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Director of the SHARE Response Team and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Stanford University

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Stanford University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Stanford University is one of the premier academic and research institutions in the world, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. Stanford is home to over 17,000 students, 15,000 staff, 2,500 post-doctoral scholars, and 2,300 faculty.  Our faculty have been recipients of 34 Nobel Prizes, 33 MacArthur Fellowships, and 4 Pulitzer Prizes among many other distinguished accomplishments.  Stanford is also home to one of the most successful athletic programs in the country, having won more NCAA championships than any other school.

As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives.

The Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Education (SHARE) Title IX Office is the University’s central resource for combating, redressing, and preventing sexual harassment and sexual violence issues. The SHARE office is comprised of two primary teams: a Response Team and an Education Team.

We are looking for a Director of the SHARE Response Team and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Response.

As the Director of the SHARE Response Team and a member of the Title IX Coordinator’s senior team, you will contribute to the strategic vision of the SHARE office by managing and overseeing Stanford’s response to reports of sexual harassment and/or sexual violence.

As the subject matter expert and lead for the investigative and adjudicative functions of SHARE, this position is responsible for applying a comprehensive understanding of the legal/regulatory compliance requirements and University’s policies and procedures, as well as best practices, to apply the appropriate response to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, in the Stanford community.

Duties and Responsibilities Include*

  • Supervise and manage the SHARE Response Team which currently includes a staff of approximately 6 individuals.
  • Manage, monitor, and resolve Title IX incidents to ensure an efficient, effective, empathetic, and equitable response to reports and complaints.
  • As needed, serve as the investigator for cases alleging sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship (dating) violence, stalking, and retaliation.
  • Identify and address any systemic problems that impact Title IX compliance, including barriers to reporting.
  • In collaboration with the SHARE Education Team, ensure that Title IX policies are communicated to all constituencies and that the university implements a comprehensive Title IX training program for all relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide oversight for a case management database to organize, manage, track, and produce reports on all Title IX incidents.
  • Create and facilitate the delivery of training/presentations to the campus community regarding the university’s nondiscrimination policies and identifying and integrating best practices into the complaint resolution process.
  • Serve as Acting Title IX Coordinator, as needed
  • Consult with the Title IX Coordinator to resolve to highly-sensitive faculty/student assault/harassment cases.
  • Serve as a resource and support for the resolution of sexual assault/harassment cases, in general, and specifically for those cases that require educational interventions with responding parties.
  • Develop, review, and revise policies, procedures, and documents relating to sexual harassment/assault and the university’s response to sexual harassment/assault.
  • Work with the Office of the President and Provost’s budget team on financial management of programs including monitoring and forecasting.
  • Represent the SHARE Title IX office within the University through outreach and coordination efforts to other units within the University and serve as a public liaison between the University and the broader Stanford community.
  • * – Other duties may also be assigned as not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting.

    Education & Experienced Required

    Bachelor’s degree and 8 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree in a relevant field with higher education Title IX and/or EEEO experience strongly preferred.

    To be successful in this position you will bring:

    • Unassailable integrity
    • Proven effective and successful communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    • Ability to use sound judgment in researching issues, resolving issues, research, and/or bringing them to the attention of a manager or escalating to the appropriate individual(s)
    • Ability to manage complex project-planning, organizing, and controlling a project from start to finish. Possess skills to manage the contributions of project collaborators across departments; and analyze potential risks, issues or changes that may impact the project’s timeline and make changes accordingly
    • Extensive knowledge in understanding relevant laws /regulations (e.g., Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Clery Act, FERPA, etc.) and act as a subject matter expert
    • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and student populations
    • Political competence, seeing the big picture perspective of how this work will affect the university community and other constituencies
    • Ability to consider all points of view with reason, common sense, and empathy and work towards outcomes that resolve a situation
    • Ability to handle a workload that can be unpredictable and reflective of an academic calendar cycle
    • Demonstrated teamwork skills to lead and to collaborate with a wide range of constituents
    • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work on multiple complex projects simultaneously in an intense and fast-paced environment
    • Ability to coordinate and work with others; ability to effectively communicate and work consultatively with faculty and administrators at all levels within the University; ability to conduct analysis of legal requirements and develop efficient solutions

    Strongly preferred experience:

    • Knowledge and experience with gender/sexual violence issues and effects of sexual assault on higher education populations
    • Significant relevant experience in sexual misconduct prevention/nondiscrimination programming
    • Experience developing and/or delivering training regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
    • Experience with Restorative Justice practices in the sexual harassment context

    Working Conditions

    • Occasional evening and weekend hours

    How to Apply

    We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

    Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

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