Union College, a nationally recognized, distinguished liberal arts college with a long history of engineering and computer science, seeks a motivated and organized professional to serve as our Title IX Coordinator to lead our sexual misconduct prevention and policy efforts. The Title IX coordinator is charged with coordinating Union College's Title IX compliance efforts around prevention and process regarding sexual misconduct and sex discrimination experienced by a diverse group of students, employees and others members of our community. The educational guidance for these efforts comes from federal and state laws and statutes including Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act and NYS Education Law 129B.
As part of its recent strategic planning efforts, the College developed a new vision statement: “Developing every student to lead with wisdom, empathy, and courage, in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows.” The successful candidate will be able to work with others on campus to embrace this vision to promote a safe and welcoming campus environment while ensuring that we are legally compliant with these important legal statutes.
Qualifications: Master’s degree and/or a Juris Doctorate; supplemented with three (3) years of related work experience. Experience in higher education, or similar setting, with experience investigating discrimination and sexual violence complaints. Experience working on compliance with Title IX regulatory requirements. Clear understanding of recent Title IX developments, regulatory and enforcement guidance, and legislative initiatives. Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity towards experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual violence and harassment. Must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals and understand different worldviews. Strong presentation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies. Strong prioritization, analytical, organizational and communication skills. Ability to think creatively, exercise independent judgment and make quick, informed judgments. Willingness to work collaboratively with key constituency groups and community partners. Ability to perform in a time sensitive environment and work independently. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to privacy.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.