Deputy Title IX, Bias Review, and Clery Coordinator

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University is pleased to announce a career opportunity as Deputy Title IX, Bias Review, and Clery Coordinator!

  • Reports to the Special Advisor to the President/Director of Office of Title IX & Clery Act Compliance [Director of Title IX].
  • The Deputy Title IX and Bias & Discrimination Review Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director with the coordination, response, investigation, and resolution of reports asserting violations of the University’s nondiscrimination policies.
  • They are primarily responsible for the prompt, impartial and thorough investigation of allegations of nondiscrimination policy violations, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran or disability status from faculty, staff, and/or students.
  • Responsible for collecting the relevant facts related to the reported discrimination allegation and, in collaboration with the Director of Title IX, assess the steps necessary to support compliance with University policy and applicable state and federal laws.
  • Maintains a thorough and well-documented investigative process by gathering and documenting evidentiary material. Maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process. Develops professionally written, comprehensive, unbiased written reports that include a summary of facts and recommended findings, where relevant.
  • Analyzes and logically comes to conclusions and investigative outcomes.
  • Serves as a point of contact for those seeking information or wanting to report allegations of discrimination.
  • Acts as a neutral party through all aspects of an investigation and promotes a fair and neutral process for all parties involved.
  • Advises all parties of their rights and responsibilities, and university supportive measures.
  • Assists in creating and implementing internal processes and protocols, continuously measuring effectiveness and efficiency while recommending process improvements.
  • Assists with the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to reports and trends
  • Promotes organizational compliance with University policy and applicable laws.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the database (Maxient) used to track discrimination allegations and resolutions.
  • Establishes timely communication with all parties, including those with a need to know in order to recommend/make appropriate and timely decisions.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality on all office and investigation proceedings consistent with University policy and applicable law.
  • Communicates and consults regularly with the Director of Title IX on updates regarding the status of allegations, complaints received and investigations in progress.                                                                                                         
  • Works collaboratively with key partners in the University community to investigate and resolve complaints filed under applicable University policies, including but not limited to, the Office of General Counsel, Office of Student Affairs, Suffolk Law School, Sawyer Business School and the Suffolk University Police Department.
  • Will keep apprised of new developments and best practices in the fields of discrimination investigations and other relevant federal and state legislation and regulations.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Provide the minimum education, experience, and skills required to perform the job successfully.                                                                  

  • The employee will have demonstrated experience and ability in conducting investigations, composing clear, concise, timely and professionally written investigative reports, managing confidential information, and independently and efficiently managing a significant caseload.
  • A minimum of two successive years of recent, substantive work experience and ability conducting investigations of discrimination in a higher education, non-profit or other relevant setting. Superior background and training in conducting sensitive and confidential investigations required.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and apply the appropriate legal standards in assessing and investigating allegations of discrimination.
  • Extensive knowledge of the elements of proof for discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, superior judgment and analytical skills and neutrality in highly sensitive situations involving allegations of discrimination and Title IX/Sexual Misconduct policy violations, including investigations of alleged sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship or domestic violence.
  • In depth knowledge of the federal and state laws pertaining to civil rights, discrimination, harassment and affirmative action, as they apply to colleges and universities including the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 (EEO), Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title Vi), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX), the Jeanne Clery Act of 1990 (Clery Act), the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), all as amended where applicable, and other federal and state anti-discrimination laws and requirements.
  • Tact, discretion, professionalism, maturity and outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Experience and ability to work successfully in a diverse community required.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships.
  • Must be able to work independently, collaboratively across the organization, and under the supervision of the AVP.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in higher education administration, law enforcement, criminology, social work, psychology, or related field required. Advanced degree in related fields preferred such as J.D.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings and travel (when necessary or assigned).

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.