Utah State University

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/22/2023 3:58 PM)
Requisition ID
2023-6685
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
President
Department
Office of Equity
Advertised Salary
Minimum $95,000 and commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

Utah State University (USU) invites applications for Deputy Title IX Coordinator (AA/EO Specialist SR). The Deputy Title IX Coordinator participates in activities and efforts to build and sustain a safe and equitable campus that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions), national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law. This includes investigating alleged violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will report to the Office of Equity Executive Director and will be based at the main campus in Logan, Utah. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will be expected to travel to other USU locations throughout the state.

 

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will conduct initial reviews and complete investigations involving faculty, staff, and students at USU. This process will include conducting a preliminary review of the complaint, making determinations concerning the necessity of a formal investigation, interviewing relevant individuals, and reviewing documents or other evidence. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will be expected to understand which issues are appropriate for them to resolve independently and which issues need to be referred to the Office of Equity Executive Director or the university's Title IX Coordinator.

 

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will work as a member of a talented and collaborative team that fosters a university-wide culture characterized by equity and inclusion, along with an investigation process rooted in equity, fairness, and respect.

Responsibilities

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will have a broad scope of responsibility in investigating and reporting sexual misconduct and discrimination incidents at all of USU’s campuses, and in assisting with the university’s compliance under the Department of Justice Resolution Agreement. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will work to strengthen the university’s culture that supports an academic and work environment where its students, faculty, and staff are able to thrive free from discrimination or sex-based harassment.

  1. Assist with USU’s Office of Equity efforts at all USU campuses, including USU Eastern, USU Blanding, and USU statewide campuses and centers. This position may be required to travel occasionally to USU locations within the state.
  2. Work with the Office of Equity Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator at USU Logan to implement and monitor the university’s response to discrimination and/or sex-based harassment incident reports related to Title IX, Title VII, and Title VI.
  3. Receive incident reports of discrimination and/or sex-based harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, sex-based stalking, and discrimination based on a protected class and respond appropriately.
  4. Exercise independent judgment regarding the response and resolution of incident reports.
  5. Facilitate, within specific time constraints, alternative resolutions of Office of Equity formal complaints. Document efforts during and at the conclusion of an alternative resolution.
  6. Apply university policy by, among other things, conducting a prompt, equitable, and impartial investigation into formal complaints, including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering, and assessing information relevant to the investigation.
  7. Complete a preliminary and final report for formal investigation. Review written reports of other Office of Equity staff.
  8. Provide regular updates to the Office of Equity team about the case management approach, status, and progress.
  9. Maintain accurate and thorough investigatory records and reports in all cases, including finding(s), within the case management systems.
  10. Participate in administrative hearings – present evidence and procedural steps and answer questions related to the investigation process.
  11. Prepare materials for, assist with, and participate in appeals for discrimination cases, as necessary.
  12. Prepare materials for appeals in sexual misconduct cases.
  13. Serve as a subject matter expert on equity and diversity matters and related policies and procedures.
  14. Actively foster and maintain a climate that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone on campus.
  15. Collaborate with multi-disciplinary university offices and personnel to provide information to university students, faculty, and staff.
  16. Assist the University in complying with obligations under Titles VI, VII, IX, VAWA/SaVE, and related laws including FERPA and the Clery Act.
  17. Collaborate with and maintain strong relationships with campus law enforcement and community resources related to USU.
  18. Assist with institutional compliance with the United States Department of Justice Resolution Agreement.
  19. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and analysis and ability to spot issues and to apply facts to policy.
  • Ability to travel to various locations across Utah.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and to respond effectively to competing deadlines and workflows.
  • Evidence of effective spoken, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including active listening, respect, and approachability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents, including but not limited to, students, staff, faculty, administrators, community partners, and law enforcement agencies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree plus at least two years of administrative hearing or litigation experience.
  • Professional experience working with topics related to discrimination and/or sexual misconduct.
  • Professional experience investigating claims, collecting information and evidence, conducting interviews, and summarizing in writing the information collected.
  • Experience with case management and/or case management databases, including Maxient.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain neutrality in collecting and reviewing information related to allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination.
  • Professional experience in mediation and/or conflict resolution

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to foster and maintain a positive environment that is supportive of students and respectful of difference.
  • Ability to practice effective spoken, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including active listening, respect, and approachability.
  • Knowledge related to Titles VI, VII, IX, VAWA/SaVE, ADA, ADEA, FERPA, and the Clery Act.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze information, identify issues, apply facts to policy, and write coherently and effectively.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and to respond effectively to competing deadlines and workflows.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents, including students, staff, faculty, administrators, community partners, and law enforcement agencies.
  • Ability to provide effective and appropriate recommendations and expertise at all levels within the University community.
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting and positive relationships.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $95,000 and commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  

 

As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

* updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

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