TITLE Director, Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1691
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
The Director, Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the University's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Compliance Programs by serving as the University’s Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, and works to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations (e.g., Executive Order 11246, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act of 1974, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2022 (“VAWA”), and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978) across the University system. The Director, Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator serves as a liaison with the vice presidents, members of the Academic Leadership Council, and other Missouri State University administrators in monitoring and recommending policies and procedures regarding equal employment and educational opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. The Director functions independently within the guidelines of the University's personnel policies and regulations, coordinates with all appropriate unit heads, and exercises considerable judgment and initiative in planning, organizing, and completing assignments.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree is required. A J.D., PhD, EdD, or a Master’s degree in an applicable field is preferred (e.g., Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Social Work).
Experience: At least five years of affirmative action/equal opportunity management experience, demonstrating increased leadership responsibilities over time, is required. At least three (3) years of experience conducting investigations into allegations of discrimination on the basis of a protected class is required. At least three (3) years of experience in Affirmative Action Program development is required. Thorough knowledge of Equal Opportunity laws and regulations (including Title VII, Title IX, and the ADA), and corresponding enforcement agencies, is required. Knowledge of discrimination experienced by specific protected classes, as identified by federal and state enforcement agencies, is required. Experience developing and presenting educational/training programs is required. Experience supervising, training, and leading exempt and non-exempt level professionals is required, preferably in the areas of AA/EO/Title IX. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and Title IX experience in higher education is strongly preferred.
Skills: Ability to develop and implement educational programs and operational procedures in response to affirmative action and equal opportunity needs is required. Strong, interpersonal, writing and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within a university environment are required. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma, is required. Strong organizational skills are required. Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment is required. Ability to oversee caseloads, and supervise others who are managing caseloads, in a manner that ensures prompt, effective, and equitable conclusions, is required. Computer competency is required. Ability to use computer systems to: communicate, develop educational and operational materials, track complaints, create/submit institutional and federally required reports, and operate applicant and employee databases is required. Strong quantitative skills are required, particularly those required to oversee the University’s Affirmative Action Program. Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Ability to collaborate across University departments is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Ensures University compliance with applicable Equal Opportunity (EO) and Affirmative Action (AA) laws and regulations and coordinates the University’s Title IX compliance efforts (including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate policies, procedures, and practices designed to ensure compliance).
2. Develops and manages the University's Equal Opportunity Program and Affirmative Action Plan.
3. Ensures timely investigation and resolution of reports of discrimination and harassment based on a protected class, involving members of the University system, by processing complaints in accord with the Discrimination Complaint and Investigation Procedures (Op1.02-2) and the Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure Policy (Op1.02-11). Advises complainants of available options outside the University.
4. Travels to the University’s West Plains and Mountain Grove campuses as needed.
5. Oversees the provision of training for University employees as it relates to EO / AA issues, including Title IX.
6. Maintains a cooperative working relationship on matters pertaining to the University's Affirmative Action Program by serving as the University's liaison with internal and external constituents.
7. Maintains a comprehensive case management system that includes all reported complaints of discrimination based on a protected class.
8. Collaborates with the University’s Department of University Safety to ensure accuracy in reporting annual crime statistics, as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.
9. Oversees the monitoring of intercollegiate participant rosters and resources to ensure compliance with Title IX.
10. Oversees the maintenance of the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance webpage.
11. Provides administrative oversight and supervision of the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance.
12. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
13. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer.
14. Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Director, Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator reports to and receives administrative supervision from the General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer. The Director, Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator supervises professional staff, clerical staff, graduate assistants, and student workers.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCESREVISED SEPTEMBER 2022