Title IX Coordinator

Fairfax, Virginia
Mar 15, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Title IX Coordinator


applications for a Title IX Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 



Reporting to the Vice President of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for leadership, coordination, and managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the university’s Title IX compliance obligations. The incumbent will facilitate the university’s commitment to providing a learning and working environment free of all discriminatory behavior, particularly prohibited sexual discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment. Title IX prohibited conduct includes discrimination on the basis of gender (sex), sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship (dating) violence, and stalking. 

This position monitors and implements Title IX compliance in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements, federal and state laws, and applicable university policies. 

The Title IX Coordinator will collaborate with campus offices and partners including Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC), University Life, Office of Student Conduct, and the George Mason University Department of Police and Public Safety. 

The primary responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator will include leadership and direction of the university’s Title IX compliance efforts, as well as:

  • Direction of Title IX Deputy Coordinator(s) and direct supervision of Title IX Investigator(s);
  • Communication with, and education of, the campus community regarding Title IX rights and responsibilities and relevant university policies, including the processes for filing complaints for purposes of investigation and resolutions;
  • Development, implementation and coordination of training programs for students, faculty and staff;
  • Management of the Title IX grievance processes for students, faculty and staff in active collaboration with numerous campus departments and agencies, including conducting investigations as necessary;
  • Review of data/records pertaining to training and complaints, investigations and findings incorporating input from community partners to assess effectiveness of campus efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and recommend changes, as appropriate, to senior administrators; 
  • Reviewing and ensuring university policies, procedures, protocols and practices are in compliance with Title IX regulations; and
  • Staying abreast of regulations and statutes relating to gender-based violence, including but not limited to Title IX, and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA). Act as university representative when attending conferences and communicating with federal government compliance or investigation officers. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a related field or a J.D. Demonstrated professional experience with progressive responsibility; and demonstrated experience in policy administration, complaint resolution, and investigation of grievances is required (at least five years of such experience is strongly desired).

Demonstrated supervisory experience is required; a minimum of two years of experience is strongly desired. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to: interpret federal and state equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations, including Title IX, Title VII, sexual harassment, and other applicable laws and regulations are required. A successful candidate must have strong organization, planning, analytical, problem-solving, and excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, use discretion and good judgment, maintain confidentiality, and work under multiple deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications:

Administrative experience in higher education, nonprofit, or public sector organization is highly desirable. Experience in the successful development and implementation of educational and training programs, with strong presentation and facilitation skills, is preferred.


Special Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA70Dz at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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