Director, EOAA and Title IX Coordinator
Director, EOAA and Title IX Coordinator
Department: Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Office
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 04/28/2021
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS064P
About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Director, EOAA and Title IX Coordinator serves as a partner to various sectors of the campus community with responsibility for monitoring, managing, and supporting policies and initiatives related to discrimination and harassment, retaliation, sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, and equal opportunity and affirmative action (Titles VI, VII, IX and ADA 504/policies), with the goal of improving the campus climate. Additionally, the Director provides policy expertise and support in civil rights law, including Affirmative Action and equal opportunity laws, to help ensure compliance with applicable regulations and implementation of best practices.
The Director aligns and integrates high-quality educational programming and training in all the above areas for various members of the campus community to ensure community members understand their compliance rights and responsibilities and procedures. This position reports to the Vice President for Technology and Human Resources, a Senior Officer of the College.
- Manages the Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative
Action (EOAA), supervises the Assistant Director of EOAA and an
Office Specialist, and provides the framework within which the
faculty director of affirmative action responds to complaints
- Ensures comprehensive educational and training initiatives are
developed and delivered and provides technical expertise and
guidance in support of the College's commitment and obligations
under Title IX, Title VII, Title VI, ADA 504, the Clery Act, and
other federal and state laws. Oversees periodic review and
implementation of the College's Affirmative Action
- Oversees investigations of complaints of discrimination or
harassment brought by students, employees, and the public.
Recruits, trains and manages investigators, adjudicators, advisors
for all Title IX and EOAA cases.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge and understanding of relevant
state and federal laws, regulations, and trends in the field of
higher education. Serves as a liaison to government officials in
areas relevant to the role. Prepares, in collaboration with other
College stakeholders, annual statistical reports to state and
federal agencies, President, Board of Trustees, and others in the
campus community on incidences of sexual offense and claims of
discrimination or harassment.
- Leads or serves on committees to provide subject matter
expertise and facilitate necessary changes across the institution,
including the College's Committee on Inclusion & Equity.
Co-chairs the College's Compliance Working Group to provide
expertise in civil rights law.
- Serves as Title IX Coordinator and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Serves as Clery Compliance Officer and, as such, prepares the College's Annual Security Report in collaboration with other college stakeholders and oversees protocols for issuing timely warnings.
- Master’s degree or equivalent experience or certification
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience
in equal opportunity /affirmative action, employee relations, human
resources, or closely related field.
- Experience in education.
- Skills in collaboration, managing change, and building
consensus; strong conflict resolution, de-escalation, and mediation
- Current knowledge of relevant state and federal laws pertaining
to education, employment, labor, equal opportunity and affirmative
action, including Titles VI, VII, IX and ADA.
- Ability to set strategic direction and design and implement
effective policies and programs.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and
in writing, with strong attention to detail.
- Ability to gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts,
evidence, data, and other information in order to draw reasonable
and fair conclusions and make sound decisions and
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Strong organizational skills, with supervisory experience
- Knowledge of online training platforms and EOAA software and reporting systems.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/1879.