Seattle University | Associate Vice President, Institutional
Seattle University seeks an equity-minded, trusted, and
collaborative leader to serve as its Assistant Vice President,
Institutional Equity (AVP). The AVP will support institutional
efforts towards excellence and the strategic and effective
implementation of university policies related to prohibited
discrimination and harassment and serves as Title IX coordinator,
Chief EEO Officer, and ADA/504 Coordinator. The AVP is a critically
important role that carries broad responsibility for effecting
equity and inclusion in the University's culture, policies,
practices, and systems. The AVP provides practical counsel and
advice to senior leaders and other offices engaged in
non-discrimination and harassment work. The position engages key
stakeholders, builds consensus, and employs data and best practices
to craft a more proactive posture for the University as it seeks to
build a learning and working community that is free from
discrimination and harassment. This role is one of two leadership
opportunities open in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion that
will play an important role in contributing to the University's
commitment to creating an inclusive and positive culture.
A bachelor's degree in legal studies, public policy, higher
education, public administration, or a related area, is required;
an advanced degree is preferred. Relevant direct experience may
substitute for required educational credentials.
In addition, the ideal candidate will offer the following key
skills, experiences, and competencies:
• Experience conducting discrimination, harassment, retaliation,
and other governmental/ internal investigations with demonstrated
success implementing recognized best practices for
• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, analyze, and interpret
compliance issues, policies, and regulations as well as complex
written materials and data while communicating results of analyses
in formats accessible to diverse groups.
• Knowledge of high-impact practices as they relate to higher
education compliance with Title IX regulations.
• Record of working effectively and respectfully with all campus
constituencies in a large, diverse organization, comprising
students, staff employees (including law enforcement) and academic
employees, including faculty.
• Proven ability to conduct neutral intake, investigation, and
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity as
well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituents with
diplomacy and tact.
• Impeccable integrity, emotional intelligence, and deep passion
for the scope of work the position entails.
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Beth Schaefer, Euris Belle, and Alyssa Perez Leal of Koya
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Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or
status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the
administration of any of its education policies, admission
policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other
school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment
related policies and practices. In addition, the University does
not discriminate on the basis of genetic information or status as a
victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking in its
employment related policies and practices, including coverage under
its health benefits program.