Full-Time Assistant Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Equity Ambassador

Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA

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Category:: Professional
Department:: Human Resources
Locations:: Haverhill, MA
Posted:: Sep 3, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 136345

Job Description:

POSITION: Full-Time Assistant Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Equity Ambassador; Human Resources, Haverhill Campus (Lawrence Campus as needed); 37.5 hours per week; Non-Unit Professional Position

Summary: The Assistant Director of Human Resources will be responsible for the daily operations and coordination of the Human Resources function and serve as the Title IX Coordinator and as an Equity Ambassador for the College.


Examples of Duties: (not intended to be an exhaustive list)

  1. Provides leadership in investigating and resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, including stalking and intimate partner violence, and related retaliation in accordance with the College's Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, & Diversity and in conjunction with Student Affairs if applicable.
  2. Exercise judgement regarding the resolution of Title IX complaints, including informal and formal investigations.
  3. Identifies that appropriate training for employees is conducted and information on the Colleges policies, procedures and resources are communicated and disseminated in accordance with the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Clery Act, etc. Utilizing the internal MOAT system for administration of certain trainings, for maximum effectiveness.
  4. Conduct prompt, equitable and impartial investigations into complaints, including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering, and assessing information relevant to the investigation; apply relevant policies, including Collective Bargaining Agreements, and make findings on basis of fact for each complaint. Exercise judgement regarding the resolution of complaints, including informal and formal investigations.
  5. Serve as secondary mediator to the Executive Director of HR for employees and supervisors on departmental issues/concerns. Identify and integrate best practices into HR practices and processes and in the complaint resolution process.
  6. Lead the annual and ongoing implementation of campus-wide Title IX training and prevention education for faculty, staff and students in conjunction with the office of Student Affairs.
  7. Assist the Office of Human Resources with the drafting and implementation of the HR Workplan and meeting strategic goals in support of College priorities including diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and improving efficiencies.
  8. Assist with facilitation of training for staff and faculty with interpretation of the Collective Bargaining Agreements. Develop and maintain positive relationships with college and union partners.
  9. Supports the Executive Director of HR in overseeing compliance with the required union information and reports per the collective bargaining agreements.
  10. Assistance with composing new or assist with implementation of current policies in collaboration with the HR Operations Specialist, Executive Director of Human Resources, and/or Vice Presidents and other college staff as necessary.
  11. Provides leadership in developing consistent employee relation standards and solutions for all employees.
  12. Compose and review departmental correspondence as necessary.
  13. Serve as liaison between the College and MA Community College Legal Counsel's Office on matters, as needed.
  14. Serve as the Grievance Hearing Officer when necessary.
  15. Assist with reclassification audits, including AFSCME and MCCC, as needed.
  16. Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of students, faculty, and staff.
  17. Serve on college committees as assigned.
  18. Supervise and support the day to day functions of recruitment/onboarding, benefits administration, policy development/design and administrative support personnel.
  19. Create an atmosphere of calm, be supportive of organizational awareness, assist with project management and model professional ethics and behaviors for all staff.
  20. Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received: Executive Director of Human Resources

Supervision Exercised: HR Generalist, HR Operations Specialist, HR Specialist, Clerk IV


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, extremely detail oriented, data driven, and a team player with the ability to work independently with minimum instruction. In addition, this individual will possess demonstrated knowledge in the following areas: operational leadership, project management, employee/labor relations, conflict resolution, classification and compensation and affirmative action/Title IX. In addition, the candidate must possess the following credentials and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, legal studies, public administration, business administration or a related field required, with a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources administration, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • Title IX investigation experience, or related experience with sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence required.
  • HR/CMS (Oracle/Peoplesoft) experience a plus.
  • Prior Massachusetts Community College experiences a plus.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Two years of supervisory experience of HR operations
  • Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all Northern Essex Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.


Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter & resume online.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing resumes immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled.

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Assistant Director of Human Resources, Elizabete Trelegan B-219,
978-556-3928/ [email protected] Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery


Northern Essex Community College, with campuses in Haverhill

and Lawrence, Massachusetts, was designated as New England’s

first Hispanic Serving Institution in 2001. We serve approximately

5,000 students each semester in the beautiful, historic Merrimack

Valley region of northeast Massachusetts.

Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on over a hundred pastoral

acres near Kenoza Lake and features the David Hartleb Technology

Center, the award-winning Behrakis Student One-Stop Center,

and more than $20 million in recent classroom and student area


Our urban Lawrence campus is centered around the new, stateof-

the-art $27 million El Hefni Health and Technology Center, as

well as the recently renovated Dimitry classroom building, the

Haffner-Fournier Education Center, and “The Hub,” home to our

“Communiversity” partnerships and Revolving Test Kitchen for

aspiring restauranteurs.

NECC has also recently completed construction of the Lupoli

Family Hospitality and Culinary Arts Institute at the The Heights

in downtown Haverhill, manages the MassHire Merrimack Valley

Career Centers, and, through our NECC Police Academy, has

become one of the largest providers of police education and

training in Massachusetts.

Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and

state parks along the coast and to nearby mountains, lakes, and ski

resorts in Maine and New Hampshire.

NECC is a college with an organizational culture that prizes

initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the

strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow

and improve. We are also committed to using evidence to guide

our planning and decision-making, and to closing equity gaps in

student success, wherever they exist.

These values are reflected in our Equity Imperative, the most

important of our strategic plan goals; in the creation of our new

Center for Equity and Social Justice; in decade-long affiliation

as a leader college with Achieving the Dream; in our work using

Appreciative Inquiry for planning; and in the recent successful

completion of our ten-year NECHE comprehensive self-evaluation

for accreditation.

NECC offers comprehensive programs of study leading to an

associate in arts degree, an associate in science degree, an

associate in applied science degree and certificates of program

completion. Students can select from over 60 different academic

programs of study and a wide array of non-credit corporate and

community education offerings.

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