Reporting to the Vice President for Strategy & Chief of Staff, the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer has primary leadership over the university’s Title IX program. The incumbent serves as the university’s subject matter expert on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), other related federal and state equal rights and nondiscrimination laws, and the California State University (“CSU”) Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation (“Nondiscrimination Policy”).
The Title IX and Gender Equity Officer is also responsible for implementing effective practices into the university’s Title IX program. Therefore, the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer must maintain a high-level of subject matter expertise on Title IX and postsecondary institutional trends in Title IX administration.Key Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Support the mission of the university by overseeing institutional compliance with Title IX, VAWA, other federal and state equal rights and nondiscrimination laws, and the Nondiscrimination Policy.
- Supervise the work and professional development of the Title IX and Gender Equity Office’s staff.
- Provide periodic reports to the President, the Vice President for Strategy & Chief of Staff and other senior administrators on the university’s Title IX program.
- Develop and lead Title IX-related campus committees and participate as the Title IX representative in CSU system-wide committees and groups.
- Keep abreast of trends in Title IX implementation practices by attending Title IX trainings and participating in Title IX Coordinator working groups.
- Work collaboratively with campus constituents to ensure adequate campus-wide implementation of the university’s Title IX Program, including accurate data collection.
- Oversee the university’s response to external audits/requests for information about the university’s compliance with Title IX and related federal and state equal rights and nondiscrimination laws.
- Provide oversight and management of the Title IX and Gender Equity Office’s budget and staffing ensuring the ethical, responsible, and effective stewardship for financial and human resources.
- Oversee the work of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Analyst & Intake Coordinator in the intake and initial assessment process, including their assessment of whether allegations contained in reports and formal complaints constitute a potential violation of the Nondiscrimination Policy and, if not, what steps to take in response to the allegations.
- Oversee the fair, prompt, and equitable resolution of formal complaints alleging sex- and gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation.
- Provide oversight and guidance to internal and external Investigators and Hearing Officers on scope, procedural issues, and interpretations of applicable university policies.
- Oversee the Review of Evidence phase of investigations (as defined by the Nondiscrimination Policy).
- Coordinate, develop, and oversee a comprehensive Title IX training, education, and awareness program for all students and employees in partnership with appropriate campus partners.
- Enhance the Title IX Office’s operational systems by updating and implementing templates, developing uniform intake protocols, and training internal staff.
- Develop and deliver trainings to campus constituents on the Nondiscrimination Policy and the Title IX Office’s services.
- Ensure compliance with external audits of the university’s Title IX program.
- Ensure compliance with the September 21, 2021 DOJ Resolution Agreement and implementation of its provisions.
- Respond to requests for information from the Title IX Office made under the Public Records Act.
- Possess expert knowledge of Title IX and relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve, prioritize, analyze, summarize, and effectively present data
- In-depth knowledge of effective practices for developing and implementing Title IX compliant protocols and processes for a large, public college or university
- Deep experience in conducting Title IX investigations and writing investigation reports
- Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of campus constituents
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community and government agencies
- Experience in facilitating the informal resolution of complaints in accordance with Title IX
- Demonstrated leadership, organizational, planning, and management skills along with previous experience supervising cross divisional and cross departmental teams
- A compassionate nature, a talent for listening, and a history of working with confidential and sensitive information
- Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse campus community, including first-generation students
- Ability to communicate with constituents in a professional and respectful manner
- Ability to address stressful situations while maintaining composure and contribute to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication and problem-solving skills
- Ability to supervise the work of staff and recommend appropriate personnel actions
- Ability to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum of three (3) years of high-level or progressive responsibility, developing, overseeing, and/or implementing a Title IX program in a higher education setting
- Experience conducting investigations involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence
- Juris Doctor or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Higher Ed. Administration, Education and Educational Psychology or other closely related field
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in Title IX at a postsecondary institution
- Experience in conducting alternative resolutions, such as mediation, alternative dispute resolution, etc.
- Experience developing, facilitating, and evaluating Title IX educational and training programs
- Title IX-specific supervisory or management experience
Classification: Administrator III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $13,000/month - $14,500/month
CSU Salary Range: $6,250/month - $20,063/month
The final hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .Application Procedure
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- Letter of Interest
This position is open until filled.Contact Information
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The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.
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All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at email@example.com .
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San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).
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