Under the general direction of the Vice President for Community and
Inclusivity, the Coordinator for Title IX, Investigation, and
Campus Accessibility (Coordinator) will facilitate and coordinate
Hood College’s compliance to Title IX of the Educational Amendments
of 1972, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Clery Act, and Campus
SaVE Act. The Coordinator serves as the College’s primary
administrator for cases alleging sexual misconduct, gender-based
discrimination, sexual harassment, and intimate partner/dating
violence and stalking. The Coordinator develops and implements
educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment
prevention, ensuring faculty, staff and students understand their
rights and responsibilities under the law. The Coordinator also
conducts investigations and collaborates with campus entities and
leadership to identify and address systemic problems with respect
to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
include three main areas of responsibility.
Other duties may be assigned.
1) Title IX Investigation, Consultation and Compliance
Education and Outreach
- Oversees Title IX related civil rights laws to maintain a
discrimination and harassment-free learning, living and working
- Reviews new regulations and best practices in Title IX and
related fields to make plans to implement required changes and to
make recommendations for improvements to existing policies and
- 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
- Ensures ongoing compliance with Title IX by collecting and
analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports and maintaining
records of investigations.
- Identifies systemic problems relating to complaints and
determines whether campus-wide resources should be adopted in
response, including review and revision of the College’s sexual
misconduct policies, increased monitoring, supervision or security
at locations where sexual misconduct is reported to occur.
- Collaborates with leadership and campus constituencies to
disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the
College’s investigative processes, compliance needs and
2) Investigator (30%)
- 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, including reporting
options/responsibilities, support services, College policy and
applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential
- Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders to engage
these groups in prevention and education efforts.
- Selects, trains, and oversees investigators across critical
areas of the institution; ensures investigators, adjudicators and
those involved with processing Title IX complaints are adequately
trained in compliance with Title IX guidance.
- Communicates with local law enforcement and government agencies
to ensure reports are handled appropriately and in a timely manner;
coordinates with local victim advocacy organizations and service
- Serves on various College planning and policy making
committees; recommends and participates in the development of
College policies and procedures.
- Serves as a Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery
The Coordinator will work with the Director of Campus Safety to
ensure that Campus investigations are conducted in a confidential
and fair manner, in adherence to applicable federal, state and
General Investigative Duties
3) ADA Compliance (20%)
- Conduct detailed investigations of criminal activities and
other violations of local, federal, or state law in coordination
with the Chief of Campus Safety.
- Collect, analyze, and preserve evidence.
- Direct crime scenes and support law enforcement personnel with
- Employ deductive reasoning and analysis to make informed
decisions and conclusions that lead to resolution of campus
- Write detailed case reports, and file and maintain
- Assists the Director of Campus Safety in the coordination of
search warrants of College property.
- Undergo continuous training and professional development as
- Assists the Director of Campus Safety to promote crime
prevention and awareness services to the campus community.
- Participates in campus in-service training for safety
- Provides orientation and field training for new officers
related to investigations.
The Coordinator is responsible for the development, delivery, and
evaluation of all reasonable accommodations and related support
services for faculty, staff and campus visitors with
- Works with Human Resources and Director of Accessibility
Services to directly provide reasonable accommodations for faculty
and staff with disabilities; and accommodations for community
members and visitors with disabilities related to campus
- Be knowledgeable of national, state, and local trends;
legislation; and best practices related to accessibility
- Works with Marketing and Communications, and Facilities to
publish and disseminate information about access to campus for
individuals with disabilities, including information about
accessible routes on campus.
- Serves as decision-maker in appeal process for students who
dispute decisions related to housing or academic
- Facilitate sign language accommodations for significant campus
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in
all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational
skills, a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments
and disciplines, and be able and willing to provide ongoing
training and workshops to employees and students.
The successful candidate will possess these key competencies in
order to successfully meet the expectations for this role:
Education and/or Experience
- Ability to fully embrace the primary principle of
student-centeredness that directs all aspects of a small liberal
- Ability to understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural, language, ability and backgrounds of college
- Ability to demonstrate a high level of diplomacy, sensitivity,
- Ability to communicate and share and receive information using
clear oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Model and promote the College’s policies and practices on
diversity and inclusion and non-Discrimination.
- Demonstrate commitment to enforcing Title IX with fairness and
impartiality, colleagues, and the College and its mission.
- Uses personal knowledge and professional experience to envision
the future, anticipate change, capitalize on opportunities, and
develop innovative options that further the strategic direction of
- Demonstrates responsibility for one’s own career path and
continuous learning by identifying and applying new skills as
needed to perform successfully on the job.
- Demonstrates integrity, accountability, and efficient
stewardship of resources in a manner consistent with the College’s
- Values and delivers high quality, professional, responsive and
- Collaborates with colleagues in order to achieve results in
alignment with the operations and mission of Hood
Master's degree required in counseling, law or criminology, social
work, sociology, human resources or related field with at least
five to seven years of experience in the area of investigations,
interpersonal violence, and mediating conflict or combination of
education and experience. A JD is preferred. Understanding of
higher education institutions is a plus. Knowledge of
investigations, interviewing and report writing, and federal and
state public safety reporting requirements and other applicable
crime data reporting.
Preferred Skills and Characteristics
- Knowledge of federal, state, laws/regulations and institutional
policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance
specialty as well as knowledge of current and emerging legislation,
issues, and trends as appropriate to the position.
- Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or
- Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice and
expertise to all levels within the College community.
- Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty
and staff in area of expertise.
- Project planning skills.
- Ability to investigate and analyze claims information and to
- Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
- Employee development and performance management skills.
- Experience with crime prevention programs, procedures and
practices, as well as safety training administration.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability
to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a
- Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
- Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical
thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and
- Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare
- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart
- Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and
procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new
strategies and procedures.
- Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
- Ability to develop and implement new strategies and
Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to learn new applications
quickly including organization-wide information systems and
department-specific software applications. Experience with Maxient
Strong written and oral command of the English language essential.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business
periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or
governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports,
business correspondence, and procedure manuals in the English
language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence
construction, punctuation and grammar. Ability to effectively
present information and respond to questions from groups of
faculty, staff, students, alumnae and the general public.
Ability to track information, make projections, set goals and
interpret reports. Must be able to draw conclusions from reports
and make cost effective decisions regarding programs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work
independently and as a member of a group in developing and
executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and
apply logic as appropriate.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic
application, which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé
and three professional references. A reference from your current
supervisor may be requested.
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and
subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible
to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race,
color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability,
religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or
treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or
activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding
reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students.
Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should
be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae
Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301)
696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s
nondiscrimination policy, please visit