Director of Title IX, Equal Employment & Affirmative Action
The Director heads the Office of Title IX, Equal Employment & Affirmative Action (Title IX/EEAA) and leads campus efforts to prevent and respond to discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and discriminatory retaliation. The Director coordinates campus nondiscrimination, affirmative action and equal opportunity programs that strive to exceed legal requirements and fulfill the equity, fairness, and diversity goals of the University. The Director serves as the campus Title IX Officer. Supported by the Assistant Director and Deputy Title IX Officer, the Title IX Officer is responsible for campus implementation of the University of California Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) and for campus efforts to prevent and remediate all forms of sex- and gender-based discrimination and harassment. Title IX/EEAA is part of the Chief Compliance unit, a team of compliance and ethics professionals, auditors, investigators, and affirmative action and equity specialists dedicated to the UC Ethical Values of integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect. The Director reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer, with a dotted line to the UC Systemwide Title IX Director. The Director provides strategic guidance, advice and subject-matter expertise to senior administrators and other campus constituencies, and acts as campus liaison on related matters to regulators, the UC Office of the President and the community. This position supports the advocacy efforts of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, faculty, staff and in particular, the Chief Diversity Officer, as part of the broad UC commitment to equity and diversity. The Office of Title IX/EEAA works as part of a cross-campus team of investigators to address reports and complaints including through early resolution and formal investigation under established UC and campus policies and procedures. The Director is responsible for overseeing resolution of complaints of discrimination, harassment, and SVSH violations. The Director, in collaboration with campus partners, develops and delivers campus-wide harassment prevention and anti-discrimination education and awareness programs, including Title IX training for faculty, staff and students.
**All applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.** **Candidates invited to interview will be required to submit a Statement of Diversity.** **Candidates invited to interview may be asked to submit work samples and/or provide a presentation to campus stakeholders.**
**This position is considered open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020. Applicants applying between the dates of 4/08/2020 – 4/15/2020 will be placed in the “expressions of interest pool”, but those applications will be download and considered during the first review of applicants.**
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or relevant advanced degree. Preferred
Professional certification. Preferred
Minimum of 5 years of experience with discrimination and harassment laws (Title VII, Title VI, Title IX, ADA, etc.). Required
8 - 13 years of related experience. Required
Minimum of 5 years experience at an institution of higher education or a relevant governmental entity. Preferred
Ability to travel to business related conferences, trainings seminars. Required
Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing about specific compliance and ethics program issues and risk areas. Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Strong interpersonal skills including negotiation and communication; able to reach across a wide variety of audiences for different areas of ethics and compliance.
Ability to provide effective management and supervision of a specific program within the ethics and compliance functions.
Expert knowledge of the complexities of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in the postsecondary setting.
Expert knowledge of best practices and methodologies for conducting investigations, including interviewing, gathering and analyzing evidence, and writing investigation reports; demonstrated advanced expertise managing subordinate staff who conduct investigations, as well as effectively managing external investigators.
Expert knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, case law, and guidance related to discrimination and harassment in the educational and employment setting, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, FEHA, ADA/Rehabilitation Act, ADEA and Age Discrimination Act.
Demonstrated skill, sensitivity and experience interacting with students, faculty, staff and other constituents who are diverse in characteristics such as age, education level, race, gender identity and expression, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner.
Demonstrated understanding of the relevance of trauma in the context of sexual violence (for example, the neurobiology of trauma and trauma-informed investigation techniques).
Advanced written and oral communication skills; builds rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way; listens attentively.
Ability to objectively evaluate evidence and make fair findings regarding disputed issues and topics, applying legal and policy standards as informed by relevant case law, regulatory guidance, and UC values.
Excellent judgment and ability to work well as part of a team, including collaboration with diverse university units and others.
Has advanced knowledge of the compliance and ethics profession, theories, and standards.
Requires knowledge of policies, practices and systems; human and other resource planning, analytical and comprehensive project management skills.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.