1) The Director of the Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support is a full-time administrative position reporting directly to the Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs. This position will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day functions associated with the University's federal and state sexual misconduct compliance obligations for students, student support services related to sexual misconduct, and prevention initiatives. The Director serves on the EOP leadership team and works closely with the other Equal Opportunity Program Directors for the Offices for Access and Equity and Affirmative Action.
2) Office Leadership and Supervision: The Director provides leadership and direction for the Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support. The Director supervises two full-time staff, including an Associate Director that provides administrative support for student intakes and response coordination, and an Associate Director that leads prevention initiatives for students and directs the Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention program.
3) Case Management: The Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support Services will be responsible for the initial intake of student reports of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. This position will also be responsible for conducting a campus safety analysis upon receiving new reports, identifying timely warnings and campus security threats in collaboration with the Department of Safety and Security, collaborating with campus partners to implement interim measures and/or accommodations for students when needed, providing all parties with information regarding support services (including the University's confidential resources and support services in the community), providing students with initial information regarding the University's investigation and disciplinary process, and providing students with information regarding the pursuit of criminal remedies. The Director will also work with the Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs to ensure cases are resolved within 60 days, absent extraordinary circumstances.
4) Tracking: The Director will maintain a case management database to organize, manage, and track complaints of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. This position will also prepare annual reports regarding sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, including reports for the Annual Safety and Security Report, Illinois Prevention Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Annual Report, and Panel on Unlawful Harassment annual report to the Council of the University Senate.
5) Training & Climate Assessment: The Director will work with the Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity to develop and assess annual training on sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. This position will review and update training initiatives in order to comply with both federal and state regulations. Additionally, this position will help review and deliver training and supplemental educational sessions, which will include trauma-informed response training for those involved with receiving student complaints. The Director will also assist with developing methods for surveying campus climate, including administering regular climate surveys, managing student outreach initiatives, and chairing the Campus Partner Task Force on Sexual Misconduct.
6) Campus-Wide Collaboration: The Director will consult regularly with the Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs, the Office of Legal Counsel, the area Deans of Students, student groups, and other campus partners to continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation, training, and case management process. This position will be responsible for the creation and delivery of new student orientation programming and resource fairs, in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Students for Disciplinary Affairs and the College Programming Office. This position advises the Office of the Provostâ™s Student Advisory Board on Sexual Misconduct and serves as the Chair of the Office of the Provostâ™s Campus Partner Task Force on Sexual Misconduct. Additionally, this position will be responsible for soliciting applications and training for individuals involved in the University Support Person Initiative.
7) Prevention Programming and Initiatives: The Director will provide the vision and direction to develop and implement a cohesive, research based, campus-wide prevention program. The Director will work collaboratively with campus entities who are responsible for prevention programming, including Health Promotion and Wellness, Center for Leadership and Involvement, and Recognized Student Organizations.
8) Marketing and Website Development: The Director will manage website development for the Office and marketing tools for Sexual Misconduct Prevention, including creation and updating of training documents for the campus community.
9) Unit Reporting: This position reports to the Associate Provost of Equal Opportunity Programs; Title IX Coordinator for the University
1) Leadership, program management, and conflict resolution.
2) Judgment and maturity in dealing effectively with student emergencies.
3) Ability to listen carefully to all sides of a situation.
4) Ability to consider all points of view with reason, common sense, and empathy and work to outcomes that resolve the situation and may set precedent for the future.
5) Strong verbal and written communication skills to demonstrate understanding in groups of people and one-on-one.
6) Ability to handle a workload that can be unpredictable.
7) Ability to respond to phone calls about student emergencies, which may come at unexpected off-campus hours and require immediate attentiveness to the situation.
8) Demonstrated teamwork skills to lead and collaborate with a wide range of constituents.
1) Masterâ™s degree.
1) Minimum of three years of relevant experience; ability to work on multiple projects and cases simultaneously in an intense and fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines; knowledge of relevant laws in a higher education setting (e.g., Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE, FERPA, Clery).,
2) Experience developing and/or delivering training regarding sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; ability to coordinate and work with others; ability to effectively communicate and work consultatively with faculty and administrators at all levels within the University;
1) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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