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 Subject : Title IX Coordinator at Northwest Missouri State University.. 05/20/2019 10:59:23 AM 
Danielle Koonce
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Northwest Missouri State University
(Housed in Student Affairs)

PRIMARY DUTY: Coordinate the University's Title IX and Title VI efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints pursuant to these laws.

  1. Serve as the contact for University students, faculty, staff, and third parties for all issues dealing with civil rights Compliance, Including, Title IX/VAWA, and Title VI,
  2. Collaborate with campus departments to educate and train the campus community on the processes available for addressing complaints of harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination, and the rights and responsibilities of students, faculty and staff under applicable University policies.
  3. Advise students, faculty, staff, and third parties of the processes for responding to complaints, coordinate the investigation and resolution of complaints, and monitor the University's compliance with state and federal requirements as it relates to complaints of harassment.
  4. Collaborate with relevant departments in developing long-term strategic plans and determining short-term objectives related to preventing sexual violence and sexual harassment.
  5. Provide faculty, staff, and students with ongoing training, consultation, and professional development opportunities on Title IX and Title VI.
  6. Work collaboratively with University Police and the University's general counsel to ensure compliance with legal obligations.
  7. Meet with UPD or other designated employees to regularly to coordinate the University's obligations under the Clery Act.
  8. Conduct Title IX Investigations.
  9. Oversee compliance budgets.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Title IX Coordinator:
  1. Provide leadership, direction and supervision for all activities and personnel of the Title IX/VAWA program including consulting with relevant policy-making bodies and senior personnel for the purpose of advising, clarifying and identifying necessary action to eliminate sex and/or gender-based discrimination and harassment in all educational programs and activities, to ensure that access to facilities, opportunities, and resources is gender equitable throughout the campus.
  2. Coordinate and collaborate with other University departments to ensure Title IX/VAWA compliance efforts (e.g. deputy Title IX administrators, investigators, student conduct, survivor advocate, University Police, Clinic Services, Personal Development and Counseling, Health Education, Human Resources, faculty/academic affairs, and Athletics).
  3. Notify (as Campus Security Authority) the appropriate Northwest designated office of reported Clery Act defined crimes or those that may be subject to Clery Act required emergency notification.
  4. Collaborate with offices at Northwest, including but not limited to: BIT, UPD, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Student Affairs on resources, Title IX-related awareness and prevention programming to ensure delivery of appropriate and legally-sufficient content that is strategic and coordinated.
  5. Coordinate the development, administration, and processing of the "climate assessment" and implementation of recommended actions based upon it.
  6. Ensure alignment of inward and outward facing information on Title IX and VAWA.
  7. Ensure University policies and procedures posted online and distributed to the campus community are current.
  8. Ensure policies and procedures reflect the most current federally issued guidance, state regulatory expectations, and insofar as professionally possible, promising practices.
  9. Create annual management reports and related summaries of Title IX areas.
  10. Develop and implement comprehensive and ongoing civil rights compliance training program for students, faculty, and staff, including effective prevention programming.
  11. Review and maintain documentation of incident reports, grievance files, and complaints for use in ongoing University assessment and responding to annual reporting requirements.
  12. Develop and maintain system for tracking and maintaining reports of sexual misconduct.
  13. Periodically review and analyze incident reports and determine if additional training or supervision is needed in specific areas of the campus.
  14. Provide timely and accurate information and guidance to members of the campus community when responding to alleged incidents of harassment, sexual violence, or discrimination.
  15. Implement corrective measures and sanctions that involve groups, teams, or University departments/offices.

Education: Master's degree in a related field.
Experience: Two years of progressively responsible work experience in Civil Rights. Compliance or a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of government regulations, including ADA/504 and Title IX/VAWA. Experience with conducting complaint investigations or implementing grievance procedures.
Skills: Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; organizational skills; ability to work with budget information; analytical skills.

Education: Juris Doctor or terminal degree in relevant field.
Certification/License: Investigator or Coordinator certification.
Experience: Previous experience as lead investigator or Title IX Coordinator, and working on disability issues in higher education or government agencies. Experience in outreach and engagement of students in an educational setting.
Skills: Ability to use legal research and writing principles.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Air-conditioned office. Some nights and weekend hours required.

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Office machines including computer and software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at

UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a four-year university that offers a broad range of profession-based undergraduate and graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as locations in Kansas City. With an enrollment of 6,600 students, Northwest was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri for the second consecutive year, and it is one of only four four-year institutions in Missouri to meet all measures of the state's performance-based funding initiative during its first three years.
Northwest boasts a graduation rate that is in the 85th percentile of the University's national peer group. In addition, 97 percent of Northwest bachelor's degree earners and 99 percent of master's degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until the position is filled


TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email [email protected] for more information.
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