Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity

Seattle University
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time

Seattle University | Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity
Seattle, WA

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.

Desired Qualifications
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 investigations.
• 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 resolution activities.
• 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.

To view the full position description please visit this website.

Beth Schaefer, Euris Belle, and Alyssa Perez Leal of Koya Partners/DSG have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

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.


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