Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Office of Access, Equity & Inclusion Investigator
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The Office of Access, Equity & Inclusion is responsible for maintaining the College's compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Rehabilitation Act Section 504, Massachusetts 151B, VAWA and other state and federal laws relating to discrimination, harassment and sexual violence. The Office works with students, staff and faculty regarding concerns of discrimination, harassment and sexual violence across all of the protected categories. The Office of Access, Equity & Inclusion Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator will be responsible for conducting intake of reports, completing investigations into complaints and maintaining case data. The Office of Access, Equity & Inclusion Investigator/Title IX Coordinator will also be responsible for conducting training across campus on these issues. The Office of Access, Equity, & Inclusion Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator should have previous experience in case intake, investigations, training and case data management.
Position reports to the Associate Vice President for Access and Equity and Title IX CoordinatorIntake
- Intake reports of discrimination, harassment and/or sexual violence, providing information about support resources and options for addressing conduct
- Maintain detailed records of all intake information in case management system
- Continued follow up as needed to provide support, updates and determine next steps
- Prepare documentation as needed to initiate resolution process and provide appropriate notice to all parties
- Meet with responding party regarding allegations, to provide information about support resources and answer questions about process
Case Data Management
- Act as a neutral, independent investigator to conduct prompt, thorough, unbiased investigations of reported incidents by interviewing all parties and relevant witnesses and by identifying and gathering other information and documents relevant to the resolution of the complaint
- Prepare detailed investigative reports analyzing factual findings and making credibility assessments
- Communicate with parties regarding process status and complaint outcomes
- Maintain detailed records of all investigations and communications within relevant OEO and campus data systems
- Provide analysis of statistical case data for annual reports related to incidents of discrimination, harassment and sexual violence. Assist in Clery reporting.
- Provide expertise in developing, managing, and updating the university-wide training curriculum for Titles VI, VII, and IX and ADA/504 training
- Conduct and coordinate training and facilitated conversations for faculty, staff, and students on issues of discrimination, harassment and sexual violence
- Maintain records regarding participant training in OEO data management system.
- Serve as a resource to community members with questions or concerns related to issues of discrimination, harassment and sexual violence.
- Collaborate with various campus constituencies and offices.
- Participate in informal resolutions as needed.
- Act the Title IX Coordinator as needed.
- Participate in professional development as needed
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Juris Doctorate or other advanced degree preferred
- 3-5 years of experience conducting investigations/complaint resolutions on issues of discrimination, harassment and sexual violence in human resources, higher education or other civil rights-based positions.
- Knowledge of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Rehabilitation Act Section 504, Massachusetts General Laws c. 151B, VAWA, Clery Act and other state and federal laws relating to discrimination, harassment and sexual violence
- Strong training skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong analytical and writing skills
- Demonstrated ability to be neutral and maintain professionalism when addressing complex and sensitive matters
- Experience with Maxient and/or Ethicspoint a plus
- Ability to conduct prompt and thorough investigations under relevant campus policies and to act as an independent, neutral third-party for all parties.
- Ability to assess and negotiate highly complex, confidential and sensitive matters, while maintaining objectivity and neutrality.
- Ability to manage multiple, complex matters with competing priorities simultaneously; Ability to adjust quickly to changing needs and priorities on a daily basis
- Superior analytical abilities, excellent attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
- Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to maintain detailed and thorough records of reports and investigations
- Exceptional skills in interviewing and investigation techniques; Understanding of the complexities surrounding investigations in an educational setting; Superior writing skills
- Understanding of the sensitivity and thoughtfulness required when handling matters of discrimination, harassment and sexual violence;
- Success in working with diverse communities and a demonstrated commitment to diversity
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with others, including students, staff, and faculty
- Strong presentation and training experience. Ability to facilitate productive conversations on difficult topics with various constituencies
Grade of Position: A19E
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25
In addition to a competitive salary, Emerson College is committed to the health and well-being of our employees and family members. We offer a generous benefits package to regular staff scheduled to work 20+ hours per week.
Benefits include outstanding health plans with limited out-of-pocket expenses, dental plans, generous time-off programs, and a 403(b) retirement benefit with a 9% employer contribution once eligible. Additional benefits such as life and disability coverage as well as commuter offerings are available.
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Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]Annual Clery Report
In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website
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