Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Job description

Classification Title:

Deputy Title IX Coordinator


Provost's Office


Title IX Office

FLSA Status:

Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)

Career/Pay Band:


Work Schedule:

Full Year

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time



Primary Function:

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for students has the primary role of investigating assigned reports/cases of sex discrimination and assisting the Title IX Coordinator in overseeing the day-to-day compliance with University policies, procedures, and practices related to reducing and responding to sex discrimination. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws related to Title IX, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

1.Function as the investigator on all student on student cases of sex discrimination, according to University policies.
2.Provide data management in following areas: individual case tracking, case file management, annual review of sex discrimination reports, and accurate records of compliance and response efforts.
3.Provide campus trainings, especially for students and assist with overall Title IX training efforts
4.Assist Title IX Coordinator with prevention efforts and programming
5.Serve on committees such as the Title IX Advisory Committee and represent The University of the South in local, state, or regional conferences related to Higher Education/Title IX
6.Assist in working with all appropriate offices such as Risk Management, Sewanee Police, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Dean of Students Office to provide information for reporting requirements and compliance efforts
7.Maintain current knowledge of Title IX compliance requirements and best practices for investigations and resolution processes.

Judgment Required:

Performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.

Budgetary Responsibility:


Machines & Equipment Used:

General office equipment


Master’s degree in Higher Education, Criminal Justice, or appropriate specialization; JD preferred.


At least two years of significant and progressively responsible experience demonstrating a clear understanding of Title IX and related compliance issues strongly preferred. A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience in a college or university conduct process, hearing board or Title IX resolution process, investigation process, and/or conflict mediation accepted.

Job Related Skills:

Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills, and human relations/interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience in conducting investigations and interpreting policy. Excellent training skills, ability to manage projects and work collaboratively. Ability to manage large case load and competing priorities. Demonstrated training in and thorough understanding of the many experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual harassment and sexual violence. Excellent judgement, problem-solving, and conflict resolution, and impeccable integrity. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) with diplomacy and tact. Demonstrated commitment to working with multicultural populations, and an awareness of issues affecting women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Knowledge, experience, and training in handling issues related to gender-based violence. Superior leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.


None; however, recent Title IX and other Investigator Training certificates are preferred.

Student Contact:

Frequent during investigations


Frequent for ongoing investigations, training and education sessions



Supervision Received:

This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.

Positions Directly Supervised:


Positions Indirectly Supervised:


Confidential Information:

Case details

Working Environment:


Any additional requirements specific to this position:

Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 2/15/2021
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