The Office of Equity and Diversity leads Colgate University efforts
in its fundamental mission and values in its commitment to
diversity, equity and inclusion. The University’s commitment to
diversity means understanding that each individual is unique and
appreciating our differences enriches our campus culture and the
quality of campus life. The University also ensures compliance with
policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination and
Reporting to the Vice president for Equity and Inclusion, the Title
IX Coordinator oversees the coordination of training, education and
services in support of promoting a culture of respect to create a
learning environment and workplace free of sexual or relationship
violence, discrimination and harassment. Building collaborative
relationships across campus, the Title IX Coordinator is the
primary authority for overseeing supportive measures, investigation
and resolution of matters arising under Title IX and the
University’s policies. This senior position also plays a central
role on the University’s discrimination and harassment response
team. The Title IX Coordinator will also contribute to the ongoing
development and implementation of Colgate’s Plan for Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversees and coordinates investigations, responses, and
resolutions of complaints relating to reports of sexual harassment,
sexual assault, and other related policy violations; including
working collegially and/or cooperatively with outside legal
counsel, advisors and investigative partners in the Title IX
- Working with divisional partners, coordinates and implements
education and training to students and employees to promote a
culture of respect and to prevent sexual misconduct and
discrimination, ensuring that all members of the college community
understand their responsibilities and rights under both the law and
- Documents and maintains records of complaints, University
responses, and mandatory trainings.
- Oversees institutional compliance with Title IX of the
Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (“Title IX”), and
the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (“VAWA”)
Violence Elimination Act (“Campus SaVE”), and other related federal
and state laws. Remains current with Title IX related developments
and changes and keeps abreast with current federal and state laws,
regulations, and policies related to discriminatory practices.
- Works closely with the Dean of the College and Dean of the
Faculty divisions, Human Resources, Campus Safety, and all other
areas of the College to ensure that compliance and educational
efforts cover all applicable laws relating to sexual harassment,
sexual misconduct, gender and interpersonal violence, sexual
assault and other such violations.
- Works with colleagues in the Office of Equity and Diversity to
monitor campus climate while collaborating with senior leadership
and others to identify and address systemic problems.
- Responsible for the oversight and coordination of
investigations, responses, and resolutions of complaints relating
to reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, bias, and other
related policy violations.
- Responsible for University compliance with federal Title IX
regulations, development of strategies to combat sexual violence,
and is a member of the Discrimination and Harassment Response Team
( DHT ), strategies for avoiding bias incidents.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (
CSA ), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the
Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for
reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and
employees to the Campus Safety Department.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Minimum 3 years of experience working with issues of Title IX,
discrimination, harassment or other civil rights-based positions,
or a combination of experience and education.
- Excellent, written, analytical, interpersonal and communication
- Knowledge of or background in understanding and providing
guidance on state and federal laws and regulations related to Title
IX, VAWA, Clery Act and ADA .
- The ability to handle confidential material with utmost
discretion is critical.
- Must be capable of working collegially and effectively with a
diverse group of colleagues to include faculty, staff and students
on a daily basis.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.
Juris Doctorate or other advanced degree is preferred.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against
any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their
race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin,
marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking,
familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from
historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with
disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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