Title IX Hearing Officer Office of Provost/EVC Job #: 1909074
Full Time; Career Salary Range: $80,200-$140,500/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UC Santa Cruz strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Functions as a Hearing Board Chair in all Title IX appeal hearings. Title IX Hearing Officer is a resource and leader in conducting Title IX Hearings. Assists in ensuring the UC Santa Cruz has comprehensive processes for Title IX appeal hearings, and coordinates responses for compliance program(s) within purview. Ensures alignment with federal and state laws, and University policies and procedures. Provides guidance to other compliance professionals. Normally receives high level oversight on assignments with general instruction provided on new or more complex compliance work.
This position has dual reporting. Incumbent will report to the Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Officer.
The Division of Student Success provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs and activities across departments, divisions, colleges, and administrative units. The Student Success Division includes the Student Success Evaluation & Research Center (SSERC), Student Achievement and Equity Innovation, Student Health and Wellness, the Career Center, and Student Development and Engagement/Dean of Students.
The Dean of Students Office at UC Santa Cruz promotes personal development and successful navigation of campus life thereby strengthening the student experience. This is accomplished by facilitating partnerships, developing policies, creating meaningful opportunities, and providing direct support to cultivate a vibrant, healthy, and inclusive UCSC community. The Dean of Students Office envisions a university where every student has limitless opportunities and support to reach their highest goals for themselves and society.
The Title IX Hearing Officer position was created to ensure that student conduct proceedings comply with campus rules and requirements of due process. This position reports to The Title IX Officer and the Associate Dean of Students.
UC Santa Cruz recognizes the importance of balancing the interests of the individual student and the community at large, as well as protecting the integrity of the University and its values. As a component of our work, we are seeking an individual to fill a unique role within the Division and in the conduct process. The work performed by the Title IX Hearing Officer is extremely complex and layered (e.g., drafting reports and responses, rendering decisions, processing complicated and serious Title IX student conduct cases, training of hearing panel members). The position allows for a limited margin of error, is subject to judicial review, and requires a strong working knowledge of legal due process requirements and hearing procedures. It also requires a highly specialized 'niche' area of expertise that encompasses knowledge areas including law, public policy, conflict resolution, and university policies.
The qualified candidate will have the experience and training to utilize conflict resolution and mediation techniques and skills. The Title IX Hearing Officer will function as the Chair on Student Conduct Title IX Hearing Panels and work with individuals and/or groups, primarily the Student Conduct Hearing Panel, to present a range of options to resolve conflict, including complex and/or difficult cases, by candidly discussing problems and issues and opening channels of communication. The position requires a proven ability to establish rapport with students from a wide array of identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, and the ability to perform effectively in a highly diverse campus community.
The successful incumbent will display a high level of enthusiasm for the position, and will be willing to adopt a flexible work schedule in order to accommodate student needs and student schedules (for example, hearings often take place late on weekday evenings).
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge of the ethics and compliance profession, theories and systems of internal control, and professional compliance and investigations standards.
Broad and thorough knowledge of University ethics and compliance policies, procedures and programs.
Is able to apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of ethics and compliance assignments. Skills in critical decision making.
Ability to extract, verify, compile and develop recommendations related to ethics and compliance programs, issues, policies and procedures.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 10-03-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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