About Massachusetts College of Liberal
At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our
students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by
educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their
students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our
graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best
grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally
relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated
thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of
Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking
trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is
brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming
as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA
is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a
communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the
MCLA invites applications for Director of Equal Opportunity and
Title IX. This position will have primary responsibility for
oversight of Title IX, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
compliance with all related state and federal laws, executive
orders, and policies. The Director of Equal Opportunity and Title
IX monitors the application of MCLA policy and Title IX in
complaint procedures including notification, investigation, live
hearings and disposition of complaints; ensuring a timely, fair and
neutral process for all parties; coordination of training,
education, and prevention efforts for the campus community;
establishing a centralized process for reporting all sexual
harassment/sexual offenses claims on campus; and monitoring all
other aspects of Title IX compliance. The Director will provide
campus-wide leadership to promote equal opportunity, diversity and
affirmative action on campus.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Coordinate efforts to comply with statutory and regulatory
requirements in the areas of Title IX, Affirmative Action and Equal
- Implement and manage the Equal Opportunity Plan, including the
Policy Against Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment and
Retaliation and the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy. Monitor and
conduct internal audits of processes and systems and make
recommendations/advise departments with compliance
- Communicates information on laws, regulations and policies on
affirmative action and equal opportunity to members of the MCLA
- Ensure that community members know their options and resources
concerning the reporting of discrimination and harassment
complaints, including Title IX complaints.
- Oversee receipt, investigation, live hearings and resolution of
discrimination and harassment complaints, including Title IX
complaints of sexual violence, sexual and gender-based harassment,
domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation by
employees, students, and others protected under state and federal
laws and regulations and/or the Equal Opportunity Plan.
- Serve as first line investigator of complaints of
discrimination and harassment, including EO and Title IX
complaints, against employees, in compliance with state and federal
laws, executive orders, and MCLA policies and procedures.
- Ensure the College is compliant with its obligations to provide
information to students and employees regarding their Title IX
rights and responsibilities and maintain the College's Title IX
- Interact as necessary with the Associate Dean of Students,
Human Resources and Public Safety, with respect to complaint
referral, investigation and resolution. Ensure effective and
efficient management and resolution of complaints.
- Maintain investigatory files. Develop and maintain campus
reporting system for complaints.
- Meet regularly with Deputy Coordinators and other personnel in
Title IX support roles.
- Prepare all mandated reports, state surveys, etc., in
conjunction with appropriate college personnel. Attend state Title
IX meetings and trainings.
- Oversee, provide and track campus wide education, training, and
outreach programming related to Title IX, Prevention of
Discrimination and Harassment.
- Provide and recommend training to Responsible Employees, Deputy
Title IX Coordinators, administrative investigators, and other
campus employees with Title IX responsibilities.
- Maintain the university's website information about Title IX,
and the EO Plan.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate plans and policies to employ
minorities, females, persons with disabilities, veterans, and other
protected classes through affirmative action and equal opportunity
- May act as MCLA representative communicating with government
compliance or investigation officers on claims presented to
- Coordinate with MCLA Public Safety, community service providers
and local law enforcement to develop relationships and memorandums
of understanding, and take any other measures necessary to ensure
compliance with the Massachusetts Act Relative to Sexual Violence
and Higher Education Campuses.
- Bachelor's degree in human resources, higher education or
relevant discipline required, Master's degree or Juris Doctorate
- Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in
equal opportunity/affirmative action, or Title IX compliance, or
- Demonstrated experience in complaint investigation and
- Recent experience interpreting federal and state laws and
regulations pertaining to Title IX and/or EEO and affirmative
- Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication
skills; advanced writing skills; ability to articulate clearly and
concisely to small, large and diverse audiences.
- Extensive experience providing training to all levels of
employees on laws, policies and procedures.
- Ability to handle confidential, sensitive situations with
diplomacy and excellent judgment.
- Ability to act calmly and objectively in the face of sensitive
- Strong organization, planning, analytical and problem
- Higher Education experience preferred.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, position. The salary range
for this position is $80,000-$90,000 per year.
Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until
It is the policy of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts that all
employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin
employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all
individuals hired by MCLA, to be verified after an offer of
employment has been made, and as part of the background check
process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption
based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the
basis of sex in any education program or activity that they
operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is
required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title
IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the
application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's
Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department
of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
Phone: (413) 662-5571
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877)
Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a
letter of interest and resume by clicking on the APPLY NOW button