Reporting to the Vice President for Student Development, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing relevant training and prevention programs and for responding to and investigating reports of student-on-student sexual misconduct. The Deputy is responsible for conducting or supervising thorough and impartial investigations with a high level of sensitivity and confidentiality and ensures a prompt, fair and neutral process. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will assist the University’s Title IX Coordinator with Title IX education and training for the University and is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing training and educational sessions and materials for students. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will serve as case manager and primary investigator for all student-on-student cases and will prepare necessary analyses, recommendations and reports.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Case Management and Investigation
Serve as the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Analyze complaints and reports and help develop thorough investigative plans; implement any interim measures, conduct interviews, identify and collect relevant information and documentation and issue reports of findings of fact and determination for review and action by the Title IX Coordinator
Function as the primary investigator for all student cases going through or likely to go through the Student Conduct process
Assign and supervise work of investigators (University employees trained to assist with investigations)
Track and document all reports and actions using Maxient (database management) and prepare periodic reports for the Title IX Coordinator and/or Vice President for Student Development
Complete all processes in a manner that is informed by best practice and in accordance with University Policy and state and federal laws.
Maintain close and cooperative relationships with University Police, Student Conduct, Campus Victim Services and other University and community stakeholders to insure effective communication and coordination of response and services
Insure that the investigation and findings process is timely and that impacted parties remain informed of their rights and responsibilities
Meet regularly with the Title IX Coordinator to discuss shared goals and activities and case management
Training and Education
Work with Student Development, Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator to ensure that appropriate and adequate education, training and resources are available to the campus community
Develop and provide required Title IX related overviews, orientations and trainings
Work with Student Development, Women’s Center and Campus Victim Services in promoting and implementing existing and proposed training and programming as part of the Department of Justice Grant currently in implementation phase
Identify gaps and opportunities to increase/enhance current Title IX training and programming, particularly for continuing, graduate, part-time and non-traditional students
Assist in the development and implementation of ongoing campus-wide climate surveys.
Serve as a member of the Student Development leadership team (unit directors)
Support/participate in all-University and major division programs and activities such as Commencement, New Student Orientation, and Homecoming/Family Day, including some evening and weekend work
Attend regular staff meetings, serve on relevant committees and attend and support relevant student events and programs
Completes special projects/assignments and assumes responsibility for contributing to the development and completion of strategic goals and objectives within the scope of the role
Work with Student Development, Women’s Center and Campus Victim Services to ensure that relevant policies and procedures are up-to-date and adhered to consistently
Supervise office staff
Master’s degree in higher education, criminal justice or appropriate specialization
Five (5) years of relevant professional experience, at least 2 of which in Title IX compliance or sexual violence investigation and prevention, legal issues, federal/state compliance and regulatory interpretation, or student conduct.
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant state and federal laws including Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and FERPA
Demonstrated ability to prepare well-written, organized and detailed analyses of complaints; organize and conduct prompt, effective, neutral, and trauma-informed investigations; communicate with and insure support to reporting parties, responding parties and witnesses; mediate and resolve conflicts when appropriate; make effective recommendations for management action or additional adjudication; and present information to senior administrators.
Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner
Ability to design, develop and present effective training and ongoing educational programs to a variety of audiences.
Ability to respectfully work and effectively communicate within a diverse campus community
Superior proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects/assignments simultaneously.
Familiarity with Conduct and Title IX software, such as Maxient
Title IX related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization
Professional experience conducting investigations; preferably in a college setting
About William Paterson: William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre- professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.
The Title IX Coordinator reports to the Senior Director of Student Advocacy/Assistant Dean of Students (SD/AD) and serves as a member of the SD/AD leadership team. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating The New School’s (TNS) compliance with Title IX as it relates to student-reported investigations involving other students and serves as TNS’s primary administrator for cases alleging misconduct, including sexual misconduct, gender-based discrimination, harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking for all enrolled students. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for conducting investigations and managing complaints of discrimination and harassment through both informal conflict resolution and formal investigation involving students. The Title IX Coordinator partners with key designees throughout the investigative process, conducting legally appropriate investigations, meeting established timelines and treating all constituents engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity. Additionally, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and directing the disciplinary process in cases that implicate the university’s Title IX related policies. Furthermore, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for facilitating the development of a comprehensive Title IX training, education, and awareness program. The Title IX Coordinator also monitors new legal, policy, and best practice developments and recommends changes to The New School’s policies.
The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Serves as a member of the Senior Director of Student Advocacy/Assistant Dean of Students leadership team and assists in the development, implementation, and assessment of Student Success’ mission and priorities.
Monitors and provides oversight of Title IX compliance and the prevention of harassment and discrimination at TNS, including the associated grievance procedures for students.
Provides ongoing consultations and updates regarding Title IX requirements, compliance programs, and case-management approaches.
Reviews all reports of gender harassment to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems.
Facilitates campus training, and campus prevention programming and outreach.
Prepares and disseminates educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials, to inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
Oversees collaborative Title IX comprehensive training, prevention, and awareness initiatives.
