Human Relations Officer
Requisition InformationPosition Information Posted with Limited Access No Limited Access Period Ending Date Title Human Relations Officer Posting Number S01114 Full-Time/Part-Time Full-time Typical Hours Per Week 38.75 Regular, Temporary or Term Regular If temporary or term, enter anticipated end date Benefits Eligible? Yes Hourly/Salaried Salaried Band/Level SP4 Hiring Minimum Commensurate with experience. Department Institutional Diversity Location Middlebury, VT Campus Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening Criminal Background Check Position Summary Position Summary
Reviews, adjudicates, investigates and/or provides oversight for the investigation, adjudication and processing of sexual misconduct (including sexual assault and sexual exploitation), domestic and dating violence and misconduct, stalking, harassment, discrimination and related retaliation matters for all Middlebury programs, including the undergraduate program, Language Schools, Schools Abroad, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, School of the Environment, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and MiddCore programs in accordance with Middlebury’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct and Stalking and Middlebury’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy.
Develops, conducts and/or or oversees Middlebury’s sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination prevention and response efforts for all Middlebury programs.
Conducts investigations and adjudications under Middlebury’s policies.
Serves as the Title IX Coordinator’s designee for the purposes of conducting and/or overseeing investigations and adjudicating complaints of sex discrimination (including complaints of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct) and conducting and/or coordinating training for students, faculty and staff in the areas of harassment, discrimination and sexual violence.
Works with officials in all Middlebury programs to help coordinate, develop, and/or implement anti-harassment, discrimination and sexual violence education programs, policies, procedures and materials for all faculty, staff, and students in all Middlebury programs.Responsibilities Essential Functions
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
- Works collaboratively with state and federal agencies assigned to review and process harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct (including sexual assault and inappropriate sexual conduct), domestic violence, dating violence and stalking complaints filed against the College.
- Maintains the highest level of confidentiality in all harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, domestic and dating violence and misconduct, stalking and related retaliation matters.
- Reviews, adjudicates, oversees or conducts investigations and/or processes harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, domestic and dating violence and misconduct, stalking and related retaliation complaints/ reports in accordance with Middlebury’s policies. Appoints investigators and works collaboratively with the Judicial Affairs Officers to process cases under Middlebury’s policies.
- Issues official written determinations regarding alleged policy violations under Middlebury’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking and Middlebury’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy.
- Serves as one of two point people for the implementation of Middlebury’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy, Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking, and other related policies in connection with all Middlebury programs, including the undergraduate program, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Bread Loaf School of English, MiddCore, Language Schools, School of the Environment, and the Schools Abroad. This includes oversight of alternate HROs, investigators, and case managers appointed to process harassment, discrimination, sexual violence and retaliation cases that arise in those programs, as necessary.
- Works collaboratively with other Middlebury departments in all programs to: ensure compliance with all applicable Middlebury policies and procedures; develop and/or conduct mandatory harassment and sexual violence training and education for faculty, staff and students; and develop and disseminate related policies, resource information and other prevention and response materials.
- Issues orders or takes other steps as necessary to protect complaining parties on an interim basis; issues determinations and plans and refers matters to the appropriate supervisory authorities for disciplinary action in accordance with applicable policies.
- Ensures that Middlebury’s harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence policies comply with all applicable state and federal laws. Drafts new policies and/or revises existing policies as necessary to ensure compliance and consistency across all Middlebury programs.
- Keeps confidential records and reports of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, domestic and dating violence and misconduct, stalking and related retaliation and any actions taken in response thereto.
- Tracks reports of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct (including sexual assault and inappropriate sexual conduct), domestic violence, dating violence and stalking for internal and regulatory statistical purposes and files annual reports with the President concerning the number, nature, and disposition of such reports.
- Develops and administers the Human Relations Officer budget.
- Other duties as assigned.
BA Required; Masters or JD degree preferredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Significant working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws relating to unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, ADA, affirmative action, Title IX, Clery and employment.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and cultural competency skills. Knowledge of second language and/or experience with issues related to transnational and intercultural communication preferred.
- Ability to oversee investigations, evaluate cases and render decisions based on a a thorough, impartial and objective analysis of the evidence and applicable law and policy; and exercise good judgment in a variety of situations.
- Requires superior written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. Must be able to work under pressure and handle confidential matters with discretion.
- Demonstrated cultural competence.
- Proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse campus community
- Ability to travel on occasion for trainings or investigations at other Middlebury sites.
3-5 years in a higher education setting, preferably in the area of Title IX; experience experience in the areas of student affairs, law, employment, affirmative action, and diversity, preferred.Physical Demands Posting Information Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.Recommendations
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