Director, Civil Rights Compliance & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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Director Civil Rights Compliance/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equity & Diversity

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking a Director of Civil Rights Compliance/Deputy Title IX Coordinator to serve within the Office of Equity & Diversity (OED). OED is part of the Division of Diversity and Engagement and fulfills an important compliance function by working with various legal mandates by the state and federal governments and university policies related to civil rights, equal employment, and affirmative action.  OED provides leadership and services that support a culture of inclusivity, respect and accountability.

Reporting to the associate vice chancellor of diversity & engagement/executive director of the Office of Equity & Diversity, the director serves as the senior investigator, the deputy Title IX coordinator and a member of OED's senior leadership team. As a member of the senior leadership team, the director assists in the establishment of goals, initiatives, training, priorities, policies, and strategic planning for Knoxville area units (UT-Knoxville, UT Space Institute, UT Institute of Agriculture, UT Foundation, Institute for Public Service, Athletics and UT System) Civil Rights compliance.  

Primary areas of functionality and accountability:

Leadership & Management: The director will oversee, manage and lead a team of assistant directors/investigators with regard to formal and informal resolutions of complaints of discrimination and harassment. It is critical that the director manage timely and thorough equal employment and civil rights related formal and informal resolutions from intake through issuance of the final report.

Writing & Reporting: The director will be accountable for developing professionally written, comprehensive, accurate, detailed, unbiased reports that include a summary of facts, conclusions and recommendations for corrective or mitigative action. Reviews investigators’ reports to evaluate, edit and ensure clarity, sound analysis and reasonable conclusions and outcomes.

Operations: The director will manage the daily operations of OED’s formal and informal resolutions team and represent of the office across the university via committees, working groups and task forces.  The director conducts mediations and informal interventions to assist units in moving beyond the source of conflict. The position will assist the AVC/Executive Director in interpreting University obligations under Titles VI, VII and IX, the ADA and ADEA as well as other state and federal civil rights regulations and guidelines.

Educational Development: The director assists with development and delivery of equity and accessibility programs. The position will support content creation to inform constituents about investigative procedures and processes, the rights and responsibilities of parties and applicable policies.



Qualifications
Required Education & Experience:

A doctoral degree (JD, Pd.D, Ed.D) and experience typically gained by 6 years professional experience OR a master’s degree and experience typically gained by 10 years professional experience.

Preferred Experience:

    Higher education experienceProfessional licensure (law, mediation, etc)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Exemplary writing skills.Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to function in a team environment (collaborate, contribute, and take direction).Ability to self-direct, work independently, and take ownership.Ability to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality, exercise sound judgment, and maintain effective working relationships.Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in a higher education environment.Knowledge of state and federal civil rights guidance, laws, and best practices as applied in a higher education setting.Ability to gather, analyze, and report (orally and in writing) facts, information, and conclusions.
For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Brooke Swart, Executive Recruiter ([email protected]).

 



Job: Executive/Administrative
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Office Of Equity & Diversity
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 22, 2022, 1:21:09 PM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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