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Title IX Officer

Institution: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, MA

Admin – Other Administrative Positions

Posted: 10/10/2012
Type: Full Time

School/Unit: University Administration

Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer and in partnership with the Director of Equal Opportunity and Compliance Programs (EOCP) the University’s Title IX Coordinator is the designated agent of the University with primary responsibility for coordinating University Title IX compliance efforts. The Title IX Coordinator oversees the University implementation of primary areas of Title IX: access to educational programs (including admissions, enrollment, academic programs), athletics/sports programs, and facilities; sexual harassment through management of University policy, implementation of related procedures, data compilation and distribution, provision of educational materials and training for the campus community; as well as all other aspects of University Title IX compliance.

Duties and related responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Prepares, presents, and disseminates educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
Develops trainings for and manages outreach efforts to students, faculty and staff on University’s policies and procedures on related discrimination and harassment.
Advises and trains managers, supervisors, faculty, administrators, and other appropriate personnel regarding Title IX policies, procedures and implementation; develops and coordinates all on-line and in-person trainings.
Coordinates and collaborates with academic, administrative offices and liaisons such as Human Resources, School-based offices (admissions, academic departments, etc.), the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, Police Department, University Ombudsperson, Office of General Counsel, and University Athletics.
Remains knowledgeable of current regulations and trends in higher education related to Title IX; researches best practices among universities and possesses in-depth knowledge of latest developments related to Title IX.
Monitors University policy and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal law and regulations; collaborates with Schools to ensure local policies and procedures currently being utilized are compliant with University policy and with legal compliance.
Coordinates school-based liaisons.
Provides ongoing consultation and reports regarding Title IX requirements, issues, trends, and compliance programs to Chief Diversity Officer and other members of the Office of the President and Provost.
Prepares annual statistical reports for the campus community and related compliance reports to University leadership and external agencies.
Works with appropriate offices and student boards to review reports on crime statistics provided by HUPD (Annual Security Report which complies with the Clery Act).
Collects and analyzes data from schools and departments; monitors trends.
Assists the office of EOCP and Office of General Counsel (OGC) with complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment; and works with EOCP to advise staff, faculty, and students of University policy regarding nondiscrimination.

Basic Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree.
5-7 years of professional experience working on Title IX and equal opportunity related issues.
Ability to effectively communicate across levels and to build productive working relationships.
In-depth knowledge of Title IX regulations and policies
Ability to conduct research and analyze data; ability to do legal research and writing.
Strong counseling, negotiation, presentation, and organizational skills; excellent/superior communication (oral and written); computer competency; excellent judgment and ability to work independently.
Experience working in a large decentralized research university is desirable.

Additional Qualifications

M.A. and/or JD strongly preferred.
10 years of professional experience working on Title IX related issues, preferably in conjunction with EEO and/or gender diversity.
Previous experience working with Harvard.

Application Information
Contact: Please submit your resume and cover letter on line:
Harvard University
Online App. Form: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&si teID=5341&AReq=27965BR

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