Sr Assoc Vice President for Equity
Job Title: Sr Assoc Vice President for Equity
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8766
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Responsible for and overseeing compliance with the all elements of the Title IX Educational Amendments of 1972 and the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. Supervise the timely planning and completion of investigations and response to alleged violations of sexual misconduct investigations and sex discrimination involving students, faculty, and staff. Review and advise on investigation reports and letters, as well as hearing and appeal determinations and recommendations. Collect and analyze cases, data, and trends related to discrimination and sexual misconduct complaints, determinations and trainings. Generate Annual Report required under Sexual Misconduct Policy, as well as similar reports related to discrimination cases. Develop plans for programs, services, education and assessment of Title IX programs and prevention efforts, including sexual misconduct prevention training. Oversee the development of programs and services that directly complement the mission and strategic goals of the university and the Division of Student Affairs. Recruit, train, develop, and supervise staff and graduate students according to Human Resource guidelines and policies in order to provide exceptional programs and services for the university and specifically for our students. In consultation with other university offices, develop and implement Title IX training programs for students, faculty, and staff. In consultation with other university offices, provide leadership in the development and implementation of ongoing campus-wide climate surveys to assess the university community’s overall understanding of sexual misconduct and gender-based issues and trends, and to assist in developing programs and responses. Advise and collaborate with the offices of Student Affairs, Human Resources, Provost, deans and others, as appropriate, on the status of initiatives, case management trends, and challenges regarding sexual misconduct and Title IX compliance. (40%)Regularly attend sexual misconduct prevention trainings, including discrimination / harassment and Title IX trainings to ensure compliance with investigative standards and continuously identify and integrate best practices as they relate to sexual misconduct and Title IX compliance. (10%)Manage and oversee the timely completion of investigations of and response to alleged violations of employment-related and education-related equal opportunity laws, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation investigations involving faculty, students and staff. Implement and manage processes for investigations related to equity and discrimination issues. Accountable for ensuring that all processes are in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, provide for effective integration of investigations, minimize the organization's business risk and legal liability and effectively promote problem resolution. Manage the quality and consistency of investigations and resolution of formal and internal charges of discrimination. Exercise intervention as needed to reduce any bottlenecks in the efficient and timely completion of individual investigations. Assure appropriate coordination and preparation in dealing with university’s general counsel, external counsel and government agencies. Review and advise on investigation reports and letters, as well as hearing and appeal determinations and recommendations. Maintain compliance with findings and recommendations in determinations and outcome letters. Oversee the tracking and monitoring of cases, data, and trends related to discrimination complaints, determinations and trainings. Oversee staff and faculty ADA accommodation process to ensure compliance with reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Serve as the university’s Section 504 Coordinator. Generate reports related to discrimination cases. Prepare annual report on sexual misconduct, discrimination and ADA complaints/concerns brought forward during the academic year for faculty. Submit expunged report to the Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the Faculty Senate. (50%)
- Experience and/or training with Title IX, sexual discrimination and harassment investigations, resolutions, and prevention. Ability to effectively supervise and provide direction to staff on projects and issues. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage sensitive and confidential information/communication. Effective project management, organizational and analytical skills. Must have sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines in approaching responsibilities. Experience in participating in complaint and grievance processes and hearings. Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with diverse constituencies. Experience in developing and conducting training and education programs. Demonstrated knowledge of laws and regulations related to Title IX and sexual harassment, discrimination and/or misconduct. Knowledge of laws and regulations related to affirmative action / OFCCP and discrimination based on all protected categories and all community members, including Title VI, Title VII, ADEA, ADA/Section 504.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face. Proficient in Microsoft office products; Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.