Manager, Title IX / Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Investigations

Location
91789
Posted
Feb 21, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College


Manager, Title IX / Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Investigations

Mt. San Antonio College


Job Category: Management

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 Months

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Salary Range: M-13

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $111,696 - $124,212 annually

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: The College contributes $7,775 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

Department: Human Resources

Open Date: 02/16/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:
DEFINITION
Under general direction of the Director, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Programs, the Manager, Title IX/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) investigations manages the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the College's Title IX and EEO investigations involving students, faculty, staff, visitors, and third parties at the College and its affiliates. When a complaint is filed, the Manager, Title IX/EEO Investigations will evaluate the complaint and take appropriate steps with regards to the College's Administrative Procedures, Board Policies, and/or Title IX regulations. The Manager, Title IX/EEO Investigations acts as a neutral party in the investigation and provides a detailed, unbiased report to the Director, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Programs regarding the findings of the investigation. This incumbent also coordinates and provides training for selection committees and other staff regarding laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for EEO, staff diversity, unlawful discrimination, and sexual harassment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from the Director, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Programs. Exercises direct and general supervision over assigned staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
This is a management classification that manages all activities related to Title IX and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) investigations at the College. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day activities and is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Director, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Programs in a variety of areas. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive professional background as well as skill in coordinating programmatic work with other functions, programs, and departments.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

• Ensures timely, thorough investigations. Oversees and coordinates investigations of allegations and complaints of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment.
• Provides impartial consultation, conflict resolution, and problem solving in response to complaints and inquiries received from members of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and College affiliates, visitors, and third parties.
• Writes comprehensive reports of investigations with findings of fact and recommendations.
• Prepares and writes responses to complaints and inquiries from external agencies including the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
• Advises and collaborates with campus community partners, as appropriate, on the status of initiatives, case management trends, challenges, and concerns pertaining to unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, and Title IX compliance.
• Develops a case management database to organize, manage, and track incidents. Prepares annual statistical report(s) on the number, nature, and disposition of complaints of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment.
• Tracks cases, data, and trends to identify patterns and make recommendations to address them.
• Informs the College community of options and raises awareness of resources with respect to reporting and filing complaints.
• Develops and plans for programs, services, education, and assessment of Title IX program and prevention efforts, including sexual harassment prevention training for students, faculty, and staff.
• Develops and presents training for selection committees and other staff regarding laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for EEO, staff diversity, unlawful discrimination, and sexual harassment.
• Monitors and coordinates regulatory compliance with local, state and federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Title IX, ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Clery Act, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
• Works in a collaborative process to develop and review related College policies and administrative procedures in accordance with legal obligations and best practices.
• Ensures associated mandated reporting is completed.
• Serves on governance and administrative committees, as assigned.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.

Knowledge Of:

• Federal and state laws and state regulations related to unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment based on all protected categories, including Title II, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADEA, ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Clery Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
• Best practices as related to institutions of higher education compliance with Title IX and VAWA.
• Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and project management.
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
• Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs and operational needs of the assigned functions.
• Record-keeping principles and procedures.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
• English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
• Techniques for effectively representing the College in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Techniques for providing a high-level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and College staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

• Conduct comprehensive investigations of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment allegations with objective findings and recommendations related to law and legal precedence.
• Participate in complaint and grievance processes and hearings.
• Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services.
• Develop and conduct training and education programs pertaining to Title IX, unlawful discrimination, and sexual harassment investigations, resolutions, and prevention.
• Ensure proper and timely resolution of personnel issues and conflicts.
• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
• Deal appropriately with confidential information and exercise good judgment on sensitive matters.
• Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.
• Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
• Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
• Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
• Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two (2) full time equivalent years of related experience in conducting investigations and resolution of concerns and complaints that may include conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, complaint screening, interviewing, assessment, consultation, and advice.

Equivalencies:


Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in a higher education setting preferred, public higher education highly preferred
• Experience in Title IX, Unlawful Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation complaints and/or grievance investigation and resolution

License(s) & Other Requirements:
The incumbent may periodically be required to get to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Environment:
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various College and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Hazards:


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been livescanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for livescan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees - 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 Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: http://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/2014ASRFinal.pdf

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Examination Requirements:


Typing Certificate Requirements:


Application Procedure:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on March 21, 2017 are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions (if applicable) have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Inquiries/Contact:

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Human Resources for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance. TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Conflict of Interest

Cancel RTF Policy:
We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.

To apply, visit: https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/



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