Deputy Title IX Coordinator & Equal Opportunity Investigator
Classification: Exempt, regular full-time position
Immediate Supervisor: Title IX Coordinator
Position Purpose: Partners with and supports the Title IX Coordinator to provide and maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive College community. With overall direction from the Title IX Coordinator, ensures 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, including but not limited to New York State Education Law 129-B (“Enough is Enough”). Acts in accordance with Union’s core values as defined in the Union College Employee Handbook.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
- Supports Title IX Coordinator to ensure the College’s Title IX and sexual misconduct policies, procedures, and practices are in compliance with the most recent regulations from appropriate government agencies.
- Analyzes initial reports and facilitates student-report intake processes to identify alleged violations, provide support services and accommodations, and provide campus and community-based referrals as-needed for Title IX complaints. Makes referrals to equity colleagues to ensure parties are connected with appropriate support and resources. Provides information to reporting parties on applicable adjudicative procedures based on established policies.
- Assists Title IX Coordinator in providing training sessions to students and/or faculty and staff regarding prevention of and response to gender-based misconduct with a focus on student outreach. Collaborates with campus and community-based clubs, departments, offices, and teams to promote awareness and educational events.
- For student Title IX complaints, develops investigation plans, interviews the parties and witnesses, identifies and collects relevant documentation, compiles evidence collected during the investigation for review by the parties and their advisors, and prepares an investigative report summarizing all relevant evidence, which will be sent to the parties and their advisors.
- For assigned employee cases, serves as the Title IX and equity investigator. Conducts fair, thorough, and impartial investigations of complaints, including of sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, stalking and identity-based discrimination and harassment. Prepares comprehensive investigative reports based on investigation findings.
- Utilizes the College’s case management system to track communications, documentations, and evidence associated with cases under formal adjudicative processes.
- In consultation with College administration and at the direction of the Title IX Coordinator, assists in the development and/or implementation of the College’s sexual assault campus climate surveys and all data reports.
- Maintains and updates content for the College’s Title IX webpage: union.edu/titleix and/or social media pages.
- Pitches-in to help the Title IX Coordinator and other colleagues when it appears needed or when requested.
- Bachelor's degree and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
- Minimum of two to four years of related experience in the areas of Title IX investigations, victim/survivor advocacy, employee relations, and/or student conduct.
- Working knowledge of Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Article 129b and Clery Act.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to be impartial and establish rapport with a diverse range of campus community members.
- Proven ability to prepare well-written, organized, and detailed analyses of complaints.
- Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow staff colleagues.
- Master's degree in higher education administration, counseling/mental health, criminology, human resources, or a related field.
- Demonstrated public speaking and facilitating experience.
- Previous work experience at a residential liberal arts college or similar higher education institution, including direct work with undergraduate students and the student-conduct process.
- Previous training in trauma-informed investigation and interview techniques.
- Title IX related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization.
We offer exceptional benefits including:
- Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
- Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
- Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
- Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
- Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
- Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
- Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.