The University is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. In support of this commitment, the Deputy Title IX Officer will support the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer in the efforts to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), relevant state nondiscrimination laws, and support gender equity.
Reporting to the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer, the Deputy Title IX Officer is tasked with the following key responsibilities:
- Conduct intake meetings with interested Parties and witnesses to explain the Nondiscrimination Policy, the University’s resolution processes (formal and informal), rights and options under the Nondiscrimination Policy, and reasonably available supportive measures.
- Ensure that Clery information is appropriately entered into the online record-keeping database.
- Consult with appropriate campus partners regarding critical decisions such as emergency removal, administrative leave, and supportive measures.
- Ensure the consistent documentation of critical decisions such as the provision of supportive measures, emergency removal, the agreement to participate in an Informal Resolution process, and whether to proceed with a formal investigation (including in the absence of a formal complaint from a Complainant).
- Lead bi-monthly meetings with the Title IX Initial Assessment Team.
- In consultation with the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer, make determinations about whether allegations contained in reports and formal complaints constitute a potential violation of the Nondiscrimination Policy and, if not, what steps to take in response to the allegations.
- In consultation with the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer, review new reports for potential patterns of sex- and gender-based discrimination and/or harassment and identify opportunities to provide supplemental Title IX trainings for at-risk populations.
- In consultation with the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer, supervise the work of internal and external investigators by ensuring adherence of investigators to all applicable law, policies, and procedures; advise and guide investigators regarding revision or modification of reports, correspondence, and/or related documentation, as necessary and appropriate; set and monitor deadlines for investigators; and ensure the timely, accurate, and comprehensive documentation of all steps related to the various resolution processes, including formal and informal resolutions.
- Prepare Notices of Investigation and other correspondence (e.g., Notices of Dismissal, transmittal letters for investigation reports, and periodic investigation updates) for complainants, respondents, and witnesses.
- Conduct investigations into complaints involving students and employees
- Supervise the professional development of a team of approximately two (2) investigators, Title IX Project Manager, and a Title IX Analyst.
- Responsible for all administrative duties related to the support of assigned investigators, such as leave requests, training, equipment, etc.
- Work with the Project Manager to prepare and deliver training content for campus community members, as necessary and appropriate.
- Assist with the creation of Title IX informational materials that help to communicate the Title IX Office’s mission and clarify the various resolution options.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated understanding of Title IX and related state and federal nondiscrimination laws
- Demonstrated leadership, organizational planning, and management skills
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, community, and government agencies
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies
- A compassionate nature, a talent for active listening, and a history of working with sensitive information
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve, prioritize, analyze, summarize, and effectively summarize data
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
- Knowledge of effective practices in higher education compliance with respect to addressing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
- Ability to act independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment
- Bachelor’s degree
- Some experience working in Title IX at a postsecondary institution
- Some experience conducting and/or managing Title IX investigations
- Supervisory or management experience
- Juris Doctorate from accredited law school or Master’s degree in a related field
- 3 years of experience working in Title IX at a postsecondary institution
- Experience in conducting alternative resolutions, such as mediation, alternative dispute resolution, etc.
- Experience developing, facilitating, and evaluating Title IX educational and training programs
- Title IX-specific supervisory or management experience
Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $10,500/month - $11,000/month
CSU Salary Range: $4,583/month - $14,713/month
The final hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.
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- Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: March 3, 2023 through April 2, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
CSU Vaccination Policy
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.
The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.
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All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at email@example.com.
Equal Employment Statement
San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).