William Paterson invites applications for the 12-month,
full-time position of Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students.
Reporting to the Dean of Students with a dotted line to the
Title IX Coordinator, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
is responsible for responding to and investigating reports of
student-on-student sexual misconduct and gender-based harassment.
This position is also responsible for conducting or supervising
thorough and impartial investigations deployed with a high level of
sensitivity and confidentially and to ensuring a prompt, fair, and
neutral process. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will develop,
coordinate, and implement Title IX training and educational
sessions for the University and will serve as a case manager and
policy and process overseer for student-on-student cases. This
position prepares the necessary analyses, makes recommendations,
and files reports. The person in this position may also serve as an
investigator in complaints involving students and employees.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Performs Case Management, Dispute Resolution, and
- Oversees student complaints, analyzes incident reports,
coordinates a prompt response including developing thorough
resolution/investigative plans; conducts preliminary inquiry,
coordinates supportive measures, implements any interim measures,
assigns investigation team, and identifies and collects relevant
information and documentation and issue reports of findings of fact
and determination for review and case resolution.
- Oversees implementation and execution of the Title IX Grievance
Policy and Process for students.
- Oversees revisions, implementation and execution of the Student
Sexual Misconduct and Non-Discrimination Policy and Process
- Supports the University Title IX Coordinator and the Director
of Compliance and Employee Relations, with Title IX and other
related incidents that involve both students and employees.
- Functions as the primary Title IX administrator for all student
cases going through or likely to go through the Student Conduct
- Assists the University Title IX Coordinator by coordinating
supportive measures and implementing any interim measures in
matters that involve both students and employees.
- Assigns and supervises work of investigators (University
employees trained to assist with investigations).
- Functions as an investigator, when necessary, for cases
involving both students and employees.
- Tracks and documents all reports and actions using Maxient
(database management) and prepares periodic reports for the
University Title IX Coordinator and/or Vice President for Student
Development and/or Dean of Students.
- Completes all processes in a manner that is informed by best
practice and in accordance with University Policy and state and
- Maintains close and cooperative relationships with University
Police, Student Conduct, Campus Victim Services and other
University and community stakeholders to insure effective
communication and coordination of response and services.
- Insures that the investigation and findings process is timely
and that impacted parties remain informed of their rights and
- Meets regularly with the Title IX Coordinator to discuss shared
goals and activities and case management.
Training and Education
- Works with Student Development, Human Resources, University
Police, and Title IX Coordinator to ensure that appropriate and
adequate education, training and resources are available to the
- Responsible for, with oversight by the University's Title IX
Coordinator, coordinating and developing Title IX education and
training for the University.
- Develops, coordinates, and implements training and educational
sessions as required under Title IX.
- Identifies gaps and opportunities to increase/enhance current
Title IX training and programming, particularly for continuing,
graduate, part-time and non-traditional students.
- Assists in the development and implementation of ongoing
campus-wide climate surveys.
- Serves as a member of the Student Development Directors
- Serves as a member of the Student of Concern Committee.
- Supports/participates in all-University and major division
programs and activities such as Commencement, New Student
Orientation, and Homecoming/Family Day, including some evening and
- Attends regular staff meetings, serves on relevant committees,
and attends and supporst relevant student events and programs.
- Completes special projects/assignments and assumes
responsibility for contributing to the development and completion
of strategic goals and objectives within the scope of the
- Works with relevant campus partners to ensure that relevant
policies and procedures are up-to-date and adhered to
- Under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator, insures that
the Title IX policies and procedures are up-to-date, adhered to
consistently and are in compliance with federal law and
- Master's degree in higher education, criminal justice or other
- Five (5) or more years of relevant professional experience, at
least two (2) which are in Title IX compliance or sexual violence
investigation and prevention, legal issues, federal/state
compliance and regulatory interpretation, or student conduct.
- Demonstrated knowledge of relevant state and federal laws
including Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, Americans with
Disabilities Act and FERPA.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare well-written, organized and
detailed analyses of complaints; organize and conduct prompt,
effective, neutral, and trauma-informed investigations; communicate
with and insure support to reporting parties, responding parties
and witnesses; mediate and resolve conflicts when appropriate; make
effective recommendations for management action or additional
adjudication; and present information to senior
- Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across
multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral and
- Ability to design, develop and present effective training and
ongoing educational programs to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to respectfully work and effectively communicate within
a diverse campus community.
- Superior proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint,
Word) as well as a demonstrated ability to work and communicate in
an online environment.
- Familiarity with Conduct and Title IX software, such as
- Title IX related training or certification through a nationally
- Professional experience conducting investigations; preferably
in a college setting.
Attributes and traits:
- Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral
- Capable of analyzing key components of a complex issue,
envision possible solutions, and think ahead to the
- Able to prioritize work and achieve agreed upon goals in an
agreed upon timeline.
- Capable of concentrating with full attention on a project or
goal regardless of competing distractions.
- Ability to listen without bias and relate to others who are
different from you.
- Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a diverse and
complex environment where individuals have competing wants and
Interested candidates will be prompted to:
Complete an application
Submit a cover letter & CV
Provide names/contacts of three
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue
until the position is filled. General questions related to this
application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About William Paterson:
William Paterson University is the third most diverse public
university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic
Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been
designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving
Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be
designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The
University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic
programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to
pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls over 9,000
students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The
University is situated on a beautiful, 380-acre suburban campus in
Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.