Position in Student Development

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator

Gardner-Webb University invites applicants for an Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator. This position serves within the Division of Student Development. The Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator reports to the Vice President of Student Development.

The Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator will coordinate the University’s response to complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment and complaints of violations of University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of personal characteristics such as race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and chair the University’s Title IX Task Force.
  • Investigate Title IX and related complaints, on both an individual and systemic basis, including conducting the investigation and providing interim measures and remedies.
  • Investigate student complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment under federal and state statutes, including Title VII, IHRA, and ADAAA.
  • Plan and coordinate investigations, conduct interviews, identify and collect relevant documentation, and analyze evidence.
  • Train faculty, staff, and students on University policies and statutes prohibiting discrimination such as Title II, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504.
  • Supervise a team of investigators and manage the University-wide investigation processes and caseload.
  • Participate in University programs and strategic initiatives relating to Title VII, IX and EEO/AA and other related areas.
  • Maintain knowledge of current regulations and trends in higher education related to Titles VII and IX and other related anti-discrimination statutes; research best practices among universities and possess in-depth knowledge of latest legal and regulatory developments.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and work under multiple deadlines.
  • Coordinate with Deputy Title IX Coordinators to develop and implement case management for Title IX reports.


  • Master’s Degree in a related administrative, business, liberal arts, or social sciences discipline required. Juris Doctorate is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience conducting investigations and collecting and analyzing evidence to reach a conclusion. Research and analysis and analytical writing experience required.
  • Experience in a Higher Education environment or at a public institution preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Section 504, Title II, Title VII, Title IX, civil rights, and equal opportunity laws and regulations required.
  • Previous experience in working on cases with OCR, EEOC, and IDHR preferred. Familiarity with University policies and procedures preferred.
  • The ability to multi-task, train and advise students and employees at all levels, and use independent judgment. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills and ability to work effectively with a range of diverse persons at all levels of the organization.
  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office Suite.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to:
Lynn Hicks, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Development
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 7291
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to: [email protected] create new email.