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ODR Fellow

  • Monday, April 04, 2022 4:16 PM
    Message # 12693918

    Harvard University

    ODR Fellow
    University Administration

    Job Code
    358056 Admin Pro/Indiv Contrib

    Job-Specific Responsibilities
    The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) operates under the Office of the Provost, working in partnership with the University's Office for Gender Equity, Title IX Resource Coordinators, and other School or unit leadership. ODR is a neutral body that impartially investigates complaints of sexual harassment and/or other sexual misconduct against students, staff, and, with most Schools, faculty.

    Under the supervision of the ODR Senior Investigator, the ODR Fellow
    assists with the overall operations of ODR. The ODR Fellow will work on cases with experienced professional Investigators, gaining knowledge and developing skills in the area of civil rights and other rules of conduct in both the education and employment arenas, with a primary focus on Title IX and allegations of other sexual misconduct. The ODR Fellow will have the opportunity for hands-on investigative experience and further develop their legal analysis and writing skills. Additionally, ODR has a proven track record of advancement for successful incumbents in this role.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Assist the Investigators with case evaluation, investigative planning, conducting interviews, processing administrative closures and dismissals, 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.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    • 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.
    • 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 is a plus.

    Additional Information

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a one-year term appointment.

    It is anticipated that this position will be hybrid with some on campus presence.

    The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements.Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage:

    Job Function
    General Administration

    Sub Unit
    Office of the President and Provost

    USA - MA - Cambridge


    Time Status

    00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

    Appointment End Date

    Pre-Employment Screening
    Education, Identity

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

    Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
    Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and 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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