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Director of Human Resources & Compliance/Title IX Coordinator

Anticipated start date: mid- to late-June/early July 202

Department

Overall

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of Bethel College.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to learn and adapt to changing work processes, including moving from in-person to remote work and back, as necessitated by College policy or as directed by the supervisor.
  • Satisfy the duties of a Campus Security Authority (CSA) relating to Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) and satisfy the duties of an Official with Authority (OWA) and Mandated Reporter relating to Title IX and the Bethel College Equal Opportunity, Harassment, & Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures.
  • Arrive on time for work, attend work regularly, and successfully complete the responsibilities of the position.
  • Comply with Bethel College policies and procedures.

Human Resources & Compliance

  • Plan, develop, and direct the implementation of new programs in HR administration.
  • Exercise functional supervision of adopted HR policies.
  • Post staff openings on the institution’s public website.
  • Complete all new hire paperwork for the Business Office.
  • Conduct an orientation for all new hires.
  • Annually review and make recommendations for improvement of the college’s policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters.
  • Conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
  • Recommend, evaluate, and participate in staff development for the college.
  • Operate as a liaison between administration and staff by participating on the staff welfare committee.
  • Work directly with department managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure organization compliance.
  • Responsible for college compliance with federal, state and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.
  • Communicate changes in the organization’s personnel policies and procedures and ensures that proper compliance is followed.
  • Convene regular meetings of the Compliance Committee.
  • Coordinate training programs necessary to achieve compliant conduct.
  • Report regularly to the President, vice presidents and trustees as to the current state of campus compliance efforts and of the implementation of the Board’s Compliance and Ethics Program.

Title IX Coordinator

  • Oversee the complaint and resolution process, as per the Equal Opportunity, Harassment, & Non-Discrimination Policy & Procedures, which includes investigations, findings, and sanctions. (Note: the aforementioned policy and procedures is a unified policy and procedures for addressing and resolving all forms of protected-class discrimination for both students and employees).
  • Coordinate and lead the Grievance Process Pool (aka Title IX Team) as per the Equal Opportunity, Harassment, & Non-Discrimination Policy & Procedures. This includes appointing roles and determining appropriate training for those serving within the pool. 
  • Communicate with the campus about relevant Title IX policies and procedures, while keeping those policies and procedures compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain print materials, website, and resources as it pertains to Title IX. 
  • Ensure the complaint and resolution process is conducted in a prompt, fair, and impartial manner.
  • Ensure that formal investigations are thorough, reliable, and equitable.
  • Interface with other areas on campus for education, training and support, if and when appropriate

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • Master’s degree in higher education administration, human resources, or related field, or Juris Doctorate degree, preferred
  • Significant experience in human resource management and/or as Title IX Coordinator, required
  • Experience as civil rights investigations, preferred

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

  • SHRM Certified Professional certification or higher, preferred
  • Civil rights investigation or Title IX Coordinator certification, preferred

Skills Required

  • Effective communication and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills.
  • Management and leadership skills.
  • Detail orientated with strong time-management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software, G-Suite, and the affinity for learning new skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Well-organized, efficient, discrete, capable of viewing problems through many lenses. 
  • Possesses an awareness and firm understanding of the external policy environment of higher education.
  • Acts with compassion and understanding towards the people involved in civil rights resolution processes (e.g. Title VII, Title IX)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The essential functions of the position require:

  • Minimal lifting (up to 25 lbs.) and reaching.
  • Operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as telephone, calculator, copy machine, and printer for extended periods of time.
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one building location to another.
  • Ascending and descending stairs.
  • Ability to perform tasks both sitting and standing for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to function well in a standard office setting
  • Medium/indoor work environment

Work Environment and Conditions

All the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head). Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification. 


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Bethel College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, pregnancy, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability (including perceived disability), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, and Armed Forces Service Medal veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Director of Human Resources & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator). For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Director of Human Resources & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator) at titleixcoordinator@bethelks.edu or (316) 284-5248 or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Both the applicable Bethel College Policy and further information is available online.

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.