Under the general direction of the Vice President for University Affairs (MSMU) and the Executive Director of Human Resources (Hood), the full-time Title IX Coordinator will facilitate and coordinate the University/College’s compliance to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Clery Act, Campus SaVE Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other related discrimination laws. Serves as the University/College’s primary administrator for cases alleging misconduct, specifically sexual misconduct, gender-based discrimination, harassment, intimate partner/dating violence and stalking for students, faculty and staff. Develops and implements educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, ensuring faculty, staff and students understand their rights and, where applicable, responsibilities under the law. Oversees and coordinates investigations, responses and resolutions to complaints, to include supervision of investigators. Collaborates with campus entities and leadership to identify and address systemic problems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but may include other duties as assigned:
INVESTIGATION, CONSULTATION AND COMPLIANCE (60%)
Oversees Title IX related civil rights laws to maintain a discrimination- and harassment-free learning, living and working environment.
Reviews new regulations and best practices in Title IX and related fields to make plans to implement required changes and to make recommendations for improvements to existing policies and procedures.
Oversees, coordinates and ensures investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct are adequate, reliable, timely, confidential and impartial; reviews proposed sanctions for sexual misconduct before they are imposed to ensure that they are reasonably calculated to stop the sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence.
Ensures ongoing compliance with Title IX by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports and maintaining records of investigations
Identifies systemic problems relating to complaints and determines whether campus-wide resources should be adopted in response, including review and revision of the College’s sexual misconduct policies, increased monitoring, supervision or security at locations where sexual misconduct is reported to occur, and increased education and prevention efforts to targeted populations
Collaborates with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the College’s investigative processes; collaborates and coordinates with compliance partners within the department and across the institution to support the College’s overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities.
Serves as the Facilitator for the formal hearing process in coordination with the Hearing Chair.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH (40%)
Develops, implements, coordinates and conducts educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support Title IX Committee, Review Panels, Alternates, faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX, including reporting options/responsibilities, support services, College policy and applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential resources, etc.
Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders to engage these groups in prevention and education efforts.
Selects, trains, and oversees designated Deputy Title IX Coordinators across critical areas of the institution; ensures investigators, adjudicators and those involved with processing Title IX complaints are adequately trained in compliance with Title IX guidance. Supervises personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Communicates with local law enforcement and government agencies to ensure reports are handled appropriately and in a timely manner; coordinates with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers.
Serves on various College planning and policy making committees; recommends and participates in the development of College policies and procedures.
Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
The successful candidate will possess these key competencies in order to successfully meet the expectations for this role:
Communication: shares and receives information using clear oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Diversity and Inclusion: models and promotes the University’s Code of Ethical Conduct and complies with MSMU policies on Inclusion and Non Discrimination.
Employee Engagement: demonstrates commitment to the job, colleagues, the University and its mission by acting in ways that further the accomplishment of its goals.
Innovation and Change Management: uses personal knowledge and professional experience to envision the future, anticipate change, capitalize on opportunities, and develop innovative options that further the strategic direction of the Mount.
Job Mastery and Continuous Learning: demonstrates responsibility for one’s own career path and continuous learning by identifying and applying new skills as needed to perform successfully on the job.
Resource Management: demonstrates integrity, accountability, and efficient stewardship of University resources in a manner consistent with the Standards of Ethical conduct and other policies.
Result Orientation and Execution: demonstrates the ability to analyze situations or problems, make timely and sound decisions, construct plans, and achieves optimal results.
Service Focus: values and delivers high quality, professional, responsive and innovative services.
Teamwork and Collaboration: collaborates with colleagues in order to achieve results in alignment with the operations and mission of Mount St. Mary’s University.
The job will alternate between Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
Competitive salary commensurate to experience.
Ways to Apply
Applicants are requested to submit a resume, and cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to a Catholic liberal arts institution. Information is to be sent to:
Mount St. Mary’s University Department of Human Resources Title IX Coordinator MSMU/Hood College Search 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd. Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. EOE.
Job Requirements: Education, Experience and Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree required in counseling, law or criminology, social work, sociology, human resources or related field with at least five to seven years of experience in the area of investigations, interpersonal violence, and mediating conflict or combination of education and experience. JD preferred. Understanding of higher education institutions a plus. Knowledge of federal and state public safety reporting requirements and other applicable crime data reporting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice and expertise to all levels within the College community.
Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise.
Knowledge of federal, state, laws/regulations and institutional policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance specialty.
Project planning skills.
Ability to analyze claim information and to draw conclusions.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Employee development and performance management skills.
Experience with crime prevention programs, procedures and practices, as well as safety training administration.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information.
Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Knowledge of current and emerging legislation, issues, and trends as appropriate to the position.
Ability to develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
Excellent knowledge and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite products, such as Word and Excel; ability to use Internet and email; willingness to learn new software programs as needed.
Strong written and oral command of the English language essential. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of faculty, staff, students, alumni and the general public.
Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts to create reports which identify trends and make appropriate comparisons using Productivity Suite Software (such as EXCEL) and other field-specific software used by the College to collect Title IX data (such as Maxient).
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; walk; use fingers, hands, reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee may occasionally be required to stand and lift and move up to twenty-five pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and could include interaction with other staff, students, and the public; other noise may be generated by office equipment including telephone, computers and instructional equipment. Evening or weekend could be required to support special events or projects.
About Mount St. Mary's University
Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. EOE