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Company: Oakland Unified School District
Location: Oakland, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

                                                                                   

BASIC FUNCTION: Under minimum direction of assigned supervisor, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the District's compliance with Title IX and state civil rights requirements regarding discrimination and harassment based on sex. Coordinator is responsible for investigating Title IX complaints and other related work as required. The Ombudsperson is assigned supervisor with additional supervision regarding Title IX investigations provided by the Chief Governance Officer or legal office designee.

 

Maintain confidentiality of all personnel matters; some duties will involve access to confidential information concerning employer-employee relations.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Incumbent may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide impartial and confidential consultation to parents/guardians, community members and District staff who are aggrieved or concerned about issues related to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship (dating) violence and stalking. 
  • Act as a designated neutral or impartial investigator and fact-finder for Title IX investigations.
  • Maintain accurate records and notes; collect, analyze, and prepare monthly reports reflecting current and ongoing concerns and trends; generate records, reports, lists, and summaries; prepare a wide variety of correspondence.
  • Assist with revisions to District policies and procedures related to Title IX and ensure policies are up-to-date and consistent with current requirements under state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Create student-friendly resources for reporting students and accused students, once a Title XI complaint is filed.
  • Work with OUSD Sexual Health Education, Community Schools & Student Services Department, to implement age-appropriate education for all students on sexual- and gender-based harassment, consent, and healthy relationships.
  • Provide in-person or virtual Title IX trainings to all OUSD teachers and staff.
  • Work with the Talent Division to ensure that all managers and non-managers complete the required Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.
  • Provide cross-training to department personnel.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The District determines whether a candidate is qualified based on fulfillment of prerequisites, relevant work experience, ability to perform the essential functions, reference checks, effective interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by interview performance and/or writing samples, and achievement on performance-based assessments (if applicable) that demonstrate the candidate possesses the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.  Meeting prerequisites only satisfies the initial screening process and does not indicate the candidate is qualified to perform the essential functions of the position.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • District policies, applicable sections of the State Education Code, and other laws and regulations. Title IX, Uniform Complaint Procedures and effective complaint resolution
  • Presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies
  • Training and learning processes with respect to Title IX compliance and complaint resolution
  • Mediation skills, analytical skills, problem-solving skills and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Record-keeping techniques and the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information
  • Relationship building and collaborative partnerships across the District and state and federal agencies
  • Conflict resolution and mediation techniques
  • Principles and techniques for conducting trauma-informed interviews
  • Diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of District students
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation
  • Computer software, hardware, and related technology

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Perform basic function of the position
  • Manage compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender (sex), sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship (dating) violence, and stalking
  • Manage compliance with all District Title IX complaint policies and procedures
  • Receive, monitor, route, coordinate and track timely and compliant investigations of allegations of Title IX
  • Ensure prompt and fair resolutions
  • Collect relevant facts and assess whether a further review or investigation is necessary to ensure the safety of the impacted individual
  • Act as a neutral party, investigate complaints; notify and interview complainants, respondents, and witnesses; obtain and review relevant documents; mediate, as appropriate; and issue factual findings and recommendations, as necessary 
  • Ensure that staff communicate and observe consistent and appropriate confidentiality protections for incident reporters and complainants
  • Develop investigation plans for each Title IX complaint and conduct investigations
  • Review and ensure all District policies, procedures, protocols, and practices are in compliance with Title IX 
  • Train and provide direction and leadership to staff to serve as Title IX investigators, as appropriate
  • Train and provide technical support and leadership to students and staff
  • Develop a case management database to organize, manage and track complaints
  • Write comprehensive reports of investigation with findings of fact and recommendation(s)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to provide training for students and staff to ensure that students and staff are aware of options and resources to report and file complaints alleging sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and relationship violence
  • Assess the adequacy of current training opportunities and programs, propose appropriate improvements, and develop programs, handbooks, website resources, and trainings to ensure that all members of District community are aware of obligations and rights under Title IX
  • Develop a method to survey the school climate and coordinate the collection and analysis of data
  • Develop and disseminate educational materials and in-service training tailored to faculty, staff, and students
  • Develop and maintain communication strategies (web, print, and media) related to prevention efforts, reporting procedures, and support services
  • Promote institutional culture change related to gender-based violence and harassment, including regarding cyber harassment
  • Maintain effective working relationships
  • Address the unique problems of urban school districts and communities and be sensitive and responsive to diverse cultural and ethnic groups
  • Work collaboratively and efficiently
  • Work with a wide range of constituencies with diplomacy and tact
  • Act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment
  • Maintain accurate and organized records and prepare timely, accurate, clear reports. Perform other duties as assigned

 

PREREQUISITES:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college of university. Master's degree highly preferred
  • Possession of a Title IX Coordinator certification or willingness to complete Title IX Coordinator training upon hiring 
  • Five years of relevant experience and demonstrated experience conducting investigations. Experience in public sector Title IX investigations highly desirable
  • Conflict resolution/mediation skills required
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Valid California Driver's License, if applicable

 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS:

Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

ENVIRONMENT:

Office and diverse school site environments; with constant interruptions standard; exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses. Driving to visit District and non-District sites to perform duties will be necessary.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.

 

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY:

The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

 


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