Executive Director of Social Equity
Shippensburg University is currently searching for an Executive Director of Social Equity. Anticipated starting salary range is $82,000 to $110,000 annually including an extensive benefits package and tuition waiver for employee and dependents.
The Executive Director will serve as the principal advisor to the President, the Provost and all members of the University community on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Responsibilities will include all aspects of the administration, implementation and evaluation of programs related to progress and compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Executive Order 11246, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Plan (PASSHE), Shippensburg University’s policies and other acts, laws and regulations related to nondiscriminatory conduct. The Executive Director will provide oversight, investigation and resolution of complaints pertaining to discrimination or harassment. The Executive Director will develop, implement and monitor the University’s Affirmative Action and Social Equity Plans. In addition, the Executive Director will monitor search procedures for faculty and senior management University positions and will develop and conduct training for faculty, staff, administrators and students on equity, diversity and inclusion.
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a bachelor and master’s degree granting institution with a rich history of teaching excellence. Established in 1871, Shippensburg has grown into a comprehensive regional public university, serving a population of 6000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students. As a result of our commitment to the academic preparation of students, including undergraduate research and internship opportunities, the University has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top universities in the North in its publication America’s Best Colleges 2011. The University also continues to be recognized through the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey identifying “Great Colleges to Work For.”
The historic borough of Shippensburg is in a small town setting in the growing region of south central Pennsylvania, at the conjunction of two major highways, Interstate 81 and 76. Located in the picturesque Cumberland Valley, Shippensburg is 45 minutes from Gettysburg and the state capital of Harrisburg, one hour from Hershey, PA, and 2 hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
Shippensburg University employee’s value teamwork and collaboration, are dependable, take initiative, solve problems effectively, communicate clearly and support organizational change. University employees work closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds and race, as well as those of differing religious affiliations, sexual orientation, and gender. They must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all members of the campus community.
Qualified candidates must have a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum of three years of leadership experience in AA/EEO/ADA/Title IX compliance issues. In addition, qualified candidates will have extensive knowledge and training in equity-related legislation and regulations, including EEO, affirmative action and diversity. Qualified candidates must also have experience in fostering diversity and inclusion in a complex organization and experience in complaint/conflict resolution. A Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D. or other relevant terminal degree is strongly preferred as well as five years of experience. Experience in a higher education setting and/or a collective bargaining environment is also preferred. Successful performance in an on-campus interview and presentation are required.
"For confidential discussion of the opportunity, or to make a nomination, interested individuals are invited to call Vicky Ayers, Search Manager, at RPA Inc., 800-992-9277, or by email at ShipEDOSE@rpainc.org."
For full consideration, all candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu by March 10, 2017 with acceptance of materials continuing until the position is filled. Materials submitted in other formats including paper documents will not be considered. All applications and inquiries will remain confidential.
Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.