Affirmative Action/Diversity, Human Resources, Staff/Administrative
Title IX Coordinator
Working with and reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating and implementing the College’s Title IX compliance efforts. The Title IX Coordinator works closely with the Executive Vice President, the Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Human Resources, College Counsel and other key constituents to ensure that Marist College complies with Title IX, Title VII, Clery Act, VAWA, ADA, ADEA, NYS Education Law Sex. 129 (a) and (b), FERPA, HIPAA, and other state and federal laws pertaining to gender-based violence and discrimination in a higher education setting. The Title IX Coordinator in collaboration with the Deputy is responsible for leading and proactively influencing College-wide policy and grievance procedure development, planning, monitoring, reporting, education, prevention and training efforts.
A Master’s degree in Human Services, Law, Criminal Justice, Higher Education, or a related field is required.
A Minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education, direct Title IX or Clery Act compliance is required.
Working knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation as they relate to Title IX, Title VII, the Clery Act, VAWA, Campus SaVE Act, ADA/Section 504, ADEA, and NYS Education Law Article 129 is also required.
The successful candidate must have the ability to direct, manage, and perform detailed work with accuracy under tight deadlines and pressure. They must also possess strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and students having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.
Oversees and coordinates Title IX compliance, including investigation of complaints, review of policies, grievance procedures, education and prevention efforts, student/faculty/staff training, and skill-specific training for investigators and hearing board members. Provides advice and guidance to senior leadership regarding Title IX requirements, grievance issues, and compliance programs.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge and information of relevant state and federal statutes and regulatory guidance as well as best practices.
Implements and regularly reviews policies and procedures that meet all relevant legal requirements. Monitors and maintains the College’s Title IX webpage and materials.
Develops and facilitates training and education programs in consultation with other College offices and other key stakeholders on and off campus. Programs are to be targeted toward a variety of populations, including, but not limited to students, faculty, and staff with responsibilities in resolving complaints, those with supervisory responsibility, and those whose-day-to-day responsibilities involve working closely with students.
Monitors and identifies opportunities for on-going improvements in the College’s response, programs, and services through the delivery of campus-wide climate surveys, focus groups, and other assessment efforts. Assesses the community’s overall understanding of harassment and gender-based violence; identifies trends and barriers, and customizes training/prevention programs to address the needs.
An advanced degree in law, JD or doctoral degree is strongly preferred.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness with measurable outcomes is strongly preferred.
About the Department
Members of the college community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence and any form of gender-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX. While there are a number of laws and regulations that mandate how colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, the College ultimately has the discretion to determine whether or not the policy has been violated and impose appropriate sanctions for infractions through the Office of Human Resources and Title IX team. The College aims to prevent and respond to sexual assault, dating/intimate partner/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment through prevention training, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.