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Deputy Title IX Coordinator
DATE:   10/9/2020
JOB TITLE:   Deputy Title IX Coordinator
JOB CLASS:   Regular Full Time
DEPARTMENT:   Equity and Inclusion
SECTOR:   Student Affairs


Under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator co-coordinates and facilitates the institution's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Title Vll of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; develops and implements educational programs regarding discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, ensuring faculty, staff and students understand their rights and, where applicable, responsibilities under the law; coordinates case management, oversees and coordinates investigations, responses and resolutions to complaints, to include supervision of investigators, and collaborates with campus entities and University leadership to identify and address systemic problems. 


  • Co-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, University policy, and applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential resources, etc.
  • 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 recurrence.
  • Assists in selection, training, and oversight of designated Title IX Civil Rights investigators across critical areas of the institution in addition to vetting attorneys for the same process; helps to ensure investigators, adjudicators, and those involved with processing Title IX complaints are adequately trained in compliance with Title IX guidance.
  • Identifies systemic problems relating to complaints and recommends responses
  • Collaborates with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the University's investigative processes; collaborates and coordinates with compliance partners within the department and across the institution to support the University's overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities.
  • Communicates with local law enforcement and government agencies to ensure reports are handled appropriately and promptly; coordinates with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers.
  • Implements, updates, and tracks institutional compliance training surrounding Title IX and Title VII.
  • Updates and manages departmental apps.
  • Co-coordinates publication and social media efforts.
  • Supports ongoing compliance with Title IX by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports, and maintaining records of investigations.
  • Serves on various University planning and policy-making committees; recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures.
  • Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information and materials (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, etc.); any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the relevant supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


 % of time

 40% Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
 40% Institutional Monitoring and Compliance
 20% Training and Outreach 


  • Experience with Title IX/EEO regulatory compliance; including an understanding of recent Title IX/EEO developments, regulatory and enforcement guidance, and legislative initiatives;
  • Experience conducting investigations and/or resolving complaints of discrimination and/or harassment;
  • Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity toward experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual violence and harassment and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentially and sensitivity to privacy;
  • Strong presentation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies;
  • Strong prioritization, analytical and organizational skills; experience with report preparation and analysis;
  • Ability to think creatively, exercise independent judgment, and make timely, informed decisions;
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with key constituency groups and community partners;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills along with strong interpersonal and listening skills;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to organize materials and information accordingly. 


The functions of the position usually performed sitting but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve the extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others. 

  1. Master's degree in student personnel administration, criminal justice, journalism, or in a related field, or a Juris Doctorate, from an, accredited higher education institution.
  2. Minimum of two years of experience investigating discrimination complaints, mediation, and/or conflict resolution, preferably in the higher education setting.
  3. A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada. 

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Megan Altman-Cosgrove, Interim Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8314, mcosgrove@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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