Director and Title IX Officer

Bonny Doon, Santa Cruz County / Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County / Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Jan 24, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors

Director and Title IX Officer
Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

JOB #1404792

Starting Salary Range $80,000-$112,000 per year commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

The director of the discrimination, harassment prevention and investigations unit also serves as the campus Title IX and Sexual Harassment Officer. Reporting to the associate chancellor, the director will establish a newly reconfigured investigations unit within the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The new discrimination, harassment prevention and investigations unit will be responsible for investigations of all discrimination and harassment complaints and grievances for students, staff and academic employees and the public inclusive of those related to sexual assault.

The position demands working with the highest level of autonomy and independence and serves as a primary resource to campus senior management, other administrators and the broad campus community in discrimination and harassment matters, including sexual assault and sexual harassment.

The director conducts investigations and assigns and oversees investigations conducted by unit staff. The director and unit staff also respond on behalf of the University to discrimination and harassment charges filed with state and federal agencies and lead efforts to resolve such charges.

The director and the unit provide Title IX-related discrimination and harassment prevention training to campus constituency groups. The director is responsible for overseeing education programs for students, academic and staff employees including state-mandated sexual harassment prevention training for supervisors and other trainings mandated by UC and the state and/or federal government.

The director serves as the campus liaison and representative to UC Office of the President and UC systemwide efforts for matters related to Title IX, sexual harassment and sexual assault. The director is required to maintain an active knowledge of laws, regulations, and recent case law related to discrimination and harassment based on all protected categories and applying to all campus obligations and constituencies including but not limited to obligations under Title IX, Title VI, Title VII and the ADA.

Qualifications include (partial listing only):
-Demonstrated expertise and skill in exercising independent judgment in the assessment, investigation, and resolution of discrimination and harassment concerns. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and methodologies for conducting investigations, fact-finding and investigative interviewing.

- Demonstrated successful experience and skill in designing, developing and implementing successful training programs, plans, and services related to nondiscrimination and Title IX compliance. Ability to develop and present effective training programs for large and small groups for all constituencies as well as web based training.

- Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination law, including sexual harassment/Title IX, Title VI, Title VII and state FEHA. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant case law.

- Demonstrated cultural competency, ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with diverse constituencies including but not limited to senior administration, campus counsel, academic and staff employees including tenured faculty members, campus and regional police departments, students and members of the public including state and federal officials.

-Demonstrated leadership ability within a large complex organization.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 02-27-2014

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date. To receive full consideration applicants should submit a cover letter that includes: 1) statement of interest in the position and the UC Santa Cruz campus; 2) information that conveys how the applicant meets or exceeds the position requirements. The cover letter will serve as an initial writing sample. Contact for questions: Ciel Benedetto, (831) 459-3676,

Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.