Title IX and Gender Equity Officer

Title IX and Gender Equity Officer


Job No: 508034
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Title IX and Gender Equity OfficerJob no: 508034Work type: Management (MPP)Location: Maritime AcademyCategories: MPP, At-Will, Compliance/Legal, Full TimeWorking Title: Title IX and Gender Equity OfficerClassification Title: Administrator IIIDepartment Name:Student Equity & Programs, Title IXTime Base: Full-timePay Plan: 12 monthBargaining Unit : M80, ManagementEmployment Type: MPP - this position is part of the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). No tenure or permanent status can be achieved within the MPP.Salary Range: Hiring salary is commensurate with education and experience.Benefits:Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year.See our benefits website for additional information.Application Deadline: Open until filled. A review of applications will begin Monday, January 10,2022.Position Summary: 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 Title IX and Gender Equity Officer is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the University's efforts to comply with Title IX and support gender equity.Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer serves as the University's subject matter expert on Title IX implementation and is tasked with the following core responsibilities: monitoring and overseeing the University's compliance with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Clery Act and other related federal and state laws and regulations; California State University (CSU) Executive Orders 1095, 1096, 1097 and 1098 and any superseding University policies; and other CSU or campus regulations, policies or agreements related to Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence and Domestic Violence, Stalking, and related Retaliation(collectively referred to throughout the remainder of this position description as “Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation”); ensuring a centralized, timely, fair, compassionate and comprehensive response to reports of Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation prohibited by Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, and applicable CSU policies and other federal and state laws; overseeing the investigation of formal complaints involving students, faculty, and staff alleging Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation prohibited by Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, and applicable CSU policies and other federal and state laws; working within the Cal Maritime community to educate students, faculty, and staff about available supportive measures, reporting options, and the University's process for responding to formal complaints of Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation; and collaborating with campus partners in their educational and training efforts to prevent and address sexual misconduct.About the California State University Maritime Academy:Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on a scenic waterfront site in Vallejo, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees inMechanicalEngineering,FacilitiesEngineeringTechnology,Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master's degree in Transportation and Engineering Management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.Major Responsibilities:Strategic Leadership


  • Develop and manage the execution of the Title IX and Gender Equity Office's strategic plan.
  • Communicate with relevant campus partners to ensure that all reports and formal complaints are received centrally and addressed in accordance with University policy and the applicable legal framework, including the integration of responsibilities under Title IX, Clery, VAWA, and other federal and state laws.
  • Provide periodic reports to the President, the Vice President Student Affairs and other senior administrators on the University's Title IX and Gender Equity efforts.
  • Develop and lead Title IX campus committee and participate as the Title IX representative in system-wide committees and groups.
  • Work collaboratively with other campus constituents such as University Police, Cal Maritime's Human Resources department, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, the Gender Equity Committee, Student Conduct Office, Residence Life and Housing Services, Health Education, Counseling and Psychological Services, Athletics, and the Division of Cadet Leadership and Development to ensure accurate data collection.
  • Keep abreast of trends and current developments in Title IX and related federal and state laws and regulations; CSU Executive Orders 1095, 1096, 1097 and 1098 and any superseding CSU policy; and other CSU or campus regulations, policies or agreements related to discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex.
  • Ensure that all Deputy Title IX Coordinators are appropriately trained.Day-to-Day Responsibilities
  • Receive reports and formal complaints of Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation.
  • Conduct and/or oversee the intake and initial assessment processes and determine the appropriate resolution pathway upon receipt of a formal complaint.
  • Oversee and support Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Ensure the provision of supportive measures to Complainants, Respondents, and other impacted individuals.
  • Work collaboratively with campus partners on interim measures and informal resolutions.
  • Ensure the prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution of formal complaints involving Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation.
  • Supervise investigations; oversee the writing of comprehensive investigation reports; provide administrative and organizational support to hearing officers,coordinate and collaborate with hearing and appeals unit and compliance administrators and staff within the Chancellor's Office including the Systemwide Title IX Compliance Officer and the Systemwide Director, DHR/Whistleblower/Compliance Services.
  • Manage the informal resolution of formal complaints when appropriate.
  • Develop and conduct and/or oversee informed and effective trainings and resource materials that are accessible to, and serve, all members of the diverse campus community.
  • Respond to inquiries from students, faculty, staff and student advisors regarding reporting options, University policies, and responsible employee protocols.Data Management and Recordkeeping
  • Maintain a comprehensive database to track incidents of Sex Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and related Retaliation, assess pattern and areas of risk, and identify the need for targeted prevention and education programming.
  • Develop and maintain a case management tracker for active matters to ensure the timely resolution of all formal complaints.
  • Ensure the University's compliance with Title IX's recordkeeping requirements for investigations, hearings, determinations of responsibility, disciplinary sanctions, remedies, , informal resolution outcomes, supportive measures, and materials used to train the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer, investigators, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, decision-makers, and facilitators of informal resolution.
  • Support the University in its accounting and annual reporting of campus crimes pursuant to the Clery Act.Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum five years of high-level or progressive responsibility developing, overseeing, and/or implementing a Title IX program in a higher education setting
  • Experience conducting investigations involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violenceKnowledge:
  • Possess expert knowledge of Title IX and relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve, prioritize, analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
  • In-depth knowledge of effective practices for developing and implementing Title IX compliant protocols and processes for a public college or university.
  • Deep experience in conducting and supervising Title IX investigations and writing investigation reports.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of campus constituents.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn data and information management systems.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community and government agencies.
  • Experience in facilitating the informal resolution of complaints in accordance with Title IX.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, planning, and management skills.
  • A compassionate nature, a talent for listening, and a history of working with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse campus community, including first-generation students.
  • Ability to address stressful situations while maintaining composure and contribute to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed.Preferred Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor or Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Higher Ed. Administration, Education and Educational Psychology or other closely related fields
  • Experience in Higher Education and/or the CSU system
  • Knowledge of CSU Executive OrdersSpecial Conditions:Typical office environment with moderate noise level. May include long periods of sitting at a computer terminal and standing, as well as travelling to and from offices across campus and out to external destinations as required by the position.Physical, Mental and Environmental Conditions: Involves mainly sitting with up to 25% of the activities involving regular standing or walking; involves lifting of medium weight objects limited to 25 pounds.Background Check: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, credit check, DMV records check and fingerprinting) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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 conditionally offered the position.Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.Designated Position: This position is a “designated position” in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.Eligibility to Work: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.Title IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at: https://www2.calstate.edu/titleixEEO Statement: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.Application Procedure:Click "APPLY NOW" to complete the Cal Maritime Online Employment Application and attach the following documents: cover letter and resume.Disclaimer: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained may be modified or changed.Advertised: December 10, 2021 (12:00 PM) Pacific Standard TimeApplications close: Open Until Filled

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