Director of Gender Equity (Title IX Coordinator)

DePaul University  |  Chicago, IL

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Job Overview

Posted June 14, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Gender Equity (Title IX Coordinator)

Job Type: Other
Location: Chicago, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 15,000 Students
Employer ID: 20841


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs
5-7 Years

Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs
5-7 Years

Position Description

Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.    

General Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of Gender Equity will have the primary responsibility to serve as the University Title IX Coordinator and coordinate the university’s compliance with federal, state and local laws addressing discrimination and harassment based on sex. The Director of Gender Equity oversees all complaints and reports of discrimination and harassment based on sex; sexual and relationship violence, stalking and sexual misconduct that impact the working, living or educational environment of members of the university community. The position is also responsible for education, training, prevention, and outreach efforts to various campus constituencies including students, staff, and faculty.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Serve as DePaul University’s Title IX Coordinator. 
    • Oversee and coordinate prompt, effective and equitable response to reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual and relationship violence and related complaints, including investigation, interim measures and remedies and case resolution.
    • Coordinate the implementation of interim measures and remedies with the Deputy Title IX Coordinators.
    • Develop and implement a case management plan for each reported incident, and an investigative plan for each reported incident.
  • Supervise the Title IX Investigator and graduate intern, and assist with more complex investigations to ensure timely resolution of assigned reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual and relationship violence and stalking. 
  • Work collaboratively with Deputy Title IX Coordinators and other campus partners to include the following offices: General Counsel, Student Affairs, Human Resources, Compliance, Athletics, Academic Affairs, and Enrollment Management & Marketing. 
    • Provide and coordinate ongoing training, consultation, and technical assistance for all faculty and staff and students regarding their rights and obligations under Title IX, sexual misconduct, reporting options, grievance procedures, applicable disciplinary code, confidential sources, and support services. 
    • Assist with the development, implementation and review of policies and procedures as they relate to, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual and relationship violence to ensure compliance with local, state and federal law.
    • Update, maintain and distribute informational materials (web page, print materials) regarding sexual harassment, sexual and relationship violence, and sexual misconduct. 
  • Ensure the collection, analysis, the development of comprehensive reports, and the maintenance of investigative records to fulfill governmental reporting responsibilities and appropriate internal reports.
  • Attend training and education programs to meet mandated training requirements and remain current on federal, state, and local laws, and best practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit

Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Job Requirements

Education & Experience

  • Juris Doctor or Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Student Affairs, Human Resources, or Compliance.
  • Prior experience with Title IX, including managing compliance and regulatory requirements.
  • Must have investigatory experience, including complaint resolution.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Supervise the Title IX Investigator and Graduate Intern.

Other Skills & Abilities Required

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively across the university.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; superb judgment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good organization and planning skills; focus on attention to detail.
  • Effective management skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to develop and present educational programs and deliver information clearly and concisely.
  • Computer proficiency.

Additional Information

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to be on call 24/7.

Application Information

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