Title IX, Equal Opportunity Director
The Title IX Equal Opportunity Director serves as a member of the
President’s Executive Staff and proactively promotes a respectful
and diverse work and learning environment. The employee must
maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion in all
situations and circumstances. The Director serves both Washburn
University and Washburn University Institute of Technology
Essential Job Functions of Position
• Develop, recommend and implement University policies such as the
Washburn University Equal Opportunity Policy and the Policy on
Sexual Harassment/Harassment to ensure compliance with federal and
state non-discrimination, equal access, equal employment, and
educational opportunity laws, rules, and regulations.
• Design and administer programs and procedures to implement
University policy of equal employment and educational opportunity,
non-discrimination, Title IX, Title VII, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Americans with Disabilities as
amended as well as other civil rights laws and regulations.
• Develop training programs and conduct training sessions for
University administrators, faculty, and staff and educational
programs for students and student groups to raise awareness and
increase understanding of discrimination, sexual
harassment/harassment, and equal opportunity issues and
• Review and assess programs and practices to ensure compliance
with equal opportunity policies and regulations. Recommend changes
and modifications as concerns are identified to increase
• Meet with academic and administrative departments, employees, and
students to discuss issues about equal opportunity, discrimination,
and sexual harassment/harassment and retaliation as issues and
concerns develop. Provide confidential advice and guidance as
needed to deal with difficult and complex issues.
• Identify needs and recommends expenditures relative to ADA
compliance for inclusion in budget requests.
• Serve as a resource for Human Resources and the Vice President
for Academic Affairs ( VPAA ) staff as needed. Recommends
procedures to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all candidates
throughout the University’s recruitment processes, employment, or
salary issues to ensure compliance with EEO University policies,
regulations, and procedures.
• Advise academic areas on a wide range of employment-related
issues unique to faculty, such as promotion and tenure, to ensure
equity measures are applied in all employment facets at the
• Serve as the designated University official to implement the
Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) as amended and Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
• Periodically review and inspect University facilities and assess
accessibility for persons with disabilities and compliance with
federal laws. Recommend modifications to address identified
concerns to increase legal compliance and access to all individuals
on campus. Advise Facilities Services staff of ADA requirements to
plan and complete remodeling/construction projects at the
• Work with Information Technology staff and others as identified
to assure accessibility of the University website, online courses,
and other web-based resources.
• Conduct periodic reviews of athletic programs and University
practices to ensure ongoing compliance with federal regulations for
both concerns. Responsible for investigating complaints of sexual
harassment, sexual violence, and sexual assault related to the
University’s compliance with Title IX.
• Survey University students annually to determine interest and
abilities in athletic competitions. Assess survey results and
recommend changes in athletic programming to enhance compliance
with Title IX requirements and promote equal access to University
programs for all Washburn University and Washburn Tech
• Establish or modify and implement University grievance procedures
to facilitate the resolution of discrimination and sexual
harassment/harassment complaints. Review, investigate or oversee
the investigation of complaints according to procedures. Identify,
recommend and supervise appropriate action to address and resolve
each complaint received.
• Serve as a member of groups and committees such as the Diversity
Initiatives group to participate in the development of University
initiatives that enhance diversity throughout the campus.
• As the Equal Opportunity Director, participate in strategic
planning and serve on various other committees as
• Consult with and advise the President of Equal Opportunity and
Sexual Harassment/Harassment policies and concerns as needed and
• Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
• Master’s degree or JD.
• Five years of experience in EEO, employment law, Title VI, Title
VII, Title IX, civil rights, ADA, or other relevant related
• Three years of experience conducting prompt, thorough, and
equitable investigations regarding allegations of harassment,
discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, or equivalent
• Experience designing and conducting training and professional
development opportunities related to anti-harassment,
non-discrimination, Title IX, or ADA in various formats. Preferred:
EEO experience in a higher education environment.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Effective communication and presentation skills.
• Proven ability to present information clearly and concisely to
individuals and groups.
• Demonstrated abilities to exercise independent initiative, sound
judgment, maintain objectivity and safeguard confidential and
Preferred: Knowledge of current state and federal laws and
regulations, best practices, and trends in the field of education
related to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that violate
Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, and the ADA .
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
Washburn University seeks to fill this critical position as soon
as possible. Therefore, the review of applications is immediate,
and the first round of interviews will be the week of August 30,
Regular Business Hours
Average Hours per Week
Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching
focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the
diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates
who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and
we encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically underrepresented in higher education. Application
materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will
contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and
inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal
access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or
Background Check Required?
Driving History Checked?
Drug Screen Required?
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
For earliest consideration apply by
Posting Close Date
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Documents Needed to Apply
- * Do you have a Master's or JD degree?
- * Do you have five years of experience in EEO, employment law,
Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, civil rights, ADA, or other relevant
- * Do you have three years of experience conducting
investigations regarding allegations of harassment, discrimination,
sexual misconduct, sexual violence, or equivalent legal experience?
- * Do you have experience designing and conducting training and
professional development opportunities related to anti-harassment,
non-discrimination, Title IX, or ADA in various formats?
- Cover Letter