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Title IX and Compliance Officer

Employer
Massasoit Community College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title IX and Compliance Officer


About Massasoit Community College:

We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. Massasoit currently offers 41 associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences and 24 certificates. The College also offers non-credit workforce development certificates; corporate training courses; adult basic education; personal enrichment classes; and Early College programs for high school students.

Students of color make up roughly half of all students enrolled and more than half of all Massasoit students are first generation to attend college. More than 900 students graduate from Massasoit with an associate degree or certificate each year.

Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Massasoit's largest campus, prides itself on its diversity of cultures and is home to approximately 95,000 residents. In addition, the college has a campus in Canton, a satellite location in Middleborough, and annually serves students from more than 35 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. Massasoit is one of the largest community colleges in the state.

Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the college. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Description:

The Title IX and Compliance Officer serves as the College's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Director, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. In this role, the Title IX and Compliance Officer has the primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with the College's Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity ("Policy on Affirmative Action"), Title IX, ADA/Section 504, and all related state and federal laws and regulations, executive orders, and other College policies.

The Title IX and Compliance Officer also works collaboratively with other College offices to develop, implement, and evaluate organizational goals, systems, and procedures designed to support and encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion across the College's workforce and learning community.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Coordinates the college's compliance with, provides technical assistance, and consults on statutory and regulatory requirements in the areas of Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity; Title IX; Affirmative Action; ADA and Sections 501, 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Monitors, reviews, analyzes and conducts internal audits of processes and systems at the college related to Title IX and equity compliance; and make recommendations regarding college-wide compliance with Title IX, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, ADA/Sections 501, 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related responsibilities. Draft, revise, and implement policies and procedures as needed.
  • Provides and/or oversee the training of Title IX investigators; communicates regularly with the designated investigators for Title IX to ensure the prompt, fair, and impartial resolution of complaints. The Title IX Officer retains oversight of any delegated responsibilities and ensures there are no conflicts of interest with regard to the investigators' primary job duties.
  • Develops, coordinates, delivers, and tracks college-wide professional development on the college's Policy on Affirmative Action (PAA); prevention of discrimination and harassment; Title IX; and the ADA, working collaboratively with other college offices, state and federal agencies, and community partners.
  • Tracks and analyzes data and assesses the campus climate with regard to Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Title IX and, in particular, sexual harassment and sexual violence.
  • Receives, investigates, and resolves complaints regarding discrimination, Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity, and harassment, including Title IX complaints, and complaints regarding denial of reasonable accommodation requests by employees, students, and others protected under state and federal laws and regulations and/or the college's PAA, in compliance with state and federal laws, executive orders, and college policies and procedures;
  • Partner with Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) and other Human Resource team members to assess and implement ADA programs and accommodations.
  • Works collaboratively with all areas of the college, as needed, with respect to complaint referral, investigation, resolution, and reporting.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and professional development opportunities for Affirmative Action Officers, Title IX Coordinators, and ADA/Section 504 Coordinators. Serve as the college liaison with the Board of Higher Education and Directors of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and ADA in other Community Colleges to ensure appropriate uniformity throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Assists with the development, scheduling, and implementation of regular events on campus to raise awareness in the community about all forms of discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual assault), as well as the college's policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and distributes Title IX and other educational material, posters, brochures, and web-based material.
  • Serves as an integral part of teams and committees across the college, including but not limited to the Affirmative Action Committee; lead the development of the college's Affirmative Action strategy bi-annually.
  • Works cooperatively with relevant government offices to ensure compliance with accessibility and other laws.
  • Works with various college offices to develop and maintain a protocol for ensuring compliance with various regulatory and statutory requirements; report on findings to the President. Assist in responding to system, state, and federal audits.
  • Reviews candidates selected by search committees for interviews for Affirmative Action Assurance and recommend additional review of minority candidates if needed. Provide guidance and training to search committees in conjunction with Human Resources to ensure fair recruitment practices.
  • Promotes a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
  • Serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.
  • Focuses on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.



Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Social Justice, Post-Secondary Education, Law, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Counseling, Organizational Development or related field.
  • Eight years of experience advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and/or civil rights compliance in a higher education setting or similar complex organization which includes 2 years of management or supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree in Social Justice, Post-Secondary Education, Law, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Counseling, Organizational Development or related field.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules and regulations that pertain to this position including Title IX, ADA, Affirmative Action.
  • Experience in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to develop, administer, and manage budgets.
  • Excellent written communications skills.

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.


Additional Information:

Position Status: Non-unit Professional, full-time state-funded with benefits.

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: $101,312 - $131,704 (annually), commensurate with education and experience.

Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites.

Deadline to Apply: You will need to apply in order to be considered for the position. Please note, applications may be considered until the position is filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply by February 1, 2022.


Application Instructions:

A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online. Resumes will NOT be considered without an accompanying cover letter.

Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.

Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Ruben Barato, 508-588-9100, x1415, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208, rbarato@massasoit.mass.edu, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.



To apply, visit https://massasoit.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141433 jeid-2c49efcf0c561941a1a889a0fdfbf338
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