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Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted 04/09/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Job-Specific Responsibilities

This position is responsible for managing and coordinating the prevention, response, and training efforts in connection with professional conduct (including but not limited to Title IX as it relates to interactions among FAS faculty, staff, students and academic appointees) on behalf of FAS. This person acts as an intermediary liaison between both groups, helping to project manage issues and concerns that involve both FAS Faculty Affairs and HR.


  • Receive and respond in a timely way to disclosures and reports of unprofessional conduct, including sexual and gender based harassment, involving faculty, staff, researchers, and teaching assistants.
  • Explain relevant policies and procedures to potential complainants, respondents, and third parties reporters.
  • Work with appropriate colleagues to implement interim measures and accommodations. Conduct informal fact-finding and assess community well-being and potential safety concerns. Elevate concerns to appropriate channels as appropriate.
Training and Prevention:
  • Lead Title IX and professional conduct training sessions for both faculty and staff audiences.
  • Develop and disseminate educational materials to clarify University and FAS sexual and gender-based harassment policies and procedures.
  • Plan and implement community-wide strategies for reducing the incidence of harassment, including sexual and gender-based harassment. Assess potential community safety concerns that pertain to these issues and take steps to address them promptly and effectively.

Communication and Reporting:
  • Ensure that leadership is apprised of Title IX and professional conduct issues; create and implement reporting procedures; maintain systems for monitoring compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act. Work closely with FAS Administrative Deans on issues of professional conduct that involve faculty and staff.
Work closely with other constituents (e.g. University Title IX Office, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Bureau of Study Counsel, other Title IX Coordinators, etc.) on strategy, communications, best practices, and coordination of the University’s overall response to Title IX issues.

Typical Core Duties

  • Lead course development which may include recommendation and implementation of course sequencing, scheduling, grading processes and exam sessions
  • Act as an advising resource for faculty and other academics regarding educational strategies and formats 
  • Develop events and programs related to academic affairs
  • Lead curriculum development which may include developing new courses and assessing curricular offerings
  • Assist senior management in formulating policies and procedures; make recommendations to improve overall administration
  • Develop specialized reports to analyze statistics pertaining to course development, teaching effort and student progress
  • May lead administrative management for faculty and other academics including recruitment, appointment and development
  • May provide ongoing training and documentation
  • Research, resolve, and provide accurate policy guidance to faculty and other academics
  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Advanced degree and higher education experience preferred. Extensive legal knowledge of Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act required. Experience working with faculty and staff in difficult situations requiring tact, discretion, and empathy. Demonstrated ability to exercise high-level of discretion and good judgment, and ability to quickly establish credibility with a broad range of constituents of all backgrounds. Strong written and oral communication skills are required; must have demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written work and to effectively give presentations to small and large groups.

Additional Information

All Harvard employees must be fully vaccinated. Individuals may submit a request for exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exemptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/ 

Job Function

Faculty & Student Services


USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

S0558P FSS Academic Affairs Officr IV


Office for Faculty Affairs


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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