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Title IX and 504 Coordinator

Student Life


Reed College seeks a Title IX and 504 Coordinator who is responsible for all compliance activities and the college’s response related to reports of possible violations of Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 and other related federal and state laws. The Coordinator also has responsibility for enforcement of significant parts of the Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy. In addition, in collaboration with partners in Human Resources and college counsel, the Coordinator oversees programs and resources designed to ensure the college’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504.  The Title IX Coordinator does not serve as the investigator or as an adjudicator of Title IX claims, but may serve in such a capacity regarding ADA-related grievances. This position reports to the Vice President for Student Life.

The Coordinator will have extensive knowledge of laws, regulations and best practices regarding sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, relationship abuse, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and retaliation, as well as those pertaining to the full range of rights and responsibilities under the ADA/Sec 504.

This is a full-time, exempt position with typical working hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. The salary for this position is $100,000. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and partner and discounted Trimet transit passes.

Who You Are

  • You are knowledgeable about Title IX, VAWA, FERPA and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • You have experience managing multiple, on-going and complex cases of Title IX related incidents and complaints.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution and/or mediation skills while remaining neutral.
  • You enjoy building relationships and establishing collaborative partnerships across the institution and peer institutions.
  • You take initiative and can act independently while exercising comprehensive judgment.
  • You are committed to diversity and inclusivity, and can work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) using diplomacy and tact.
  • Others would describe you as organized, analytical and attentive to details. 
  • You demonstrate proactive behaviors in problem solving.
  • You are comfortable presenting information and facilitating discussions with an emphasis on education and training to a variety of audiences. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Oversee all programs for Title IX, VAWA, and Title IX-related Clery Act reporting, including VAWA-related education and prevention programs., to include: Conduct, review, and coordinate planning efforts in response to Title IX-related campus climate surveys.
    • Maintain Title IX records, analyze data and trends, and identify any systemic problems; make recommendations for corrective action and policy revisions.
    • Maintain expertise regarding compliance and best practices through education, review, and consultation with professional associations and colleagues.
  • Conduct ongoing reviews of policies, procedures, practices, education and related obligations to ensure consistency with changing regulatory requirements and guidance from the Department of Education.
  • Serve as the College’s content expert and liaison with College counsel in Title IX-related litigation.
  • Assist with responding to media requests, including from the student newspaper, relating to Title IX. Participate in developing college communication strategy with respect to Title IX and related issues.
  • Provide Title IX briefings to the President and to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees Serves as a Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  • Serve as the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator for the College and oversee grievances related to accessibility and accommodation concerns.
  • Lead efforts to produce records and other information requested by counsel when required in Title IX and ADA Section 504 related litigation and regulatory matters.
  • Work closely with the Vice President for Student Life, relevant Student Life staff, and the Director of Risk Management to define the student life risk management processes.

Qualifications

Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited institution or advanced degree in a related field and substantial experience managing Title IX compliance. Three plus years’ experience in a higher education setting, strongly preferred. Relevant experience includes but is not limited to conducting and/or overseeing investigations regarding allegations of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct and/or sexual violence complaints. including disability services programs.

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to the pursuit of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will also be expected to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. However, priority will be given to those who apply before Monday, May 4, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College’s goal is to reply to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.