Bias Response Coordinator (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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

Bias Response Coordinator (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute's Office of Title IX & Bias Response seeks a Bias Response Coordinator who will oversee the process of investigating, responding, and determining appropriate supportive measures related to equity and bias concerns falling within the scope of the Institute's Non-Discrimination policy. This position will provide leadership and coordinate with other Institute offices involved in the investigation, adjudication, and response processes. The successful candidate will help to ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations and reporting requirements in relation to Bias, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.. In addition, the Coordinator will facilitate training and workshops for faculty, staff, and students to raise awareness and engagement.

On a typical day you will be required to:
  • Respond to concerns raised from students, faculty, and staff regarding potential violations of the Institute's Community Standards and Human Rights Policies, and Non-Discrimination Policies
  • Review, develop, and monitor the Institutes' Human Rights and Non-Discrimination policies to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations, and provide input to campus constituencies to facilitate applying these policies and programs to daily actions, behaviors, and decisions to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, and equitable treatment
  • Deliver education prevention programs on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, either independently or in collaboration with campus partners
  • Establish and oversee Pratt's Bias Response Team and support the Institute's efforts to maintain an inclusive campus climate by establishing a mechanism by which it responds to bias incidents

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree required. Master's Degree in higher education, human resources, diversity equity, and inclusion, criminal justice, or related specialization, preferred.

Experience: Three (3) or more years of relevant professional experience, at least two (2) of which are in the investigation of Bias, Human Rights, or Discrimination policy violations, or alternatively Title IX compliance or sexual violence investigation and prevention, legal issues, federal/state compliance, regulatory interpretation, or student conduct. Professional experience conducting investigations in a college setting is preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant state and federal laws including Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and FERPA.
  • Ability to design, develop, and present effective training and ongoing educational programs to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to prepare well-written, organized, and detailed analyses of complaints; organize and conduct prompt, effective, neutral, and trauma-informed investigations; communicate with and ensure support to reporting parties, responding parties, and witnesses; mediate and resolve conflicts when appropriate; make effective recommendations for management action or additional adjudication; and present information to senior administrators.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with conduct software (i.e. Maxient) and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

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Pratt Institute gives the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, an additional historic building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for professional and personal success in creative fields and with the goal of contributing to a more just and sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Center for Art, Design and Community Engagement, the Pratt Center K-12, and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies. The value of a Pratt education is evident in its graduates' diverse and thriving careers, where their designs, art, work, and environments have reimagined our world. In over 75 countries across the globe, Pratt’s 61,000 alumni are advancing the creative economy and making a positive impact through their remarkable work and research.

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