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Title IX Coordinator Open Forums May 30, June 7

An open forum previously scheduled for May 28 has been rescheduled for June 7. The campus community is invited to attend open forums for each of the Title IX Coordinator candidate finalists, to be held on May 30 and June 7.

The finalists will be available to answer questions following a short presentation. Each forum will last up to one hour.

The Title IX Coordinator position can be filled at one of two levels, either entry or experienced. T. Sinclair is applying to fill the position as an experienced coordinator, D. Berish Charters at the entry level.

D. Berish Charters, 2 p.m. May 30, Student Union Building Bishop Barnwell Room

Charters currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Athletic Director at Boise State University. Prior to her current position, she served as the Director of Athletic Business Affairs. Charters has worked at Boise State since 2012 and has extensive experience working in NCAA Compliance at both Boise State and Washington State University. Berish earned her law degree from the University Of Idaho College of Law.

T. Sinclair, 2:45 p.m. June 7, Student Union Building Bishop Barnwell Room

For over two years, Sinclair has served as the System Director for Title IX for a state college system and has significant operational experience with Title IX compliance. In her current position, Sinclair works to create and implement a comprehensive and system-wide Title IX compliance program and provides ongoing training, consultation, and technical assistance on Title IX matters. Sinclair has a law degree and regularly attends Title IX trainings.

For questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics at (208) 426-1258.

Title IX Coordinator Position Overview: The Title IX Coordinator serves as the institution’s key resource in the oversight of compliance efforts consistent with Boise State University’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct (Policy 1065), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE). The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for assisting and educating the campus community regarding its obligations under Title IX and serves as the primary internal resource for Title IX complaints. This position reports directly to the Chief Compliance Officer. Duties and Responsibilities: ● Conducts the intake, investigation, processing, issuing of findings of fact, and timely resolution of all Title IX complaints made known to responsible employees and/or reported or filed by students, faculty, staff, third parties, or members of the community ● Works collaboratively with the Gender Equity Center, Dean of Students, Public Safety, Human Resources, and other divisions and departments, as needed, regarding complaint referrals, investigations, resolutions, and reporting ● Develops, coordinates, delivers, and tracks University-wide training on the University’s Title IX policy ● Develops, implements, and coordinates campus strategic efforts aimed at the prevention of sexual violence and other forms of sex or gender based discrimination ● Provides ongoing training, consultation and technical assistance on Title IX matters for all employees including how to identify and report Title IX violations; the University’s responsibility to address Title IX violations; recognizing warning signals; and reporting Title IX violations in accordance with University policy ● Chairs the Title IX Committee and oversees work of related subcommittees ● Organizes and maintains Title IX case files, disposition reports and other records related to Title IX cases ● Oversees and monitors case management database with organizes Title IX incidents in an effort to ensure an effective and efficient response to both formal and informal complaints ● Prepares periodic reports on the number, nature and disposition of Title IX complaints ● Works closely with Public Safety to ensure compliance with Clery Act reporting and other associated Title IX compliance and administrative reporting requirements ● Identifies areas of concern that may arise and addresses these concerns in a timely and appropriate manner ● Analyzes campus trends pertaining to Title IX matters through data collection, climate assessment, and pattern monitoring ● Remains knowledgeable and keeps abreast of current federal and state laws, regulations and policies related to Title IX Minimum Qualifications: Level 1: ● Juris Doctor or equivalent ● Three (3) years of experience at an institute of higher education Level 2: ● Master’s Degree, Juris Doctor or equivalent ● Three (3) years of experience in Title IX, equal employment opportunity (EEO), or other non-discrimination based work Preferred Qualifications: ● Conducted Title IX or discrimination related investigations at an institute of higher education ● Experience providing training across broad institutional lines on laws, policies and procedures ● Demonstrated experience writing clear, concise investigation reports ● Writing samples may be required prior to on-campus interviews ● ● The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities: ● Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills ● Knowledge of applicable laws and guidelines, and sensitivity and commitment in conducting non-biased, neutral, fact-finding investigations related to Title IX ● Experience working in a diverse workforce with faculty, staff and students ● Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with diplomacy; the ability to exercise sound judgment, and to act calmly and objectively in the face of sensitive situations ● Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity