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San Francisco Bay University
  • Position Number: 5398896
  • Location: Fremont, CA
  • Position Type: Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action


Title IX/Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) Coordinator San Francisco Bay University

Fremont, CA
Category: Staff
Type: Full-time
Min. Experience: Senior Level
Salary: $97,550

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About San Francisco Bay University:

San Francisco Bay University (SFBU), a nonprofit, WASC-accredited, university situated in the heart of Silicon Valley in Fremont, California, seeks an innovative and experienced Title IX/Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) Coordinator San Francisco Bay University. SFBU's mission is to offer inclusive, innovative, and inspirational education for lifelong careers and our vision is to set the standard as a national model of higher education in service of the common good.



At SFBU, students come first. We prioritize students' needs by fostering personal engagement among students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to providing affordable quality education with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Our professors are accomplished professionals who provide real-world experience in the classrooms to enhance the learning experience and prepare students for future careers. Our student body is reflective of the rich cultural diversity of the world, supported by a dynamic and inclusive learning environment. Moreover, our university captures the vibrancy of Silicon Valley. SFBU is in growth mode and we are looking to make a difference in our communities by enhancing access to affordable education for all students. We encourage you to learn more about SFBU by reviewing our strategic plan at https://www.sfbu.edu/strategic-plan.



Position Overview:



Reporting to the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, the Title IX/DHR Coordinator (Coordinator) serves as the lead and works collaboratively with campus departments and programs to oversee the development, implementation, and coordination of both policies and strategic efforts to prevent sexual violence, sex-based discrimination and other forms of discrimination. The Coordinator assures campus-wide compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements and the policies and definitions outlined by SFBU prohibiting such conduct.



The Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and conducting investigations of alleged sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence.



The Coordinator may also be called upon to investigate reports of other forms of misconduct including but not limited to reports of discrimination, harassment, and bias or hate related incidents involving other protected classes.



The incumbent is also responsible for investigating allegations of retaliation based on the reporting of potential Title IX and DHR violations.



This is a full time exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Compliance/Oversight



Review and update SFBU policies regarding Title IX and DHR for compliance with state and federal law.
Maintain compliance with all laws, regulations, and guidance issued by regulatory agencies and adhere to the area's best practices provided by regulatory agencies.
Collaborate with Human Resources, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and other offices to effect compliance with Title IX and other relevant state and federal laws.
Ensure the University maintains records to include the number and nature of filed complaints and their disposition.


Administration and Management



Act as a neutral, independent investigator to conduct a prompt, thorough, unbiased investigation of reported incidents, including interviewing all parties and relevant witnesses and identifying and gathering information and documents pertinent to complaint resolution.
Meet with impacted parties to provide information about supportive measures available through Title IX; coordinate the implementation of supportive measures for affected parties in cooperation with other campus and community partners in a trauma-informed, compassionate manner.
Conduct and coordinate informal and formal university-wide -inquiries and investigations.
Meet with complainants and respondents to provide information regarding the University's complaint process.
Make referrals and collaborate with Human Resources and Student Affairs where appropriate.
Ensure timely updates and maintenance of the area's case management staff and systems.



Education and Training



Develop, implement, coordinate, and conduct educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX, including reporting options/responsibilities.


Other Duties



Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Provost and President.


Minimum Qualifications:



Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, preferably with a major in counseling, psychology, public administration, human resources management, industrial or organizational psychology, law, educational administration, or a related field or equivalent.
Five (5) years of related experience in Title IX administration, student conduct, human resources, law, or related field conducting investigations and collecting and analyzing evidence to conclude.
Working knowledge of Section 504, Title VI, Title VII, affirmative action, equal opportunity laws and regulations, and Title IX and its requirements.
Qualifying experience with an educational institution.

Preferred Qualifications:



Master's degree from an accredited college or University.
Experience in higher education


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



Understanding of the sensitivity and thoughtfulness required when managing Title IX matters.
Demonstrated knowledge of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act; translating this knowledge to practical application is essential.
Ability to assess matters and conduct prompt and thorough investigations, often of a complex nature, under relevant policies.
Ability to navigate and negotiate highly complex, confidential, and sensitive matters with diplomacy and excellent judgment while maintaining objectivity and neutrality.
Ability to manage multiple, complex matters with competing priorities simultaneously and adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities daily. Superior analytical abilities, excellent attention to detail, and strong problem- solving skills.
Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to maintain detailed and thorough records of reports and investigations.
Exceptional interviewing skills and investigation techniques. Understanding of the complexities surrounding investigations in an educational setting.
Experience in conducting investigations, including report writing and complaint resolution, in a highly professional, sensitive, and confidential manner.
Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience developing and implementing educational and training programs with strong presentation and facilitation skills on complex topics with diverse constituencies.
Ability to collaborate and work well in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization.
Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.
Experience with reporting software, databases, and computer programs.
Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.


Work Environment & Physical Demands:



Work is generally performed in an office environment.


Please submit a letter of interest which describes your experiences based on the stated responsibilities, leadership approach, and your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Also include a current CV/ resume and the names and contact information of 3 references. For full consideration please submit your completed application by June 15th, 2024. Ensure that the application requirements include "the names and contact information for three professional references" along with the resume and cover letter.



This position description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.



SFBU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer: SFBU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. SFBU does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.







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