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Yet Another Bureaucrat?

I am not for a moment denigrating the importance of dealing with sexual assault, but is every staffer at the College today so very, very busy that the below responsibilities can’t be assigned to someone already on the payroll? Do we really need yet another $100k+/year bureaucrat to push paper around and file reports?

A better idea: the administration should parcel out the various tasks that need to be accomplished to comply with Title IX and the Clery Act to people already employed at Dartmouth, and just name one person to coordinate the whole group.

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When you add in a new employee, with an office, computer, travel, professional development, support, etc., you are talking about real money, surely enough to hire a fine young professor (or two?).

Last year the College added 153 non-faculty staff members to the payroll. In three or four months we’ll see how large the all-devouring bureaucracy has grown this year.

Addendum: You can read about the above position’s “Key Accountabilities,” as the ad so artfully describes the job’s core tasks, in the extended.


● Serves as the designated Title IX Coordinator and Campus Safety Administrator as defined by the federal Department of Education.
● Develops, monitors, updates and implements institutional Title IX and Clery Act policies and procedures.
● Develops, monitors, updates and implements Title IX and Clery Act educational and training programs for Campus Security Authorities, campus safety personnel, members of campus disciplinary bodies, and other staff, faculty and students.
● Receives reports/complaints of sex discrimination (including sexual assault and sexual harassment). Coordinates in a timely manner the institution’s investigation of reports/complaints of sex discrimination pursuant to Title IX. May be asked to conduct investigations into reports/complaints of sex discrimination not referred to other campus resources.
● Refers complainants and respondents to appropriate support resources.
Monitors all reports/complaints of sex discrimination (including sexual assault and sexual harassment) and monitors campus processes for resolution of individual reports/complaints in compliance with Title IX and other applicable requirements; maintains database to track reports/complaints and prepares quarterly reports for senior officials.
● Oversees compliance by Department of Safety and Security and other departments with Clery Act requirements including requirements relating to: compilation of data for annual security report, public daily crime log, annual fire report, and reports of missing students; “Timely Warning,” “Emergency Notification,” and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.
Convenes an institution-wide committee of senior department heads to monitor Title IX and Clery Act compliance and assess areas of risk.
● Works cross-functionally with the Department of Safety and Security, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, the Office of the General Counsel, the Deans of the College and of the graduate and professional schools, Risk and Internal Controls Services, Human Resources, Facilities Operations and Management, Real Estate, Undergraduate Judicial Affairs, the Health Service and Health Promotions Program, the Sexual Assault Awareness Program, Residential Life, and other campus safety stakeholders to ensure compliance and accurate data collection.

Records, Reporting and Data Review

● Serves as the institutional custodian of all Title IX and Clery Act compliance records.
Evaluates Clery Act campus geographic locations and reviews institutional ownership/control of buildings and properties to ensure accurate and complete data collection; maintains an accurate list of such properties.
● Evaluates designation of Clery Act Campus Security Authorities to ensure accurate and complete data collection.
● Reviews daily logs and gathers/consolidates crime and disciplinary referral data from internal and external sources including local law enforcement agencies.
Has overall responsibility for preparing, filing and publishing the Annual Security Report and related compliance reports.
● Gathers cross-departmental data and assesses trends.
● In consultation with the Office of General Counsel, monitors legislative proposals and developments to ensure prompt compliance with evolving Title IX and Clery Act requirements. Remains knowledgeable of latest developments and best practices among universities related to Title IX and the Clery Act.

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