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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: D5017 / Title IX Coordinator
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Responsible for coordinating the institution's compliance with federal and state discrimination and sexual harassment laws. Responsibilities include providing educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention; responding to, investigating and seeking resolution to allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment; selecting and overseeing sexual harassment advisors who serve as additional information resources on issues of sexual harassment; training student peer educators to facilitate discussions with other students on sexual harassment. Oversees all Title IX complaints and reports of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and related allegations of sexual misconduct as they impact students or the academic environment. Identifies and addresses any systemic problems relating to complaints and works with other departments to ensure Title IX policies are communicated to all constituencies. Communicates with law enforcement personnel and other relevant UNM administrators to assure that reports and complaints of gender discrimination or sexual violence and related misconduct are handled appropriately.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides and/or facilitates ongoing training, consultation and technical assistance for faculty and staff outlining their rights and obligations under Title IX; including the appropriate response to reports of gender discrimination including, but not limited to, sexual misconduct, the obligation to report sexual misconduct, and the extent to which counselors and advocates may keep a report confidential.
  2. Provides and/or facilitates ongoing training, consultation and technical assistance for all students outlining their rights under Title IX; with regard to sexual misconduct, reporting options, grievance procedures, applicable disciplinary code, the offices or individuals with whom students can speak confidentially, the office or individuals who can provide support services, the employees who must report incidents to the Title IX Coordinator, and Title IX's protections against retaliation.
  3. Oversees and ensures adequate, reliable and impartial investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct.
  4. Develops and implements case management plan for each reported Title IX incident.
  5. Develops and implements an investigation plan for each reported Title IX complaint to include: determining whether the report constitutes sexual misconduct, appointing an investigative team, ensuring that reports and complaints are handled properly and in a timely manner, Informing parties regarding the grievance process, notifying all parties of the grievance decisions and the procedures for appeals if applicable, maintaining records in a secure manner, monitoring compliance in accordance to grievance timeline.
  6. Ensures investigators, adjudicators and those involved with processing Title IX complaints are adequately trained in compliance with Title IX guidance.
  7. Evaluates requests for confidentiality by those who report or complain about sexual misconduct in accordance with the university's confidentiality policy, Title IX regulations and state and federal law.
  8. Takes steps to ensure the parties' equal access to the university's programs and activities and protect the parties as necessary. Such steps may include recommending interim measures before the final outcome of an investigation, providing remedial measures and making the parties aware of all available resources.
  9. Determines whether campus-wide resources should be adopted in response, including review and revision of the university'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.
  10. Prepares and disseminates Title IX related educational materials to the campus community.
  11. Collaborates and coordinates with leadership to ensure Title IX compliance throughout the university, including, but not limited to, branch campuses and specialized departments such as athletics and Greek life.
  12. 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.
  13. Ensures ongoing compliance with Title IX by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports and maintaining records of investigations.
  14. Assesses the effectiveness of policies and procedures and recommends modifications where appropriate.
  15. Coordinates with the Clery Act Compliance Officer with respect to overlapping obligations related to sexual misconduct against students; including prevention, education and training.
  16. Consults with senior leadership to promote campus-wide awareness and discussion of Title IX-related issues, and develop and implement any modifications of policies and procedures to prevent and eliminate gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct.
  17. Ensures policies and procedures are in place for working with local law enforcement and coordinating with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers.
  18. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  19. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice and expertise to all levels within the university community.
  • Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance specialty.
  • Project planning skills.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze claims information and to draw conclusions.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Experience with crime prevention progrmas, 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 the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Knowledge of federal and state public safety reporting requirements and other applicable crime data reporting.
  • 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 positon.
  • Ability to develop and implement new strategies and procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017