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ODR Fellow Cambridge Massachusetts Harvard University

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:23 PM
    Message # 10753675

    Harvard University

    ODR Fellow
    University Administration

    Job Code
    358056 Admin Pro/Indiv Contrib

    Job-Specific Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the ODR Senior Investigator, the ODR Fellow assists with the overall operations of the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR). The ODR Fellow has the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience, and skills in the area of civil rights and other rules of conduct in both the education and employment arenas, focused primarily on Title IX. Additionally, the Fellow will have the opportunity to gain hands-on investigative experience and further develop their legal analysis and writing skills.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Assist the Investigators with case evaluation, investigative planning, conducting interviews, processing administrative closures, fact-finding (such as review, identification, and analysis of evidence), timely communication with parties, conducting legally sufficient investigations, meeting established timelines, and drafting and issuing written reports.
    • Conduct documentation activities for investigations, including note-taking of witness and party interviews, redaction, and assembly of relevant supporting exhibits. Assist with drafting findings of fact and determinations based on a well-considered analysis; ensure compliance with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
    • Conduct legal research on questions relevant to the analysis required in the course of investigations.
    • Assist with ensuring that investigative documents are properly processed per FERPA.
    • Assist with ODR, the Office for Gender Equity, and other training and outreach as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications
    Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
    • J.D. required.
    • At least three years of related professional work experience (need not be legal experience). Clinical and/or other relevant legal work completed in law school may count towards this requirement.
    • Excellent legal research, analytical, and writing skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to communicate effectively with complainants, respondents, witnesses, and others within the University community. Ability to use utmost discretion while working with confidential and sensitive information. Ability to manage diverse and changing priorities and work effectively in a team environment.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    Familiarity with federal statutes important to postsecondary education (e.g., Title IX, VAWA, Title VI, Clery Act, FERPA), experience in the higher education environment, and/or fluency in different languages a plus.

    Additional Information

    PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

    We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

    Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage:

    Please note this is a one-year term appointment.

    Job Function
    General Administration

    Sub Unit
    Office of the President and Provost

    USA - MA - Cambridge

    Office for Dispute Resolution

    Time Status

    00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

    Salary Grade

    Pre-Employment Screening
    Education, Identity

    Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week.

    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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