Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The President's Office supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
The Title IX Director serves in a full-time, 12-month capacity and reports directly to the President of the University. The Title IX Director has primary responsibility for coordinating and implementing the University’s Title IX compliance efforts and serves as the Title IX Coordinator. This position works closely with the President, Provost, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Director of Internal Audit, and other administrative leaders to provide an open, diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the Western community at all locations. The Title IX Director leads and proactively influences University-wide Title IX planning, monitoring, reporting, grievance procedures, education, prevention and training efforts.
At least 5 years of progressive professional experience with responsibility and demonstrated experience in complaint investigation and resolution and policy administration
At least two years’ experience in effectively supervising staff in a professional setting
Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice and expertise to all levels within the University community
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply, in a practical manner appropriate to a higher educational environment, including federal and state laws, such as Title IX, relevant regulations and guidance from the Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights; federal and state regulations and guidance, such as the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.
Working knowledge of higher education climate and institutional policies and issues involving student affairs
Advanced analytical, evaluative, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to provide empathetic listening to a diverse audience
Demonstrated ability to conduct and supervise investigations with a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed approach
Persuasive communication skills both verbally and in writing to a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Strong presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively summarize information while emphasizing education and training for students, faculty and staff
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent and mature judgment, maintain objectivity and safeguard confidential and sensitive information
Excellent project and time management skills, ensuring that multiple hard deadlines, project deadlines, meetings, and other work duties are completed in a timely manner without sacrificing customer support and a client-centered approach
Demonstrated knowledge and experience promoting equity and inclusion in a professional setting.
A PhD or a JD preferred
Administrative experience in higher education is highly desirable
Experience in the successful development and implementation of educational and training programs with strong presentation and facilitation skills
Demonstrated knowledge of/experience in Title IX regulations as they apply to NCAA rules, policies, and practices regarding gender equity in intercollegiate athletics
Fluency in a second language
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Application review begins May 17th, 2019; applications received by this date will be given priority over those received later. This position is open until filled.
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org
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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the office of the Vice President for enrollment and Student Services. The report can be found at http://www.wwu.edu/vpess/annualsafetyreport.shtml.
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.