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Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator

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Chatham University
Location
Chatham University, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator


Chatham University's Department of Student Affairs is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator. This role is a full-time, in-person position.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at: https://www.chatham.edu/mission-and-values/diversity-and-inclusion/index.html.


Position Summary:
The Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) & Title IX Coordinator plays an integral role in providing equity-minded guidance and support to undergraduates and graduate students at Chatham University. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs and serves as a key leader in the division of student affairs.

The Assistant Dean will develop and implement diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives and strategies intended to advance academic excellence within an inclusive, diverse, mutually respectful, and equitable university environment. As Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Dean is also responsible for ensuring compliance with Title IX regulations, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, and gender identity in education programs or activities.



Duties and Responsibilities:

DEI Initiatives:

  • Is a visible and accessible advocate for the promotion of DEI in all aspects of university life at Chatham.
  • Upholds Chatham's values of equity mindedness, intersectionality, trauma informed, expansive inclusivity, and restoration.
  • Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster Chatham's equity goals.
  • Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, laws and regulations, and best practices.
  • Mentors and advises Chatham students and focuses particularly on the concerns of students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds (e.g., students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, immigrant students, students of faith, veteran students, or students at the intersection of multiple forms of marginalization).
  • Leads or collaboratively contributes to DEI programs and initiatives at Chatham (examples of past programs include the RISE students of color retreat, BIPOC and Queer Family Dinners, Women of the World Retreat, intergroup dialogues, worldview pluralism initiatives, history and heritage celebrations, and identity-based graduations).
  • Instructs 1 section of SDE101: Strategies for Student Success in College during the fall semester and assists with curriculum development for the course.

Title IX & Non-Discrimination:

  • Develops, implements, and enforces policies and procedures related to Title IX and Nondiscrimination compliance.
  • Oversees university bias and discrimination grievances from students. Convenes key campus partners and ensure equitable institutional response.
  • Conducts thorough and impartial investigations into complaints of sex-based discrimination, harassment, or violence, to include interviewing parties involved, gathering evidence and making findings based on the investigation.
  • Provides training and programs to students, faculty, and staff to raise awareness about Title IX rights and responsibilities.
  • Maintains accurate records of Title IX complaints, investigations, and resolutions, to be submitted as reports to regulatory agencies as necessary.
  • Collaborates with other campus offices and departments, such as human resources, legal counsel, and campus safety, to ensure a coordinated response to Title IX matters.
  • Monitors ongoing compliance with Title IX regulations and stays informed about changes or updates to federal and state laws related to sex-based discrimination in education.
  • Regularly reviews and updates Title IX policies to ensure they align with current laws and best practices. Seeks feedback from the campus community to improve policies and procedures.
  • Responds promptly and effectively to reports of incidents covered by Title IX and provide support and resources to individuals affected by sex-based discrimination or violence.
  • Serves as an advocate for the rights of individuals affected by sex-based discrimination.
  • Engages the campus community to promote awareness of Title IX rights and resources.
  • Fosters partnerships with external organizations and agencies focused on preventing sex-based discrimination.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution (preferred: advanced degree in education, higher education, leadership, social work, criminal justice, law, or a related field).
  • 5 years of direct professional experience related to higher education DEI, Title IX, student conduct, campus safety, victim advocacy, criminal justice, and/or compliance in higher education.
  • In-depth understanding of Title IX regulations and resolution processes, Clery, and FERPA, and an ability to translate this knowledge into practical application.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including proven dispute resolution skills.
  • Thorough understanding of Title IX and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to sex-based discrimination in education.
  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work independently on concurrent projects under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of products (including OneDrive, Teams), experience using related software, and the ability to learn quickly new software and systems.


Salary Range:
$70,000 - $80,000. 40-hour work week.
Exact compensation based on candidate skills and experience.


How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via www.chatham.edu/careers (direct link is https://chatham.applicantpro.com/jobs/3241664) and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:

    Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the positionCurriculum Vitae or ResumeContact information for three professional references
All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Organization

About Chatham

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: health & sustainability; business & communication; and the arts & sciences. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science & Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Accreditation The University is accredited by the:

· Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

· Pennsylvania Department of Education

· Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification Program

· Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

· Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

· American Chemical Society

· American Psychology Association

· Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

· Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

· Council for Interior Design Accreditation

· Council on Social Work Education

· International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

· Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council

 

Mission Statement Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

Student Life Students at Chatham University immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. At Chatham University, you’ll find an academic and social environment where everyone, from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae/alumni networks to fellow students, cares about your future. The Office of Student Affairs at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of the campus community through a variety of programs and services. Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham University has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.

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