The Campus Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator provides creative leadership to enable Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College to become more diverse and inclusive in its workforce, student enrollment, learning environment, programs, curriculum and services and compliant with Title IX. This position involves significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation, and implementation of university strategic planning and policy development. This position involves frequent interaction and collaboration with other MnState system Campus Diversity Officer's and Title IX Coordinators. This position provides administrative and functional supervision of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which includes administrative support and Office of Diversity and Inclusion staff. This is an executive level position reporting directly to the President.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead and Supervise
Provide leadership for and coordinate the development of campus strategic diversity plans. Provide follow-up and accountability.
Serve as an expert resource and consultant to students, staff and faculty at all levels of the University and College for equity, diversity and inclusion-related initiatives and the development and implementation of culturally relevant practices and curriculum.
Serve as chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committees and Title IX Committees on both campuses.
Provide leadership for and coordinate the development of a university-wide affirmative action plan. Provide follow-up and accountability.
Responsible for staffing and managing the Office of Equity and Inclusion to include all facets of normal supervision. Ensure the office is fully staffed to meet the needs of the campus community, particularly student needs. Evaluate employee performance, reward or discipline employees, and effectively recommend the promotion, suspension, discharge, or change of status according to performance.
Meet with Title IX investigator to discuss cases and address systemic problems on the campus.
Serve as point of contact for government inquiries and as primary institutional representative responsible for enforcement of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) legislation and regulations (Title VII), Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA), and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2014
Monitor and Oversee
Monitor education and training provided for faculty, staff, and students as well as for those who are a part of investigation processes.
Recruit decision makers and ensure that each receives necessary training for the position.
Assess the campus climate on matters pertaining to sexual violence and sexual violence prevention.
Monitor and report on compliance with gender equity in all programs.
Provide leadership and oversight to ensure compliance with the system's federal and state compliance obligations, including Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities statutes and regulations.
Ensure dissemination of multiple and visible notices of the institution's non-discrimination policy, sexual violence policy, compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to submit a complaint under these laws and policies.
Provide multiple and visible resources to the campus community on Title IX/sexual violence, ADA, discrimination and harassment. Ensure that the Title IX Coordinator's name or title, office location, phone number, and email address is widely available.
Oversee and coordinate response to complaints alleging violations of Title IX, 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment & Education Policy, 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy, EEO, ADA, VAWA, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and SAVE and conduct investigations, coordinate investigations, or hire an outside investigator when necessary.
Assure compliance with final sanctions and First Amendment protections.
Ensure that remedies for sexual harassment and assault are effective in stopping the harassment, remedying its effects, and preventing recurrences.
Ensure civil-rights-based grievance procedures are in place to address complaints of discrimination and that preventive measures are in place to manage reports of disability-based discrimination.
Develop working relationships with diverse and underrepresented groups to achieve objectives of mutual interest.
Serve on relevant campus committees to develop strategies that promote the campuses as a places of inclusion, equity and multiculturalism.
Support and participate in initiatives that ensure the retention and career success of faculty of color and the retention and completion of students of color.
Collaborate as necessary with internal offices and external agencies to process complaints and address the concerns of complainants and respondents.
Build relationships and effect change across many departments including Human Resources, Academic and Student Affairs (including Student Conduct and Housing and Residential Life), and Athletics as well as with local law enforcement and B-SMART (Bemidji Sexual Assault Multidisciplinary Action Response Team) for Title IX and diversity and inclusion concerns.
Collect and analyze data that provide information useful to support and enhance equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Collect and analyze recruitment, retention, persistence, and completion data that can inform programming and services for students.
Widely distribute (electronically and in-person presentations) data such as diversity mapping, student retention and persistence, and faculty and staff recruitment and retention.
Report on progress toward achieving the Diversity Plan.
Monitor discrimination, harassment and sexual violence investigations and outcomes, identify patterns, and share information with Title IX Committee, Executive Leadership Team in order to address noted concerns.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the following minimum qualifications:
Master's degree from an accredited institution, preferably in behavior sciences, human relations, education or other relevant discipline.
Five years relevant, progressive leadership experience in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism in a higher education institution.
Excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism theories and issues, especially as they apply to higher education.
Knowledge of and ability to apply the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers.
Demonstrated ability to serve as an internal resource and consultant, working collaboratively with multiple constituents.
Ph.D. or other terminal degree
Experience working within a unionized environment
Associated with national diversity and equity organizations
Curriculum development experience
Must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MnState's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
Vehicle Notice: NOTICE : In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Institution: BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY Eeo Notice: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.
Internal Number: 19150
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