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IX Coordinator for Students/Equity Compliance Investigator - Office Of Institutional Equity

Duke University
VP Institutional Equity
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Position Summary

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students/Equity Compliance Investigator reports to the Assistant Vice President for Harassment and Discrimination/University Title IX Coordinator. This position has responsibility for overseeing university compliance with Title IX complaints brought against students. In this role the Deputy works closely with the Office for Student Conduct on the intake of new matters, the provision of supportive measures and the adjudication of complaints in the hearing process. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will support the AVP/University Title IX Coordinator in the review and revision of policy and procedure implementing Title IX and its corresponding regulations and other University policies against sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment. Finally, this position will perform investigations and direct and make strategic decisions about investigations being performed by OIE investigators. In addition to Title IX matters, this position will investigate complaints of harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct involving staff, faculty and students.

Work Performed

  • Monitor developments in law, policy, and practice related to Title IX and sexual misconduct.
  • Support the AVP to ensure that university Title IX and sexual misconduct policies, procedures, and practices are in compliance with the most recent regulations and guidance from appropriate government agencies.
  • Support the Vice President and the AVP to perform continuous evaluation and assessment of policies addressing harassment and/or prohibited discrimination for effectiveness.
  • Collect, maintain and analyze data, as appropriate to contribute to an Annual Report on multiple performance measures in OIE.
  • Coordinate and perform investigations of student Title IX complaints and work with the AVP, Office of Student Conduct and the Office of University Counsel to prepare cases for hearing.
  • Perform investigations, assessments and informal resolutions of sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination investigations involving faculty, staff and students, including writing reports and delivering training/education as needed.
  • Develop, review, and revise content for the university’s written and online materials related to student Title IX matters in coordination with the Communication Specialist in OIE.
  • Responsible for communicating Title IX requirements and compliance and providing consultation to deans and other university leaders, as it relates to complaints against students in collaboration with the AVP.
  • In collaboration with the AVP and the Office for Student Conduct, develop and enhance training, education, and awareness programs pertinent to Title IX and sexual misconduct.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage sensitive and confidential information/ communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically approach investigations and problem solving and to guide a team of investigators on student related complaints of Title IX
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies.
  • Excellent investigative, research, analytical, oral communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to grasp complex issues rapidly and accurately.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed investigative techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to be resilient, flexible and creative in approaching complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated skills in critical analysis and creative problem-solving, excellent judgment, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to handle a large volume of work with conflicting priorities.

Minimum Qualifications


Master's Degree required; Juris Doctorate preferred.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience investigating, litigating, or otherwise resolving discrimination complaints (including Title IX complaints) in a college/university or governmental setting. Additional experience working in higher education preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Title IX, litigation and/or investigation experience, experience working with universities or on a university campus, and demonstrated ability to work across and lead a diverse group of constituencies preferred.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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