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SPECIAL ASSISTANT

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of July 19, 2017. Applications received after July 18, 2017 may not receive consideration. Completed application materials MUST include: - A letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position; - A professional resume and; - A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. In instances where the screening committee is unable to determine an applicant’s qualification due to missing or vague application documents, the committee will consider the applicant as not having that qualification.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title SPECIAL ASSISTANT
Working Title: Campus Title IX Coordinator
Position Number New
Division B02 Finance and Administrative Affairs
Department B020100 VICE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE
Position Type Limited Appointment
Appointment Type Limited
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Executive/Limited
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
The Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs (FAA) delivers essential business services that provide a foundation for UWM’s student success, research excellence, community engagement, climate and culture, and visibility and image.
The departments within Finance and Administrative Affairs provide a wide array of services to steward and facilitate the management of the university’s primary resources: human capital, finances, facilities, and information technology. FAA staff perform the accounting functions, plan for building construction and remodeling, provide technology infrastructure and enterprise IT services and resources, maintain healthy and safe research environments, provide security and protective services, clean and maintain the campus buildings and grounds, ensure fiscal integrity of campus financial operations, and provide legal advice and representation.
Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role.
For more information about UWM, visit us at http://uwm.edu/about/.
For more info about FAA, visit us at www4.uwm.edu/faa.

Job Summary

The UW-Milwaukee Title IX Coordinator oversees and coordinates UW-Milwaukee’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and works closely with the Vice Chancellor for the Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs to ensure compliance with certain aspects of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, (“VAWA”) of 2013. The regulations implementing Title IX at, 34 C.F.R. Section 106.31(a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity operated by a recipient of Federal funding. Furthermore, 34 C.F.R. Section 106.8 (a), requires the designation of a Title IX Coordinator. The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (OCR) enforces Title IX.
The Campus Title IX Coordinator serves as the point person regarding Title IX compliance for campus administrators, faculty, staff, students, Colleges, Schools, and Divisions; coordinates and provides oversight of UW-Milwaukee’s system for Title IX compliance; provides oversight for UW-Milwaukee’s non-law enforcement response to reports and complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; works collaboratively with student affairs, human resources, equity/diversity services, and law enforcement professionals in responding to such reports and complaints; identifies and addresses any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints; serves as lead contact person for compliance audits; serves as lead contact person for inquiries and requests for information regarding Title IX; coordinates with central administrative offices, Colleges, Schools, and Divisions; and provides campus-wide advice and consultation regarding compliance, regulations, best practices, and training and professional development.

The Campus Title IX Coordinator reports to the Vice Chancellor for the Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree required in Criminal Justice, Law, Law Enforcement, Higher Education Administration, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Public Administration or related area

AND

Three or more years of professional experience in one of or a combination of the three following areas:

  • Administering and coordinating a comprehensive program addressing Title IX or other higher education-related compliance,
  • Investigating, adjudicating, and/or resolving allegations of sex discrimination and/or employment discrimination, sexual violence, or student misconduct,
  • Designing, facilitating, providing and evaluating age and audience appropriate training on the prevention of sex discrimination, employment discrimination and/or sexual violence.
Preferred Qualifications

Highly qualified candidates will also have:

  • An advanced degree (e.g. Juris Doctorate)
  • Experience in more than one of the areas listed in the minimum qualifications section
  • Experience in a higher education, judicial, law enforcement, or regulatory compliance setting,
  • Knowledge of sex discrimination grievance procedures in a University setting.
Application Instructions

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of July 19, 2017. Applications received after July 18, 2017 may not receive consideration.

Completed application materials MUST include:
- A letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position;
- A professional resume and;
- A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.
In instances where the screening committee is unable to determine an applicant’s qualification due to missing or vague application documents, the committee will consider the applicant as not having that qualification.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 07/19/2017
Position Contact Name Linda Woods
Contact Phone 414-229-5857
Contact Email lwoods@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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