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Assistant Vice President Equity and Compliance; Title IX Coordinator and DHR Administrator

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


About the Position:

In alignment with our campus mission and as an ambassador of our values of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, the Assistant Vice President of the Office of Equity and Compliance; Title IX Coordinator and DHR Administrator (Asst VP) is responsible for providing strategic and effective leadership in the administration of a comprehensive range of university services. The Asst VP promotes an equitable learning, living, and working environment while working to ensure a campus that is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and is responsive to any concerns in these areas. The Asst VP exercises significant independence and discretion while remaining accountable to the internal contacts listed above. The Asst VP provides strategic leadership, consultation, and direction to achieve a holistic non-discrimination and inclusive program that exceeds the fulfillment of basic regulatory and procedural requirements to one with emphasis on fulfilling the justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging goals of the university.

The Asst VP has broad responsibilities with campus-wide impact, including leading the campus response to highly sensitive, complex matters requiring courage, integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism.

A complete list of duties and responsibilities can be found in the institutional profile at


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;

  • Minimum two years of experience overseeing and leading a Title IX and/or DHR program in a higher education or comparable setting;

  • Minimum of four years of experience working with civil rights investigations, including investigations involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and/or allegations of sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence. Must be able to coach and develop investigators and review the analysis of investigation and hearing panels;

  • A strong record of commitment to and cultivation of equity, inclusion and student success and deep appreciation for the richly diverse student population that CSUN serves, as well as a commitment to a diverse workforce.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor strongly preferred;

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Higher Ed. Administration, Education and Educational Psychology, Human Resources or other closely related fields preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Possess expert knowledge of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, CA FEHA, and other relevant federal and state laws, education code, regulations, and guidance;

  • In-depth knowledge of effective practices for developing and implementing Title IX and DHR compliant protocols and processes. for a large, public college or university, with experience in California preferred;

  • Deep experience in overseeing civil rights investigations and evaluating investigation reports;

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituents;

  • Experience with implementing a holistic and trauma-informed approach to the intake and initial assessment process; able to adapt, with empathy, to the changing needs of a complainant and respondent when offering and providing supportive measures;

  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, planning, and management skills along with previous experience supervising cross divisional and cross departmental teams;

  • Ability to address stressful situations while maintaining composure and contribute to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication and problem-solving skills;

  • In addition to bringing procedural acumen on equal opportunity and Title IX /other education code requirements, as well as strong investigatory experience, this individual will bring strong management and leadership skills to the role;

  • Will bring a demonstrated record of developing and supporting team members as well as working effectively across constituencies of students, faculty, staff, and senior leadership in higher education or comparable settings;

  • Outstanding written and verbal skills and the ability to convey complex information and concepts in accessible terms;

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills including diplomacy, inclusion, listening, and consensus building to inform the decision-making process;

  • A high level of energy, focus and the capacity to effectively partner with executive leaders and key constituent groups of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to university president, cabinet, deans, faculty, staff, and students;

  • Demonstrated success in leading a team and the willingness to serve as a motivator and mentor to staff while achieving institutional goals.

    Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:

  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $200,000 to $210,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

    Application Period

    The position is open until filled but only applications received by Tuesday, July 30, 2024, can be assured full consideration.

    In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

    Effective Date of Appointment: Immediate.

    How to Apply

    The university is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

    Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Hasselmo at and Chris Butler at


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