents.
- Monitor and manage Title IX and sexual harassment incidents to ensure an efficient and effective response to complaints.
- Create, modify, and oversee protocols relating to sexual harassment and sexual assault claims.
- Investigate and provide investigation oversight of sexual harassment, sexual assault claims in partnership with Human Resources, Employee and Labor Relations within University Human Resources and/or the Diversity and Access Office.
- Serve as the primary compliance officer sexual harassment and violence prevention;
- Create, modify, and oversee programs as required by law, regulation, or agreement relating to sexual harassment and violence prevention.
- Provide ongoing updates to the disciplinary procedure for sexual violence as necessary.
- Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice.
- Advocate for improvements in the investigatory process.
- Review and ensure University policies, procedures, protocols and practices are in compliance with Title IX regulations, as well as related federal and state laws.
- Develop and disseminate educational materials and in-service training tailored to faculty, staff, post doctoral scholars and students.
- Collaborate with other campus offices, as needed, to coordinate and execute in a timely manner the University’s response and investigation of complaints pursuant to Title IX.
- Prepare annual statistical report on the number, nature and disposition of complaints. Identify patterns and make recommendations relating to sexual harassment and violence.
- Stay abreast of regulations and statutes relating to civil rights laws and gender based violence including, but not limited to, Title IX and VAWA.
- Stay abreast of current movements in the field of sexual harassment and sexual assault investigations.
- Act as university representative when attending conferences and communicating with federal government compliance or investigation officers.
- Refer resources to faculty, staff, and students who could benefit from supplementary support during the investigation.
- Serve as university expert on Title IX requirements and compliance and provide consultation to senior officers as necessary.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- Master’s Degree in social work, psychology or forensic psychology, higher education administration or other relevant discipline is strongly preferred.
- JD or equivalent from an accredited law school is strongly preferred.
- Graduate training in law, higher education administration or other relevant discipline is required.
- Minimum of 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in a related field.
- Experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination.
- Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender based violence.
- Higher education experience is strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal civil rights laws and regulations including Title IX, Clery and VAWA, is required;
- Knowledge of best practices as they relate to institutions of higher education compliance with Title IX, Clery and VAWA;
- Knowledge of trauma-informed practices for resolution of sexual harassment/assault matters
- Knowledge of alternate dispute resolution; restorative justice
- Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of Title IX related incidents and complaints;
- Ability and experience in investigating discrimination and harassment matters;
- Ability and experience in overseeing and coordinating investigations by others
- 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 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 collaborative partnerships across the institution and peer institutions;
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) with diplomacy and tact;
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to remain a neutral party;
- Maintenance of professional qualifications through on-going training and professional development;
- Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.
- Possess excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrate the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations;
- Promote culture of safety, demonstrate commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety, communicate safety concerns, use and promote safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
- Will need to be available to respond to urgent matters on evenings and weekends and as a senior leader at the university will be considered on call as necessary to respond to inquiries.
Why Stanford Is For You:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commute programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
How To Apply:
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 1996
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: N11
- Requisition ID: 87162