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Title IX and Employee Relations Specialist

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Human Resources, Staff

Who we are:

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Division of Human Resources seeks applicants to fill its opening for Sr. Human Resources Specialist of Employee Relations and Title IX (Title IX Specialist). Reporting to the Director of Employee Relations and Professional Development, the Title IX Specialist will serve as one of the Institute’s Title IX Coordinators in conducting investigations regarding alleged violations regarding discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation and sexual misconduct.

The Title IX Specialist will coordinate and support the Institute’s compliance with federal, state and local equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations for faculty, staff and students. The Title IX Specialist is also responsible for coordinating and performing a lead role in support of the employee relations program of the Institute for faculty and staff regarding issues such as performance, attendance, code of conduct and other policy violations and issues and the Exit Survey and Stay Survey Program.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates will have, at least a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, business, or other related field

Candidates are expected to have a total of five (5) or more years in two (2) or more of the following areas:

  • Non-discrimination, harassment prevention and/or sexual misconduct compliance and investigations;
  • Affirmative action programs;
  • Human resources administration;
  • Student judicial affairs;
  • Employee or labor relations programs

Experience must include demonstrated full-time experience investigating complex employee relations, student judicial, discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation issues

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with a Master's Degree in related field, or a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree are preferred
Relevant professional certifications, such as Title IX Training Certification, Labor/Employment Law Certification, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, are preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state harassment and non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, SaVE Act, the Clery Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, the ADA, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act (VEVRAA) and other applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of legal issues in higher education and experience in a university setting
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with emphasis on education and training for a wide audience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage change and build consensus while maintaining a high level of confidentiality, professionalism, business and political acumen
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to convey findings and recommendations clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


Local travel between campus locations only


Incidental driving possible, but not required

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We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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