Senior Associate for Institutional Diversity and Equity
Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located on the Boardwalk, just steps from the beach. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971 and is planning its 50th anniversary. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu
The Senior Associate for Institutional Diversity and Equity reports to the Chief Officer for Institutional Diversity and Equity. Under general supervision of the Chief Officer for Institutional Diversity, the Senior Associate is responsible for several equity, diversity, inclusion, and ethics activities in support of the missions of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity and the University. The essential functions of the Senior Associate position are in the following major areas which include, but may not be limited to:
- Assist the Chief Officer in updating the University's Affirmative Action Plan and implementing programs.
- Assist the Chief Officer in ADA/504 coordination, as well as Title VI and Title VII coordination.
- Collaborate with the Office of Human Resources in overseeing faculty and exempt staff searches.
- Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator in support of the office's and University's Title IX efforts.
Diversity and Inclusion
- Assist the Chief Officer in institutional diversity & inclusion efforts.
- Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students on institutional diversity and inclusion efforts.
Education, Prevention and Training
- Develop and deliver education programs on equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Work with online commercial training vendors.
- Assist the Ethics Liaison Officer in ensuring the University's compliance with the New Jersey State Ethics Law.
- Serve as Alternate Ethics Liaison Officer.
- May conduct investigations into complaints of discrimination, along with preparing detailed written, confidential investigative reports.
- Follow established processes for investigating complaints of discrimination
Other duties may include, but not be limited to:
- Serve on various committees, particularly those related to the work of the office.
- Prepare office reports, as requested.
- May lead and assign work to office staff persons.
- Able to work some evenings and weekends, as necessary.
- The ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.
Required Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
- Bachelor's Degree in related field from an accredited institution.
- Minimum of 5+ years of experience in diversity, equity and inclusion that includes AA/EO compliance, with a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and other state and federal employment discrimination laws.
- Experience with collecting, organizing, analyzing, and using affirmative action plan data.
- Proven experience in handling assignments and projects to completion in a timely manner.
- Technologically proficient, including the use of laptop, I-pad, desktop, and office software and technologies.
- Master's or Terminal Degree in related field preferred.
- Experience working in higher education strongly preferred.
- Experience conducting fact-finding investigations into claims of discrimination and handling highly sensitive and confidential information.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, and administrators) with diplomacy and tact.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs.
- Proven problem-solving and program development skills.
- Superb written and oral communication skill; strong organization and planning skills.
- Proven time management skills and ability to prioritize and work with deadlines.
Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.
Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.com. Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.
- A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
- A current résumé or curriculum vitae
- A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
- All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
- Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
- In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
- Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/documents/crime-stats/2018AnnualReport.pdf. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
- Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.