Title IX Coordinator
As the Title IX Coordinator, you are responsible for investigating and resolving complaints where a student or employee is alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct including sexual harassment and/or sexual violence, as well as complaints under Title IX. Your work as the Title IX Coordinator is guided by the Policy on Sexual Misconduct/Violence, and as such, you must conduct your work in an expeditious, thorough and compassionate manner to investigate and resolve all Title IX complaints. You are also responsible for coordinating the College’s compliance with federal and state discrimination and sexual harassment laws, and for maintaining that compliance in light of developing federal and state law and regulatory guidance.
Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:
- Compliance: oversee the College’s compliance efforts with Title IX, Title 34, Violence Against Women Act, Campus SaVE Act/Clery Act, Pennsylvania State laws and related legislation emanating from the White House’s NotAlone.gov and other initiatives and guidance.
- Notification and Education: coordinate training for students about their rights under Title IX and the grievance procedures as well as coordinate training for all employees on Title IX policy and their role as mandated reporters of sexual misconduct and harassment.
- Consultation, Investigation and Disposition: receive and process both inquires and complaints from students, faculty, staff, administrators, and third parties regarding rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX.
- Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance: remain knowledgeable of current state and federal law and regulations and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX by maintaining professional qualification through ongoing training and professional development.
- Advise the President, General Counsel and the Dean of the College: provide ongoing consultation regarding Title IX requirements, grievance issues and compliance programs.
- Annual Reporting: prepare annual statistical reports for the campus community on the incidence of sexual harassment.
Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Higher Education or other relevant discipline is required; Master’s Degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in a related field.
- Experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination.
- Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender based violence.
- Higher education experience is strongly preferred.
- The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.