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Education Attorney in Newark, DE

Organization Type

Academic

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 30, 2020

Posted on

May 14, 2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Newark, DE, United States
Practice Area
Education >> Education
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Title IX Coordinator
Duties: Monitor and provide oversight of Title IX Compliance and the prevention of harassment and discrimination at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community. Oversees and provides guidance and enforcement of the Protection of Minors policy. Provide ongoing consultation and updates regarding Title IX requirements, grievance issues, compliance programs, case management approach, status, and progress to the President, Executive Vice President, and Provost. Prepare and disseminate educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities. Provide education and training to students, faculty and staff on issues of prohibited harassment or discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Select and provide guidance to deputy Title IX coordinators and case advisors who serve as additional information resources on issues of sexual harassment; train student peer educators to facilitate discussions with other students on sexual harassment. Remain knowledgeable of current state and federal law, regulations, guidance and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX. Organize and maintain Title IX grievance files and disposition reports. Prepare annual statistical reports for the campus community on the incidence of sexual harassment. Investigations: Investigates cases alleging employee and/or student-related sexual misconduct to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Ensures all parties involved in investigations understand the investigatory process, their rights and responsibilities, and how to access other resources as necessary. Provide guidance and assistance to alleged victims of sexual misconduct and sex/gender discrimination. Interviews the complainant, respondent, and relevant witnesses. Gathers relevant evidence. Acts as a neutral party through all aspects of investigation and ensure a prompt, fair, and neutral process for all parties. Maintains a high level of confidentiality during all proceedings with the utmost discretion and sensitivity, including information from individuals who may be experiencing distress. Ensures a well-documented Title IX investigative process. Maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process. Creates comprehensive written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated, summarize the evidence, makes findings under University policy, and recommends appropriate remedial steps. Collaborates with on and off campus resources including law enforcement and victim services in resolving complaints and works with others to ensure that the University’s processes, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with non-discrimination laws. Identifies and integrates best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice. Stays abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct investigations by participating in conferences, workshops, etc. Participates in the student conduct, employee grievance and Faculty Welfare & Privileges hearing processes as needed. Participates in local, regional and/or national professional associations and organizations. Manages policies and procedures, which govern programs involving minors. Maintains a database of programs involving minors and ensures those programs complies with University policies. Maintains a database and files for restraining/no contact orders or protections from abuse orders submitted by students, faculty and staff. Works closely with the office’s administrative assistant in keeping the website accurate and up-to-date. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience conducting investigations. JD Degree or other graduate degree preferred. Knowledge of Equal Opportunity (EO) and Affirmative Action (AA) laws and regulations. Experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination, including but not limited to sex-based discrimination. Knowledge of Title IX and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other applicable laws and regulations. Knowledge of best practices as they relate to institutions of higher education compliance with Title IX and VAWA. Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of Title IX-related incidents and complaints. Ability to guide, advise and support the training and learning process with respect to Title IX and VAWA compliance. Experience working in higher education strongly preferred. Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies. Ability to use independent judgment. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues. Strong organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills. Effective interpersonal relations and communication skills. Ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution. Commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) with diplomacy and tact. Microsoft Office, internet, e-mail and web experience required.

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