Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator

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Posted with Limited Access No Limited Access Period Ending Date Title Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator Posting Number S01155 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 MG2B 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

The Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator leads Middlebury’s efforts to ensure that Middlebury maintains an environment free from discrimination based on gender, disability, and all other legally protected
identity characteristics. The coordinator supports the Middlebury community by leading education, outreach and training to reduce incidents of discrimination (including but not limited to incidents of sexual misconduct, dating violence, stalking, and harassment); ensuring that there is easily accessible information in the event of an incident; and coordinating compliance with Title IX requirements. The coordinator facilitates the systems for reporting and responding to complaints, and collaborates with appropriate Middlebury offices and representatives to ensure:
• Support and resources are offered to those involved;
• An investigation and adjudication take place in an impartial and timely manner;
• The process follows federal and state law as well as Middlebury policy.

The duties of this position ultimately reflect Middlebury’s commitment to fostering a safe and respectful campus climate for all.

Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer, the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator has duties that involve work in four primary areas:
1. Investigation Coordination and Facilitation
2. Education, Outreach and Training
3. Collaboration and Supervision
4. Policy Oversight


Essential Functions

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

1. Investigation Coordination and Facilitation
a. Serves as the institution’s designated Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator
as defined by the Department of Education.
b. Serves as a primary point of contact for Title IX and civil rights complaints. Conducts
intake meetings, assigns investigators, liaises with parties throughout investigations to coordinate the process, and authors official notifications of investigations, outcomes, sanctions, and appeal results.
c. Ensures the parties are aware of their rights and resources for support, and coordinates interim measures and accommodations with Middlebury departments.
d. Facilitates the collection of evidence for investigations.
e. Develops and implements a case management database to organize, manage, and track Title IX and civil rights incidents and ensures a fair, timely, and well-documented investigative process.
f. Coordinates Title IX and civil rights efforts with other Middlebury offices that receive or
investigate complaints.

2. Education, Outreach and Training
a. Coordinates, conducts and/or oversees education, training and community outreach
efforts for faculty, staff and students related to preventing sexual violence, harassment,
discrimination, and promoting inclusion, including ADA compliance. Works collaboratively with the Health and Wellness Office on related prevention efforts.
b. Ensures that Middlebury students, staff and faculty are aware of conduct prohibited by policies overseen by this office and of reporting processes and responsibilities as
appropriate to their respective roles.
c. Identifies and addresses any patterns or systemic problems revealed by Title IX reports and complaints.

3. Collaboration and Supervision
a. Supervises the Title IX/Anti-Discrimination Training, Education & Resource Coordinator
and the two ADA Coordinators.
b. Coordinates with the Human Relations Officers, Alternate Human Relations Officers, and outside independent investigators conducting civil rights and Title IX investigations.
c. Manages the Title IX Office budget.
d. Coordinates with the Department of Public Safety to ensure compliance with the Clery
Act and supports the creation of Middlebury’s Annual Security Reports for all of its programs.

4. Policy Oversight
a. Coordinates review and monitoring of Middlebury policies designed to ensure
compliance with anti- discrimination laws, including Title IX; VAWA; Title VII; the ADA;
and federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including record-keeping, timeframes
and other procedural requirements.

General Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.



BA Required; JD or Masters in a related field strongly preferred (e.g., criminal justice, higher education administration).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience with sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination investigations
• Effective project management, organizational and analytical skills
• Ability to interpret applicable state and federal laws and regulations
• Ability to build trust and work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners and to balance the multiple, varying interests of diverse stakeholders
• Understanding and sensitivity to the effects of trauma caused by sexual violence and
• Knowledge of the challenges facing individuals from various underrepresented and marginalized populations, and experience providing culturally competent and inclusive support services
• Knowledge of the ways intersecting systems of oppression impact harassment, discrimination and interpersonal violence
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills, including training and
presentation skills
• Ability to exercise good judgment and to manage sensitive information
• Ability to work independently, under pressure, and to meet deadlines


5 years of progressively responsible experience in a student conduct, student life, diversity,
legal, human resources or similar field. Knowledge and experience with restorative practices is highly valuable.

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.

If you are unable to upload three letters of reference at the time of your application submission please upload 3 documents indicating that you will be able to supply these if/when invited for an interview.


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Applicant Document Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/28/2019
    Application Due: 6/12/2019
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