Director of Title IX and Nondiscrimination / Title IX Coordinator (71101)
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Internal Number: 4460579
Director of Title IX and Nondiscrimination / Title IX Coordinator (71101)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Description: Are you the right person to fill this role at Pratt Institute? Do you have extensive knowledge and experience working in a leadership capacity? Are you a defender of right from wrong and fair and equitable treatment in the workplace? If you have what it takes, Pratt Institute is seeking a Director for the Office of Title IX and Nondiscrimination. This role will report to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and with a dotted line to Human Resources, the Director of the Office of Title IX and Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator is responsible for managing and overseeing the responses to Title IX, sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment-related inquiries.
This includes receiving initial disclosures, providing resources and reporting and resolution options, conducting the intake and assessment of complaints, making appropriate referrals to campus partners, assessing for emergency actions and interim measures, engaging in risk assessment, conducting investigations, and generally overseeing the process for all Title IX, sexual misconduct, and discrimination/harassment complaints. This individual will provide leadership and coordinate response, resolution, and communications related to process outcomes in partnership with Human Resources and the student conduct process.
Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt's campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).
Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.
Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as leaders in both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for success in creative fields and professional practice. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development to work for a more just city. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Additionally, Pratt partnered with Bank Street College of Education and the NYC Department of Education to develop and launch a new public high school situated in downtown Brooklyn dedicated to design and social justice, Design Works High School, opening in fall 2023.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $95,000-$115,000.
403B Retirement Program
Supplemental Retirement Account
Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
Tuition Exchange Program
Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, and major holidays off
Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities, affordable
Qualifications: Required qualifications:
Masters degree from an accredited institution of higher education in human resources, higher education administration, diversity equity, inclusion, criminal justice, or related specialization.
Seven (7) or more years of relevant professional experience, with at least three years of professional experience conducting investigations related to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and/or gender-related violence, and/or discrimination in a higher-education setting or other related fields.
Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information. Strong skills in conflict resolution, problem-solving, interviewing, and investigation. Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues and the ability to present training topics to multiple audiences.
Excellent critical thinking skills, including the demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate the resolution of complex challenges while maintaining strict confidentiality and sensitivity.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs. Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress. Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral, sensitive manner.
Demonstrated knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations (including Title IX, Title VII, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA) and due process protections as they apply to Student Conduct policies.
Must be well versed in quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of data in Institute systems and be able to strictly follow data privacy and security procedures for data handling and analysis to ensure adherence to legal and institutional standards.
Experience organizing and conducting prompt, effective, neutral, and trauma-informed investigations; communication with and assurance of support to reporting parties, responding parties, and witnesses;
Proven ability to mediate and resolve conflicts when appropriate; make practical recommendations for management action or additional adjudication; and present information to senior administrators.
Demonstrated proficiency with conduct software (i.e. Maxient) and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
Demonstrated skills as an advocate and champion for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and a willingness to stand up for these values.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, or other advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Two (2) or more years of management or supervisory experience.
Professional experience conducting investigations in a college setting.
Title IX, DEI, Restorative Justice, Conflict Resolution-related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization.
Understanding of the needs of the student population, with specific ability to be relatable to and be approachable to students at all times.
In-depth knowledge of the legal implications of Title IX, other sexual assault prevention legislation/policy, Affirmative Action, and Title VII.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.
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The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.