Title IX Coordinator

Henderson State University invites applications for the position of Title IX Coordinator. 

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and implementing the university’s Policy Prohibiting Sex- and Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment, Misconduct, and Retaliation. This position oversees the university's Title IX Committee and the investigation process and supports the university's commitment to providing an environment free from sex-based and gender-based misconduct.  This position reports to the President and works closely with the General Counsel.

Responsibilities:

*  Selects and implements appropriate campus education and awareness programs, in cooperation with various departments and organizations at the university, about all forms of sexual misconduct including sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and dating violence, as well as the prevention of all forms of sexual misconduct.

*  Oversees and/or conducts prompt, fair, and equitable intake, investigations, and timely resolution of sex- and gender-based discrimination, harassment, misconduct, and retaliation made known to responsible employees and/or reported by students, faculty, staff, third parties, or by members of the broader community.

*  Coordinates the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate Title IX policies, procedures and practices to comply with federal and state laws and regulation.

*  Ensures that Title IX activities, investigation findings and outcomes are consistent with applicable laws and regulations and are properly documented.

*  Provides or coordinates ongoing specialized training for the Title IX Committee members, investigators, and others involved in the university’s process.

*  Organizes and maintains complaint and investigation files and other records regarding compliance, including annual reports and trend monitoring.

*  Remains current on state and federal laws, regulations, and trends in the field of higher education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX and VAWA.

* Carries out other duties as set out in the Policy Prohibiting Sex- and Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment, Misconduct, and Retaliation.

Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.  In pursuit of this commitment, the successful candidate will have a clear vision of the steps needed to achieve co-curricular excellence, a demonstrable record of outstanding leadership and accomplishments in a university setting, significant experience in higher education, and a demonstrable commitment to diversity and shared governance.  The successful candidate must also have an established record of working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to develop and maintain appropriate programming.  At a minimum, the candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Other qualifications include professional experience that demonstrates:

*  a high degree of professional integrity and a commitment to the fair treatment of individuals involved in investigations and complaint resolution;  

*  the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information;

*  the ability to discuss difficult topics with students, peers and university leaders;

*  excellent public presentation skills and written communication skills;

*  excellent organizational, planning and team leadership skills;

*  the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;

*  the ability to handle sensitive and occasionally graphic material as it pertains to sexual harassment and sexual assault; and 
 
*  an interest in staying current in the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape regarding sex-based and gender-based         misconduct and the best practices in Title IX and VAWA compliance in the higher education setting.

Screening of applications will begin on September 4, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  Items to be submitted include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.  

Applications should be directed to

Elaine Kneebone, General Counsel and Chair of the Search Committee, via e-mail in PDF or MS Word format to houses@hsu.edu

Under the provisions of Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection.  Background screening will be conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment.