CUNY Confidential Executive Officer for Compliance and Title IX in Queens, New York

POSITION DETAILS

The Confidential Executive Officer’s primary responsibility is to oversee and lead the College’s compliance with Federal and State laws, regulations and University policies on behalf of the College’s 16,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, with a focus on Title IX. Reporting to the College President, the preferred candidate will serve as Title IX Coordinator and as Domestic Violence in the Workplace Liaison; will independently receive and investigate complaints, write findings, develop recommendations; direct education efforts for the campus community; maintain records and prepare/analyze reports; and serve as a major contributor and resource regarding all compliance activity.

The Confidential Executive Officer is responsible for communicating policies, developing educational programming and training, receiving and investigating complaints from students, faculty, and staff that include sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, and assessing campus climate and implementing measures as a result of analyzing data and trends.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

Lead the College’s response to all complaints involving sexual misconduct in coordination with appropriate campus offices, as well as intra-college offices; write and report findings to the College President;

Develop and implement complaint procedures including intake, fact-finding , and mediation and/or resolution of Title IX complaints within time constraints, and manage multiple on-going and complex incidents;

Oversee, direct and coordinate interactive partnerships between the Chief Diversity Officer, Director of Public Safety, Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Judicial Officer, Dean of Academic Operations, the College Attorney, Vice President and Chief Communication & Marketing Officer, Dean of Human Resources, Athletics Director, Chairpersons, faculty and Student Government Association with regard to Title IX and other compliance matters;

Develop and disseminate ongoing educational materials to the college community, through email, web site and print publications, that informs all members of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX;

Working with Student Affairs, lead campus electronic training implementation and monitoring for all incoming students; Working with Human Resources, lead electronic training implementation for new and responsible employees;

Develop and implement in-person educational training programs specifically targeted for faculty and staff (including but not limited to Buildings & Grounds personnel), and various student groups including but not limited to student athletes, student tutors, student government leaders, student club members;

Participate in orientations designed for new students, students enrolled in Services for Students with Disabilities, as well as parents of students enrolled in Services for Students with Disabilities, new full-time faculty, new part-time faculty, all Student Affairs staff, all Athletic staff, Human Resources staff, and Civil Service employees; Conduct orientations for faculty department meetings, Health Services, Counseling Center;

Oversee awareness campaigns, collaborate with faculty to conduct campus-wide educational events (such as The White House’ “It’s on Us” campaign) and collaborate with faculty and students to conduct campus-wide educational events (such as “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence”); serve as a resource and provide guidance to department heads, supervisors, faculty, vice presidents and deans regarding their responsibilities related to sexual harassment and Title IX issues and compliance;

Prepare required reports, collect and disseminate appropriate data to federal and state agencies (i.e. Annual Report to NYS Department of Education regarding Section 129B ‘Enough is Enough Law’);

Represent the College and respond to University requests regarding compliance related matters; work with Public Safety on Clery Reporting;

Monitor and update language of student messaging in compliance with the US Department of Education Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA);

Monitor outcomes of complaints, identify and address patterns and assess effects on the campus climate; recommend and implement changes in policies and procedures based on patterns; maintain and secure records and documentation;

Advise complainants of available services and resources that may include the College Counseling Center, NYC Police Department, Safe Horizon, NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, NYC Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Queens Family Justice Center, and CUNY’s Employee Assistance Program;

Lead efforts to address and implement accommodations for students, staff and faculty as appropriate and pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504;

Provide guidance and information to faculty and students regarding The City University of New York Domestic Travel Guidelines;

Collaborate with the Office of Public Safety pursuant to NYS Education Law Article 129A regarding Alcohol Awareness training and certification;

Work with the Chief Diversity Officer to ensure compliance regarding affirmative action and equal employment practices under ADA/504 Title VII;

Collaborate with the College Attorney with regard to FERPA issues.

The Confidential Executive Officer also serves on the College’s Behavioral Intervention Team for students (BIT) and leads the Title IX Resource Unit which meets regularly and includes the Dean of Student Affairs, Public Safety Director, Chief Diversity Officer and the College Attorney.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

JD degree with License to practice; Experience addressing EEO, Title IX, Domestic Violence complaints, conducting fact-finding and writing decisions/findings; Must have comprehensive working knowledge of applicable federal and state Title IX laws, regulations and policies; Experience working in a higher educational setting; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple on-going and complex incidents and complaints (preferably in areas of Title IX or Domestic Violence); Experience guiding and supporting EEO initiatives or Title IX training and education; Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships; Ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (students, faculty, executive leadership, administrative staff, parents) with diplomacy and tact; Excellent attention to detail, strong problem solving skills, ability to manage confidential and sensitive information; Excellent writing and communication skills; Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

As a senior staff member serving as a confidential assistant in a Campus or University Executive's office, leads unit initiatives, participates in planning and setting priorities, and drives strategic initiatives to ensure their success.

  • Participates in planning and in setting policies with responsibility for preparing aspects of strategic and operational plans

  • Participates in developing and executing performance management systems to evaluate progress

  • Works with other Campus and University units to oversee complex, high-priority projects, with responsibility for outcomes

  • Represents the Executive in Campus or University-wide activities and may act in his/her place as needed

  • Independently carries out major responsibilities under the Executive's purview, such as monitoring and evaluating unit activities, financial planning and review, serving as chair of key committees, and communications with senior Campus or University management

  • May serve as Chief of Staff of a large Executive Office

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

This position is excluded from union representation.

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Officer

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates must provide a resume and cover letter.

CLOSING DATE

December 12, 2016. Review of resumes to begin November 25, 2016.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Queensborough CC

Job Title: Confidential Executive Officer for Compliance and Title IX

Job ID: 15944

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular