Director of Gender Equity and Title IX Administration

Requisition # 2022-15885
Date Posted 1 month ago(11/3/2022 5:12 PM)
Department
Provost
Category
Legal and Compliance
Job Type
Full-Time

Overview

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity who serves as the University Title IX/University Sexual Misconduct Coordinator, the Director of Gender Equity and Title IX Administration has primary responsibility for managing the office and day-to-day responsibilities associated with Princeton University's compliance obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA). In this capacity, the Director is responsible for managing Princeton’s response program focused on sex and gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence and stalking. The Director oversees implementation of the University Sexual Misconduct Policy, the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy, and gender and sex-related aspects of the Policy on Discrimination and/or Harassment. The Director also oversees the alternate resolution process and all educational programming related to the relevant policies. 

The Director works closely with campus offices and partners including senior colleagues in the Offices of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Graduate School, the Dean of the Faculty, the General Counsel, Human Resources, the Department of Public Safety, and the Office for Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising Resources and Education (SHARE). The Director also interacts with external attorneys and former judges contracted to participate in the sexual misconduct grievance process. As appropriate, the Director may interact with the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education and similar New Jersey-based regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities

Duties:

 

  • Oversee all aspects of institutional response to complaints of gender/sex-based discrimination, Title IX and sexual misconduct, including:
    • Receive and respond to inquiries and reports/complaints from campus constituents and third parties in a timely manner.
    • Collaborate with other campus offices to provide appropriate supportive measures and other consultative support in response to reports/complaints.
    • In collaboration with the University’s Investigations Unit, develop and manage investigation plans for each formal complaint, as defined by Princeton University's policies and procedures.
    • Serve as point of contact/liaison to parties (complainants and respondents) throughout the grievance process.
    • In collaboration with the University’s Investigations Unit, identify and train investigators and provide consultative support to investigators during the investigative process, including providing consultative oversight for investigation reports.
    • Recruit, manage, and train external presiding hearing panelists and appeal chairs (retired judges, attorneys) as well as internal hearing and appeal panelists, and provide consultative support to chairs and panelists during hearing and appeal processes.
    • Coordinate arrangements for investigations, hearings, and appeals, as defined by Princeton University’s policies and procedures.
    • Select, train, and interact with attorney advisers to the parties.
    • Review and provide consultative oversight for documentation related to initial assessments, findings of responsibility, sanctions, and appeals.

 

  • Oversee the alternate resolution process, as defined by Princeton University’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a case management database to organize, manage, and track inquiries, complaints/reports, and investigations/adjudications.
  • Stay abreast of regulations and statutes relating to civil rights laws and gender-based violence including, but not limited to Title IX and VAWA, as well as current trends in the field of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct investigations. Review and ensure that University policies, procedures, protocols and practices comply with Title IX and VAWA regulations and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations; oversee processes for revision of policies as required. 
  • Provide technical assistance on Title IX and other forms of sexual misconduct and gender/sex-based discrimination for all campus constituents.

  • Develop and disseminate educational materials and in-person and online training tailored to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Maintain comprehensive websites focused on all aspects of sexual misconduct, Title IX, and gender/sex-based discrimination.
  • Collaborate with the Vice Provost for Institutional Research to disseminate and analyze campus climate surveys pertaining to sexual misconduct. 
  • Serve as a liaison to standing and ad hoc committees pertaining to sexual misconduct, including the CPUC Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture and Conduct.
  • Prepare annual report(s) on the number, nature and disposition of complaints. Identify patterns and make recommendations.
  • Act as a University representative when communicating with federal and state agencies and representatives, as needed. In this capacity, respond to inquiries from the U.S. Department for Education.
  • Oversee an administrative staff and shared office space. Manage a complex budget.
  • Conduct other assignments and/or serve as a representative of the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity as appropriate.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

 

  • JD or equivalent from an accredited law school required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination/harassment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender-based violence.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Credentials in higher education administration or other relevant discipline is preferred.
  • Experience of higher education, particularly in the area of student life, is strongly preferred.  


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current state and federal law and regulations related to Title IX and VAWA is required;
  • Demonstrated high-level knowledge of legal principles and protocols sufficient to provide oversight to the work of retired judges and attorneys serving as external adjudicators/appeal chairs;
  • Knowledge of compliance for educational institutions receiving federal assistance;
  • Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of sexual misconduct/Title IX related incidents and complaints;
  • Excellent judgment, personal maturity, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to remain a neutral party;
  • Effective project management, organization and analytical skills;
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive information;
  • Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution and peer institutions;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) with diplomacy and tact;

Maintenance of professional qualifications through on-going training and professional development.

 

 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours

36.25

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver’s License Required

No

Experience Level

Director

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