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Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator

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Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator

Chatham University's Department of Student Affairs is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator. This role is a full-time, in-person position.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at: https://www.chatham.edu/mission-and-values/diversity-and-inclusion/index.html .

Position Summary:
The Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) & Title IX Coordinator plays an integral role in providing equity-minded guidance and support to undergraduates and graduate students at Chatham University. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs and serves as a key leader in the division of student affairs.

The Assistant Dean will develop and implement diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives and strategies intended to advance academic excellence within an inclusive, diverse, mutually respectful, and equitable university environment. As Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Dean is also responsible for ensuring compliance with Title IX regulations, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, and gender identity in education programs or activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

DEI Initiatives:
  • Is a visible and accessible advocate for the promotion of DEI in all aspects of university life at Chatham.
  • Upholds Chatham's values of equity mindedness, intersectionality, trauma informed, expansive inclusivity, and restoration.
  • Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster Chatham's equity goals.
  • Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, laws and regulations, and best practices.
  • Mentors and advises Chatham students and focuses particularly on the concerns of students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds (e.g., students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, immigrant students, students of faith, veteran students, or students at the intersection of multiple forms of marginalization).
  • Leads or collaboratively contributes to DEI programs and initiatives at Chatham (examples of past programs include the RISE students of color retreat, BIPOC and Queer Family Dinners, Women of the World Retreat, intergroup dialogues, worldview pluralism initiatives, history and heritage celebrations, and identity-based graduations).
  • Instructs 1 section of SDE101: Strategies for Student Success in College during the fall semester and assists with curriculum development for the course.
Title IX & Non-Discrimination:
  • Develops, implements, and enforces policies and procedures related to Title IX and Nondiscrimination compliance.
  • Oversees university bias and discrimination grievances from students. Convenes key campus partners and ensure equitable institutional response.
  • Conducts thorough and impartial investigations into complaints of sex-based discrimination, harassment, or violence, to include interviewing parties involved, gathering evidence and making findings based on the investigation.
  • Provides training and programs to students, faculty, and staff to raise awareness about Title IX rights and responsibilities.
  • Maintains accurate records of Title IX complaints, investigations, and resolutions, to be submitted as reports to regulatory agencies as necessary.
  • Collaborates with other campus offices and departments, such as human resources, legal counsel, and campus safety, to ensure a coordinated response to Title IX matters.
  • Monitors ongoing compliance with Title IX regulations and stays informed about changes or updates to federal and state laws related to sex-based discrimination in education.
  • Regularly reviews and updates Title IX policies to ensure they align with current laws and best practices. Seeks feedback from the campus community to improve policies and procedures.
  • Responds promptly and effectively to reports of incidents covered by Title IX and provide support and resources to individuals affected by sex-based discrimination or violence.
  • Serves as an advocate for the rights of individuals affected by sex-based discrimination.
  • Engages the campus community to promote awareness of Title IX rights and resources.
  • Fosters partnerships with external organizations and agencies focused on preventing sex-based discrimination.
Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution (preferred: advanced degree in education, higher education, leadership, social work, criminal justice, law, or a related field).
  • 5 years of direct professional experience related to higher education DEI, Title IX, student conduct, campus safety, victim advocacy, criminal justice, and/or compliance in higher education.
  • In-depth understanding of Title IX regulations and resolution processes, Clery, and FERPA, and an ability to translate this knowledge into practical application.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including proven dispute resolution skills.
  • Thorough understanding of Title IX and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to sex-based discrimination in education.
  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work independently on concurrent projects under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of products (including OneDrive, Teams), experience using related software, and the ability to learn quickly new software and systems.
Salary Range:
$70,000 - $80,000. 40-hour work week.
Exact compensation based on candidate skills and experience.

How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via www.chatham.edu/careers (direct link is https://chatham.applicantpro.com/jobs/3241664) and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:
  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, business & communications, and the arts & sciences. 

As the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson '29, Chatham is perennially ranked as one of the "greenest" colleges in the United States. 

Located in Pittsburgh, PA—one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns—Chatham is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretumShadyside CampusChatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses. 

Chatham's mission is "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the campus community. 

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