Director of Title IX and Equity Services/Title IX Coordinator
SUMMARY: The Director of Title IX and Equity Services serves as the Title IX Coordinator for Queens University. The Director is charged with helping to protect and promote well-being at Queens by ensuring the University’s compliance to federal Title IX regulations. The Director provides strategic oversight, leadership, direction to the Title IX and Equity Office, overseeing grievance and investigation procedures from intake to resolution, and providing consultative services to the campus community.
This position supervises the Associate Director for Interpersonal Violence Prevention and reports directly to the Vice President of Student Engagement & Dean of Students.
This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures Compliance with Title IX and Federal Regulations
- Provides strategic oversight and primary leadership for ensuring that university policies and procedures comply with Title IX federal legislation and regulations
- Maintain awareness of and communicate proactively about current and future federal and state regulations and compliance standards related to accessibility and civil rights
- Lead the revision of policies to reflect changing regulatory environment.
- Consult with campus departments on compliance with VAWA, the Clery Act, Title VI, Title VII, NCAA requirements, and other federal civil rights laws and regulations
- In collaboration with the Associate Director for IVP and Senior Woman Athletic Director, lead the NCAA compliance process for incoming and returning student-athletes
- Provide training and/or updates to leaders, collaborative partners and key constituents across campus, and ensures the campus is up to date on all pertinent policy changes and responsibilities
- Develops or coordinates specialized training for hearing officers and/or boards, investigators, and navigators, and/or other appropriate roles for the grievance processes
- In collaboration with the Associate Director for IVP, ensures that all incoming students receive sexual assault prevention training
- Liaise with Athletics to ensure proper Title IX programming in accordance with the NCAA’s annual attestation requirement.
- Oversees prompt, effective, and equitable intake, investigation, processing, issuing of findings of fact, and timely resolution of all instances of discrimination, harassment, gender-based violence and retaliation reported or filed by students, faculty, staff or third parties to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, as well as the Queens University of Charlotte policies related to non-discrimination, compliance, retaliation, and equity
- Advise Title IX complainants, respondents, support people and/or other third parties about reporting options, institutional resources, interim measures, and support available at the University and in the community.
- Recruit, train and oversee a team of trained internal volunteer investigators, adjudicators, advisors, navigators, and others involved in any Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence case. Oversee external investigators and hearing officers as appropriate.
- Consult with contracted external legal counsel when necessary to help determine next steps
- Consult with the Athletics Division on Title IX equity issues and ensure compliance with NCAA and Title IX regulations
- Provides accurate and timely advice to the campus community as it relates to Title IX matters
- Coordinates with Students Affairs, Human Resources, Student Support Services and Campus Police on matters related to reports, investigations, resolutions, and sanctions
Other Essential Responsibilities
- Manages and develops the departmental budget
- Responsible for supervision and performance management for assigned staff, including support the Associate Director for the Interpersonal Violence Prevention in building a comprehensive approach to preventing gender-based discrimination and harassment
- Serves on committees and task forces with faculty, staff, and students
- Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department and University needs
Experience, Knowledge & Skills Required
- Graduate Degree Required in student affairs, higher education, legal studies or juris doctorate, social work, counseling, human resources or another appropriately related field of study
- Minimum of 3-5 years of full-time professional experience in policy administration, complaint resolution, and investigation work, in which at least some of the experience should be in issues related to Title IX, sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or gender-based violence
- Extensive knowledge of Title IX Regulations and a working knowledge of the Clery Act, Title VI, Title VII
- Ability to create and implement strategic processes and policies that reflect evolving local and federal laws and regulations
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build trust quickly with colleagues and students
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Engaging training and facilitation skills
- Experience working with Division I Athletic programs
- Previous supervision skills
- Experience developing and managing budgets
Does this sound like a good fit? Click on the green “I’m interested” button and submit:
1. A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience
2. Current résumé
3. Salary requirements
4. Contact information for three professional references
Applications received by June 23, 2023, will receive first consideration. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
About Queens University of Charlotte
Located in the heart of the nation’s second-fastest-growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom. Nationally recognized for undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens blends the best of liberal arts learning with professional preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting success for diverse learners, faculty build close and collaborative relationships with students and help them build intentional and individualized roadmaps for flourishing at Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University offers innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our environs afford faculty myriad opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with vibrant industry, non-profit, and community organization sectors.
Because of our history of innovation and our legacy of strong leadership, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners of American higher education. This is a defining moment for Queens. While other institutions are focused on sustaining and surviving, we are thinking much bigger.
Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reimagine what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position after the pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.
By 2030, Queens aspires to become the leading, private, national university of Charlotte with deep, meaningful, and reciprocal connections to the needs of our local community and economy; inventive and multidisciplinary academic programs that are connected to the world’s most pressing challenges and biggest areas of opportunity; a fully connected, integrated, and innovative set of experiences that support holistic wellness and wellbeing; a culture of continuous improvement and investment that enables faculty and staff to flourish and achieve their full potential; and a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that begins on campus and radiates throughout the community.
Queens offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution (matching) and supplemental 403(b) retirement plans, vacation and generous paid holidays, tuition remission and tuition exchange, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, Health Savings Account), sick leave and long-term disability leave, paid parental leave, FMLA leave when eligible, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), free access to the Levine Center, wellness programs. In addition, employees may choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance and legal assistance.
Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.
Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens' job search/selection process should contact the Director of Human Resources at 704.337.2222.
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation) require ability to
- Remain in a stationary position, most of the time.
- Exchange accurate information with co-workers and clients, frequently.
- Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time
- Communicate with co‐workers, clients and vendors, most of the time.
- Write, type, and use the computer, telephone, copier, and other office equipment systems, most of the time.
- Move about inside the workspace to access resources and office equipment, and attend meetings across campus, regularly.
- Exert moderate force to move objects, occasionally.
- Think critically, concentrate on the task at hand, and respond quickly to changes in conditions, most of the time.
- Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule to meet requirements of the position, including occasional nights or weekend work.
- Must be able to work in office environment while having contact with faculty, staff, parents, students, donors, service providers and vendors on any given day.
- Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume and can be stressful.
Nothing in this job description restricts the university’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; this description reflects the university’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this job description is subject to change at any time.