Director of Compliance and Title IX /Section 504
Reporting to the University's General Counsel, the Director is
responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with requirements
under Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972, Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Massachusetts General Laws
Chapter 6, Sections 168D and 168E , and other related laws
prohibiting sex- and/or disability-based discrimination or
otherwise designed to assure equitable education and work
environments. The Director serves as a partner to various sectors
of the campus community with responsibility for monitoring,
managing, and supporting policies and initiatives related to
discrimination and harassment, retaliation, sexual and gender-based
harassment and violence with the goal of improving the campus
climate. The Director will serve as a primary contact for Title IX
and 504 service provision.
Additionally, the Director facilitates and leads high-quality
educational programming and training in all the above areas for
various members of the campus community to ensure community members
understand their compliance rights and responsibilities and
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The statements below are intended to describe the principal
duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and
responsibilities. Lasell University has the right to add or change
the job responsibilities at any time.
- Serves as Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator.
Ensures comprehensive educational and training initiatives are
developed and delivered and provides technical expertise and
guidance in support of the University's commitment and obligations
under Title IX, ADA 504, the Clery Act, and other federal and state
- Supervises Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Title IX interns, and
the Violence Prevention and Education Specialist.
- Responds to complaints of discrimination or harassment brought
by students, employees, and the public.
- Recruits, and manages investigators, adjudicators, advisors for
all Title IX cases.
- Ensures provision of initial supportive measures, compliance
with policy timelines, delivery of appropriate notices such as,
notice of meetings, notice of hearings, notice of outcome, and
- Maintains a repository for institutional record-keeping.
- Prepares and disseminates educational materials, including
brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of
the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
- Ensures all parties involved in investigations understand the
investigatory process, their rights and responsibilities, and how
to access other resources as necessary.
- Serves as the primary University point of contact for
overseeing compliance, ensures continual efforts for access and
inclusivity in educational programming, activities, and
- Coordinates with various University departments with
campus-wide responsibilities relating to compliance.
- Ensures that appropriate processes are in place to provide for
the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries
from University students, employees, and the public, regarding
compliance with the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws
regarding discrimination on the basis of disability. Investigates
allegations of discrimination and non-compliance under the ADA and
other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on
the basis of disability.
- The Director maintains up-to-date knowledge and understanding
of relevant state and federal laws, regulations, and trends in the
field of higher education and receives annual training as required
- The Director takes action and enacts policies and programs
proactively to ensure University compliance with emerging state and
- Prepares, in collaboration with other University stakeholders,
annual statistical reports to state and federal agencies,
President, Board of Trustees, and others in the campus community on
incidences of sexual misconduct. Leads or serves on committees to
provide subject matter expertise and facilitate necessary changes
across the institution.
- Serves as Clery Compliance Officer and, as such, prepares the
University's Annual Security Report in collaboration with other
University stakeholders and oversees protocols for issuing timely
- Identifies and trains campus security authorities.
- Serves as the University's chief compliance officer overseeing
- In conjunction with the General Counsel, develops, defines, and
implements, a University compliance program to continue to foster a
culture of compliance.
- Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk
at the University; develop/implement corrective action plans that
suit the culture of the University and respect the principles of
shared governance; and provide general guidance and education on
how to avoid such vulnerabilities in the future.
Supervises Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Title IX Interns, and
Violence Prevention and Education Specialist.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE JOB:
Minimum Education level:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and three (3) years of professional
experience that includes or demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of
and experience with Title IX and ADA compliance issues.
Additional Requirements of the Job:
CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION OR LICENSURE REQUIRED BY THE
- Knowledge off federal and state regulations that pertain to
students, faculty and university staff, including Title IX, Clery
Act, Section 504, FERPA, and the Americans with Disabilities
- Skilled in trauma informed communication, collaboration,
managing change, and building consensus; strong conflict
resolution, de-escalation, and mediation skills;
- Ability to set strategic direction and design and implement
effective policies and programs;
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and
in writing, with strong attention to detail;
- Effective public speaker;
- Ability to gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts,
evidence, data, and other information in order to draw reasonable
and fair conclusions and make sound decisions and
- Past experience handling sensitive information with discretion
- Strong organizational skills;
- Experience with computer applications, word processing, and
- Demonstrated experience conducting and tracking harassment
and/or discrimination complaint investigations;
- Experience working in higher education at a college or
- Demonstrated ability to initiate projects independently;
- Demonstrated sensitivity to the concerns and needs of survivors
and respondents in diverse student/faculty/staff populations;
- Demonstrated ability to be a team player and collaborate with
- Experience providing supervision to assigned staff;
- Experience developing protocols and strategies which address
Title IX and 504/ADA compliance;
- Experience administering reasonable accommodations, policy
development, procedures, and complaint resolution relating to
persons with disabilities;
- Experience administering investigations of claims of
discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct;
- Experience facilitating and leading trainings related to the
duties and responsibilities of the position.
A record of trainings and certifications relevant to Title IX,
Clery, and ADA.
Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume
and the information of three (3) references using the forms below.
Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.
Lasell University requires all employees to be vaccinated and to
provide the documentation upon the start of employment. Lasell also
provides individuals the opportunity to request a medical or
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every
aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its
policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to
every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color
of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic
predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a
victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and
classes under Federal and State Laws and executive