Position Summary:The assistant director of strategic initiatives – student affairs and Title IX coordinator works collaboratively to create a culture of consent across campus, raising awareness and education on gender and sexuality in the context of sexual violence prevention and community wellness, and supporting initiatives towards diversity, equity and inclusion. As an educator, the assistant director develops and implements a comprehensive training and campus-wide educational program throughout the academic year. The assistant director is responsible for coordinating Antioch’s Sexual Offense Prevention Policy (SOPP), compliance with Title IX and related equity initiatives. The assistant director serves as the college’s primary administrator for cases alleging sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination for students, faculty and staff.
Education and Training
- Coordinate education and trainings related to affirmative consent, SOPP and Title IX issues.
- Ensure implementation and compliance with applicable policies and ensure that annual SOPP and Title IX training and regularly scheduled workshops will be provided to all faculty, staff and students.
- Attend regular meetings and trainings to stay apprised of changing guidance and laws as well as best practices for affirmative consent and Title IX.
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and teach related courses and workshops.
Sexual Offense Prevention Policy and Title IX Coordination
- Oversee Antioch’s Sexual Offense Prevention Policy (SOPP)-a ground-breaking prevention and response policy enacted by the community in the early 1990s.
- Manage the day-to-day responsibilities associated with Antioch’s Title IX compliance obligations.
- Investigate allegations of gender-based discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), retaliation, and other areas as requested.
- Receive and oversee timely processing of inquiries from students and employees regarding rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of SOPP or Title IX.
- Develops, reports and presents investigation findings and recommendations for corrective action to the appropriate individuals and bodies. Identify opportunities for systemic corrective action, recommends changes to policies or operational practices and/or implementation of training to reduce recurrence of complaints.
- Advise complainants, respondents and witnesses of the applicable policies and procedures.
- Make referrals as necessary to support services including mental health providers, advocates, etc.
- Serve as a college conduct officer.
- Provide consultative services to the campus community regarding issues of affirmative consent, gender-based discrimination, harassment, retaliation, Title IX and other matters.
- Assist Public Safety with compliance in Clery Act standards and related reports.
- Partner with Institutional Effectiveness to review and assess data on equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Assist the human resources office in the review and improvement of policies and procedures through an equity and diversity framework for recruitment, onboarding and continuous professional development of employees.
- Serve as student affairs lead on collaborative work with staff in diversity, equity, & inclusion, student affairs, human resources, academic affairs as well as other staff, faculty and students to develop and implement diversity programs and training initiatives that facilitate a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus community.
- Contribute to the vision of Antioch College, specifically through the areas of practice such as “Deliberative Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice,” and “Wellbeing,” and the College’s landmarks – Act for Justice, Own your Education and Learn Experientially.
- Serve as the VPSA designee on select college-wide committees tasked with implementing the strategic plan adopted in 2022.
- Draft and submit grant applications on behalf of Antioch College related to student affairs strategic initiatives, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and other related consent and Title IX issues.
- Oversee key components of the student affairs assessment program-prepare reports for the Senior Team and Board on KPIs related to the student affairs strategic initiatives. Develop team capacity for assessment and evaluation of programs and services.
- Other responsibilities will be assigned depending upon College and student needs.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in higher education, student development, social work or a related area strongly preferred.
- Two years of related experience working effectively with gender equity, affirmative consent, and Title IX in a higher education or nonprofit setting preferred. Title IX training and certification preferred, but will also be provided annually.
- Experience working effectively with diverse populations while understanding the complexities of intersectionality among groups that represent gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, physical and mental ability, age, religion and national origin.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct investigations.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all appropriate areas while maintaining a positive and solution oriented demeanor.
- Willingness to develop and teach courses related to affirmative consent, SOPP and/or Title IX is desired.
- Demonstrated high degree of independent judgment and high level of accountability for decision making.
- Experience with community standards.
- Skilled in collaborative problem solving, conflict resolution and teamwork.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with a wide range of constituencies.
- Experience in program evaluation, assessment, analysis, and improvement.
- Adept at Microsoft Suite: WORD, EXCEL, Power Point.
- Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, work as a team member with little supervision and meet deadlines.
- Commitment to contribute to a professional and diverse work environment.
Position requires incumbent to operate in an office space and to move about campus and in other venues during all seasons and weather to engage with students, staff, faculty and other Antioch community members and supporters, and to attend functions associated with Antioch College.
- Physical ability to perform daily office activities, to include sitting long periods at a desk, light duty lifting, written and oral correspondence.
- Ability to utilize standard office equipment such as phone and computer and other devices used in support of work accomplishment.
The person holding this position is considered a “General Mandated Reporter” under Title IX and is required to comply with the requirements set forth as a condition of employment.
Application materials for this position will be accepted until an appointment is made or the position is canceled.
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- A cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position,
- A resume/vitae detailing your work history, relevant experience, and education,
- Three professional references who are familiar with your work and who will speak with Antioch about your capabilities. Provide their contact information including name, association with you, telephone number, and email address.
Your application will not be reviewed unless all application materials are received.
Electronic applications are preferred. Alternatively, you may send the same information by US mail:
Office of Human Resources
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.
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