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Title IX Investigator and Outreach Coordinator

Apply now Posting Number: 492972
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Title IX Investigator and Outreach Coordinator

Department:

Title IX Office

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for the new position of Title IX Investigator and Outreach Coordinator. Under the general supervision of the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Investigator and Outreach Coordinator will work to support the College’s programs and compliance in Title IX, Title VII, Clery Act, VAWA, ADA, ADEA, NYS Education Law Sec. 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 Investigator and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for providing intake on complaints and cases, conducting investigations, preparing reports, and fostering an environment that encourages equity and respect for all members of the College community.  The Title IX Investigator and Outreach Coordinator will also assist in developing, delivering, and managing prevention-based education, awareness campaigns and outreach, training and community engagement.

The Title IX Investigator and Outreach Coordinator will partner with College stakeholders to ensure a safe and equitable College community for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors.  This position interacts regularly with Safety & Security, Student Affairs and Student Conduct and may serve on a variety of committees focused on the College community’s safety, equity and wellbeing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of full-time professional experience, or 3 years of part-time professional experience in Title IX compliance, law, human resources, student life, student conduct, or related field is required.
  • Title IX Investigator certification as administered by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) is required (or must be obtained after the start of employment).
  • Excellent organizational skills with a meticulous attention to detail is essential with the ability to perform detailed work with accuracy under tight deadlines and pressure.
  • The successful candidate will possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, along with demonstrated ability to deliver training and education for varying constituents having a range of diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field is preferred.
  • Experience in conducting trauma-sensitive investigations in a higher education setting strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated 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 strongly preferred.

Essential Functions:

Investigations

  1. Serves as the primary Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator for allegations involving gender-based discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-based violence, stalking and intimate partner violence involving students, faculty, staff, and other persons as defined by the College’s policies.
  2. Conducts prompt, equitable and thorough investigations of allegations including but not limited to:
  • Assessments identifying College policies relevant to a complaint 
  • Witness interviews and credibility assessments
  • Investigation report writing
  1. Exercises judgement and discretion in the resolution of complaints including informal outcomes, College investigations or law enforcement investigations.
  2. Maintains current knowledge and information of relevant state and federal statutes and regulatory guidance as well as best practices.  Implements and regularly reviews investigation procedures that meet all relevant legal requirements.
  3. Actively supports a College community that fosters a climate of safety and equity.

Community Outreach & Education

  1. Develops information and awareness campaigns to students, faculty and staff regarding College policies and programs related to gender-based discrimination and harassment.
  2. Creates, leads and facilitates training programs for students and student groups.
  3. Assists in the development, implementation and assessment of awareness initiatives regarding Title IX and equity via a robust communications program including:
    • Title IX/equity webpage(s)
    • Social media channels
    • Communications, trainings and workshops, student/employee committees and external community organization partnerships.
  4. Assists in the development and facilitation of training and education programs in consultation with other College offices and other key stakeholders on and off campus.
  5. Recommends and implements new programs, awareness campaigns and trainings to ensure best practices and a safe and equitable College community.

Application Materials:

Resume, Cover Letter, and three (3) professional References

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.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, 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

Type of Position:

Full-time

Classification:

Administrative

Months per Year:

12

Work Schedule:

8:30AM – 5:00PM. Monday through Friday, occasional nights/weekends may be required

Hours per Week:

37.5

Location:

Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

Please note: The primary work location for this position is Poughkeepsie, NY. On-campus operations are currently restricted due to New York State Covid guidelines.  Initial interviews will be conducted virtually.  Finalists may be invited to campus for in-person, socially distant interviews in accordance with the College’s guest policy.  Local, on-campus work in Poughkeepsie, NY will be required as a condition of employment. 

It is College policy to reimburse eligible newly hired full-time administrative staff members for reasonable expenses incurred in relocating to the area. To be eligible for reimbursement, new employees must move a minimum of 50 miles from their present home; must move within the first year of hire. Generally, the College will reimburse eligible moving and relocating expenses up to $7,000.

Number of Position Openings:

1

Equal Employment statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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