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Emerson College educates students to assume positions of leadership in communication and the arts and to advance scholarship and creative work that brings innovation, depth, and diversity to these disciplines. This mission is informed by core liberal arts values that seek to promote civic engagement, encourage ethical practices, foster respect for human diversity, and inspire students to create and communicate with clarity, integrity, and conviction. Emerson College located in Boston, MA invites nominations and applications for the position of Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Emerson College Established in 1880, Emerson College is named for its founding president, Charles Wesley Emerson, an orator, preacher, and teacher. Over the years, the institution has evolved from a small New England school of oratory to a multifaceted college that is internationally recognized with campuses in Boston, Los Angeles and the Netherlands and degree programs in Boston, Paris and Lugano, Switzerland. While Emerson remains committed to its historic mission as a specialized academic institution, its curriculum reflects the emergence of interdisciplinary study as a mode for teaching and learning, and affirms new directions for the fields of communication and the arts. Emerson's undergraduate and graduate student are independent thinkers and storytellers who seek to shape the world through the power of their creativity. Emerson is internationally recognized in its fields of specialization, which include communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing. All undergraduates acquire critical thinking skills and a foundation in the humanities through requisite courses offered by the College's Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. The College has enjoyed a growing national reputation over the past 10 years, with applications more than doubling since 2000. The College attracts students from all 50 states and more than 50 countries. Approximately 3,800 undergraduate students are enrolled in 26 BA, BS, and BFA degree programs, and over 600 full- and part-time graduate students are enrolled in 18 MA, MS, and MFA degree programs. Emerson College, located in the heart of Boston, is the nation's premiere institution in higher education devoted to communication and the arts, and is dedicated to the proposition that excellence is grounded in equity, diversity and inclusion. In addition, this 2 Emerson College: Deputy Title IX Coordinator commitment is expressed by recognition that colleges and universities have a moral responsibility to serve the public good.
Emerson has five strategic pillars of excellence:
Internationalization and Global Engagement
These strategies support the College's core values, objective, and vision. In implementing these strategies, Emerson is guided in all of its work by a central assumption: that the College's excellence is tied to the diversity of people, ideas, and activities that together constitute the fabric of daily lives on campus. The College's Inclusive Excellence initiative (built on foundational work by the Association of American Colleges and Universities) infuses the thinking about each of its strategic priorities and the vision for the College.
Title IX Access & Equity Title IX Access & Equity is situated within the Social Justice Center at Emerson. The Social Justice Center works with and supports individuals and communities through advocacy, support, and radical care. Other areas within the Social Justice Center include: The Healing & Advocacy Collective, and the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, & Research. The Social Justice Center staff believe in the power of individual and community self-determination and engage in an ongoing praxisreflection and action. They seek to deepen their own liberatory practices and work to create liberatory spaces for others.
Role of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator Reporting to the Title IX coordinator, the deputy Title IX coordinator assists with the day to-day operations of the Title IX Office to ensure Emerson College's compliance with relevant sexual misconduct and equal opportunity laws, and foster a welcoming, safe, nondiscriminatory, and harassment-free educational, living, and working environment for all members of the Emerson community. The deputy Title IX coordinator assists with the coordination, response, investigation, and resolution of reports/complaints asserting violations of the College's Title IX policies. The deputy Title IX coordinator manages and oversees the initial intake of reports to ensure a well-documented, prompt, and fair response; investigates allegations related to sex-based discrimination, discriminatory harassment and misconduct; communicates with parties while protecting the independence, neutrality, integrity and privacy of the investigation; composes comprehensive written investigative reports; and advises leadership on potential risk exposure associated with reports investigated.
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Work Experience
Title IX, non-discrimination or related experience is required;
an advanced degree in law or a related field is preferred;
ability to prepare and present detailed reports, educational programs, training, and assessments;
expertise about ways that trauma can impact individuals' memory and demeanor, and recognition of the complexities surrounding sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence cases in a university or college setting;
excellent written and oral communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, planning, presentation, and project management skills;
excellent and demonstrated investigative skills;
demonstrated success in and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, providing equitable and respectful treatment to all individuals, and fostering positive relationships with diverse constituencies and an understanding of the intersectionality of a diverse student population;
compassion and empathy, while at the same time understanding process;
ability to remain fair and unbiased at all times;
the ability to make difficult decisions when necessary, to conduct difficult conversations when pertinent, and to listen to all sides of an issue;
ability to build rapport, work collaboratively with, and navigate complex issues across constituencies on and off campus, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni;
experience successfully working with confidential and sensitive information;
sound judgment, objectivity, and integrity;
talent for listening and facilitating difficult conversations.
Position Details Status: Full Time Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience
Sage Search Partners is assisting Emerson with this search. To inquire confidentially or to apply (resume and cover letter) please contact Kate Salop, Partner, [email protected]
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversityin people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence and recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to our excellence in this area. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply
About Us Emerson College is the nations only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
Diversity Statement Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]
Annual Clery Report n accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.
Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.