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Title IX Coordinator

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, Massachusetts, United States (on-site)
28 days ago


The Title IX Coordinator leads the Institution’s efforts to maintain and provide a safe working, learning, and living environment for its students, faculty, and staff that is free from gender- and sexual-based discrimination by coordinating and facilitating the institution's compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and developing and implementing educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, ensuring faculty, staff and students understand their rights and, where applicable, responsibilities under the law. The Title IX Coordinator oversees and coordinates investigations, responses, and resolutions to complaints, including supervision of investigators and selection and training of Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and collaborates with campus entities and University leadership to identify and address systemic problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Administration and Management:
• Develops and implements strategic plan and goals to advance priorities related to system-wide Title IX program, across all campuses.
• Oversees, coordinates, and ensures investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct are adequate, reliable, timely, confidential, and impartial; reviews proposed sanctions for sexual misconduct before they are imposed to ensure that they are reasonably calculated to stop the sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence.
• Conducts investigative interviews and prepares documentation and investigation reports from faculty, staff, students, and community members of alleged sexual misconduct and works directly with various campus offices to ensure an appropriate response.
• Identifies systemic problems relating to complaints and determines whether campus-wide resources should be adopted in response, including review and revision of the University's sexual misconduct policies, increased monitoring, supervision or security at locations where sexual misconduct is reported to occur, and increased education and prevention efforts to targeted populations.
• Provides Title IX compliance leadership, consultation, and subject matter expertise to the University and its stakeholders.
• Collaborates with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the University's investigative processes; collaborates and coordinates with compliance partners within the department and across the institution to support the University's overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities.
• Provides consultation and guidance to the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Human Resources on sexual misconduct investigations and applicable procedures.
• Serves as a liaison both internally and externally to develop working relationships with other departments, local law enforcement, legal representatives, and victim advocacy organizations to ensure appropriate policies, procedures, and memoranda of understanding are in effect.
• Identifies, investigates and reviews any patterns or practices of sex and/or gender-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities to ensure that access to facilities, opportunities and resources is gender-equitable throughout the institution.
• Maintains records using behavior intervention software related to sexual misconduct and Clery-reportable incidents.
• Serves on various University planning and policy making committees; recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures.
• Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
• Prepares and oversees an annual budget for expenses associated with Title IX administration and compliance.
• Other duties as assigned.

Collaboration and Programming:
• Creates and sustains collaborative partnerships about Title IX response, prevention, awareness, and education initiatives with key university stakeholders like the Division of Student Affairs, Human Resources, Public Safety, academic leadership and other identified University stakeholders.
• Works collaboratively with the Chief Inclusion Officer on trainings related to Title IX and other equity-based investigations/trainings.

Policy Development and Review:
• Develops, maintains, implements and communicates the University's sex/gender discrimination and sexual harassment policies.
• Ensures dissemination of notices of policies and Title IX Coordinator contact information in compliance with the Title IX, VAWA, Clery and other related federal, state and local laws.
• Manages and coordinates the efforts of the University's designated Deputy Title IX Coordinators and work collaboratively with them to promote informed and consistent communication with all campus constituents about related policies and implementation.

Training and Prevention:
• Develops, implements, coordinates and conducts educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX, VAWA, and Clery, including reporting options/responsibilities, support services, University policy and applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential resources, etc.
• Develops and disseminates educational materials and publications.
• Ensures training for all mandatory reporters, internal Title IX investigators, hearing and appeal officers, Student Affairs and Human Resources staff; Title IX training for student leaders and student employees; and posting of training materials in compliance with Title IX.
• Presents educational sessions across the University about Title IX prevention and response.
• Develops and implements educational initiatives and tracking mechanisms for faculty and staff training, including providing training for new employees and ensuring compliance with ongoing training requirements by all mandated employees.

• Manages University-wide Title IX campus climate survey administration, survey result distribution, and in collaboration with campus partners identify programmatic recommendations based on survey results.
• Prepares and maintains statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to Title IX complaints and trends to include in internal reports, the annual Clery Reports, and generally for widespread (campus and noncampus) publication and distribution.
• Conducts climate checks for student groups, affinity programs, academic, and nonacademic departments.
• Contributes to sustaining and enhancing an inclusive working and learning environment.
• Additional responsibilities as assigned.


• A JD or a master’s degree in higher education administration, social work or related field.
• A minimum of 7 years’ experience working in a higher education Title IX Coordinator role.
• Prior completion of sexual violence investigation, prevention, and/or response training with a nationally recognized organization.
• Experience conducting thorough and objective investigations alleging sexual misconduct.
• Demonstrated experience working in a high volume, deadline-oriented customer-focused environment.
• Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice and expertise to all levels within the University’s community.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance specialty.
• Ability to investigate and analyze claims information and to draw conclusions.
• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
• Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
• Ability to operate calmly and effectively under stressful conditions.
• Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance specialty.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
• Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information.
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
• Excellent organizational, written and communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and difficult situations.
• Experience organizing and maintaining large amounts of data and records
• Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Must be creative and proactive and able to immediately respond to incident reports involving sexual misconduct.
• Keen understanding of issues impacting college students.
• Experience designing and delivering highly impactful programs and services.
• Demonstrated record of outstanding leadership, a strategic creative perspective, communication, conflict management, team building and advocacy skills as well as personal and professional ethics.
• Strong project management skills with the demonstrated ability to coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate multiple projects over varied timelines.
• Experience using case management system.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends on-site and/or at home.
• Strong computer skills including: MS Office (Word and Excel), Outlook, PowerPoint.
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Physical Requirements:
• Work is mostly sedentary and majority of time is spent sitting.
• Standing, sitting, manual dexterity, ability to move between offices and floors of buildings.
• Ability to be physically in attendance at designated worksite during scheduled work hours.
• Requires ability to be mobile between MCPHS campuses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. MCPHS is unable to sponsor, or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa. MCPHS is also not an E-Verify institution.

About Us

Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while advancing the MCPHS strategic plan.

MCPHS is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70665197
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Position Title: Title IX Coordinator
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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