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Assistant Vice President and Title IX Coordinator


Assistant Vice President and Title IX Coordinator

  • R0043246
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Protection, Compliance, and Regulation
  • The University of Virginia

The University of Virginia’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights seeks an accomplished, and collaborative leader for the position of Assistant Vice President & Title IX Coordinator. This position is part of the leadership team, reporting to Emily Springston, Associate Vice President for the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, within the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DDEI). This role will support the key initiatives and priorities to advance the mission of equal opportunity and civil rights across the university.


The mission of the University of Virginia's Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) to ensure equal opportunity and to protect the civil rights of all University community members through proactive outreach, education, and effect response and resolution. EOCR supports a living, learning, and work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and where all members of the University community feel welcomed and valued.

The Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is deeply committed to enhancing the wellbeing, safety and success of all UVA faculty, students, staff, alumni, visitors and our neighbors. We achieve our mission through the coordinated and collective impact of theOffice for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights; theOffice for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion;and the Centerfor Community Partnerships.


The AVP will provide strategic leadership for the University’s efforts to ensure sex and gender-based equity and Title IX compliance in its programs and activities, through its awareness, education and training efforts and in the response to all forms of sexual misconduct, including those that fall within the scope of Title IX. This position leads the Title IX team within EOCR, which includes a Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Director of Investigations, a Case Manager, and several Title IX Investigators, by providing supervision, support and management of the team’s outreach and response measures, investigations, hearings, alternatives resolutions, as well as educational efforts and training.

  • Strategy & Leadership: Oversight of sexual misconduct and Title IX related efforts, including strategic planning, building and enhancing partnership and collaboration in areas of response and prevention, policy guidance, and Title IX team management.
  • Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Response: Thoughtful leadership and guidance for all response to reported sexual misconduct, including initial outreach and assessment, informal measures to address and formal investigation and resolution processes, including alternative forms of resolution, sanctions and remedies.
  • Outreach & Education: Provide leadership and direction for, and ensure effective delivery of, the university’s education and training efforts necessary for compliance with applicable regulation, as well as climate assessments, programming, and communication efforts.


Candidates must have a J.D. or Master’s degree in education, public administration, public policy, or other relevant discipline; a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is preferred but not required. Candidates will have ten years of relevant experience. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience with Title IX or similar sex/gender-based civil rights laws, either in an investigator or coordinator type role, in higher education or a closely related field. Demonstration of completing Title IX and/or other civil rights investigative trainings, such as ATIXA certification, is preferred as well.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience investigating and resolving complaints alleging sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, complicity and retaliation in higher education and employment, including knowledge of trauma-informed investigative techniques as well as informal resolution/alternative resolution techniques.

Additional qualifications include the following:
  • Expert knowledge of and ability to interpret laws and regulations applicable to higher education and addressing sex and gender-based discrimination and harassment, including Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, and applicable state laws.
  • Knowledge and experience working to comply with other federal civil rights law, such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills among diverse audiences.
  • A history of working with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational, planning and management skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple (often competing) commitments and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
  • Knowledge of assessment practices involving evaluation of outcome-based measures and climate surveys.
  • Knowledge of successful and effective practices in higher education related to compliance with Title IX and VAWA, and prevention of sexual misconduct in higher education environments.
  • Ability to act independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing regulatory and legal landscapes.
  • Deep sensitivity to and a thorough understanding of the many experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual and gender-based harassment and violence.
  • The courage and integrity to pursue the right course of action, even in the face of vocal or powerful opposition.

To Apply or Nominate

The University of Virginia is eager to build a diverse pool of talented individuals. The search committee is working with UVA Executive Search Group, an internal executive search firm in the Office of the President. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and questions can be directed to Susan Gaines, Senior Search Consultant and Recruiting Manager, at sht2n@virginia.edu .

To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume to Workday . The search will be carried out with full confidentiality. More information about the opportunity can be found https://executivesearch.virginia.edu/searches

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education: Master's degree Experience: 10 years of relevant experience. Licensure: Subject matter licensure may be required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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