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Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity & Title IX

University of North Texas

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Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Title: Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity & Title IX

Employee Classification: Asst Dir, Equal Opportunity

Campus: University of North Texas

Division: UNT-VP Finance & Admin

SubDivision-Department: UNT-Equal Opportunity Office

Department: UNT-Equal Opportunity Office-210100

Job Location: Denton

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

FTE: 1.000000

Retirement Eligibility:

About Us - Values Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year. We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team. Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at

Department Summary

Join Equal Opportunity & Title IX as we partner with the University of North Texas (UNT) faculty, staff, and the local community to uphold an environment free of discrimination and harassment that promotes UNT student success in a global marketplace.

As one of Texas’ largest Universities, UNT is a 500-acre campus located in Denton, Texas, approximately 39 miles from the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the U.S., Dallas/Fort Worth. UNT is home to over 40,000 students and employs over 11,000 faculty and staff members.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Position Overview

Equal Opportunity & Title IX (within the Division of Finance & Administration at the University of North Texas) is seeking to hire an Assistant Director to join our team. This position is responsible for receiving, triaging, and investigating discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct complaints from University employees, students, and community members based on protected status within the University. This position also delivers training across campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in related field and five years' of related professional experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- At least two years of demonstrated professional experience conducting investigations.
- Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving, and interviewing.
- Exposure to nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations (e.g., Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Clery Act, and VAWA) and federal and state rules and regulations related to EEO/AA programs.
- Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including skill in writing grammatically correct, concise, and logical analytical reports to convey complex issues.
- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills including the demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of complex complaints.
- Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral, sensitive manner.

Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of or professional experience conducting investigations related to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and/or discrimination in a higher-education setting or other related field.
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations orally and in writing, and demonstrated public-speaking experience.
- Demonstrated commitment to working with and for multicultural populations.
- Thorough understanding of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations (e.g., Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Clery Act, and VAWA) and federal and state rules and regulations related to EEO/AA programs.
- Experience with the preparation of reporting for the Affirmative Action Plan, including retrieving and editing data and creating reports such as the workforce analysis, adverse impact analysis, applicant flow, etc.

Required License/Registration/Certifications

Job Duties:

  • Performs discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct (including TIX) investigations; functions as the office point of contact for inquires and walk-ins; consults with Assistant Vice President as needed to respond to consultations, prepares clearly written investigative reports making final determinations in investigations with minimal supervision.
  • Coordinates interim measures and accommodations with complainants, respondents, the Survivor Advocate office, and other relevant University offices, departments, and personnel as needed.
  • Works with the Dean of Students Office to coordinate student programs related to the University's Title IX efforts, religious accommodations, and other related matters.
  • Adeptly delivers EO/TIX training programs across campus, including antidiscrimination, sexual misconduct, EO/TIX managerial essentials, and search committee training with in person or online formats.
  • NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The successful candidate may perform other job related duties as assigned, and those duties may change over time in accordance with the ongoing needs of the department.

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8am-5pm (with some remote flexibility)

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a Security Sensitive Position.

Special Instructions:


For information regarding our Benefits, click here.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit -- and takes actions to prevent -- discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates complaints of discrimination and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose any form of harassment or discriminatory practice, file a charge or report, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.


Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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