Title IX, EO and 504 Coordinator
- - President's Office
- St. Petersburg, FL, USA
- Full Time
Title IX, EO and 504 Coordinator
Office of the President
Assistant VP for Administration
The Title IX, EO and 504 Coordinator has primary responsibility for engaging in and leading due diligence efforts related to the College's compliance with the requirements of Title IX and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of protected characteristics. This position coordinates Title IX efforts and directs equal opportunity investigations and compliance reviews and ensures that the College is providing an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment. The Coordinator will have sufficient independence, autonomy and authority to effectively implement and monitor compliance with federal and state civil rights law.
Essential Functions (other non-essential duties may be assigned)
- Support the mission of the College by overseeing institutional compliance with equal opportunity laws and practices and by working to strengthen a culture of accountability and responsibility that supports a safe and non-discriminatory living, learning, and working environment.
- Monitor the implementation of state and federal civil rights laws at the College.
- Disseminate information about laws, policies, procedures, and employee reporting responsibilities regarding equal opportunity, disability, harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
- Coordinate and oversee the response to reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including coordinating supportive measures, conducting initial assessments, evaluating the filing and/or dismissal of formal complaints, and coordinating informal resolution processes.
- Coordinate and review the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of all reports and formal complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including review of key stages (notice of investigation, evidence review, investigation report, hearing, sanctions, remedies, and appeal) for timeliness, conflict of interest or bias, and adherence to procedural requirements.
- Maintain effective data management and record keeping practices to allow for tracking of patterns and trends based on centrally-maintained data.
- Understand and maintain an up-to-date understanding of current laws and legal guidance related to Title VII, Title IX, relevant provisions of the Clery Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to civil rights and/or persons with disabilities for the purposes of continuous improvement and sustainability.
- Serve as the Title IX Coordinator, coordinating and implementing Title IX compliance efforts under the college's policies. Coordinate due diligence efforts in regard to the Clery Act and the VAWA-related amendments and reporting.
- Serve as the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act Director and direct due diligence efforts regarding other federal, state, and local disability-related laws and regulations and accompanying grievance processes and compliance efforts.
- Supervise, train, and coordinate Deputy Title IX Coordinators and investigators on discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct matters.
- Develop and implement plans for programs, services, education and assessment of Title IX programs and prevention efforts, including sexual misconduct prevention training.
- In consultation with other College offices, assist in development and implementation of ongoing campus-‐wide culture and climate surveys and checks to assess the college community's overall understanding of sexual misconduct and gender-‐based issues and trends, and to assist in developing programs and responses.
- Track cases, data, and trends related to discrimination and sexual misconduct complaints, determinations and trainings.
- Coordinate and collaborate with the offices of Student Affairs, Athletics, Human Resources, Dean of Faculty, Executive and Continuing Education and Campus Safety and Security as appropriate, on the status of initiatives, case management trends, and challenges regarding discrimination and Title IX compliance.
- Work with the Title IX Student and Faculty Advisory Committees.
- Provide periodic reports to the Board of Trustees.
Position(s) Directly Supervised
- Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to the maintenance and safeguarding of student data and records in a manner that conforms to FERPA.
- Experience managing complaint resolution and grievance processes, including conducting or overseeing investigations.
- Experience with Maxient
- Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, FERPA and other federal statutes important to higher education.
- Strong organization, planning, presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training.
- Demonstrated leadership, organizational, planning, and management skills along with previous experience supervising cross divisional teams.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community and government agencies.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve, prioritize, analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
- Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
- Ability to act independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk, working on a computer, and talking on a phone
- Must be able to push, pull, lift, or carry up to 15 pounds at times
- Occasional weekend and after-hours work may be required
Education and Experience
Master's degree in a relevant discipline (J.D. is preferred); 3-plus years of experience working in Higher Education is required
Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.
Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting date. Please submit a cover letter and a resume with your online application.