1025 Title IX Coordinator

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Title IX Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1025

GRADE 47

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR President

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Board of Governors

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overseeing institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (“VAWA”), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (“Campus SaVE”), and other related federal and state laws across the University’s Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove campuses. In the discharging the duties of the position, the Title IX Coordinator works closely with the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Human Resources, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Student Conduct, and other University administrators.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A J.D. degree or Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or a related field (e.g., counseling, criminology, social work, sociology) is strongly preferred.

Experience: At least three years of investigatory experience is required. Experience in investigating or prosecuting allegations of sexual misconduct and/or domestic violence is preferred, as is experience in working with victims of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, and/or other types of trauma. Familiarity with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws is required. Experience in presenting educational and training programs is required.

Skills: Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within a university environment are required. The ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment is required. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma is required. Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage caseload in a manner that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of such matters is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Serves as the university’s subject-matter expert on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws.

2. Investigates and ensures timely resolution of all reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving members of the University community (including the University’s Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove campuses).

3. Coordinates the University’s Title IX efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX complaints.

4. Monitors compliance with all procedures, requirements, and time frames outlined in the University’s G1.31 Title IX Policy on Sexual Assault, Stalking and Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct.

5. Meets with complainants and respondents to provide information regarding the University complaint process, available resources, interim measures, and reporting and resolution options.

6. Provides training sessions to University faculty, staff, and students on Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove campuses regarding prevention of and response to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

7. Develops and implements a comprehensive case management system that includes each reported complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

8. Travels regularly to the University’s West Plains and Mountain Grove campuses to investigate Title IX complaints, meets with complainants and respondents, and provides training and education programs to students, faculty, and staff.

9. In consultation with University administration, leads the development and/or implementation of University climate surveys pertaining to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.

10. Maintains and updates content for the University’s Title IX webpage: www.missouristate.edu/sexualassault/

11. Collaborates with the University’s Department of Safety and Transportation to ensure accuracy in reporting annual crime statistics, as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.

12. Chairs the University’s Title IX Task Force Committee, serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team and other committees as requested by the University.

13. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

14. Participates in self-directed professional reading, develops professional contacts with colleagues, and attends professional development courses and trainings to ensure a full understanding of the legal requirements and best practices related to compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and other related federal and state laws.

15. Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing other duties as assigned by the President or the Board of Governors.

SUPERVISION

The Title IX Coordinator reports to and receives administrative supervision from the President, functions independently within the guidelines of the University’s personnel policies and regulations, coordinates with all appropriate unit heads, and exercises considerable judgment and initiative in planning, organizing, and completing assignments.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

MARCH 2015

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 5 - 3300 Points: Knowledge of the principles and methods of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, information technology, business administration, human resources, engineering, law, social sciences, communications, education, or medicine. Knowledge permits employee to supervise projects and/or departments using standard methods to improve administrative and/or line operations. Knowledge also permits employee to plan steps and carry out multi-phase projects requiring problem definition and modified techniques, to coordinate work with others, and to modify methods and procedures to solve a wide variety of problems. Knowledge at this level requires a Bachelor's or Master's degree with substantial related work experience, including up to two years of administrative or supervisory experience. Alternatively, this level may require a professional or clinical degree beyond the Bachelor's degree with moderate related work experience; knowledge requirements include significant levels of related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 5 - 850 Points: Interactions are highly unstructured and incumbents are often required to resolve difficult and unstructured problems. Interactions are commonly with administrators, cost-center heads, high level committees, or external constituents in order to defend, negotiate, or resolve controversial and/or long-range issues and problems. Interactions occur in situations subject to divergent views, skepticism, resistance, uncooperative attitudes, and conflicting objectives. Interactions often require high levels of interpersonal skill and require the ability to influence, interrogate, or control others through debate, persuasion, or authoritative recognition and require strong analytical and decision-making skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 4 - 850 Points: The employee operates under administrative supervision and makes decisions based on broadly-stated University objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are expressed in terms of project or program outcomes and deadlines with few comprehensive guidelines. Decisions are based on inadequate guidelines that require considerable interpretation and force the employee to plan all phases of the assignment. Assignments may be unrelated in function and the work requires many different processes and methods and a great deal of analysis to identify the nature and extent of problems. The work may require the employee to develop new methods and to deal with many variables, including some that are unclear or conflicting. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing large and/or complex programs, projects, or departments in which the work cuts across functional lines or requires dealing with unprecedented issues.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 5 - 2350 Points: Work involves primary accountability for a larger department, program, or process. Work activities involve managerial decisions that directly affect the efficiency, costs, reputation, and service quality of the department, program, or process. Work affects a limited range of professional projects or administrative activities of the University, influences internal or external operations, or impacts students, faculty, and/or staff. Work activities have a direct and significant impact on the department. Work activities also have a significant effect on the efficiency and reputation of the cost center and represent a relatively major function within the cost center. At this level would be jobs in which the incumbent may have responsibility for developing budgets, distributing budgeted funds, and exercising primary control over a moderately-sized budget.