Reporting to the University’s Chief Human Resources Officer, the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the University’s compliance with University policy and laws related to equal opportunity, anti-harassment, non-discrimination, sexual misconduct and sexual violence; including, but not limited to, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, etc. Working closely and collaboratively with relevant entities across campus (particularly Student Life, Academic Affairs, Athletics, Trinity University Police Department, and the University’s General Counsel), responsibilities include overseeing educational programs for students, faculty and staff; responding to, investigating and seeking resolutions to complaints; coordinating outreach with on campus and off campus stakeholders and identifying and addressing any systemic problems related to complaints.
1.Oversee all aspects of compliance related to federal or state non-discrimination laws as well as University policy with a non-discrimination or anti-harassment component.
2.In accordance with University policy, receive, conduct and/or oversee informal and formal investigations of complaints against students, faculty, and staff involving alleged harassment, discrimination, hostile environment, retaliation, sexual misconduct or sexual violence.
3.Act as an impartial party, maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion, and ensure a fair and neutral process for all parties.
4.Provide interim and protective measures, guidance, and assistance to complainants and respondents.
5.Responsible for comprehensive investigation outcome letters/reports, including, as appropriate and if warranted, any recommended disciplinary action or sanctions.
6.Oversee, develop and/or provide educational programs and initiatives for students, faculty, and staff regarding equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws, and University policy.
7.Oversees the investigative process, including coordinating designated Title IX investigators and employees selected for service on an ad hoc formal complaint committee.
8.Analyze data and trends, maintain records, and identify any systemic problems; make recommendations for corrective action and policy revisions.
9.Collaborate with leadership and various on campus and off campus constituencies to educate, disseminate information, redesign processes if necessary, and to support the University’s compliance requirements and responsibilities.
10.Cooperate and collaborate with all others in the spirit of teamwork and collegiality; comply with all University policies and procedures.
11.Other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
2. Minimum of two years of experience conducting or overseeing prompt, thorough, and equitable investigations regarding allegations of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and/or sexual violence complaints in a higher education setting or related field.
3. Comprehensive knowledge of current federal and state laws and regulations, best practices, and trends in the field of education related to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including but not limited to Title VII and Title IX.
4. Experience handling confidential information with tact, discretion, and sensitivity.
5. Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice to all levels within the University.
6. Ability to gather and properly analyze data, draw appropriate conclusions, compile information and prepare relevant documents.
7. Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills.
8. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community.
9. Skill in examining current policies and procedures, and developing and proposing new strategies and procedures as appropriate.
1. Master’s degree in higher education or related field or Juris Doctorate.
2. Conflict resolution and/or mediation experience.
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