New England Conservatory seeks a part time Counsel and Compliance Manager to address central legal and compliance matters. Providing or securing best practice advice, the Counsel and Compliance Manager will support and coordinate overall risk management activities, assist in the administration, implementation, planning, and compliance of Title VII, Title IX, Clery, Section 504/ADA, and incident response. Areas of major focus include general compliance, contracts, policies, and advising on a full range of legal and risk issues. Areas of additional focus include dispute resolution and litigation management.
This position is scheduled to work 20-25 hours per week.Responsibilities
- Support overall risk management activities, including identifying and liaising with individuals designated as subject matter experts in specific areas of risk.
- Monitor risk management trends in higher education, researching relevant law and serving in an advisory capacity on matters of risk exposure.
- Administer Clery Act compliance and other safety-related reporting requirements.
- Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator provide support to the Title IX Coordinator.
- Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator and provide community education and training on policies and procedures, supporting the work of the Title IX Coordinator.
- Conduct investigations involving students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and non-affiliates; gather evidence, compile documentation, and prepare reports related to investigations.
- Develop investigation plans for complaints in accordance with NEC policies and recognized standards in the area of compliance and employment, assisting on matters of dispute resolution and litigation management.
- Conducts research on policy and procedure issues and legal developments related to Title IX, gender equity, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and other applicable compliance areas.
- Develop Section 504 plans and ensure implementation of procedures, working with the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Student to facilitate evaluations and eligibility determinations.
- Oversee prevention efforts to avoid Section 504 and ADA violations from occurring.
- Assist with the development and deployment of compliance trainings.
- Review contracts to mitigate risk and provide advice on a full range of legal issues.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree, Juris Doctor, and admission to the Massachusetts Bar required.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in legal, education, or closely related field.
- Knowledge of Section 504, Title VII, Title IX, Clery Act, civil rights, affirmative action, and equal opportunity laws and regulations required.
- Experience in an academic and/or musical environment strongly preferred.
- Exceptional use of judgment, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Experience in establishing policies, procedures, and best practices that are in compliance with laws, regulations, and sound internal control policies.
- Ability to work with diverse constituencies.