08-Apr-2019 Title IX Coordinator for Students at Harvard College Faculty of Arts and Sciences 48862BR
Duties & Responsibilities Responding to Disclosures
Receive and promptly respond to disclosures about potential discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity
Meet with students and make them aware of the available resources and options
Coordinate referrals to other offices, departments, and Title IX Coordinators as appropriate
Embody approachability and demonstrate sensitivity in working with students of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds
Collaborate with Title IX Coordinators across the University and the Title IX Officer to address disclosures that cross University affiliations
Conduct informal fact-finding when on notice but more information is needed for the University to respond, consulting with the Title IX Office, the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD), and others as appropriate
Assess potential community safety concerns that pertain to Title IX and take steps to address them promptly and effectively
Implement interim measures as necessary in order to mitigate challenges that prevent a student from accessing University resources
Education and Outreach
Manage sexual and gender-based harassment prevention and response education at College
Train "responsible employees" at the College to respond adeptly to disclosures of sexual and gender-based harassment
Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with other offices on campus (i.e. Title IX Office, ODR, the Administrative Board, the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, HUPD, OGC, the Accessible Education Office, Harvard University Health Services, the Harvard College Women's Center, and the Office of BGLTQ Student Life)
Core Administrative Duties
Ensure Harvard College leadership is apprised of Title IX issues at Harvard College
Maintain careful and detailed records about disclosures, interim measures, informal resolutions, and formal complaints
Communicate regularly with the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR); track progress of cases being investigated by ODR and communicate that information to others in the College, including officers in the Administrative Board, who have a need to know
Produce an annual report regarding the state of Title IX at Harvard College
Monitor College compliance with Title IX in consultation with the Title IX Officer and OGC
Stay informed about best practices and the federal guidelines and guidance related to Title IX and University compliance
Ensure that the College Handbook for Students reflects compliance with the University Policy and Procedures, FAS Policy and Procedures, and federal guidelines and guidance
Continuously evaluate mechanisms for responding to notice of a possible hostile environment and mechanisms for data collection regarding Title IX incidents
Formulate recommendations to improve existing College systems around issues of Title IX compliance, consult with Title IX Officer as needed
Basic Qualifications Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experience working with Title IX, VAWA and related federal and state laws; and at least one year of experience working in a higher education environment interacting with faculty, administrators, and/or students on Title IX-related issues. Additional Qualifications Master's Degree Preferred. Must have experience working with students in situations requiring tact, discretion, and empath. Knowledge of Title IX law, policies, and procedures required. Must have demonstrated ability to work with students of all backgrounds. Excellent communication skills, judgment, and discretion are vital. Must have demonstrated capability of working in a high-stress environment. Must be able to represent the goals and values of Harvard College.
Knowledge of Harvard College policies and procedures, including Harvard's Title IX framework, and experience working with Harvard College students strongly preferred. Experience working with or developing administrative systems in a complex organizational environment preferred.
Additional Information The Title IX Coordinator for Students at Harvard College is the point-person for education, prevention, and response efforts related to sexual and gender-based harassment involving College students. The Coordinator must respond promptly and effectively when notified of reported sexual or gender-based harassment. This person is responsible for educating relevant constituents about the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy and Procedures for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and community members' responsibilities pursuant to that policy. The Coordinator is expected to create and maintain diligent records, to monitor College compliance with Title IX in conjunction with the Title IX Officer for the University, and to stay informed about the landscape of regulations and best practices in this work. A campus partner to many offices and departments at the College, the Coordinator must thrive at fostering and maintaining professional relationships with colleagues. Finally, a successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for evaluating systems and making thoughtful recommendations for adjustments and new approaches as appropriate.
Job Function Faculty & Student Services
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Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Department Harvard College, Dean of Students Office
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 109143476
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