The Title IX and Accommodation Coordinator, reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Life & Leadership, is responsible for overseeing institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (Title IX), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and other related federal and state laws. Coordinate and oversee implementation of student accommodations. The Title IX and Accommodation Coordinator works closely with other JMLS personnel, including Campus Safety & Security, the General Counsel and Assistant Dean of Human Resources, the Registrar, and other law school administrators.
Education: A J.D. degree and experience in a related field (e.g., counseling, investigations, social work) is required. An active Illinois license is preferred. An advanced degree in counseling, rehabilitation or disability services, higher education, or student affairs is a strong plus.
Experience: At least three years of investigatory or related experience is required. Experience in investigating or prosecuting allegations of sexual misconduct or domestic violence is preferred, as is experience in working with victims of sexual misconduct; sexual, ethnic, racial, age, disability, or gender-based discrimination or harassment; domestic violence, and/or other types of trauma. Familiarity with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, the ADA, and related federal and state laws is required. Experience in presenting educational and training programs is required. A background in counseling is preferred.
Skills: Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within a law school environment are required. The ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment is required. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault or domestic violence, or students with disabilities is required. Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage caseload in a manner that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of such matters is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. The ability to work cooperatively with different administrators within the law school. High level of confidentiality, discretion, and personal integrity. Desire to work in and promote a diverse environment. Ability to provide excellent student and employee service. Skill in using computerized student information systems, particularly Ellucian.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serves as the law school’s subject-matter expert on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, ADA, and related federal and state laws.
- Coordinates the law school’s Title IX and student disability accommodation efforts, including the developing, implementing, and monitoring appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures, and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX complaints and student accommodation matters.
- With respect to Title IX, notifies complainants and respondents regarding complaint and status, as applicable. Meets with complainants and respondents to provide information regarding the law school’s complaint process, available resources, interim measures, and reporting and resolution options. Investigates or refers matters to an investigator, and ensures timely resolution of all reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving members of the law school community. Issues findings of fact and recommendations for follow-up and disposition. Provides complainant rights to pursue remedies outside the law school.
- With respect to student disability accommodation, works directly with students seeking disability accommodations to coordinate all accommodation requests. Discusses specific needs with students, refers students to appropriate support services, collects supporting documentation for recommended accommodation options, confers with appropriate staff and outside consultants to assess accommodation requests and options, and determines reasonable accommodations pursuant to law and policy. Follows up on accommodation implementation. Works closely with the Student Assessments Manager to design appropriate exam and assessment schedules consistent with approved accommodations and law school policies. Works closely with the Information Technology and Educational Technology departments to schedule and provide classroom recording accommodations. In collaboration with the Academic Services Office, maintains student ADA records, files, and data.
- Coordinates with the campus counseling center regarding student disability accommodations and related matters.
- In collaboration with Human Resources, works directly with employees seeking disability accommodations to coordinate all accommodation requests. Discusses specific needs with employees, collects supporting documentation for recommended accommodation options, confers with appropriate staff and outside consultants to assess accommodation requests and options, and determines reasonable accommodations pursuant to law and policy. Follows up on accommodation implementation. In collaboration with Human Resources, maintains employee ADA records, files, and data.
- Monitors compliance with all procedures, requirements, and time frames outlined in law school policies.
- Provides training sessions to law school faculty, staff, and students regarding prevention of and response to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and disability accommodations.
- Develops and implements a comprehensive case management system that includes each reported complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and addresses each complaint in a timely manner. Develops and implements a similar tracking system for student disability accommodation requests.
- In consultation with law school senior leadership, leads the development and implementation of climate surveys pertaining to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.
- Maintains and updates content for campus-wide communications on the John Marshall website, app, and other media.
- Collaborates with Campus Safety and Security to ensure accuracy in reporting annual crime statistics, as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.
- Works with Campus Safety & Security to collaborate with local law enforcement, victim advocacy organizations, and service providers, as needed.
- Chairs the law school’s Title IX Task Force Committee, and serves on the Student Support and Emergency Team and other committees as requested.
- Stays current on best practices relating to compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, ADA, and other related federal and state laws. Attends professional development courses and trainings.
- Recommends new policies and policy revisions within areas of responsibility.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
To apply, please forward your resume to: HR@JMLS.edu.