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Risk Manager & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Other

Job Title: Risk Manager & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Reporting Relationship: University Counsel

Unit: Central Administration

Department: Business Affairs

Campus Location: Maxwell Center

Summary of Position:    The Risk Manager & Deputy Title IX Coordinator will oversee the University’s business compliance, crisis management and business continuity program, assessing and identifying risks that could impede the reputation, safety, security, or financial success of IWU. The individual serving in this role will also serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Risk Manager Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and enact a broad University-wide compliance program by staying well-informed about compliance-related issues affecting higher education institutions, utilizing creativity and best practices for encouraging compliance with the University’s internal and external compliance obligations 
  • Identify resources to help staff be aware of and concerned with compliance objectives in a way that helps with their daily work. Be a resource for compliance owners offering insights and guidance 
  • Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations and peers at other institutions as resources for insights and feedback concerning the compliance program effectiveness. Additional connections will be sought with external groups and associations which support higher education and compliance advocacy
  • Maintain and coordinate the University’s compliance calendar giving reminders of timing and task requirements and soliciting confirmation when tasks are completed 
  • Propose corrective action steps in the event of non-compliance and coordinate with University Counsel and other peers to form appropriate responses to any external agency 
  • Maintain the University’s music licensing portfolio, including all periodic reporting 
  • Disseminate information pertaining to proposed regulation and policy changes to IWU compliance owners to spark their awareness 
  • Chair the University’s Compliance Council--collaboratively engaging compliance owners, encouraging team support for the University’s compliance responsibilities as a whole 
  • With the support of the Compliance Council, propose the design and delivery of periodic and annual risk and compliance education for University staff (both departmental-focused and institution-wide) 
  • Conduct an annual University-wide risk assessment and propose mitigation measures to mitigate the most significant risks 
  • Oversees the development, implementation, and ongoing training and maintenance of IWU emergency operations, crisis communication, business continuity, and disaster recovery planning (Institutional Resilience Plan) 
  • Implement the University’s Conflict of Interest policy and lead the annual disclosure and reporting requirements with impacted University constituents 
  • Serves on the Campus Emergency Task Force and other related groups as needed/invited

Deputy Title IX Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all Title IX efforts including the development, implementation, and monitoring of 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 all complaints pursuant to Title IX
  • Assist with providing ongoing leadership, training, consultation, and technical assistance on Title IX and associated exemptions for all students and employees, with specialized training content for Deputy Coordinators, hearing officers/boards, investigators, campus law enforcement and appeals officers 
  • Assist with developing and disseminating educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of the school or campus community (students, faculty, administers, staff, and parents) of Title IX rights, responsibilities and resources both within and external to school/campus premises 
  • Assist with prompt, effective, and equitable intake, investigation, processing, issuing of findings of fact, and timely resolution of all instances of sex discrimination made known to responsible employees, reporting offices, and/or reported or filed by students, faculty, employees, third parties, or by members of the broader community 
  • Assist with providing guidance and assistance to alleged victims of sexual violence and sex discrimination including referral to support resources, notice of right to file internal grievances, notice of the right to grieve to the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and notice of the right to report incidents to law enforcement 
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining grievance files, disposition reports, and other records regarding Title IX compliance, including annual reports of the number and nature of filed complaints and the disposition of said complaints, data collection, climate assessment, pattern monitoring 
  • Assist with maintaining and developing the University Title IX portal/website 
  • Serve on the Title IX Task Force and Chair the Task Force in the absence of the Title IX Coordinator 

Secondary Risk Management Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and drafts various contracts for use across campus, verifying vendor insurance requirements, assist with contract management 
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of departmental intranet content 
  • Serves as an administrator of the EthicsPoint reporting system 
  • Works in collaboration with University Counsel on various legal matters 
  • Cross-train in matters related to insurance, incident reporting, & off-campus travel. 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business or a related field, Master’s preferred.
  • Regulatory compliance and/or risk management certification, preferred.
  • Specialized training and/or experience in Title IX and in sexual misconduct


  • Five (5+) years of experience in a regulatory compliance and/or risk management-related setting.
  • Two (2) - five (5) years of experience in higher education.
  • Two (2) - five (5) years of experience writing/reviewing legal contracts/agreements, preferred

Required Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, especially as they relate to higher education.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and communicate complex and technical regulatory or legal documents.
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent independent judgment
  • Customer-oriented communication skills


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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