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Executive Director for Equity & Inclusion
July 12, 2019
Open until filled
Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
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To develop and administer comprehensive equity programs, oversee the University's non-discrimination policies, manage equal opportunity compliance, including the areas of affirmative action and Title IX, and collaboratively facilitate community engagement and education on matters of diversity, inclusion and social justice.
Responsible for the development and implementation of educational programs which focus on Title IX as well as diversity, non-discrimination, and harassment. Serves as the Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, DHR (Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation) Administrator and Clery Director. Also serves as the University's Compliance Officer for Title VII, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), (ADA) Sections 504 and 508, the California Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), California Whistle Blower Act, the CSU Nepotism Policy, and applicable CSU Executive Orders including but not limited to 1095, 1096, 1097, and 1107. Responsible for the development and filing of the annual Affirmative Action (AA) plan with the Chancellor's Office. Develops, coordinates, and where applicable, presents, campus-wide Title IX, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), AA, and diversity initiatives training programs to the University's students and employees. Serves as a resource to the campus community to assist in the understanding of EEO, AA and Whistle Blower plans and programs. Ensures CI management are trained in their professional responsibilities relating to compliance with contractual, legal, and trustee policy requirements of the above mentioned areas. Works collaboratively in and across units to lead the University's efforts to educate and prevent DHR, gender based harassment and discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking to the campus community. Leads the office in overall case management, conducts intake meetings, completes Early Resolution Agreements, oversees and/or conducts investigations of reported Title IX and DHR complaints, writes investigative reports and coordinates with campus decision makers regarding appropriate outcomes including accommodations and disciplinary action. Oversees the work of Deputy Title IX Coordinators and provides appropriate training and support. Collaborates with multiple university divisions and units on recommendations regarding policies, practices, and procedures to promote diversity and equity across all areas of campus. Supports units in the development of policies and programs to attract, retain, and promote a diverse workforce and helps to guide appropriateness of introducing diversity initiatives. Prepares reports, analyses and responds to inquiries/investigations from the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, state regulatory agencies, the CSU Chancellor's Office and the University divisions and/or community groups. Responsible for directing, collaborating, and coordinating Clery Act reporting and compliance requirements for the campus in accordance with EO 1107. Serves as campus representative to the system-wide EEO workgroup. Performs additional related duties and special projects as assigned.
Master's degree or juris doctorate required. However applicants with extensive experience in the field (e.g. more than ten years) may be considered based upon the pertinence of that experience. Candidates must have a minimum of 4-7 years working within a comprehensive Title IX/equal employment opportunity/affirmative action program, preferably for a public employer. Knowledge of the principles, laws, relevant case laws, and regulations related to Title IX, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination. Successful candidates will possess effective counseling and listening skills; strong administrative, analytical, research and investigative skills; as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to advise, counsel, and encourage administrators, faculty, and supervisors to make policy changes and decisions that support diversity and ensure equal employment opportunity. Demonstrated experience conducting investigations and mediating disputes, writing investigative reports and delivering reports to involved parties involving Title IX/DHR/equal employment opportunity or other related field. Ability to perform related trainings; ability to prepare official reports required for compliance reporting. Ability to use a broad range of technology, including a personal computer, databases and applicable software. Ideal candidates will have experience directing Title IX/equal opportunity/affirmative action programs for a public university, presenting training and educational programs on Title IX (including training on how to conduct investigations to those employees who investigate allegations of sex discrimination), equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and employment discrimination law and diversity issues; and experience in a unionized environment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
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