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EEOT Deputy Coordinator (Investigator and Special Project Specialist)

Sewanee: The University of the South
Sewanee, TN, TN

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Overview

Primary Function:

EEOT Deputy Coordinator has the primary role of investigating assigned reports/cases of sex discrimination and identity discrimination while assisting the Senior Director of EEOT/Title IX Coordinator with the day-to-day compliance of University policies, procedures, and practices related to reducing and responding to sex discrimination and identity discrimination. This includes but is not limited to providing support to parties involved in grievances and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws related to Title IX, the Clery Act, VAWA, Title VI, Title VII, ADA, NCAA, and FERPA. When investigations are not occurring, the DC is responsible for assisting the Senior Director of EEOT/Title IX Coordinator with executing special projects related to compliance, prevention, support, education, training, data management, resource development, programming, and grant-funded projects. The DC must also work and collaborate with all campus offices, community members, and student groups to keep the campus aware of and proactive with the risks associated with sexual harm/sexual violence and/or the various forms of discrimination, hate, or bias.

The position reports to the Senior Director of Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EEOT

To learn more about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Division [CLICK HERE]

Career Band:


Position Description

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

Function as an investigator on cases of sex discrimination and other forms of identity discrimination according to University policies.

The EEOT Deputy Coordinator for Students’ primary focus is all student reports and investigations where the respondent is a student (UG OR Grad).

The EEOT Deputy Coordinator for Employees’ primary focus is all non-student (whether participant, visitor, employee, etc.) cases where the respondent is outside of the UG/Grad student categories.

EEOT DCs will consult where necessary if a respondent’s role is unclear

Support investigative processes where skilled investigators are needed within other campus processes that do not cause a conflict of interest

Provide data management in the following areas: individual case tracking, case file management, annual review of sex discrimination reports, program data, and accurate records of compliance and response efforts.

Provide campus trainings, especially for students, and assist with overall Title IX and EEO training efforts

Assist the Senior Director of EEOT/Title IX Coordinator and EEOT Team with prevention efforts and programming. Also, assist other offices under the DEI Division with programming and resource management

Serve on University committees where approved and represent The University of the South in local, state, or regional conferences related to Higher Education/DEI/EEOT

Assist as determined by the Senior Director of EEOT/Title IX Coordinator in working with all appropriate offices such as Sewanee Police, College of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of Students Office, Student Life, Health and Wellness, community partners, state partners, and other consortions as assigned to build a strong support infrastructure of the EEO and Title IX Offices.

Ability to create, manage, and work with student organizations and student groups/employee organizations and affinity groups

Maintain current knowledge of

all local, state, and federal laws related to Title IX and identity discrimination

current compliance requirements and best practices for investigations and resolution processes

Associated Colleges of the South and other comparable University data to assist in informing the decisions and practices of the EEOT and Title IX offices.

Work to fulfill other duties, operational goals, tasks, assigned responsibilities, or needs for restructuring as assigned

Judgment Required: HR Form

Budgetary Responsibility: None

Machines and Equipment Used:
General Office Equipment

Personal Interaction/Communication:

Student Contact: Frequent during investigations.

Internal: Frequent ongoing investigations, training, and education sessions.

External: Rare.

Attributes of a Successful Candidate


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


None; however, recent (within the last 3 years) Title IX; Civil Rights, and other Investigator Training certificates are preferred.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

At least one to two years of significant and progressively responsible experience demonstrating a clear understanding of Title IX, Equity, identity discrimination, and related compliance issues is 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/EEO resolution process, investigation process, and/or conflict mediation accepted. Knowledge of restorative justice practices and pathways toward informal resolution.

Job-Related Skills:

Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills, and human relations/interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience in the use of presentation and various graphic design, marketing, and/or communication software and platforms (i.e. canva, piktochart, Prezi, Microsoft, apple, etc.). Demonstrated and knowledgeable use of social media. Demonstrated experience in conducting investigations and interpreting policy. Excellent training skills, ability to manage projects, and work collaboratively. Ability to manage large caseload and competing priorities. Demonstrated training in and thorough understanding of the many experiences and expressions of trauma caused by identity discrimination and sexual harassment/sexual violence/sexual misconduct. Excellent judgment, problem-solving, 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, and 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.

Supplemental Information

Confidential Information:

Reports, Cases, and other internal details.

Working Environment:

Work is generally performed in an office environment with standard office hours; however, there will be times when there are frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule according to goals and priorities. Working hours may vary and some evening or weekend work is required such as occasional University, outdoor, and/or night programs. As a salaried employee, the work duties are performed both in and outside of institutional work hours. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, lift objects, and carry objects for work duties when applicable.

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

Required Documents;

Cover Letter


List of References with Contact Information

Contact Person for This Position; Sylvia Gray,

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.

DEI Institutional Statement:

At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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


Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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