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Director of Institutional Compliance and Title IX Coordinator

Employer
Montclair State University
Location
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 8, 2023

Job Details



IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae for automatic population of information to the application.
  • The contact information, work experience, and education listed on your Resume/CV will be parsed and input into your Montclair application.
  • Review information and double-check all fields containing information that the system parsed – the software is intelligent, but you need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a Resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and all other supporting documents.
Note: If you have an expansive CV, we recommend that you apply manually and only include the positions you have held in the last ten (10) years . You will then be able to attach your Resume/CV, as well as all other supporting documentation in the "My Experience" section of your application.

Job Description

SUMMARY:

Montclair State University is committed to ensuring the highest standards of inclusive excellence and fostering an environment that values the lived experiences of our diverse community. The Office of Institutional Compliance is a newly formed unit dedicated to support Montclair State University’s compliance with local, state and federal laws, and University policies.

Reporting to the University Counsel, the Director of Institutional Compliance and Title IX Coordinator (“the Director”) is responsible for developing strategies and programs to promote and ensure compliance with federal regulations and state laws and University policies, including but not limited to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments and New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. The Director shall serve as the University EEO/AA Officer and the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

The Director develops and communicates information for the University community to promote employee knowledge of these laws, understanding of their rights and, where applicable, responsibilities under the law. The Director has primary responsibility for the intake and investigation of equity, discrimination and harassment complaints involving all community members.

The Director works with relevant University units to establish and review EEO/AA, Clery, VAWA, Title VII, and Title IX policies, codes and/or legal requirements that govern students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus community.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Oversees all aspects of Institutional Equity, Compliance, and serves as the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) officer and Title IX Coordinator; monitors compliance with EEO/AA policies and programs, and works with campus constituencies to facilitate the application of these policies and programs to daily actions, behaviors and decisions to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, and equitable treatment.

  • Develops, recommends and implements revisions and updates to University policies and procedures, as needed.

  • Reviews, assigns, investigates, mediates and resolves Title VII, Title IX and state discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment complaints and/or other acts of inappropriate conduct filed against employees of the University; prepares investigative reports in a timely manner, and makes recommendations on dispositions in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Collaborates and partners with Student Development and Campus Life and Athletics on University Policies (such as policies on NCAA), and Clery, VAWA, and other statutes impacting student development.

  • Supervises Compliance Assistant and external investigators on matters within their purview and reviews and approves investigation reports, determination, closure letters, and formal communications.

  • Communicates regularly and works strategically with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s) for Students on both the Montclair and Bloomfield campuses, and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees at Bloomfield

  • Partners with the Office of Inclusive Excellence on search committees EEO/AA guidelines and procedures and to promote the University’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. This includes assisting units, convening groups, and search committees in promoting recruitment and selection processes that address implicit bias, and fostering diverse and representative candidate slates and finalist candidates from diverse racial, gender, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Conducts new hire orientations, workshops, seminars or meetings addressing EEO/AA principles and goals, and is responsible to review, update and change training programs, as needed.

  • Ensures federal and state reporting requirements, and conducts related statistical analysis to evaluate University discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment complaints.

  • Represents the University internally and externally on EEO/AA and Title IX matters.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS :

REQUIRED :
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.

  • A minimum of five years of directly applicable experience with increasing responsibility for leading the equity and/or Title IX function within a complex organization, preferably within a higher education environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution/mediation, superior writing, communication, analytical skills.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  • Experience with and sensitivity to individuals with diverse issues from diverse backgrounds.

PREFERRED :
  • Master’s Degree or Juris Doctorate degree A demonstrable and proven track record of leadership, development and successful implementation of major diversity initiatives, particularly within the areas of employee or student recruitment

  • Direct knowledge, training and experience applying Title VII, Title IX, and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to EEO/AA

  • Strong proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite products and development/generation of reports

  • Experience working in a unionized environment.

  • Experience working with students

PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY

Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions .

Department

University Counsel

Position Type

Administrative

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email talent @montclair.edu .

EEO/AA Statement

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

Additional information can be found on the website at
www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/

Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 Policy

Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities. The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: https://www.montclair.edu/human-resources/job-seekers/

Company

Montclair State University

Montclair State University defines what it means to be a university with a public purpose — one that not only creates transformational opportunities for students, but also partners with communities to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Montclair invites students to imagine the world they want to live in and empowers them to develop the skills and knowledge to create it. As a solutions engine, we ask: How can we harness the power of 21,000 students and 1,800 professors to be a force for good in the world?

This distinctive approach continues to attract students, propelling Montclair to become New Jersey’s second largest institution of higher learning, and one of its most diverse. Under President Jonathan Koppell, the University enrolled the largest entering class in the University’s history two years in a row.

Founded in 1908, Montclair has grown big enough to offer more than 300 programs across 13 colleges and schools at all degree levels – and yet, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1, is still small enough for students to receive personalized attention from professors and staff who truly care. Students have numerous opportunities to conduct research with professors who are respected leaders in their fields.

More than 50% of Montclair’s students identify as underrepresented minorities. It is New Jersey’s largest Hispanic-Serving Institution, serving more Latinx students than any other university in the state.

Montclair’s highly diverse students thrive in the University’s supportive, welcoming environment. Their graduation rates outperform state and national benchmarks and predictions with U.S. News & World Report ranking Montclair as seventh among national universities in graduation rate performance in 2022. It is consistently recognized as one of the most inclusive and best value universities and ranked No. 21 in the country in social mobility.

Many of Montclair’s students are working and raising families, and the University offers flexible programs that give them the opportunity to learn in ways that work best for them, on campus or online, in real time or asynchronously.

Faculty include winners of a MacArthur fellowship, Fulbright grants and Emmy awards, and NSF, NEH and NIH grants, among many other distinctions. These highly respected researchers, scholars and creators are dedicated to student success, and they are always innovating to meet the needs of learners and of the state. Montclair has launched dozens of new degree and certificate programs, and offers more combined bachelor’s and master’s degree programs than any other university in New Jersey – empowering students to enter the workforce faster, with stronger skills and for less cost. 

Montclair’s mission is to elevate its students and partners, and in so doing, help make the world a better place. 

At Montclair State, our employees are among our most valuable assets.

When you work at Montclair State, you join a talented, diverse and inclusive community of employees who work together to support the educational mission of the University.

You are part of a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Our 11 colleges and schools serve 21,000 students on a beautiful 252-acrea, vibrant suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City.

Dedicated to providing employees with opportunities for professional achievement and development, we take pride in a dynamic workplace environment that respects all employees and encourages excellence.

As a Montclair State University employee, you enjoy access to:

  • Comprehensive health, dental and retirement benefits to discounted membership to the campus recreation center and tuition reimbursement
  • Policies, programs and services that support our commitment to affirmative action, equal opportunity employment, multicultural diversity and inclusion
  • A dynamic, sophisticated and diverse environment

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