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Title IX Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Academic & Student Services

Butler University seeks an experienced professional to serve as our Title IX Coordinator to manage the University's efforts to address sexual misconduct.


  • Contribute to the University’s strategic priority of creating an intentionally diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment.
  • Serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and oversee Butler’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct within the University community, in compliance with Title IX, VAWA, and all related state and federal laws.
  • Ensure appropriate sexual misconduct prevention, which involves all of the work aimed at creating a campus culture in which healthy relationships are the norm, consent is sought and received for all sexual activity, and everyone takes steps to prevent people from experiencing harm or causing harm to others. It also involves creating an equitable and inclusive workplace, in which employees support one another and work together to fulfill our institutional mission.
      • Collaborate with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics to ensure that all student-athletes and Athletics staff receive sexual misconduct prevention education as required by the NCAA.
      • Collaborate with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator in Human Resources to provide sexual misconduct prevention education to all employees. This includes ensuring that employees engage in online education at the time of hire and every other year thereafter.
  • Ensure appropriate sexual misconduct response, which involves all of the efforts surrounding response to reports of sexual misconduct.
    • Implement the Butler University Sexual Misconduct Policy and revise, as needed.
    • Provide appropriate training to all employees, including student employees, with reporting obligations under Title IX
    • Coordinate and oversee the process for responding to reports of sexual misconduct, including:
      • Intake and evaluation of all reports of sexual misconduct;
      • Maintaining reports of sexual misconduct and all related documentation within a secure database;
      • Providing information about rights, options, and resources for complainants;
      • Coordinating the provision of supportive measures for both complainants and respondents;
      • Ensuring a thorough, prompt, and equitable investigation process;
      • Providing respondents with adequate notice of investigation and information about their rights and resources;
      • Appointing an objective, impartial investigator;
      • Providing guidance to investigators on matters of policy and process, where appropriate;
      • Appointing decision-makers for hearings; facilitating the hearing and appeals processes;
      • Ensuring that all employees involved in the investigation and adjudication of sexual misconduct cases (investigators, decision-makers, and appellate officers) are properly trained.
  • Developing and maintaining communication strategies (web, print, media, etc.) to raise awareness of available resources and enhance the University’s policies, procedures, and programs;
  • Serving as a Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act and reporting Clery Crimes immediately to the Department of Public Safety;
  • Ensure sexual misconduct compliance which involves all efforts to ensure that the University is in compliance with Title IX, VAWA, and all related state and federal laws. 
    • Stay current on all matters (case law, legislation, regulations, Department of Education and Office of Civil Rights guidance, etc.) related to Title IX, VAWA, and related state and federal laws.
    • Provide ongoing consultation and support to campus stakeholders, including Student Affairs, General Counsel, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Facilities and Operations, Risk Management and Insurance, and University police.
  • Supervise the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist, who is responsible for implementing prevention education initiatives for the student body and serves as the Victim Advocate on campus.
  • Coordinate and oversee the process for responding to reports of bias including but not limited to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, military status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.
    • Document and provide timely review of all reported incidents of bias.
    • Coordinate with the Dean of Students, Academic Affairs and Humans Resources to ensure an appropriate response plan, as necessary, to support impacted individuals and communities and address potential violations of institutional policy.
  • Implement a robust assessment strategy for continuous improvement and for measuring the impact of all programs and services under the purview of the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs.



  • Earned Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Criminal Justice or related field, or Juris Doctorate (J.D.).
  • 3-5 years of related experience, especially regarding investigations in the areas of conduct, compliance, or civil rights.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal higher education laws and regulations. In-depth knowledge of Title IX and associated regulations. Experience applying these regulations with college students preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and good judgment, maintain confidentiality, and work under multiple deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, identify opportunities and take action to build effective cross-departmental and cross-divisional relationships to achieve institutional goals.
  • Ability to effectively interact with various constituents who might be engaged in Title IX and bias response efforts.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication;
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies and audiences;
  • Demonstrated planning, project management, and interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to collect and analyze data, and prepare and present detailed reports.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin or any other legally protected category.

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.