Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Investigator

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Jul 07, 2014

Northeastern University

Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Investigator

Requisition Number:


Full Time


Position Summary:
Northeastern University is required to comply with a range of federal and state laws related to diversity, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991 (Title VI and VII), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program and Executive Order 11246 (OFCCP), Equal Pay Act (EPA), Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Massachusetts General Law 151B. Among the mandates of these laws are obligations to establish procedures to review and resolve allegations of discrimination and harassment. The laws also require regular training on these topics.

Reporting to the EEO Manager/Title IX Coordinator, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Investigator role assists Northeastern University with meeting its training and education obligations under Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, SAVE and other federal or state civil rights laws. The person in this role is responsible for a case load which includes the investigation and resolution of Title IX Complaints, and internal complaints of discrimination and harassment. Complaint resolution duties will include responding to and investigating Title IX and other complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment policy violations from faculty, staff, and/or students, meeting established timelines and treating all constituents in the complaint process with sensitivity and neutrality. The incumbent will conduct timely, legally sufficient investigations that may include interviews, documentation reviews, site visits, collaborating with NUPD, Student Affairs, Student Health Services, and other appropriate sources of information; develop appropriate documentation, and prepare recommendations for resolution and/or action in consultation with the EEO Manager/Title IX Coordinator and/or Vice Provost.

Training duties may include conducting Title IX/EEO workshops/sessions during New Hire Orientation, new student orientation, and faculty/staff audiences when requested. Other duties as assigned will include preparation and maintenance and analysis of documents and data related to complaints for both internal and external reports, assisting with resolution of workplace issues, and participation in campus outreach and training initiatives as they relate to the duties of the office. Provide other services, as deemed appropriate to the functioning of the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion.

The incumbent may also be tasked with representing the office or university at the Title IX Coordinating Committee, The Boston Consortium, and other training or professional forums.

The successful employee will have knowledge of the federal and state laws regarding civil rights, discrimination, harassment and affirmative action, as they apply to colleges and universities. 4-6 years of demonstrated experience conducting investigations in higher education, mediating disputes and conducting training required. Tact, maturity and strong verbal skills (oral and written) required. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree in related fields preferred such as J.D., with a minimum of 2-5 years’ experience working in equal opportunity or comparable compliance related field. Experience conducting investigations in a higher education, law enforcement or similar institutional setting is preferred.

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.