The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Engagement within the Division of the Office of The President, invites applications for the Full Time (1.0 FTE) position of Equity Associate. The designated working location is negotiable within the state of Oregon and must include the ability to frequent all Oregon Tech campuses in-person, as required.
The position of Equity Associate reports to Oregon Tech’s Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Engagement/Title IX Coordinator. Equity Associates are primarily responsible for conducting and/or overseeing discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment covered by Title IX and Oregon Tech policy) investigations occurring on Oregon Tech properties or involving parties under Oregon Tech’s scope of authority. The Equity Associate assists in receiving, screening, and investigating allegations of discrimination based on protected-class status; sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, including stalking and intimate partner violence; and allegations of retaliation related to such allegations. Equity Associates conduct investigations which typically culminate in a detailed, unbiased written report outlining factual findings and a determination of whether material allegations have been substantiated by a preponderance of the information gathered. Informal complaints or requests for technical assistance are also often triaged or addressed by an Equity Associate, often collaborating with other departments such as the offices of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Athletics, and Human Resources when involving members of those departments. Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Title IX Coordinator in reviewing related policies and procedures; drafting or reviewing template documents; reviewing and updating website content; planning and facilitating student and employee training and educational events; coordinate with the Office of Student Involvement and Belonging in planning awareness programs and campus communications; speaking with student organizations and clubs; coordinating with the Student Affairs on providing support measures to student complainants and respondents, and other DICE/Title IX office duties as needed.
Oregon Tech holds that the presence and sharing of diverse backgrounds and experiences results in a stronger and more complete educational and work experience, enriching all members of the campus community. Higher education is incomplete without real understanding and appreciation of the human differences that make individuals and groups unique. The Oregon Tech administration strongly recognizes and believes that a diverse academic environment fosters mutual understanding, interpersonal and individual respect, cultural awareness, harmony, and creativity, while providing necessary role models for all students.
It is the policy of Oregon Tech that all persons shall be treated equally and fairly, and an environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment shall be maintained. The University expressly prohibits discrimination based on race, color, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other consideration not directly and substantively related to effective performance; and in compliance with all relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations. This commitment includes taking affirmative action in employment decisions and practices; promoting discourse and activity which seek to enhance campus diversity and which mirrors the pluralism of our society; ensuring prompt and impartial consideration of any discrimination complaint; and equitably resolving any such complaint found to have merit.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of specialization (Social work, Sociology, Psychology, criminology, law, etc.) and two (2) years or more of experience conducting investigations or resolving equity based complaints, or six (6) years of experience conducting investigations, or a Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis
- Ability to complete 40 hours of Title IX and/or EO/AA training within first 6 months of hire
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills
- Willing and able to accommodate occasional travel and work that may occur during weekend/evening hours
- Ability to effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds
- Knowledge of trauma-informed investigation techniques
- Experience conducting trauma-informed investigations relating to Title IX and/or sexual assault/sexual violence
- Experience conducting equity investigations
- Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements, laws, and guidelines (e.g., Title IX, Title VII, FERPA, Campus Sexual Violence Act (SaVE Act), the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Clery Act, etc.)
- Ability to demonstrate effective conflict resolution/de-escalation skills and the ability to determine mutually acceptable solutions for difficult problems with competing interests
- Current Title IX Investigator or Coordinator certification
Special Instructions to Applicant
Initial review of applications will begin on August 31, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.
To apply, visit: https: Oregon Institute of Technology Portal | Equity Associate (oit.edu)
Then, upload the following elements to your application:
- Cover Letter
- Transcripts (Unofficial)
- Letter of Recommendation
- Professional References List
- Other Document
Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources.