Assistant Director of Title IX Programs
Description of Work Unit
The Office of Support and Safety Assessment is committed to Colorado State University values by promoting the health and safety of the campus community and fostering the health, well-being, and successful experience of community members. Our purpose is to support community members in times of crisis; foster a safe and welcoming community; identify and respond to people of concern; prevent, assess, and manage threats to community safety; provide resources to community members. Support and Safety Assessment oversees Tell Someone, the Student Consultation Team, Employee Consultation Team, the Select Agent Suitability Program, and Title IX programs.
The Assistant Director of Title IX Programs will be responsible for implementing compliance programs related to Title IX and overseeing education and training programs for rights and responsibilities under Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act. Primary responsibilities will include: development, implementation, and review of active efforts for educating the University community, including students, faculty, and staff, on their rights and responsibilities under Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act utilizing in-person training, print, and digital materials; development, implementation, and review of University policies, procedures, protocols, and practices to ensure compliance with Title IX, including an independent external audit schedule; collaboration with campus partners and administration, including Vice Presidents, Deans, and Department Heads, to coordinate education and compliance efforts within respective units; collaboration with Deputy Title IX Coordinators for Employment and Athletics for review of policies, protocols, procedures, and practices.
The preferred candidate will have demonstrated working knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and best practices and trends in the field of Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act. Top candidates will possess an excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and issues, as well as experience in advancing these efforts. The successful candidate will have experience in the creation and delivery of educational programming and working with federal and state compliance agencies. Experience with analyzing information and data to reach sound decisions and conclusions is required. Computer generated report preparation (downloading data and creating spreadsheets) and analysis, policy development and implementation along with strategic planning, budget development and staff supervision are all valuable skills for this position. In addition, the Assistant Director must demonstrate a highly-collaborative style; and have an interest in promoting a culture of openness and transparency. Must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
This position will not be directly involved in investigating complaints of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.
Required Job Qualifications
Master’s degree in Education, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field.
3 years’ experience working in a higher education environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of and professional experience related to Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act
Demonstrated experience creating and facilitating organizational training and education programs for a variety of audiences
Demonstrated experience working with policy and compliance
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Demonstrated commitment to contemporary diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and issues
- Demonstrated project management experience, including data analysis and problem solving
- Demonstrated highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Compliance Duty/Responsibility
- Develop, establish, and facilitate compliance program based on best practices and federal guidelines for compliance with Title IX regulations in order to identify and appropriately respond to discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.
- Analyze institutional data to assess University policies, procedures, protocols and practices for compliance with Title IX and make recommendations to enhance gender-based equity and inclusion in the areas of admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, and housing.
- Collaborate with Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employment for compliance within their respective units.
- Develop, establish, and facility audit program to ensure compliance with federal law and policy. Coordinate independent external review of policy, practice, and efforts for compliance with Title IX requirements. Report on audit findings and implement recommendations for University compliance.
- Maintain knowledge of current state and federal laws and regulations and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.
Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Training & Education Duty/Responsibility
- Develop, coordinate, and facilitate in-person training for students about their rights and responsibilities under Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act, and University policy and process for complaints;
- Develop, coordinate, and facilitate in-person training to all University employees concerning rights and responsibilities under Title IX, VAWA and the Clery Act; develop and implement strategic training schedule to ensure onboarding and training programs educate all University employees about rights and responsibilities, including responsible employee designation (mandatory reporting) requirements.
- Develop and distribute educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials.
- Regularly review and audit educational materials and training programs to ensure information is current with University policy and protocol.
- Stay current on national trends and best practices with regard to Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act. Maintain knowledge through active professional development. Coordinate oversight, training, guidance and support for Deputy Title IX Coordinators. Coordinate professional development for University staff working directly with Title IX programs.
Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Administrative Duty/Responsibility
- Develop and maintain detailed record of education and training programs, including publication and distribution schedules, trainings delivered and attendance, and relevant professional development for University staff working directly with Title IX programs.
- Develop and maintain detailed record of all efforts for compliance with federal requirements, including all meetings and appointments for policy and protocol development, individual consultation, complaints, and other programs.
- Prepare and deliver regular reports to University Title IX Coordinator on education and compliance efforts.
Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Leadership Duty/Responsibility
- Designated as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Serve as backup to the University Title IX Coordinator as needed.
- Serve as a liaison and strategic partner with campus administrators to promote gender-based equity and inclusion. Engage strategic planning to achieve these goals through development and review of policies, protocols, and practices.
- Collaborate with University and departmental administration, including Vice Presidents, Deans, and Department Heads, to coordinate education and compliance efforts within respective units.
Percentage Of Time 15
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration please apply by 11/05/2017, 11:59 pm (MT) with a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references.
Please clearly and directly reference the minimum qualifications in your cover letter and ensure they are demonstrated in your application materials.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Luke Langholz
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.