Title IX Coordinator Job at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston, MA

Job Description

Job Description:
Berklee (consisting of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee) is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain, New York City, and Abu Dhabi, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. Berklee enrolls approximately 6,200 undergraduate and 480 graduate students. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and educational partners across the world, Berklee is forging new connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative global arts community.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will support the work of the Equity Team within Berklee's Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Equity team administers the Equity and Title IX Policy and Process, offers resources, support measures and accommodations, facilitates reporting options to address harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct, and educates the community on how to prevent and respond to these issues.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating sexual and relationship violence prevention curricula, programs, and communication materials, and fulfilling other Title IX Coordinator duties, as needed. This position will also broadly support the Equity Team's intake and support services and investigative processes.


Sexual Misconduct Training and Prevention
  • Develop and deliver programming for students, faculty, and staff focused on topics such as consent, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, online dating safety, the Responsible Employee Policy, the Equity Policy and Process, and responding to disclosures.
  • Work with campus partners in the planning and coordination of Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other campus-wide programming.
  • Update existing and develop new print and electronic materials focused on sexual and relationship violence prevention, support resources, and the Equity and Title IX policies and processes.
  • Assist with overseeing the distribution of online training courses, and managing student completion of training courses.
  • Assist in developing and distributing climate surveys, analyzing results, and evaluating campus trends.

Investigations & Case Management
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Equity Office as required, which may include conducting intake, resource referrals, providing supportive measures, conducting internal screenings, and updating the case database.
  • Where appropriate, conduct informal resolution to disputes, and facilitate informal resolution and/or educational conversations with impacted parties.
  • Serve as an Equity and Title IX investigator as a back up to the Deputy of Investigations or external investigators during periods of high case volume, complex investigations or conflicts. Conduct fair, thorough, and impartial investigations of complaints.
  • In Title IX investigations, serve as the hearing officer by conducting a hearing with the parties and their advisors, determining the findings, and preparing the outcome letter.
  • Serve as the designee of the Title IX Coordinator and back up to the Assistant Vice President of Equity & Title IX during on-call periods and as needed.
  • Work with the Equity team in the review and revision of Equity's policies and processes on an annual basis.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of data to contribute to annual statistical reports.
  • Support the AVP and collaborate with campus partners, including Human Resources, Legal, Student Life, Counseling, Public Safety, and Survivor Advocacy Services, and others as appropriate, to ensure consistent application of policies and processes, coordinate and implement prevention and educational programming, and support appropriate actions in response to complaints.

  • Bachelor's degree required. Degree in law or Master's in student affairs, higher education, social work, counseling, criminal justice, public health, social work, human resources or related field preferred. Relevant certifications a plus.
  • Knowledge, training, and 4-6 years' experience related to Title IX, VAWA, Title VII, the Clery Act, employment law, sexual misconduct and/or intimate partner violence, employee relations, and other relevant civil rights statutes.
  • Familiarity with the Office for Civil Rights, MCAD, EEOC, or other similar state and federal agencies.
  • Working knowledge investigating, litigating, or otherwise resolving discrimination complaints (including Title IX complaints) in a college/university or governmental setting. Additional experience working in higher education preferred.

Experience & Skills
  • Experience working on sexual and relationship violence prevention and/or support initiatives, and interacting directly with individuals who have experienced or been accused of discrimination or harassment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively communicate both individually and in group settings.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals.
  • Must be able to work independently, and collaboratively across the organization.

For more information about Berklee's Equity office, visit:

All inquiries related to this job posting can be directed to:

Sarah Onori, Assistant Vice President of Equity & Title IX (sonori@berklee.edu)

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials via Berklee's Workday platform:

•Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
•A resume or CV.

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity at Berklee:

We support an inclusive workplace where everyone excels based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance. Berklee affirms that inequality is detrimental to our faculty, staff, students, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to make lasting change through our actions. Berklee is committed to providing fair and equitable consideration of all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or status as a member of the armed forces or veteran of the armed forces, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

As part of this commitment, Berklee will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Team at hroperations@Berklee.edu or call 617-747-2375.

Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of our institution, community, and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

*Currently enrolled Berklee students are not permitted to apply for staff or faculty positions.*

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