Deputy Title IX Coordinator


Posting Date: June 10, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Development, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing relevant training and prevention programs and for responding to and investigating reports of student-on-student sexual misconduct. The Deputy is responsible for conducting or supervising thorough and impartial investigations with a high level of sensitivity and confidentiality and ensures a prompt, fair and neutral process. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will assist the University’s Title IX Coordinator with Title IX education and training for the University and is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing training and educational sessions and materials for students. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will serve as case manager and primary investigator for all student-on-student cases and will prepare necessary analyses, recommendations and reports.

 

Case Management and Investigation

  1. Serve as the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  2. Analyze complaints and reports and help develop thorough investigative plans; implement any interim measures, conduct interviews, identify and collect relevant information and documentation and issue reports of findings of fact and determination for review and action by the Title IX Coordinator
  3. Function as the primary investigator for all student cases going through or likely to go through the Student Conduct process
  4. Assign and supervise work of investigators (University employees trained to assist with investigations)
  5. Track and document all reports and actions using Maxient (database management) and prepare periodic reports for the Title IX Coordinator and/or Vice President for Student Development
  6. Complete all processes in a manner that is informed by best practice and in accordance with University Policy and state and federal laws.
  7. Maintain close and cooperative relationships with University Police, Student Conduct, Campus Victim Services and other University and community stakeholders to insure effective communication and coordination of response and services
  8. Insure that the investigation and findings process is timely and that impacted parties remain informed of their rights and responsibilities
  9. Meet regularly with the Title IX Coordinator to discuss shared goals and activities and case management

Training and Education

  1. Work with Student Development, Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator to ensure that appropriate and adequate education, training and resources are available to the campus community
  2. Develop and provide required Title IX related overviews, orientations and trainings
  3. Work with Student Development, Women’s Center and Campus Victim Services in promoting and implementing existing and proposed training and programming as part of the Department of Justice Grant currently in implementation phase
  4. Identify gaps and opportunities to increase/enhance current Title IX training and programming, particularly for continuing, graduate, part-time and non-traditional students
  5. Assist in the development and implementation of ongoing campus-wide climate surveys.

General

  1. Serve as a member of the Student Development leadership team (unit directors)
  2. Support/participate in all-University and major division programs and activities such as Commencement, New Student Orientation, and Homecoming/Family Day, including some evening and weekend work
  3. Attend regular staff meetings, serve on relevant committees and attend and support relevant student events and programs
  4. Completes special projects/assignments and assumes responsibility for contributing to the development and completion of strategic goals and objectives within the scope of the role
  5. Work with Student Development, Women’s Center and Campus Victim Services to ensure that relevant policies and procedures are up-to-date and adhered to consistently
  6. Supervise office staff

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, criminal justice or appropriate specialization
  • Five (5) years of relevant professional experience, at least 2 of which in Title IX compliance or sexual violence investigation and prevention, legal issues, federal/state compliance and regulatory interpretation, or student conduct.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant state and federal laws including Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and FERPA
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare well-written, organized and detailed analyses of complaints; organize and conduct prompt, effective, neutral, and trauma-informed investigations; communicate with and insure support to reporting parties, responding parties and witnesses; mediate and resolve conflicts when appropriate; make effective recommendations for management action or additional adjudication; and present information to senior administrators
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner
  • Ability to design, develop and present effective training and ongoing educational programs to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to respectfully work and effectively communicate within a diverse campus community
  • Superior proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects/assignments simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Conduct and Title IX software, such as Maxient
  • Title IX related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization
  • Professional experience conducting investigations; preferably in a college setting

     

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Invitation to apply:     

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Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application
Submit a cover letter & CV
Provide names/contacts of three professional references
*Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please email talent@wpunj.edu for general questions regarding this search.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.