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Title IX Coordinator and Director, Sexual Misconduct Prevention/Response

Eastern Michigan University
Job Location:
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Eastern Michigan University (Eastern) is among the most diverse public universities in Michigan, with a strategic focus on equity and inclusion in its core mission. Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which is roughly five miles east of Ann Arbor and 40 miles west of Detroit. Eastern’s beautifully wooded 800+ acre campus features mature trees, outdoor art, a tranquil lake, and 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails. Eastern serves more than 15,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral, and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. Eastern fields 19 NCAA Division I sports teams competing in the Mid-American Conference, sponsors more than 200 student organizations, and houses approximately 21 percent of the students in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated residences. In 2021, Eastern was ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the category of social mobility. The ranking reflects Eastern’s core value of being a welcoming institution of opportunity. 

Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer, the Title IX Coordinator and Director, Sexual Misconduct Prevention/Response (Director) will develop initiatives, deliver education and training, and coordinate awareness of sexual misconduct prevention, resources, and response efforts across the University. The director will oversee and coordinate investigations (which will be carried out primarily by designated Title IX investigators) of complaints received and will conduct investigations as needed. The director will also be responsible for monitoring the campus climate through surveys, focus groups, and other assessment efforts to identify improvement opportunities and ensure that the University has adequate grievance procedures for resolving complaints under Title IX. The director will also consult with relevant policy-making bodies to identify necessary actions to (1) eliminate sexual misconduct and sex and/or gender-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities and (2) ensure that access to facilities, opportunities, and resources is gender equitable throughout all University campuses.

Bachelor's degree in appropriate specialization is required. A Master's degree or law degree is highly preferred. Five (5) years of relevant experience is required. Significant and progressively responsible experience demonstrating a clear understanding of Title IX and related compliance issues is required.

Other requirements include demonstrated experience in conducting investigations and interpreting policy; ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization; evidence of excellent written and oral communication, and human relations/interpersonal skills; and demonstrated ability to work discreetly with sensitive information is required. Prior work experience in higher education is preferred.

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

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Eastern Michigan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic, or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or other non-merit reasons, in employment, and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

EMU provides a collaborative, welcoming, and supportive culture where differing ideas, behaviors and backgrounds contribute to the educational experience that includes a global and multicultural perspective enhancing the individual, society, and the world.

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