Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer/Title IX Coordinator (29842)

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Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Mount St. Joseph University - Cincinnati, OHPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level Graduate DegreeJob Category EducationDescription The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer/Title IX Coordinator (CDIO) provides leadership in the development and implementation of strategies to achieve the University’s goals related to diversity and inclusion while working collaboratively to ensure implementation and execution of strategies across the campus community. He or she will provide oversight and facilitation of the University’s Title IX compliance, awareness, training, and procedures and serve as the primary advisor to the President and other University leaders on matters related to diversity, inclusion, and equity – offering consultation on both internal and external issues and opportunities.

The CDIO is part of the Office of the President and reports directly to the President. The CDIO works closely with leaders of divisional, school, and departmental units to support and promote the University’s Mission and its diversity and inclusion goals, including those set forth in its Transformation 2025 Strategic Plan: (1) increasing the enrollment of diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations; (2) developing specific opportunities designed to increase engagement of AALANA and 1st generation students; (3) increasing all students’ experiences and understanding of diversity; (4) increasing diverse representation among faculty and staff; and (5) increasing multicultural competency of faculty and staff. The CDIO also develops metrics to measure the success of the University’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and makes periodic reports to all the University’s leadership and President’s Cabinet regarding progress toward reaching the University’s diversity and inclusion strategic goals.

The CDIO provides leadership for and serves as the chairperson of the University’s Council on Inclusive Excellence (“CIE”), which serves as an advisory committee to the CDIO on the development of policy and procedures for the University related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The CIE also recommends, and assists in the implementation of, actions, policies, and procedures that promote and maintain a culture of inclusive excellence in the University’s community. Finally, the CIE assists the CDIO in partnering with departments, offices, and organizations across campus and within the Greater Cincinnati community to better recruit, retain, and serve under-represented faculty, staff, and student populations.

As the Title IX Coordinator, the CDIO assumes the following responsibilities: (1) manage the University’s collection, analysis, and assessment of information to ensure compliance with Title IX, in collaboration with the General Counsel, Equal Opportunity Officer and Chief of Police/University Police Department; (2) maintain accurate records of all reports/complaints involving possible sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, and/or interpersonal violence for internal use and for purposes of Jeanne Clery Act compliance; (3) implement the University’s EO and Title IX Team process for Title IX reports/complaints; (3) manage and provide training for all members of the University’s EO and Title IX Team; (4) monitor outcomes from the Title IX process; (5) identify and address any patterns of concern related to sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence; (6) provide Title IX training, consultation, and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students; comply with all federal and State of Ohio guidelines for Title IX; and (7) prepare and disseminate educational materials that inform the campus community of the rights and responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff as they relate to Title IX.


  • Provides leadership to University divisions, schools, and departmental units for the development and implementation of strategies to achieve the University’s short and long-term diversity and inclusion goals.
  • Serves as the University’s primary resource on issues involving diversity and inclusion and how they relate to under-represented student, faculty, and staff.
  • Provides leadership at the University that fosters a culture of inclusion and equity, conveying the consistent message that every employee and student is responsible for promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity across the campus.
  • Supports all University departments, schools, and divisions by providing resources to help them assist under-represented student groups, with a successful transition to, matriculation at, and graduation from, the University.
  • Work in partnership with all divisions, schools, and departments to develop and support the implementation of strategies to recruit and retain students in under-represented groups, consistent with annual recruitment goals established by the University.
  • Under the direction of the Office of Human Resources, provides guidance and training on hiring and retention procedures and initiatives, as well as other benefits and opportunities for employees, to recruit, develop, and retain a more diverse and inclusive workforce at the University.
  • Collaborates regularly with the Division of Marketing and Communications to develop and ensure the existence of a robust on-line presence for the University in the areas of diversity and inclusion, across all platforms, as well as in other communication formats, as appropriate.
  • Manages University’s Title IX compliance, maintains relevant data, collaborates regularly with the Division of Marketing and Communications to develop and ensure that compliant Title IX information is available on-line and throughout the University, and works in partnership with the Equal Opportunity Officer and Chief of Police to ensure that accurate Title IX data is reported as required by applicable federal, state, and local laws.
  • Coordinates and implements campus-wide Title IX training for employees and students, in consultation with the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Human Resources, Wellness Center staff, the General Counsel, and/or other community members, as appropriate.
  • Manages the University’s compliance with all Ohio Department of Education Campus Safety and Sexual Crime Prevention initiatives.
  • Recruits, manages, and trains the EO and Title IX Team members, in consultation with the Equal Opportunity Officer, and coordinates the University’s Title IX investigatory procedure and process as needed.
  • Serves as the chairperson and coordinator of the University’s Council on Inclusive Excellence.
  • Identifies and embraces opportunities to engage in the Greater Cincinnati community, and to encourage and support students, faculty and staff to engage in the Greater Cincinnati community, at events, at programs, on boards, and in other organizations that focus on diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Primary Contacts: President, Provost, General Counsel, Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity Officer, Chief of Police, Division leaders, Faculty, Staff, Students, Dean of Students/Student Affairs staff, Office of Admissions staff, Athletics staff, Academic Deans, Career and Experiential Education staff, Alumni Engagement Office staff, Academic Performance staff, Project EXCEL staff, prospective students and their families, and currently enrolled students.

Supervision Exercised: 50% Administrative Assistant/possible Student Employee(s)

Supervision Received: Works toward defined goals and objectives developed through University-wide collaboration, consistent with the short and long-term goals of the University, and as approved by the University President. Plans and arranges own work. Reports to the University President.

Qualifications Education:

Master's Degree Required (preferably in college-student personnel, higher education administration, or counseling); earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree preferred.


Experience in education, strategic planning and implementation, management, and budget management, as well as strong collaboration, communication, organizational, and negotiating skills. Grant writing skills and experience preferred.

A demonstrated ability and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Specialized Training:

Knowledge related to issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity; experience working with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff; experience with Title IX compliance and training; and, ability to lead, educate, counsel, and influence others.

Skills, Attributes

Customer Service:

  • Exhibits a “quality service” orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions, demonstrating versatility and respect in working with persons and managing situations.
  • Adapts willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and Mount community needs and expectations; anticipates and identifies faculty, staff, and student needs.
  • Demonstrates high energy, enthusiastic positive approach to duties, and a commitment to the University’s Mission.
  • Serves as an ambassador to the University both internally and externally.

  • Communicates, cooperates, and collaborates well with others to achieve common Division, Department, and University goals.
  • Willingly assists in various other responsibilities as appropriate, across the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to work energetically to complete assignments in a timely and effective manner.
  • Supports and actively promotes the University’s Mission and Transformation 2025 Strategic Plan goals.

  • Takes immediate and independent action when necessary, assuming initiative for creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrates creativity and critical thinking in achieving goals and objectives.
  • Accomplishes tasks with follow-through to completion.

  • Possesses an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate enhancements of operations, job performance, and accomplishing results.
Work Environment, Physical Demands:

  • Computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks, with intermittent service interruptions; customer contact; confidentiality; detailed work.
To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references.

A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 9/21/2019
Application Due: 12/20/2019
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