Selects and provides guidance to deputy Title IX coordinators and case advisors who serve as additional information resources on issues of sexual harassment; trains student leaders to facilitate discussions with other students on sexual harassment.
Remains knowledgeable of the current state and federal law, regulations, guidance, and trends in higher education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.
Organizes and maintains Title IX grievance files and reports.
Prepares annual statistical reports for the campus community on incidences of sexual harassment.
Investigates student cases alleging student sexual misconduct to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
Ensures all parties involved in investigations understand the investigatory process, their rights and responsibilities, and how to access other resources as necessary. Provides guidance and assistance to alleged victims of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination.
Interviews the complainant, respondent, and relevant witnesses. Gathers relevant evidence. Acts as a neutral party through all aspects of the investigation and ensures a prompt, fair, and neutral process for all parties.
Maintains a high level of confidentiality during all proceedings with the utmost discretion and sensitivity, including information from individuals who may be experiencing distress.
Ensures a well-documented Title IX investigative process. Maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of the investigatory process. Creates comprehensive written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated, summarize the evidence, makes findings under TNS policy, and recommends appropriate remedial steps.
Collaborates with on- and off-campus resources, including law enforcement and victim services, in resolving complaints. Works with others to ensure that TNS’s processes, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination laws.
Identifies and integrates best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice. Stays abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct investigations by participating in conferences, workshops, etc.
Master’s degree and three to five (3-5) years’ experience conducting investigations/working in the area of Title IX and/or Student Conduct.
Strong organizational, planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Senior Coordinator / Assistant Manager – Campus Program
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is currently seeking an experienced, dedicated and creative professional in the field of sexual violence prevention to work with colleges and universities in New York City. In response to state legislation passed in 2015 by Governor Cuomo to require substantial changes in policy and practices on college campuses state-wide, the Alliance created Campus Training Institute – designed to build capacity of our campus and rape crisis partners to end sexual violence through education, policy change and advocacy.
This position will be responsible for developing a robust campus program that would minimally include a comprehensive policy and educational component. The candidate will be responsible for the design and delivery of advance-level training, resources, and technical assistance for diverse campus populations. These include: student affairs and Title IX professionals, students, faculty and other staff. We are looking for a strategic thinker and thought leader who would advance this program by identifying areas of policy change and advocacy and be comfortable leading sustainable program and policy efforts to promote a positive culture shift. An ideal candidate will bring to this position demonstrable experience moderating outcome-oriented conversation with stakeholders and senior campus leaders, prompting senior leaders to review campus policies, programs, and procedures to strengthen institutional response to sexual violence. The candidate will be responsible for managing active partnership with 8-12 campuses at a time, coordinating the provision of program and services to ensure proposed deliverables are carried out according to approved timeline. Additional duties inherent to the position include:
Create, implement, and assess comprehensive, trauma-informed, evidence-based educational programming on sexual violence prevention for diverse campus audience including student, faculty and administrators.
Provide technical assistance and resources to develop innovative strategies and environmental interventions to reduce risk of sexual assault as well as strengthen services related to prevention, reporting and response to sexual violence.
Work with universities/colleges to creating enduring structures in their institution to address the issue of intervention and prevention of sexual assault.
Build collaborations with offices and departments across partner campuses, as well as maintain regular communication to further the strategic goals related to the Alliance’s mission
Develop tailored educational campaigns for underserved student populations, including international students, students of color, LGBTQ+ student populations, etc. at partner campuses
Execute annual needs assessments and coordinating monitoring workplace deliverables
Work collaboratively with program staff and consultants to ensure seamless program implementation.
Represent the Alliance at various prevention events, citywide coalitions and task forces.
Prepare program and grant reports; and assist with preparing grant proposal.
Supervise prevention interns, volunteers and staff as necessary.
Assist with other program activities as needed; and collaborate with Alliance staff on shared program goals.
Masters level education in public policy/health, gender studies, or related field. (Bachelor level education will be considered with additional 2-3 years of experience in the field in lieu of a masters)
Professional experience working in the fields of sexual assault with a focus on either: public health, social justice, survivor advocacy and/or community organizing required (Minimum 3-5 years for Sr. Coordinator position; and 6-8 years for Assistant Manager position required). For the Assistance Manager position previous supervisory experience is preferred.
Demonstrable experience in delivering trauma-informed, evidence-based training and technical assistance programs strongly desired.
Preference will be given to candidates trained in one or more evidence-informed sexual violence prevention curriculum and/or those with significant policy change experience.
Demonstrable skills in program design, implementation and project management; as well as ability to advance programs from planning to execution strongly desired.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience working in or with higher education settings preferred.
Ability to work well independently as well as in a team in a flexible, evolving environment.
Sensitivity to the impact of sexual violence in diverse and marginalized communities and the ability to articulate these concerns with regard to sexual violence in a sensitive and respectful manner
Proven ability to work in a multi-racial environment, and commitment to social justice practice.
Ability to work collaboratively and across issue area with diverse communities and institutions.
The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultural diversity, diversity of gender expression and open to candidates of all ages and ability. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.