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Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator

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Job Title Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator
Job Description

The Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EO/AA Director) oversees the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) and also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. In this role, the Director oversees the receipt and investigation of reports and complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in accordance with University policies, Board of Regent policies, and applicable laws, including University polices 5.60 and 5.27, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IV of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972, Title VI of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) – Reauthorization of the Violence against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA), the related Dear Colleague letters, and any other related state and federal laws.
The EO/AA Director will also oversee training and education efforts about discrimination and harassment to the University Community, in collaboration with other departments on campus. The EO/AA Director will collaborate with Human Resources, President’s Cabinet, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services, University Housing and Residence Life, Southern Utah University Police, University Deans, SUU Athletics, and other campus departments to manage compliance with these laws and policies.

General Duties & Responsibilities

1. Implement and manage campus policies related to the laws, acts, and guidelines listed above.
2. Receive and process inquiries and complaints related to the above policies and laws in a timely manner, providing a fair and neutral process for all parties.
3. Develop and implement a case management plan for each reported incident.
4. Develop investigation plans for each complaint.
5. Meet with students, employees and others in the context of receiving and reviewing inquiries and complaints.
6. Conduct investigations.
7. Recruit, train, and provide leadership to staff who serve as investigators.
8. Write comprehensive reports of investigation with findings of fact and recommendation(s), consistent with University policy.
9. Monitor and manage incidents to ensure an efficient and effective response to complaints.
10. Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the investigation arena into knowledge base and practice;
11. Stay informed regarding ongoing movement, both locally and nationally, in the relevant policies, procedure, guidance and law, and make adjustments to University policies and procedures when necessary.
12. Develop and disseminate educational materials and training tailored to faculty, staff, and students.
13. Prepare annual statistical reports, as required by law, policy or best practice and identify patterns and make recommendations.
14. Serve as a university expert on policy compliance and provide consultation to senior officers as necessary.
15. Fulfill other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications

1. JD from an accredited law school is strongly preferred; OR a Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in social work, psychology or forensic psychology, higher education administration, employment or human resource-related field, or other relevant discipline.
2. Minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in a related field.
3. Experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination and issues related to gender based violence.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws and regulations such as Title VI, Title Vll, Title IX, VAWA and ADA, and knowledge of employment law/human resource issues.
5. Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex cases of related incidents and complaints.
6. Effective project management, organization and analytical skills.
7. Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies.
8. Ability to discuss difficult subject matter with students, employees and others.
9. Strong written communication skills.
10. Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.
11. Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution and peer institutions.
12. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) with diplomacy and tact.
13. Ability to exercise judgement as a neutral party.
14. Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Hours worked/day
Salary or Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S1600183
Open Date 08/24/2017
First Consideration Date 09/25/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or (435)865-8572.

EEO Statement

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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