Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Middlebury, VT
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Oct 23, 2021

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Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator

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Institutional Diversity


Middlebury, VT Campus

Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening:

Criminal Background Check

Position Summary:

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

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 takes 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:

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 and civil rights reports and complaints.

3. Collaboration and Supervision

a. Supervises the ADA Coordinators.

b Coordinates with the Human Relations Officers and outside independent investigators

conducting civil rights and Title IX investigations.

c. Coordinates with the Coordinator of Educational Outreach & Restorative Practices regarding referrals for adaptable resolution.

d. Manages the Title IX Office budget.

e. 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, time frames, 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 harassment.

· 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 restorativepractices is highly valuable

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

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


Working at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

In 2010, the Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 16 countries and 37 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though—we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are building a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.


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