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Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Officer

Employer
Cabrillo College
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Legal Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Employment Type
Full Time
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Employment Opportunity

Cabrillo College is seeking a Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Officer, reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources and Labor Relations to p rovide leadership and centralized support to ensure District compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and other civil rights and equity requirements; plans, organizes and coordinates activities of assigned areas of the Human Resources department including civil rights and employee misconduct investigations, and compliance and training programs and activities as well as organizational development and employee relations.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary:
Full-time administrative/management assignment (225-day work year), 12 months per year, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with evenings and/or weekends as needed. Current eight-step schedule ranges from $82,543 to $116,146 per year. Salary placement is determined by documented education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $3,977 per year is provided to eligible employees. Position scheduled to begin as soon as possible, pending Governing Board ratification.

Initial Screening for this position will occur on Thursday, August 5th, 2021. The position will officially close on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

Benefits:
Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, vision (optional) life insurance, and short-term/long-term disability insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, PERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP). Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0.

Classified administrators are required to join the California Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) and as such must contribute 7% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Work-Life Balance:
This opportunity is a full-time (100%, 40 hours per week) assignment, 12 months per year. Cabrillo administrators enjoy a 225 day work schedule, which equates to an average of 20 self-selected non-work days, 15 set holidays, 3 individual responsibility days off annually. 12 days of sick leave accrue annually.

Cabrillo’s Commitment to Diversity :
The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2018. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and employees at all levels are provided opportunities to engage in participatory governance in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

Employees at Cabrillo College support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Develops programming and response protocols to support the District’s efforts in promoting equity and creating an inclusive campus environment.
  • Serves as the District’s Title IX Coordinator and Compliance Officer; plans and oversees District-wide programs and initiatives to ensure compliance with Title IX’s legal and regulatory requirements; develops, recommends and implements policies, procedures and training programs to meet compli­ance requirements; analyzes trends, patterns and possible systemic issues that may affect the college culture with regard to Title IX issues; develops and implements the Title IX prevention and awareness program with other District personnel and tracks completion of all mandatory training required of District employees.
  • Develops and coordinates implementation of outreach and educational campaigns to ensure the employee and student community understands the District’s obligations under Title IX and other state and federal laws and regulations; designs and publishes marketing and awareness informational materials; maintains the Title IX website and applicable social media platforms; publicizes applicable campus and community resources.
  • Develops curricula and other training materials and implements mandated training including training for AB 1825 sexual harassment prevention, child abuse and neglect mandated reporters, Title IX sexual violence prevention, unlawful discrimination and other EEO topics; delivers training sessions or identifies appropriate vendor-delivered training programs; schedules/deploys training to be completed; works with administrators and managers to ensure timely completion of mandated training by all applicable employees.
  • Receives and reviews complaints alleging unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual vio­lence and other complaints and alleged violations; conducts intake interviews; explains reporting options and resources; oversees, trains and coordinates the work of investigators assigned to conduct investigations of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct matters; ensures timely, impartial investigations; prepares comprehensive reports of findings of fact and recommendations for appropriate remedies within mandatory dead­lines; may conduct compliant mediations between parties as warranted.
  • Performs case management services including maintaining communications with all parties through­out the investigation and resolution process; assesses and takes action to mitigate any potential safety risks that may be involved; coordinates and makes referrals for support services through the Student Support and Care Team, Student Health Services, community partners and, when appro­priate, the County Sheriff’s Office; maintains comprehensive case logs, files and notes.
  • Serves as a member of the Student Support and Care Team (SSCT); participates in triage and in care team meetings; follows up with reporting parties and students of concern; develops support service plans for students and others; conducts follow-up training with relevant parties to ensure understanding of District programs and policies.
  • Conducts research to stay abreast of developments in federal and state law and regulations affecting District Title IX/EEO policies and compliance procedures and processes.
  • Serves as a 24/7 District emergency contact for purposes of receiving discrimination and harassment claims.

Other Duties:
  • Receives and responds to complaints regarding incivility and unprofessionalism; drafts sanction letters on behalf of the Vice President, Human Resources & Labor Relations; refers parties to supportive services when needed.
  • Provides backup assistance to other Human Resources staff when needed.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabi­lity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff AND
  • G raduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in higher education administration, human resources, psychology, social work, or a related field AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in developing and administering EEO and/or Title IX programs, including the investigation and resolution of discrimination and sexual harassment claims, preferably in a community college or other higher education setting OR
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience

A juris doctor degree and experience in handling litigation, mediation, investigation and/or research related to sexual misconduct, sexual violence/assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, harassment, and/or discrimination is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Advanced principles, practices and techniques used in the analysis, evaluation, design, planning and management of a comprehensive equal employment opportunity/Title IX/civil rights program and its operations and integration with a full-scale human resources program including employee relations, employee and management training and development, and employee discipline and corrective action.
  • Federal, state and local laws, policies and directives applicable to areas of responsibility including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, California Fair Housing and Employment Act, Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, Campus SaVE Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), Title 5 of the California Education Code and Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.
  • Methods and techniques of trauma-informed investigations and adjudications pursuant to California Education Code Section 67386 (b) (12) and other legal requirements.
  • District organization, functions, rules, policies and procedures as they apply to assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Principles and practices of internal consulting, group facilitation and conflict resolution including best practices in de-escalation of intense situations and conversations.
  • Research methods and analysis techniques.
  • Principles and practices of sound business communications, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Skills and Abilities to:
  • Plan, organize and implement programs and activities as a Title IX coordinator as required by law.
  • Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.
  • Independently conduct unbiased investigations of Title IX/EEO/civil rights complaints in conformance with sound investigative methods and all applicable law and regulations.
  • Successfully develop and implement educational and training programs, with strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Collaboratively design, implement and manage administrative processes, remaining neutral, objective and independent throughout the process.
  • Provide sound professional advice to senior management, administrators, managers, supervisors and bargaining unit representatives in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Provide leadership based on ethics and principles as they relate to EEO/civil rights, Title IX and human resources functions.
  • Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.
  • Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.
  • Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Operate a computer and use standard business software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Uphold the District’s mission, values and objectives including equity and Guided Pathways.
  • Support an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.

Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:
  • A valid California driver’s license or ability to access and use alternative transportation.
Desirable certifications include:
  • Title IX coordinator certification.
  • Title IX investigator certification.


Additional Information

Required Submission:
  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
  4. Attach one of the following:
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense - click here for more information OR
    • Equivalency Form – click here (optional). Submit this form with required supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience.
Please note : All application materials must be received as soon as possible for the initial screening on August 5th, and in general by 11:59 pm on August 12th.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

Selection Procedure
A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed through your application profile.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Accommodations
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at cabrillohr@cabrillo.edu.

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