Title IX Coordinator
Franklin University is currently seeking a Title IX Coordinator. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Title IX is responsible for coordinating the institution's compliance with federal and state discrimination and sexual harassment laws. The Coordinator will work to maintain an open, diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the community. Responsibilities include providing educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention; responding to, investigating and seeking resolution to allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment; securing resources for all parties involved in investigations; create and maintain all policies. This person oversees all civil rights investigations pertaining to discrimination (gender, disability, and race), sexual harassment, sexual violence and related allegations of sexual misconduct as they impact students or the academic environment. Identifies and addresses any systemic problems relating to complaints and works with other departments to ensure all policies are communicated to all constituencies. The Coordinator communicates with law enforcement personnel and other relevant Franklin/Urbana administrators to assure that reports and complaints of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence and related misconduct are handled appropriately.
The successful candidate will possess a Master’s or Law degree and at least 5 years of investigative, risk management, human resources and/or student affairs experience in a higher education setting. Candidates must have a demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret Title IX law, as well as relevant Dear Colleague Letters from the federal Office of Civil Rights and the Department of Education, and related federal and state regulations and guidance, including The Clery Act and FERPA, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations, and ADA/504 laws and requirements. Working knowledge and experience with higher education best practices and institutional policies and issues involving ADA concerns, sexual harassment; sexual assault; relationship violence; and sex discrimination is necessary. This position will require a flexible schedule to cover the priorities of the Department as evening and weekend events are common. Some travel is expected.
Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.
Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.
Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.