Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: At Will
Director of Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator is responsible for writing, managing and implementing the University’s affirmative action plan; monitoring searches and leading efforts to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination; serves as Designated Officer and Title IX Officer for purposes of harassment and discrimination complaints.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides proactive campus-wide leadership, direction, and coordination in the areas of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and diversity;
Oversees the University’s comprehensive affirmative action plan and the implementation and revision of the University’s affirmative action plan in conjunction with federal, state, system and University needs;
Directs the generation and interpretation of reports required to monitor the progress of the University’s affirmative action program;
Directs the compilation of statistical data in compliance with mandated recordkeeping and reporting and action steps needed to address findings,
Evaluates efforts and results in pursuit of the affirmative action plan and reports on the progress of affirmative action goals.
Trains or oversees search committees/chairs and assists university leaders in achieving compliance with proper affirmative action processes and procedures and hiring processes;
Updates and ensures compliance with SCSU hiring policies and procedures;
Assists departments’ development of search and hiring strategies calculated to encourage an inclusive workforce; Oversees technical compliance, addresses managerial problems and insures appropriate process and flow of documentation during hiring process in conjunction with Human Resources;
Addresses allegations of policy and process violations, coordinating as appropriate, with HR director;
Monitors compliance with agreements, settlements, and resolutions related to discrimination.
Disseminates information regarding the University’s affirmative action goals and programs to appropriate supervisors and units so that all searches and hiring decisions work toward meeting affirmative action and equal employment opportunity objectives regarding recruitment and retention of under-represented groups
Trains and educates faculty, staff, and students about the Minnesota State and University’s discrimination and harassment policies;
Oversees training and appointment of investigators and decision makers as required in 1B.1.1
Acts as Designated Officer and Title IX Officer for purposes of harassment and discrimination complaints;
Determines whether allegations rise to the level of 1B.1 and 1B.3 Discrimination;
Advises faculty, staff and students regarding concerns of possible discrimination.
Partners with university leadership to advance SCSU commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Continuously coordinates, develops, conducts, implements and monitors DEI training programs, and evaluates their success in consultation with campus constituencies and relevant committees.
Serves as a resource to members of the campus community in implementing strategies and programs to promote diversity, equity and inclusion;
Partners with other campus leaders to develop policies, strategies, and programs to further strengthen the retention of faculty and staff of color, LGBT+ populations, women, and other marginalized populations consistent with the University’s nondiscrimination policy;
Advises the President on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, serves on university committees as directed by the president or designee;
Partners with offices, units and departments interested in developing diversity and nondiscrimination education programs in their own areas, and insures distribution of information and educational materials in these areas.
Master's degree in a related field
Minimum five years in higher education or public sector administering relevant programs and services with progressively broad affirmative action/diversity responsibilities.
Knowledge of current equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and discrimination laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and trends.
Demonstrable competency in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Experience communicating with federal and state compliance agencies.
In-depth understanding of general employment practices in a higher education setting with substantial union representation.
Knowledge of regulatory statutes including, but not limited to Title VII, Title IX, Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, FMLA, ADA, and FLSA.
Doctorate or terminal degree in higher education related field continued professional development in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Cultural competency and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students and staff in higher education.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and procedures, U.S. Code Title VII, IX , Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Clery Act (and the Campus Save Act), the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and VAWA requirements and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
Methods and techniques of facilitating small group processes for resolving problems and optimizing actions with diverse groups.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Complex report preparation.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including ADA requirements.
Skill and Ability To:
Conduct training and team building in EEO, Title VI, VII, Title IX, ADA, and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations, harassment prevention, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Teaching and training skills required;
Develop, coordinate, and implement recruitment programs in partnership with campus leaders that enhance staff diversity; Assists departments’ development of search and hiring strategies calculated to encourage an inclusive workforce;
Objectively and effectively investigate complaints of illegal discrimination, harassment, and other violations of rights relative to assigned program areas. Ability to affect resolution of complaints;
Demonstrated experience in designing and leading equity, diversity and affirmative action programs;
Successful experience in enabling the achievement of enhanced diversity at all levels of the organization; Ability to interact effectively with all levels of leadership;
Demonstrated experience in collaborative leadership, mediation or conflict resolution and working with numerous and varied campus and regional constituencies; Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs;
Prepare clear and concise administrative reports as required by the University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and federal government. Demonstrated experience in using various digital and web-based technologies, writing and implementing affirmative action plans; experience working with federal and state compliance agencies;
Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments; Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals;
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures; prepare and administer office budget;
Ability to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to prioritize and work well independently; and
Ability to communicate effectively with all university and external constituents.
Occasional overnight travel and flexible schedule to accommodate needs of the University.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
Why Work For Us
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Internal Number: 2482
About Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.