Systemwide DHR & Title IX Compliance Officer
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Job Title: Systemwide DHR & Title IX Compliance Officer
Job ID: 1013492
Location: Downtown Long Beach
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code 3306
Job Grade Range A
Department EEO & WHISTLEBLOWER
Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Systemwide DHR & Title IX Compliance Officer. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Systemwide DHR & Title IX Compliance Officer to provide oversight, training, technical assistance, leadership, and guidance with respect to institutional efforts to coordinate systemwide compliance with California State University (CSU) policies/procedures and federal and state laws/regulations in support of CSU's goal to create, maintain, and sustain a safe and diverse community that fosters inclusive excellence.
These state and federal laws and regulations include, but are not limited to, Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) and civil rights laws including the California Equity in Higher Education Act; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX); the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), which amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, commonly known as the Clery Act, under its Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act provision (Campus SaVE Act); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and whistleblower protected disclosure and retaliation complaints.
The incumbent will be responsible for planning and implementing various systemwide initiatives, programs, and projects geared toward ensuring best practice compliance with applicable laws and fair process in related complaint and investigation processes on CSU's 23 campuses and at the Chancellor's Office.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity/Title IX Compliance, the Systemwide DHR and Title IX Compliance Officer will:
-Maintain expertise in all subject areas related to state and federal laws and regulations involving DHR, Title IX, VAWA, whistleblower compliance, CSU policies and procedures, best practices, and investigative strategies;
-Maintain, monitor, and update appropriate confidential databases, and internal and external shared information websites relating to DHR, Title IX, whistleblower, VAWA, and other related subjects, ensuring campus Title IX Coordinators and DHR Administrators have access to training and resources necessary for systemwide compliance;
-Proactive thought leader, facilitator and change maker;
-Provide expert consultation to CSU administrators and staff;
-Design and participate in CSU programs and strategic initiatives relating to DHR, Title IX, VAWA, and whistleblower compliance;
-Work collaboratively and in consultation with all campus, Chancellor's Office, and community partners, including but not limited to Human Resources, Faculty/Academic Affairs, Office of General Counsel, Business and Finance, Intercollegiate Athletics, University Police, and Student Affairs/Student Services (including but not limited to student services divisions with responsibilities for student health, international students, women/men's centers, LGBT students, housing, athletics, student clubs/organizations, and fraternity/sorority life), to assess the effectiveness of system and campus efforts to address and prevent discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence and stalking in all University programs. Recommend strategies and solutions, as appropriate, to campuses, administrators, and executives;
-Coordinate CSU's compliance with state and federal legal, statutory and regulatory requirements
related to DHR, Title IX, VAWA, whistleblower complaints, and CSU Executive Orders 1095 - 1098 Revised (and any successor or related executive orders);
-Act as Chancellor's Office Human Resource Division representative on California State Auditor work groups related to audit compliance management;
-Provide assistance, guidance and collaborative consultation and support to all campuses regarding gender equity in all University programs, including athletics (participation, scholarships/financial aid, and athletics benefits);
-Consult with CSU administrators and university counsel on the implementation of systemwide policies and procedures;
-Develop and implement systems to monitor effectiveness of policies, procedures, and practices in areas of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, stalking, whistleblowing, and whistleblower retaliation;
-Compile and analyze information, statistics, and data/records regarding trends, training, complaints, investigations and findings, outcomes, and discipline, pertaining to DHR, Title IX, VAWA, and whistleblower compliance. Prepare reports on the number, nature, and disposition of such complaints, identifying patterns, if any, and making recommendations to resolve them and increase/improve prevention efforts, if needed;
-Provide full-spectrum advice, guidance, technical assistance, support, feedback and training to
CSU's 23 campuses and the Chancellor's Office in responding to, and investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, stalking, whistleblowing, and whistleblower retaliation;
-Create templates, handbooks, and other materials to facilitate systemwide compliance with all DHR, Title IX, VAWA, whistleblower laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
