Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct

Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 2/24/2024
Full Time


Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct

Harvard Medical School


Position Description

Reporting to the Director of HR Compliance and Professional Conduct, this role will support Harvard community members, implement initiatives, manage day to day operations and ensure compliance with applicable polices and procedures related to Title IX, Other Sexual Misconduct, Non-Discrimination and Anti-Bullying. 
  • Works with partner Title IX Resource Coordinators and the University Office for Gender Equity (OGE) to ensure compliance with applicable Title IX Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct regulations, policies, procedures, and practices. Maintains up to date knowledge of state and federal regulations.
  • Serves as Local Designated Resource (LDR) for students in matters related to the University’s Non- Discrimination and Anti-Bullying policies (NDAB).
  • Explains relevant resources, supports, options, policies and procedures to complainants, respondents and third parties.
  • Implements supportive measures to help those who may have experienced harm related to conduct associated with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with partners in the HMS Program for Medical Education (PME), HMS Office for Graduate Education and the Harvard Kenneth Griffin Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) on concerns involving medical, master’s and doctoral students.
  • Assesses potential community safety concerns that pertain to allegations related to conduct associated with applicable policies and procedures and takes steps to address them promptly and effectively.
  • Conducts informal fact-finding while consulting with appropriate offices, including the University Office for Gender Equity (OGE), Office of Community Conduct, Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Harvard University Police Department (HUPD), and other campus and local partners.
  • Maintains and understands appropriate confidentiality and security of highly sensitive and private information. Embodies approachability and demonstrates sensitivity and inclusive practices in working with students and individuals of all backgrounds and identities.
  • Works closely with other constituents and coordinates referrals to other offices, departments, local resources and contacts, as well as partners on strategy, communication, best practices, and coordination of the University’s overall response to allegations of conduct involving behavior related to applicable policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that HMS leadership and the University Office for Gender Equity is promptly apprised of issues of sexual harassment other sexual misconduct raised within the HMS community; creates and implements reporting procedures; and maintains systems for monitoring compliance with Title IX Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct.
  • Develops and disseminates educational materials to highlight University and HMS, policies, procedures and resources.
  • Collaborates with student offices to provide applicable resources and information during orientations and events; partners with student leadership organizations to disseminate and provide materials to HMS community members.
  • Oversees HMS data collection, reporting, and compliance with the University’s Title IX Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct eLearning module for students, staff, and faculty at HMS.
  • Develops and delivers training material related to University NDAB policies, as well as Title IX and VAWA compliant training for HMS faculty, staff, and students including, but not limited to: in-person training sessions at orientations; departmental meetings; and events and activities related to staff, postdocs and graduate and medical students.
  • Prepares regular reports and provides administrative support for the HMS initiatives on NDAB, Title IX and Other Sexual Misconduct.

Basic Qualifications

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

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduate Degree preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in providing support to student populations
  • Experience with working with individuals in situations requiring tact, discretion and empathy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals of all backgrounds and identities.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Effective project management, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build relationships and the ability to remain neutral and objective in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to effectively deliver presentations to small and large groups both online and in-person.
  • Ability to travel to various locations on and off campus to attend training sessions, committee meetings, and other meetings and events.

Additional Information

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Work Format Details

This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function

General Administration

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Boston

Job Code

360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib

Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)



Salary Grade



Office of Human Resources


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status


Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Education, Identity

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community 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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