Title IX Coordinator and Clery Officer/Associate Dean
POM Pomona College
Location: Claremont, California,
Internal Number: REQ-6080
Title IX Coordinator and Clery Officer/Associate Dean
ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Title IX Coordinator and Clery Officer at Pomona College has primary responsibility for overseeing the College's Title IX efforts and serves as a central resource for all constituencies on the wide range of issues addressed by Title IX and the Clery Act, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and hazing. This position has responsibility for overseeing the College's compliance, training, and education related Clery Act matters. As Title IX Coordinator/Clery Officer and Associate Dean, this person is in a leadership position to contribute to enhancing the culture of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at the College.
The Title IX Coordinator and Clery Officer directs the work of the CARES (Campus Advocacy
Resources Education and Support) program by providing supervision and support to the Assistant Director of CARES. The CARES Office is also home to the Peer CARES Campus Advocates. The CARES Assistant Director is responsible for direct oversight of this program including advocate training, advocate hotline, and create campus sexual assault prevention education and workshops with support from the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator provides support and guidance for the CARES Assistant Director.
In addition, the Title IX Coordinator and Clery Officer directs the work of the Associate Director of the Title IX & CARES Office by providing supervision and support. The Associate Director of the Title IX & CARES Office is responsible for conducting intakes, facilitating interim support measures, and overseeing respondent support services and education.
This position leads the work of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators in matters related to Title IX, collaborates closely with faculty, staff, and students, as well as with colleagues across The Claremont Colleges. This position provides the long-term vision for the continuing purpose, scope and work of Title IX, gender equity, and civil rights at the College. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, and as a core member of the Student Affairs leadership team, the Associate Dean is also directly involved in providing guidance on community education initiatives, student development, and diversity and inclusion efforts across the College. The different facets of the role complement each other as they involve strategic advancement of the College's collective efforts to build and maintain a safer, more inclusive, and more equitable campus climate. In addition to collaborating with colleagues across all levels and divisions of the College, the College Title IX Coordinator/Clery Officer will partner most closely with the following individuals:
External investigators as well as internally-trained investigators â“ with this person overseeing the training of such investigators
Legal counsel for Pomona College
Deputy Title IX Coordinators, affiliated with the following areas: Student Affairs, Human Resources, Dean of the College/Academic Affairs, and Athletics
The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) Title IX Administrator
Director of the EmPOWER Center
Teal Dot Committee of The Claremont Colleges
Campus Coordinated Response Team of The Claremont Colleges
Residence Life staff and On-Call team
Title IX coordinators and Clery coordinators of the other Claremont Colleges
Clery Act Coordinator and Campus Safety Director of the Claremont University Consortium
Associate Dean of the College/Diversity Officer
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources/Diversity Officer
Management Team of the Student Affairs Division
Reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, the College Title IX Coordinator and Clery Officer and Associate Dean works independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Leading efforts across all divisions of the College to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as they relate to Title IX laws and regulations, as well as related federal and state laws;
Oversight of collegeâwide education, training, and outreach programming related to Title IX, sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention as provided the Title IX Coordinator, other colleagues at Pomona and by outside experts;
Oversight of college â“ wide supportive resources for both complainants and respondents.
Serving as one of the key resources for receiving reports of sexual misconduct and harassment complaints;
Coordinating, conducting and ensuring the completion of the College's response, investigation, and resolution of complaints of potential violations of College policy pursuant to Title IX and other state and federal laws, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct as well as other forms of genderâbased discrimination, harassment and inequity;
Coordinating and ensuring the timely completion of the College's Clery Act responsibilities and annual reporting; as well as other relevant or related federal and state compliance and/or reporting responsibilities;
Maintaining accurate, timely, and compliant records for all Title IX, sexual harassment (including sexual violence), and Clery-related complaints, investigations, processes, and appeals;
Advancing the mission of the College to ensure access and success for all members of the Pomona College Community;
Oversee the College's sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination policies and procedures, the centralized review, investigation, resolution, and tracking of reports of sexual assault and harassment and genderâbased inequity;
Oversee the consistency, quality, and scheduling of training, education, and outreach programming related to Title IX the Clery Act, and related federal and state requirements by partnering with colleagues across campus and the other Claremont Colleges;
Stay abreast of national trends related to as well as changes within Title IX, the Clery Act, and related state and federal laws and regulations; monitor the College's policies and procedures accordingly; collaborate in revisions of College policy; and participate in reviews of other civil rights compliance issues affecting students at the College, including ADA-related issues, as needed;
Be available to advise any individual, including a complainant, a respondent, or a third party, about the courses of action available at the College;
Be available to provide assistance to any College community member regarding how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual violence and harassment;
Work closely with colleagues across campus to ensure clear, accurate, and consistent communications around Title IX the Clery Act, and related federal and state requirements;
Assess the effectiveness of the College's efforts to prevent and respond to genderâbased violence and harassment by collecting data and analyzing trends;
Provide updates to the Board of Trustees, the President, the Vice Presidents in relevant areas, and other senior administrators regarding the effectiveness of the College's Title IX and Clery Act compliance efforts;
Participate in the strategic vision around the topics of inclusion, support, and responsiveness across campus;
Serve as one of the College's Diversity Officers and work collaboratively and proactively with other College Diversity Officers, and campus and community partners to ensure the campus climate is equitable, safe, and welcoming for all members of the Pomona College community.
Serve on the Management Team of the Student Affairs Division, and;
Establish and Chair the Pomona College Clery Coordinating Committee.
Coordinate special projects/tasks and provide assistance as assigned.
Supervise the Associate director of Title IX & CARES & the Assistant Director of the CARES Office.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree. Juris doctorate or advanced degree in a relevant discipline preferred. A valid driver's license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required. Minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant field. Experience in higher education is strongly preferred.
New employees are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or request a Pomona College-approved medical or religious exemption on or before their first day of employment. If you are unable to do so, at the College's sole discretion, it will work with you to reasonably adjust your start date. Please let your HR Business Partner know if you are unable to provide proof of vaccination or want to request a religious or medical exemption before or on your first day of employment. Note that if you request a religious or medical exemption, it may delay your start date so that we can review and discuss your request.
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Regular, full-time, benefits eligible, exempt position. The salary for this role is between $128,973 - $148,182 per year, with a competitive benefits package. The specific factors that the organization will consider when offering a salary to an individual will include education, training, prior experience, and performance in prior role. All staff positions are ineligible for visa or permanent resident card sponsorship. As a California employer, Pomona College requires all employees to be residents of California.
REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday â“ Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Travel will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.
TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter. You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.
POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!
Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.