Title IX/Accommodations and Disability Coordinator

Post University is currently accepting applications for the role of Title IX and Disability Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY:

The Title IX and Disability Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership, coordination and oversight of the University's comprehensive programs and activities that ensure compliance with University policies and state and federal laws related to gender- based sexual misconduct. The Title IX/ Accommodations Disability Coordinator will also be responsible for collaborating with departments across the University to provide main campus and online students seeking disabilities accommodations with the resources they need to achieve their academic goals, ensuring leadership and coordination of institutional compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and related laws and university policies addressing the rights of people with disabilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Act as the University’s Title IX Coordinator

  • Coordinate with Deputy Coordinators to develop and implement case management for each Title IX report

  • Coordinate and oversee the development and implementation of periodic assessments (e.g., surveys) of campus climate including sharing results with the University community

  • Coordinate timely responses to complaints involving Title IX-related matters, including intake of reports, and assistance in navigation of reporting, investigation, monitoring outcomes, identifying and addressing patterns, and assessing effects on campus climate

  • Provide oversight, training, and leadership for all staff, faculty, sexual misconduct board members, and students on Title IX initiatives and maintain accurate records of all compliance efforts

  • Coordinate compliance programs for Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act; monitor and implement actions to comply with Title IX, including other federal laws and regulations,

  • Conduct quarterly and annual review of all formal and informal Title IX complaints and reports in order to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems that require attention and prepare and deliver reports, as necessary, to senior leadership

  • Manage and update the University’s Gender-Based Misconduct policy

  • Implement and oversee university-wide training and prevention programs for faculty, staff, and students related to Title IX

  • Work with campus partners to ensure the campus climate and environment is an inclusive and safe living, learning, and working environment for faculty, staff, and students

  • Serve as the point person for all Title IX complaints and as the primary contact for government inquiries from the Office for Civil Rights (interacts with investigators and assures compliance with resolution agreements)

  • Continually identify and integrate best practices in Title IX investigations and models into the university knowledge base and practices

  • Collaborate with Deputy Coordinators of different areas; providing duty expectations, and using information to manage the policy and process

  • Serve as an expert on Title IX requirements for all aspects of compliance in access to higher education

  • Work with the appropriate staff and student leaders to develop and disseminate educational materials and training for all incoming students during orientations

  • Coordinate with other offices on-campus for education, training, and regular dissemination of information on topics related to job duties such as CSA reporting and acting as a Responsible Employee for faculty, staff, and applicable students

  • Be available on call when needed for Title IX response

  • Assist with university compliance in non-Title IX related areas as time allows, and

  • Maintain an informative and up-to-date website

  • Respond to general inquiries from students, Associate Faculty, Academic Program Managers, and other Post University staff regarding accommodations and services for students identifying with a documented disability.

  • Process and review requests submitted by students to ensure supporting documentation is compliant with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Send letters of approval or denial of accommodation requests to Faculty and support them in providing accommodations to students.

  • Administer tests and exams for Main Campus students, as indicated in the accommodation letters

  • Assist in escalated situations involving students identifying with a documented disability when needed

  • Explore emerging trends and expanding resources available to students in all modalities

  • Work with Instructional Design in developing resources for both faculty and students in building awareness and support for students identifying with a disability, and ensuring compliance with the learning management system.

  • Schedule and assist with trainings on current trends in accommodations and disability services in higher education

  • Develop workshops to promote awareness for disability services to students

  • Work in tandem with Admissions, Retention, and Financial Aid in developing resources and materials to promote services for students identifying with a disability

  • Work with Facilities to ensure buildings and grounds are handicap accessible and ADA compliant

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree, JD, or other advanced degree and a minimum of five years of experience working in higher education administration with an in-depth knowledge of Title IX and ADA compliance

  • Experience investigating and resolving complaints alleging gender based sexual misconduct and knowledge of pertinent procedures and issues in a university environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current state and federal laws and regulations, institution-specific policies, practices and procedures, identified best practices and trends in the field of education related to harassment, sexual assault, and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX, or other state and federal laws and regulations

  • Experience in counseling/advising students seeking accommodation services

  • Extensive knowledge of ADA and Section 504 and other relevant Federal Laws/upcoming trends in higher education

  • Experience working with students with various types of physical and emotional disabilities

  • Knowledge of higher education environment, including undergraduate, graduate, with an understanding and a willingness to work collaboratively within a highly consultative campus culture

  • The ability to communicate effectively, and to diagnose, clarify, and mediate differences of opinion

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and a reputation for the highest integrity and ethical standards

  • Have demonstrated ability to respond quickly and appropriately in time-sensitive and crisis situations

  • Demonstrated experience in making presentations and facilitating discussions

  • Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of complaints, while meeting established deadlines

  • Strong organizational/interpersonal/communication skills and ability to multi-task to make efficient, thorough decisions

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Experience working with an institution of higher education’s General Counsel

As a member of our Post University team, the individual will share in a 125-year tradition of helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University has a vibrant campus and an excellent online program. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401(k) and tuition benefits.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Human Resources.

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Disclaimer: This opportunity may be withdrawn and/or amended.

POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER that employs in compliance with all applicable laws. We do not discriminate because of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap or other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, service and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and job interview process should notify the Director of Human Resources, Post University.

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