UC San Diego
ASSOC DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY TITLE IX OFFICER-CAMPUS
Filing Deadline: Thu 9/22/2022
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
The Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for students, faculty, and staff that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected categories. OPHD’s mission is to educate the entire UC San Diego community about these issues and to assist with prevention efforts, and prompt and effective resolution of all complaints. OPHD provides analysis and guidance in all areas pertaining to institutional compliance with federal and state laws, and University of California nondiscrimination policies. Reporting directly to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, OPHD conducts civil rights investigations and guides senior campus leadership in all Vice Chancellor areas.
The Associate Director and Deputy Title IX Officer - Campus reports to the OPHD Director / Title IX Officer of the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD).
Under general direction of the OPHD Director / Title IX Officer, the Associate Director is charged with significant responsibility for the implementation of complaint resolution processes utilized to respond to reports of harassment and discrimination of individuals in protected categories. Drawing on a strong legal background and expertise in UC and UC San Diego policies, the incumbent serves as the primary resource for matters pertaining to harassment and discrimination and assists the OPHD Director / Title IX Officer with the development of local policies and guidelines; mandated reporting; investigations and complaint resolution; and the development of associated trainings and briefings.
With the OPHD Director / Title IX Officer, the individual develops plans, goals, and objectives for the unit. This position also provides leadership for the execution and coordination of activities for the unit. At the direction of the OPHD Director / Title IX Officer, may assume responsibility for OPHD in the absence of the OPHD Director/ Title IX Officer and represent UC San Diego on behalf of the OPHD Director/ Title IX Officer on various campus and UC committees.
The Associate Director provides expert-level knowledge in a compliance specialty program, or multiple programs, including Title VII and Title IX. Ensures the location has comprehensive processes for investigations and coordinated responses for compliance programs. Works on most complex issues with limited or no precedence, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. May be recognized as an expert in the external industry.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application packet.
• In-depth experience of best practices and methodologies for conducting investigations, including interviewing, gathering and analyzing evidence, and writing investigation reports.
• Experience the complexities of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in the postsecondary setting.
• Experience investigating sexual harassment or other equivalently sensitive allegations in an empathetic and confidential manner.
• Experience providing professional judgment in the supervision of projects and staff.
• Experience providing business management, including motivating and leading a diverse staff.
• Strong supervisory skills to maintain an effective staff.
• Advanced experience with federal and state laws and regulations, case law, and guidance related to sexual harassment in the educational and employment setting.
• Demonstrated understanding of the relevance of trauma in the context of sexual violence (for example, the neurobiology of trauma and trauma-informed investigation techniques).
• Demonstrated skill, sensitivity and experience interacting with constituents who are diverse in characteristics such as age, education level, race, gender identity and expression, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner.
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills; skill building rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way; attentive listener.
• Ability to gather and organize information, conduct analysis, and make recommendations on issues that are complex in nature; critical thinker. Ability to apply policy and legal concepts to issues.
• Applies sound principles and standards in completing highly complex and technical assignments.
• Strong skills in and working knowledge of conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, mediation skills and techniques, listening skills, screening, interviewing, advising and investigation.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
• Expert writing cogent, objective and persuasive reports, and presenting analyses both orally and in writing.
A. Job offer is contingent on clear DOJ/ FBI Background Check.
B. Must have access to reliable transportation.
C. Position is designated "Confidential" within the meaning of the Higher Education Employer/Employee Relations Act (HEERA).
D. Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requiring to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained online.
E. This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and requires immediate reporting of Clery Act crimes occurring on Clery Act geography to the UC San Diego Police Department (UCPD). It is the responsibility of the CSA to ensure they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the Clery Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UCPD without delay.
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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community - https://ucsd.edu/about/principles.html.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html