Title IX Coordinator and Clery Act Compliance Officer

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Student Affairs

The Title IX Coordinator and Clery Act Compliance Officer will serve as the primary authority for monitoring and coordinating compliance of the University with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and other state and federal laws and regulations as assigned. This position reports directly to the Dean of Students. The position will work closely with the General Counsel's Office, keeping the General Counsel apprised of the status of open investigations and of the University's progress related to compliance requirements and deadlines. The position will assist the Division of Student Affairs, Public Safety, Human Resources, Global and Off Campus Education, Athletics and other offices to effect compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act, as well as related laws and guidance affecting each department. The position shall be responsible for reviewing, investigating and resolving reports of sex discrimination (which includes sexual and gender-based harassment and violence), stalking and relationship violence (in conjunction with Human Resources where a party to the complaint is an employee); coordinating required education and training programs; preparing and disseminating the University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report; and compiling and submitting mandatory reports to external reporting bodies.

Job Duties:
Coordinate the University's review, investigation and resolution of all reports of sex discrimination, stalking and relationship violence for faculty, staff and students.
a. Assess and respond to reports of sex discrimination, stalking and relationship violence.
b. Arrange interim measures and remedies, as appropriate, in collaboration with the Dean of Students, Provost or Human Resources.
c. Investigate all complaints of alleged sex discrimination, stalking and relationship violence where students are involved as complainants or respondents.
d. Administrate disciplinary proceedings against students and recognized student organizations.
e. Collaborate closely with Human Resources and the Provost regarding disciplinary proceedings against faculty and staff.
f. Identify and address any patterns or practices of sex discrimination that arise during a review of reports and respond appropriately.
g. Work closely with the General Counsel to ensure the University is meeting its legal obligations under Title IX, the Clery Act and related laws.
h. Revise, as necessary, a confidential online reporting form to document reports of sex discrimination, stalking and relationship violence allegedly committed against students and train responsible employees on when and how to complete it.

Monitor campus climate regarding sex discrimination, stalking and relationship violence.
a. Track reports of sex discrimination, stalking and relationship violence.
b. In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, create or select appropriate campus climate surveys compliant with federal regulations and implement the administration of all related surveys periodically as required and/or needed.

Develop and coordinate required education and training programs related to Title IX, the Clery Act, and other relevant laws and regulations.
a. Develop and coordinate required training for students, faculty and staff, keeping detailed records of training presented and attendance at each session.
b. Develop and coordinate required annual training for individuals involved with the investigation and resolution of complaints of sex discrimination, stalking or relationship violence against students.
c. Coordinate and annually administer training programs for the offices required to prepare and verify compliance.
d. Develop and coordinate a compliance orientation and rules education program for new staff members who are hired in the offices subjected to the regulations.
e. Develop a system for disseminating information on current rule interpretations that affect those offices subject to the regulations.
f. Revise, as necessary, information on the University's website related to sex discrimination, stalking and relationship violence.
g. Respond in a timely manner to requests by staff for regulation clarification and interpretation.

Draft policies and procedures to ensure compliance with law and regulations.
a. Stay abreast of national trends, guidance, law and regulations.
b. Monitor and revise policies in the student handbook, faculty handbook and staff handbook accordingly.
Develop and implement a comprehensive compliance database to assist each office with monitoring and reporting of compliance-related information.

Supervise the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator.

Prepare and disseminate the University's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.
a. Identify Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) and annually notify CSAs of reporting obligations.
b. Identify Clery geography and coordinate requests for crime statistics from law enforcement agencies.
c. Review and, where appropriate, suggest revisions to departmental policies, procedures and programs to ensure compliance.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Masters or law degree
• Five (5) years of experience in higher education, direct Title IX or Clery Act compliance
• Working knowledge of applicable federal law and regulations, including Title IX, the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
• Ability to implement and monitor administrative systems to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
• Direct, manage and perform detailed work with accuracy under time pressure
• Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and students having a range of backgrounds, interests and perspectives
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

Preferred Qualifications:
• Investigatory experience

Work Type: 
full-time

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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