Title IX Investigator | Tufts University Job at Tufts University, Medford, MA

  • Tufts University
  • Medford, MA

Job Description


The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is guided by the University’s commitment to create and maintain an academic and work environment where its diverse population of students, faculty and staff are able to exercise their talents free of harassment, discrimination or inequitable application of university policy. The OEO helps to realize the University’s commitment to and aspirations for development, implementation of, execution and monitoring of the federal and state mandated EEO policies and programs. This also includes programmatic responsibilities such as supporting the University’s Accommodation, Title VI, Title IX and Title VII policies (such as the non-discrimination policy including sexual misconduct) through prompt, effective and remedial formal and informal investigative responses to complaints of harassment and discrimination brought by students, faculty, staff and third parties and set forth in various university policies and guidelines.

What You'll Do

Working with other experienced internal investigators for Accommodations, Title IX, Title VII and Title VI matters and reporting to the Executive Director of the OEO, the Title IX Investigator will work within a supportive team and collaborate with other members of the Tufts community to investigate and resolve formal and informal Title IX complaints with trauma-informed interviews and equitable due process approaches as set forth in various university policies and federal and state regulations. For example, the Investigator plays an integral role in helping to realize the University’s commitment to and aspirations for a student population free of discrimination and harassment by working with multiple stakeholders (i.e. Legal Department, TUPD, Health Services, Provost’s Office, HR, Deans of Students and other offices) on reports of discrimination and harassment of all types for all our community members. S/he/they works particularly closely with the Student Life and Student Affairs staff across the university, the Provost’s Office and Human Resource Business Partners and other stakeholders to help resolve allegations of formal harassment and/or discrimination based on all MA 151B and EEOC categories relative to employees. Other programmatic responsibilities include supporting the production of OEO polices and procedures, including informal remedies for students, conducting training for employees and students and representing fairness and neutrality at all times. The Title IX Investigator may at times manage formal adjudications and informal resolutions such as facilitated discussions and/or mediations. This role works with multiple stakeholders, including staff, faculty and students to achieve desired informal and formal resolutions.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in actively managing and participating in compliance programs in the areas of harassment and discrimination of Title IX and/or Title VI and other types of investigations (such as Title VI) that OEO receives. A Master’s degree is preferred as is an understanding of diversity dynamics and how identities and cultures can intersect with other parts of a person’s identities. Excellent written and analytic reasoning skills required. Experience in a university setting is preferred. Must possess superior communication skills and experience in facilitating productive and collaborative conflict and restorative resolutions. Ability to listen and willingness to learn from others in the field. Excellent project management skills needed. Ability to influence and engage others on difficult topics and a demonstrated ability working in a consensus-driven environment is required. Candidates must be able to maintain objectivity and discretion in difficult situations. Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks and ability to manage multiple competing deadlines are needed. Working knowledge of information technology including databases, case management tools and reporting tools is preferred. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

• Master’s plus 3 years of investigative experience, including writing fact finding reports in the area of MA 151B, Title VI and Title IX matters is required OR a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of investigative experience may be substituted for the Master’s requirement
• Special licenses required: completion of the MCAD Investigation module is preferred, or willingness to attend in the first year

• Required computer/technical skills: case management tools, reporting tools, databases, Microsoft Office Suite
•Ability to travel to and between Tufts campuses; ability to sit and write for extended time periods; ability to attend and collaborate with various stakeholders in meetings University-wide; excellent presentation skills and ability to speak in front of a class effectively; exceptional listening and communication skills; demonstrated report writing ability; strong inductive and deductive reasoning approach with a sound ability to analyze and convey analysis of evidence; flexibility in approach with different types/levels of customers; an influencer; demonstrated inter-cultural fluency; attention to detail from intake to closure, attention to deadlines, case management and follow up

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in related field preferred; at least 3 years conducting Title IX, Title VI and Title VII investigations
• Previous University experience preferred in a highly collaborative environment
• Strong presentation skills and experience developing and delivering classroom training
• Familiar with case management software, databases and reporting tools
• Demonstrated understanding of diversity dynamics, intersectionality and how identities and cultures can impact protected category identities and willingness to learn
• Ability to navigate a complex and matrixed environment
• Experience writing investigative reports and conducting mediations/informal resolutions

Pay Range

Minimum $84,400.00, Midpoint $105,550.00, Maximum $126,700.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

About Tufts University

This is Tufts. Tufts is a student-centered research university with a constellation of world-class schools encompassing undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong learning programs. Across the university, students satisfy their intellectual curiosity, jump-start rewarding careers, and unlock bright, promising futures. Through rigorous academics, groundbreaking research, and a commitment to civic engagement and leadership, our community of students, faculty, and staff collaborate across four Massachusetts campuses to build a brighter world (Medford/Somerville, Grafton, Boston-Chinatown, and Boston-Fenway). Our employees light the way. Tufts develops innovative solutions for the most complex global challenges of our time through teaching, research, and an unparalleled investment in civic engagement. In administration and operations, in dining centers and in labs, every employee plays a role in our mission for a better, brighter world. At Tufts, the work you do matters. So do you. Enjoy flexible and remote opportunities, innovative benefits, and an inclusive, welcoming, collaborative culture that supports you. Develop your skills. Take classes. Advance your career. ... Do work that makes you proud in a community you love. All while taking great care of yourself and the people who matter most. We’re all in on creating an anti-racist culture of belonging. Across Tufts, we’ve deepened our commitment to making the university a truly inclusive place. Where every member of our community contributes and feels like they belong. Where diverse perspectives are seen as our strength, and great ideas are always heard. In offices, labs, classrooms, and beyond, we’re doing this work together, knowing it is the foundation of our mission to create a brighter world. An innovative university needs resourceful people who make things happen. Here, collaboration isn’t just a buzzword, colleagues actually care, and community means everything. Sound appealing? Come join us. Choose a campus and find the role that fits you. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at oeo@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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