Managing Director, Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator

Montana State University
Montana, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Managing Director, Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator

General Statement
The Montana State University Office of Institutional Equity supports the University's goals by promoting an inclusive, diverse and supportive environment for external members of the campus community and our employees and students to excel regardless of their race, color, national origin (ancestry), sex, sexual preference/orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, marital or parental status, age, creed, religion or political beliefs, mental or physical disability, genetic information or status as a veteran.

The Office of Institutional Equity staff supports providing a climate that allows people to find opportunities to reach their full potential through awareness, education and training programs that promote individual responsibility toward acceptance and recognition of all persons regardless of culture or ethnic backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Lead efforts across the University ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as they relate to anti-discrimination laws and policies.
2. Oversee and coordinate the development and delivery of university-wide education, training and outreach programming related to anti-discrimination laws and policy, including Title IX. Provide leadership for campus-wide initiatives that work to transform the campus culture and advance inclusivity, gender equity, and opportunities for individuals from traditionally under represented populations.
3. Conduct, coordinate and ensure the timely completion of the University's response to and investigation of complaints pursuant to anti-discrimination laws and policies, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, including but not limited to forms of protected class harassment and discrimination.
4. Draft investigation reports, and supervise the drafting of investigation reports by investigators.
5. Serve as the central resource for all constituencies on issues related to protected class discrimination, harassment and Title IX. Provide training and support for deans and department heads during faculty searches, tenure proceedings and promotion reviews to advance an equitable and diverse faculty on campus.
6. Develop and implement a long-┬Čterm vision for the University around programs, services, education and assessment of Title IX programs and prevention efforts, including but not limited to sexual harassment and sexual violence, dating and intimate partner violence and stalking.
7. Advise and collaborate with the offices of the Division of Student Success, Human Resources, Provost, Deans and Department Heads and others as appropriate, on the status of initiatives, case management trends, challenges and resource needs.
8. Develop and maintain knowledge of laws, regulations, and case law related to discrimination and harassment based on all protected categories and applying to all campus stakeholders including, but not limited to obligations under Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, VAWA, ADA, and ADAAA.
9. Oversee, train, lead and collaborate with Deputy Title IX coordinators across the four campus system.

Secondary duties assigned to this position:
  • Position requires work outside of normal business hours, as needed.
  • Travel, both in and out of state, is required.

    Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
    1. Bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology, criminal justice, human resources, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant field.
    2. Demonstrated experience in analytical writing, writing complex plans, and/or project management.
    3. Progressively responsible experience working with people during high conflict situations such as employee/labor relations, student discipline, law enforcement proceedings.
    4. Demonstrated ability to lead, collaborate, problem solve and inspire individuals with differing interests and perspectives in a large and complex organization.
    5. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations, including title IX, Title VII, Title VI, ADA/Section 504, sexual harassment and other applicable laws and regulations.
    6. Demonstrated experience working with highly sensitive information and addressing the needs of a diverse community on sensitive topics in a complex organization.

    Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
    1. JD or Master's degree in human resources, criminal justice, or related field.
    2. Experience as a Title IX coordinator.
    3. Experience and/or training in responding to complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence as well as complaint investigation and resolution and grievances, etc.
    4. Experience participating in administrative hearings.
    5. Experience in higher education.

    The Successful Candidate Will
  • Demonstrate commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.
  • Investigate, analyze and resolve complaints, while maintaining objectivity and fairness.
  • Handle confidential and sensitive situations and matters with diplomacy and superior judgment.
  • Display sound judgment, be innovative and be a trusted advisor.
  • Demonstrate effective organization, planning, analytical and problem resolution skills.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to understand the needs of the campus and to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .