Truman State University

Kirksville , MO
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Institutional Compliance Officer

Truman State University
Kirksville, MO Full-time
Posted on June 13, 2018

The Institutional Compliance Officer is responsible for managing Truman State University's compliance with Title IX, Title IV and Title VII, with a particular emphasis on investigating all complaints of alleged discrimination, including allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment made by students, staff and faculty. The Institutional Compliance Officer acts as a neutral party in all aspects of the University's compliance with federal and state non-discrimination laws and provides detailed investigations, including unbiased reports regarding the findings of the investigation. The Institutional Compliance Officer reports to the President of the University.

Responsibilities include:

-Serving as the University's Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator, and Chief Equity Officer/Affirmative Action Officer, as designated by the President to investigate and enforce the institutions anti-discrimination policies;

-Coordinating the University's compliance with all aspects of Title IV, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and the ADA;

-Receiving and resolving discrimination complaints through informal resolution measures, formal investigation, and/or coordination with other relevant offices at the University;

-Coordinating and conducting investigations related to complaints of discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault) from students, staff, faculty, and third parties;

-Reviewing and developing University policy related to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination, in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and policies, and in furtherance of institutional values;

-Creating and providing on-going training to students, faculty and staff to inform them of their rights and responsibilities concerning discrimination, in an effort to prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and to foster a safe, productive, and respectful educational and work environment;

-Developing and maintaining the University's affirmative action plan, monitoring its progress, and communicating related initiatives to the university community in furtherance of its legal responsibilities and institutional interests;

-Conducting campus climate surveys and other related assessments, such as gender equity opportunities assessment for Division II athletics program (in collaboration with the Athletics Compliance Officer);

-Developing strategic plans and initiatives to address areas of concern identified through survey results;

-Serving as the appeal officer for complaints of discrimination based on disabilities;

-Creating and disseminating educational and informational materials for Title IX;

-Coordinating on-going prevention and awareness education efforts for students, faculty and staff; -Serving as a member of the Students of Concern Committee;

-Remaining current with applicable federal, state, and case law related to employment and higher education; -Assisting in maintaining requested statistics and data for reporting purposes;

-Acting as an institutional resource for questions or concerns related to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination at Truman State University;

-Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

-Graduate degree in student affairs, human resources, higher education, law or a closely related field;

-Understanding of federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, such as Title IX, Title IV, Title VII, ADA, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and/or Clery Act; personnel policies and practices; student programs and related policies;

-Ability to organize work on complex and confidential issues utilizing professional judgment, tact and resourcefulness;

-Demonstrated commitment to the educational development of students and knowledge of due process rights and responsibilities related to students, faculty and staff;

-Demonstrated experience in conducting investigations;

-Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to both be impartial and project impartiality and establish rapport with a diverse range of the campus and local community.


Preferred Qualifications:

-Two or more years of experience in dispute resolution, student conduct, civil rights investigation and/or the practice of law;

-Experience working with victims of sexual violence and discrimination;

-Experience in higher education;

-Experience with policy development and implementation;

-Experience with Title IX and civil rights investigation and employment law.



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