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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Legal Affairs, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
The University seeks a full-time, 12-month, Director of the Office for Civil Rights, for its Civil Rights Office on the Mount Vernon main campus. The position reports to the President and is available immediately, upon appointment of a successful candidate. The University salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and experience. A full complement of benefits is provided including a health care plan, retirement contributions and tuition assistance, each subject to associated waiting periods. The candidate will also receive generous holidays, and vacation and sick days earned on an accrual basis.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Ensure MVNU's compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the Clery Act while working closely with faculty, staff, students, Student Life/Residence Life, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Athletics, University counsel, and various other divisions/departments to ensure compliance
Oversee and enforce University policies related to prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected legal statuses and sexual misconduct, including but not limited to the University's Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy and other related anti-discrimination and harassment policies
Investigate and prepare responses to discrimination and harassment complaints filed with federal, state and local agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office for Civil Rights, and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Coordinate and conduct educational programs, initiatives, and training designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Clery, and other non-discrimination and harassment laws
Identify systemic problems relating to complaints and determine whether campus-wide resources should be adopted in response, including review and revision of the University's policies
Collaborate with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the University's investigative processes; collaborates and coordinates across the institution to support the University's overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities
Participate in training/professional development opportunities related to duties and responsibilities
Title IX Responsibilities
Serve as the Title IX Coordinator for the University
Chair the Title IX Committee
Identify potential trainings/training resources for the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Investigators
Oversee, with the assistance of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the investigation of cases of sexual misconduct in accordance with University policy
Conduct confidential and impartial investigations on internal reports and complaints of discrimination and/or harassment based on protected legal statuses and make recommendations to correct and prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment in the working and learning environment
Review proposed sanctions for sexual misconduct arising out of the Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Procedures before imposed to ensure that sanctions are reasonably calculated to stop the sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence
Follow up with parties regarding implementation of recommendations or sanctions contained in disposition; seek assistance from parties' supervisors or advisors, if necessary to implement recommendations or sanctions
Communicate with parties regarding timelines of the proceedings (investigation and disciplinary process)
Notify designated Campus Safety staff of reported Clery Act crimes or those that may be subject to Clery Act required timely warning notification
Communicate with government agencies (such as ODHE) to ensure reports are handled appropriately and in a timely manner; coordinate with local law enforcement as necessary; coordinate with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers
Ensure ongoing compliance by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports and maintaining records of investigations (formal resolution) and the informal resolution of incident reports
Other duties as assigned
Expectations for the successful candidate:
Evangelical Christian statement of faith, experience and mission fit
Bachelor's degree in human resources, student affairs, public policy, government, legal studies, or other related discipline required; Master's degree or Juris Doctorate preferred
Three (3) years of experience in higher education that includes management of areas described in the " Responsibilities" section above
Investigative experience and experience in progressively responsible positions in the areas described above preferred
Knowledge of federal and state laws, practices, rules, and regulations in the areas of Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX
Ability to handle complex challenges and analytical assessments, especially with fixed timelines
Ability to deal confidentially and sensitively with subject matter requiring privacy and respect
Experience in creation and delivery of programming designed to alter culture, especially in a higher education setting
Experience with oral communication including presentations to varied audiences (for example, briefings to the Senior Leadership Team, student orientations, etc.) in multiple media (such as PowerPoint)
Experience with written communication, including technical materials (such as legal reports and memoranda) and materials for a public audience (such as awareness brochures)
Trauma informed training preferred
Ability to manage simultaneous complex and time-sensitive tasks that may have high criticality of error
Capacity to work independently when required, especially in ethically complex situations
Experience with committees and teams to achieve complex tasks and projects
Must be capable of sitting, walking or standing for long periods of time
Ability to lift 25 lbs
To be considered for this position, please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the application, found at: http://mvnu.edu/jobs/application . Applicants submitting materials via email should attach either a Microsoft Word or .PDF File. Alternatively, materials can be faxed to (740-397-1005), or mailed to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.
About Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised.
Applicants are required to apply through http://mvnu.edu/jobs or submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word or .pdf file attachments.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background che...ck including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.