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Compliance Specialist - Title IX Investigations
Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas
Date Posted 03/18/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

This is a professional position responsible for supporting university compliance with Title IX legislation. Responsible for conducting investigations of discrimination complaints and coordinating and assisting with case management. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Title IX coordinator.

Essential Job Functions

1. Stays abreast of federal, state, and institutional laws, statutes, regulations, codes, and standards related to Title IX legislation.
2. Collaborates with various departments to advertise programming and improve awareness, comprehension, and the consistent application of relevant university policies and procedures.
3. Conducts investigations of Title IX complaints, including allegations of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking.
4. Interprets and explains university policies and procedures related to Title IX and discrimination.
5. Writes investigative reports regarding the process and findings of investigations. Works with the Office of the Dean of Students and/or participates in live hearings to assist in adjudication and sanctioning process as needed.
6. Identifies and facilitates access to resources and services available for all parties involved.
7. Identifies patterns and/or systemic problems revealed by complaints and recommends solutions.
8. Coordinates and assists with the management of cases involving referrals experiencing medical, mental, and/or behavioral emergencies.
9. Acts as liaison between department and other campus service staff to refer and follow-up on student cases.
10. Monitors, tracks, and reports on Title IX and policy compliance activities and the status of complaints and investigations.
11. Prepares and analyzes various reports.
12. Maintains and updates department records and database.
13. Ensures confidentiality.

Non-Essential Job Functions

1. Participates in community presentations and events.
2. Assists with coordinating and delivering Title IX and university policy training and prevention and awareness programming, presentations, and events, as assigned.
3. Assists with student conduct/behavior cases to facilitate Title IX and discrimination investigations when needed.
4. Works evenings, nights, and weekends, as necessary.
5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, codes, and standards related to the area of responsibility.
3. Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
4. Organizational skills in managing projects simultaneously while maintaining a satisfactory work product.
5. Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
6. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
7. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
8. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.
9. Ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
10. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

Physical Demands Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, psychology, counseling, education, student affairs administration, or a related field is required. Related experience may be substituted for required education on a basis set forth by the Department of Human Resources.

Required Experience and Training

One year of related experience is required. Experience with student conduct administration, student development, employee relations, or law/legal experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree is preferred. Experience conducting investigations is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.
This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Min Pay Rate Mid Pay Rate Salary Information Commensurate with Experience, Salary Grade - 9 Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting Is Background Check Required? Yes Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

This position is eligible for participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

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Open to all qualified applicants
Number of Positions Available
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Work Schedule
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Contact Name
Susan Nolan
Contact Phone
(936) 468-8292
Contact Email
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  • * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 3 - 5 years
    • 6 - 9 years
    • 10+ years
  • * If you have not had higher ed experience, please explain your interest in working in this environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References
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