In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Title IX Coordinator State Job Title: Director Department: Human Resources Job Code: HA6600 FLSA Status: Exempt Funding: 7115-0100 Bargaining Unit: Non-unit Professional Job Type: Full-Time Permanent Timeframe: 52 Weeks Shift: Monday-Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday Supervision Received: The Title IX Coordinator receives general supervision from the Interim Associate VP of Human Resources Supervision Exercised: None Salary: $85,000.00-$100,000.00 (Salary to commensurate with education and experience)
General Statement of Duties: The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for managing the responsibilities associated with the University's compliance obligations pursuant to Title IX. The director will assist the university in achieving its goals of providing an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment by monitoring the compliance with Title IX regulations and requirements; responsibility for oversight of the University's Title IX compliance with related state and federal laws, executive orders, and University policies. Coordinates with varying constituents on campus as it relates to investigations, education, training and compliance. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential:?
Serves as the University's central resource on issues related to sexual violence, sexual and gender based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation; serves as a primary partner to threat assessment and other related committees.
Coordinates the University's efforts to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements in the area of Title IX, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.
Responsible for monitoring, reviewing, analyzing, and conducting internal audits of processes and systems at the University and making recommendations/advising departments as it relates to Title IX, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity responsibilities and compliance matters.
Serves as first line investigator of complaints of discrimination and harassment, including Title IX complaints in compliance with state and federal laws, executive orders, and University policies and procedures.
Oversees the receipt, investigation and resolution of Title IX complaints, will assist with discrimination and harassment complaints by employees, students, and others protected under state and federal laws and regulations and/or the University's Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Plan.
Ensure and oversee the university's Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action plan is adhered to within the university divisions and departments in coordination with the Interim Associate Vice President of Human Resources.
Oversees education, training, and outreach programming concerning awareness and prevention of sexual violence, sexual and gender based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation.
Ensures that the University is compliant with its obligations to provide information to students and employees regarding their Title IX rights and responsibilities and maintains the university Title IX website.
Serves as a skilled communicator who can reach across institutional lines to build strong partnerships, inspire and facilitate collaboration, and advise an influence academic and administrative leaders at all levels on relevant guidelines and regulations as set by the state and federal government, their agencies and the University's policies/plans.
Prepares annual statistical reports on the number, nature and disposition of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.
Develops and presents training programs related to Title IX compliance at the university. This includes preparing memoranda, reports and other written material; planning and coordinating workshops, meetings and special events, and working with external administrative agencies on compliance audits and initiatives.
Collaborates with Student Affairs Administrator, University Police Department and other applicable stakeholders, as needed, with respect to complaint referrals and investigations and ensures effective and efficient management of the resolution of complaints.
Coordinates the development and implementation of periodic assessments of campus climate with regard to sexual harassment and sexual violence, including focus groups, surveys, etc.; identify patterns and make recommendations to senior staff.
Develops and implements long-term goals for programming, services, education and assessment of Title IX compliance efforts.
Provides and recommends training to deputy Title IX coordinator/s, complaint mediators and administrative investigators, and other campus officials with Title IX responsibilities.
Maintains the university's website information regarding Title IX, and the Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan and the Title IX website.
Acts as the university representative when attending conferences and communicating with government compliance or investigation officers.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Master's degree in human resources, social work, psychology, higher education administration or other relevant discipline is required; a minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in related field.
Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to discrimination and harassment, including Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, ADEA, and ADA/Section 504. Knowledge of best practices as they relate to institutions of higher education compliance with Title IX and VAWA.
Demonstrated experience in complaint resolution, conducting investigations, and grievances.
Experience interpreting federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to EEO/Affirmative Action, Title IX and ADA.
Possess exceptional interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills with an emphasis on integrity, discretion, fairness, and empathy.
Strong organization planning, analytical and problem resolution abilities; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to understand the needs of the university and be able to pivot gracefully between interactions with students, faculty, staff, law enforcement, legal counsel, parents, and government.
Salary: For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
Contact information for three references *
Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree
* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application.
Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us. Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.