Equal Opportunity and Title IX Officer

Location
Portland, Maine
Salary
The salary range is competitive and will be based on qualifications and experience.
Posted
Aug 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full-time, regular, exempt position

The University of Maine System is seeking to fill a position as Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office.  This role reports into HR leadership, specifically to the University of Maine System (UMS) Director of the Equal Opportunity Center of Excellence (EO COE).  

 

Primary Purpose of Position

A. Systemwide:

Provides consultation and support to 3-4 assigned campuses in order to ensure compliance around discriminatory or harassing behavior protected under federal and state laws, regulations, guidelines and University policies regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the American with Disabilities Act, Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act and any other federal or state anti-discrimination laws or regulations.

B. University of Southern Maine:

Primary responsibility for campus compliance and training  around discriminatory or harassing behavior protected under federal and state laws, regulations, guidelines and University policies regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the American with Disabilities Act, Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act and any other federal or state anti-discrimination laws or regulations.

Essential Duties

A: Systemwide

1. Respond to requests from assigned campuses for consultation and assistance regarding equal opportunity, Title IX, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the American with Disabilities Act, Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act and any other federal or state anti-discrimination laws or regulations.

2. Performs other job-related duties as assigned

B: University of Southern Maine

1. Assists Vice Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs, and Managers in identifying, resolving and preventing equal employment opportunity and Title IX complaints.

2. Acts as Title IX Coordinator for campus and oversees the work of the campus Title IX deputy coordinators

3. Identifies, develops, and presents/oversees training on EO issues.

4. Participates on campus committees which are appropriate to EO issues and goals

5. Performs intake, informal resolution, and appeals duties in accordance with the System’s Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure in consultation with the Director of EO-COE and the Investigation’s Coordinator for UMS.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Dotted line oversight to 1-3 persons

Reporting Relationship

Director of the Equal Opportunity Center of Excellence (EO COE)

 

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  1. A Master’s degree from an accredited institution and/or a minimum of four years related experience , preferably in a public institution of higher education with duties and responsibilities related to compliance, investigations, programming, diversity, employment and student practices
  1. Comprehensive knowledge of Equal Opportunity policies, laws and regulations. 
  1. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse population
  1. Ability to set strategic direction and design and implement effective policies and programs.  Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  1. Able to professionally and ethically handle highly sensitive and confidential matters
  1. Computer proficiency including MS Office, online training platforms, Maxient, etc.

Other Information: The salary range is competitive  and will be based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.   Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents.  In addition, the UMS retirement program provides a 10% employer contribution.   The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.

 

 

 

Review of applications begins immediately.  To ensure first phase consideration, materials should be submitted by September 21, 2017.  Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the University. Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position.”  You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications.  You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

The successful applicant is subject to background screening.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.