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Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Investigator

companySmith College
locationNorthampton, MA 01063, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023

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Equity and Inclusion

Job Description

Job Summary

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator works with Title IX Coordinator to ensure institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (“VAWA”), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (“Campus SaVE”), and other related federal and state laws. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator conducts investigations of complaints of alleged discrimination and harassment involving staff, faculty and students, coordinates the provision of supportive measures, and is able to fulfill the duties of the Title IX Coordinator in the absence of the Title IX Coordinator.  The Deputy Title IX Coordinator performs duties of a complex, technical, and confidential nature and functions independently within the guidelines of the College's personnel policies and regulations, coordinates with all appropriate unit heads, and exercises considerable judgment and initiative in planning, organizing, and completing assignments.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Investigations (45%)

  • Serves as the assistant to the Title IX Coordinator by providing subject-matter expertise on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws.
  • Serves as an Equal Opportunity Investigator by performing investigations and helping to ensure timely resolution of assigned reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving members of the College community, including writing reports and delivering training/education as needed.       
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with other College departments, especially including, without limitation, the Office of Human Resources, and the Office of Student Affairs.

Training (15%)

  • Develops and enhances training, education, and awareness programs pertinent to Title IX, sexual misconduct, and other forms of discrimination and harassment. Provides training sessions to College faculty, staff, and students regarding prevention of and response to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Compliance (25%)

  • Assists the Title IX Coordinator with the College’s Title IX compliance efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX complaints.
  • Support the Director of Non-Discrimination Initiatives and Title IX Coordinator to perform continuous evaluation and assessment of policies addressing harassment and/or prohibited discrimination for effectiveness.
  • Assists the Title IX Coordinator in managing a comprehensive case management system that includes each reported complaint involving any form of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  • Collaborates with the College’s Campus Safety Department to ensure accuracy in reporting annual crime statistics, as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.
  • Collect, maintain and analyze data, as appropriate to contribute to an Annual Report on multiple performance measures in OEI.
  • Develop, review, and revise content for the College's written and online materials related to discrimination, harassment, and Title IX matters in coordination with the Communication Specialist in OEI.
  • Effectively manages the day-to-day responsibilities of the duties of the Title IX Coordinator in the absence of the Title IX Coordinator.

Other Functions

Misc. (15%)

  • Serves on College committees as requested.
  • Contributes to an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Participates in self-directed professional reading, develops professional contacts with colleagues, and attends professional development courses and trainings to ensure a full understanding of the legal requirements and best practices related to compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and other related federal and state laws.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the College by performing other duties as assigned by the Title IX Coordinator.

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience investigating, litigating, or otherwise resolving discrimination complaints (including Title IX complaints) in a college/College or governmental setting. Significant investigatory experience is required. Familiarity with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws is required.

Keyboarding proficiency is required. Computer application skills (word processing, spreadsheet, file management, web page development and maintenance) are required. Multi-tasking abilities and the ability to meet deadlines while remaining focused and composed are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: A J.D. degree or Master’s Degree is preferred.

Experience: Experience investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and/or domestic violence, and experience working with victims of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, and/or other types of traumas, is preferred. Experience in presenting educational and training programs is preferred.

Skills: Demonstrated ability to work with individuals who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma is preferred. Experience using Maxient and/or EthicsPoint is preferred.

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Review of applications will begin

September 20, 2023

Compensation Grade:

Grade G

Position Type:

Regular

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of  equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty.  The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.