The equity system is one element of support for Berklee's commitment to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning, living, and working environment. Reporting to the Chief Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Deputy Equity Officer for Administration, Advising and Support will serve as an initial point of contact for those reporting to and seeking additional information about Berklee’s equity system. The deputy equity officer conducts case intake meetings, informs parties of all resources and options, implements appropriate support measures, trains volunteers who serve as advisers to parties during investigations, provides education and outreach to support equity system work across the community, and collaborates with other areas across and beyond Berklee in pursuit of preventing and responding to incidents of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct that occur on the basis of any protected characteristic.
Job Characteristic Duties:
Receive reports of equity violations and invite appropriate parties to intake meetings.
Conduct intake meetings focused on informing appropriate parties of their rights and options regarding follow-up and support measures.
Assess and, when appropriate, implement requests for support measures aimed at ending and lessening the effects of behavior that may violate the equity policy and preventing recurrence.
Provide assistance to any community member regarding how to respond appropriately to reports of discrimination, and sexual misconduct/harassment.
Maintain records in accordance with the law and Berklee policy.
Coordinate reporting and information flow with Public Safety, Residence Life, and other frontline responders and report recipients.
Develop, train, and implement a system of volunteer faculty/staff advisers who can serve as advisers of choice when requested by parties in an equity investigation.
Assist the Chief Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator in key projects including equity assessment instruments, campus data, developing partnerships with key resources and partners on- and off-campus.
Develop reports on trends and aggregate data for equity incident reports and follow-up at Berklee.
Be a visible and available part of the equity team, particularly for students, faculty, and staff seeking initial information, reporting options, and support measures.
Participate in a bias response team and monthly Equity Leadership Team meetings.
Collaborate with other staff in the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on training, education, and planning of all members of the equity team.
Participate in authoring a report each semester on the equity system, including case levels, outreach efforts, systemic changes, and other essential updates.
Serve on related committees and working groups to advise and monitor impacts related to the equity system, including the Equity Leadership Team and Bias Response Team.
Fulfill needs across the equity system during high volume periods throughout the year and when circumstances indicate. This includes conducting intake meetings, investigating cases, conducting prevention and education outreach, facilitating appeals functions, and any other area within or related to the equity system.
Stay abreast of national trends and research related to, as well as changes within Title IX, the Clery Act, and related state and federal laws and regulations; monitor Berklee’s policies and procedures accordingly for best practices.
Work collaboratively and proactively with campus and community partners to ensure the campus climate is equitable, safe, and welcoming for all members of the Berklee community.
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creati...vity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.