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Director of Title IX Compliance and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Programs

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Director of Title IX Compliance and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Programs at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 

Staff

Internal Job Category

Exempt (Staff)
Full-Time

Department

Univ Counsel & EVP Ext Engage

Hours 

37.5


Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:
 

The Director of Title IX Compliance and Prevention Programs primarily serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for the university’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct/discrimination within its community.  Additionally, the Director is charged with creating exceptionally engaging and educational programming that is aimed at preventing sexual misconduct through both personal awareness and bystander intervention.  Responsible for coordinating the institution’s compliance with federal and state sex discrimination/harassment laws, to include: overseeing investigation and resolution of complaints alleging sexual misconduct (including sexual assault) and sex discrimination; training/overseeing participants in the sexual harassment complaint resolution process, such as hearing officers, investigators, advisors, and appellate officers; meeting with survivors of sexual misconduct to offer supportive measures and resolution options; evaluating evidence and making decisions related to responsibility/sanctions where consistent with Title IX; ensuring a fair and thorough investigation process related to sexual misconduct; ensuring legal compliance related to pregnancy/childbirth-related supportive measures; creating/revising/implementing university policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct/discrimination; and monitoring/implementing compliance with Title IX in athletics.

  • Identifies and addresses any systemic problems/patterns related to sexual misconduct/discrimination and works with other departments to ensure Title IX policies are communicated to all constituencies. Assists law enforcement personnel in handling reports and complaints of sexual violence and related misconduct.
  • Provides prevention education, training, and services to the university community related to prevention of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and stalking. The programming will focus on comprehensive, socio-culturally relevant, and in-depth sexual violence prevention programming that engages the community in varied teaching methods, multiple strategies, and in-depth approaches that seek to create lasting change for individuals, groups, communities, and society.  Engages students in the prevention conversation through creative program participation opportunities, such as through the utilization of peer educators, and social media.
  • Serves as a consultant to the Behavioral Intervention Team, and when appropriate, convenes the Title IX Assessment Team to evaluate and determine the university’s response to identified safety concerns involving students. Additionally serves as a consultant to the Threat Assessment Team, which is focused on behavioral intervention measures, both internally and externally, regarding staff, faculty and the campus community as a whole.
    Serves the university through participation in institutional decision-making, university-wide committees and teams and attendance at campus functions.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements.  They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service. 

  • Knowledge of FERPA and other federal laws pertaining to Student Life.
  • Knowledge of educational regulatory requirements, guidelines, and procedures for the administration of Title IX. 
  • Ability to determine informational needs, to collect and analyze information, and to devise and develop statistical analyses and reports.
  • Skilled in investigation, negotiation, mediation, and complaint resolution of high level/sensitive claims on behalf of the university.
  • Ability to supervise staff performing duties associated with investigating and evaluating allegations of discrimination including sexual harassment or assault.
  • Ability to present as a subject matter expert during external reviews.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, lead and manage a team of professional and administrative staff, including hiring, training, performance management, work allocation and supervision, and prioritization.
  • Ability to assist in the creation of and management of departmental budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workflow to meet deadlines.
  • Desire to function in an environment that emphasizes innovation, continuous improvement, and teamwork.
  • Strong ability to support and grow student leadership.
  • Ability to successfully negotiate and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to foster collaboration and initiative among staff.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  
Required EducationGraduate degree required. Juris Doctorate preferred.
  
Required ExperienceMinimum of 5 years' experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.



The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.