Title IX Coordinator & Director of Gender Equity

Description: Reporting to the President, the Title IX Coordinator & Director of Gender Equity provides leadership for Kalamazoo College’s efforts to ensure compliance under Title IX through a program of education, culture change, and compliance, and to support a culture of sexual respect throughout the campus. The Title IX Coordinator & Director of Gender Equity will monitor the campus climate to identify opportunities for improvement and to ensure that the College has adequate resources and grievance procedures for students, faculty and staff in resolving complaints under Title IX; will oversee investigations of Title IX complaints; will collaborate with campus offices and partners including Student Development, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Campus Safety, and others. The Title IX Coordinator & Director of Gender Equity has ultimate responsibility for compliance with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act as well as applicable state law. The Title IX Coordinator & Director of Gender Equity will also play a key role in assessing and responding to issues of gender equity broadly.

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the College’s Title IX efforts including college‐wide education, training, and outreach programming related to gender equity, as well as compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee and coordinate investigations, responses, and resolutions to complaints, to include supervision of investigators.  Ensure all investigators, advisors, and decision-makers involved in the College’s response and reporting processes are appropriately and regularly trained.  Assure that all investigations are conducted in a fair, timely, impartial, respectful, and thorough manner and that appropriate records of reports and investigations are maintained. 
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to support and enhance a climate of sexual respect on campus.
  • Serving as a central resource for all constituencies on the wide range of issues addressed by Title IX and the Clery Act, including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. 
  • In collaboration with others, working to ensure clear, accurate, timely, and consistent communication related to Title IX and related policies/requirements.
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures related to protection of minors on campus and intimate partner violence complaints reflect best practice and are clearly communicated and understood by all campus constituents.
  • Staying abreast of national trends related to as well as changes within Title IX, and related state and federal laws and regulations; monitoring the College’s policies and procedures accordingly; Administer the College’s Policy Against Harassment and lead the review and revision process for the Policy on a regular basis or as needed to comply with federal or state laws and regulations.
  • Providing updates to President’s Staff, Community Council, and other relevant groups regarding the effectiveness of the College’s compliance efforts.
  • Facilitating on-going assessment of the impact of education, training and outreach efforts.
  • Facilitating ongoing assessment of the impact of education, training, and outreach efforts related to Title IX and gender equity.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualities and Qualifications:

Compliance with COVID vaccination policies required.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in a relevant discipline or juris doctorate.

Higher education experience is strongly preferred. Additional desired qualities and qualifications include:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a relevant field;
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret in the broadest sense, federal and state equal opportunity and non‐discrimination laws and regulations, including Title IX and others;
  • Strong organizational, planning, analytical, and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • A talent for listening as well as experience facilitating difficult conversations with and among a wide range of constituencies;
  • The maturity and integrity to exercise sound judgment and maintain a clear and steady commitment to the highest and best principles, particularly when faced with complex, ambiguous, and highly charged situations;
  • A high degree of discretion and the ability to maintain confidential information;
  • The ability to build rapport, develop allies, and inspire cross‐departmental and cross divisional action to enhance equity in the Kalamazoo College campus community.

Kalamazoo College is a selective, nationally known liberal arts college offering students a personalized, integrated undergraduate experience known as the K-Plan that interweaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum with individualized research and experiential educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College is one of 40 dynamic Colleges That Change Lives, a group of 40 colleges that excel at developing potential, values and initiative, and provide the foundation for success beyond college. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 that supports four college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

An equal opportunity employer, Kalamazoo College is committed to equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal protection under the law.  The College administers its programs without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, height, weight, marital status, physical disability as protected by law, or sexual orientation.  The College’s definition of sexual orientation proscribes discrimination based on a person’s sexuality, or gender identity, actual or presumed.