Position Purpose: The Title IX Coordinator supports learning by coordinating and ensuring the University's compliance with federal and state gender-based discrimination and harassment laws, including Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Campus SaVE Act, and the Clery Act. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy, in support of a safe and respectful environment for all campus constituents.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Coordinate Title IX efforts, including development, implementation, communication, and monitoring of disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints.
Keep abreast of ongoing developments and trends in Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE and the Clery Act.
Provide annual review and revision of the University's Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy. Develop and maintain related policies, protocols and resources.
Oversee prompt, effective and equitable intake, investigation and timely resolution of all instances of sex/gender based violence, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Handles initial assessment of all instances, identifies and refers individuals to on campus and off campus resources, communicates policy rights and responsibilities, and provides regular status updates to all parties. Ensure proper record-keeping on each concern/complaint.
Organize and maintain files, reports and other records related to Title IX compliance, including annual reports. Provide support for data collection and report generation the Clery Act and VAWA reporting requirements.
Serve as primary university educator on gender-based violence, harassment, discrimination and retaliation for faculty, staff, administrators and students. Document all educational efforts.
Develop materials and train responsible employees, who accept reports of gender-based violence, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Document all training.
Develop, implement and coordinate university strategic efforts aimed at the prevention of sexual violence and other forms of sex/gender-based harassment and discrimination.
Monitor and work closely with university athletic department to ensure the College's compliance with Title IX, NCAA adopted principles related to gender equity and related intersecting federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination for the equitable opportunities and treatment of student athletes.
Provide assistance with University compliance in other areas of student life or human resources as needed.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in higher education, social work, human resources or closely related field, or Juris Doctorate strongly preferred.
Experience administering and coordinating a comprehensive program addressing Title IX compliance strongly preferred.
Experience investigating and resolving allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct/sexual violence also strongly preferred.
Experience in higher education, student life, law enforcement, human resources or a regulatory compliance setting strongly preferred.
Experience developing and delivering training programs on Title IX and sexual misconduct preferred.
Working knowledge of Title IX and related laws, including a clear understanding of ongoing developments in Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE and Clery Act is essential.
Strong listening, counseling and negotiation skills, as well as ability to maintain confidentiality, be resourceful and use discretion.
Ability to build trust and work collaboratively with diverse population of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners.
Ability to be respectful, professional and compassionate when working with emotional and sensitive issues.
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to move about campus.
Ability to interact in person, via electronic media, and on the telephone.
Ability to use computer equipment.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.