-Ensure that all systemwide executive orders, policies and procedures are compliant with current state and federal laws and regulations, and all 23 CSU campuses are consistently implementing these executive orders, policies and procedures with guidance derived from best practice principles;
-Serve as primary systemwide liaison for, trainer of, advisor to, facilitator of, and support for all 23 campus DHR Administrators and Title IX Coordinators, their deputies, and other campus administrators involved in implementing related policies and procedures, and those involved in handling, investigating, and resolving DHR, Title IX, VAWA and whistleblower complaints;
-Coordinate with other state and federal agencies and institutions regarding compliance, related policies and best practices, and represent the CSU at government and legislative hearings, as well as analyze and report on pending new state and federal legislation with potential impact on CSU;
-Participate in onboarding training programs for incoming DHR Administrators, Title IX
Coordinators, Whistleblower Administrators, investigators, student conduct administrators and other CSU administrators and staff;
-Represent CO Human Resources Division on Clery Act Interdepartmental Work Group;
-Oversee and coordinate system communications regarding all aspects of systemwide DHR, Title IX, VAWA and whistleblower compliance efforts;
-Develop and maintain strong collaborative and collegial relationships with all 23 campuses, the
Chancellor's Office, community partners, and other institutions, agencies, and government officials;
-Provide timely updates and reports to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, General Counsel, and others as requested. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity, Title IX and Compliance will supervise the Systemwide DHR and Title IX Compliance Officer and is responsible for the incumbent's performance evaluation;
-Other duties as assigned.
This position requires:
-Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
-Minimum of five years of experience in human resources and/or Title IX compliance or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Demonstrated understanding and/or experience in successful development and implementation of educational and training programs designed to address primary prevention of discrimination/harassment/retaliation, sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking and whistleblower compliance.
-Ability to travel extensively throughout the State of California.
-Travel outside of normal business hours.
-Ability to work independently with limited direction and guidance;
-Strong knowledge of state and federal DHR, whistleblower, Clery Act, VAWA, and Title IX
laws and regulations in employment and/or education environments;
-Must have demonstrated customer service orientation experience and be able to work effectively as part of a team;
-Strong understanding and/or experience in the successful development and implementation of
educational and training programs designed to address primary prevention of discrimination,
harassment, retaliation, whistleblower compliance, sexual misconduct (including sexual
violence/harassment/assault), domestic/dating violence, and stalking for a variety of constituencies including students, faculty, staff, government officials, and community partners;
-Demonstrated working knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state employment and
discrimination laws, regulations, guidelines, and best practices; as well as experience with DHR,
Title IX and whistleblower compliance management;
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to exercise extraordinary tact,
diplomacy, discretion, professionalism, and judgment in decision making and higher level
-Demonstrated ability to set strategic direction, design and implement effective strategic plans
-Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills;
-Demonstrated ability to foster, establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with diverse constituencies;
-Sound reasoning, analytical, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills, including the ability
to integrate a broad range of information sources, analyze them and apply the knowledge to the
area being appraised along with the creation of appropriate supporting documentation;
-Strong skills in analyzing policy issues, CSU policies and procedures, other directives, and
related federal and state laws and regulations to form solid recommendations for consultations
with CSU administrators and employees;
-Demonstrated ability to exercise independent and mature judgment, maintain objectivity and
fairness, and safeguard confidential and sensitive information on all work assignments;
-Excellent planning and organizational skills along with the ability to manage multiple high
priority tasks simultaneously, set priorities that accurately reflect the importance of job
responsibilities under changing business conditions, and consistently meet mandatory deadlines
while ensuring high standards of service;
-Demonstrated ability to make oral presentations to individuals or groups to enhance
understanding of applicable policies or procedures;
-Ability to gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts, evidence, data and other information in order to draw reasonable and fair conclusions, make sound decisions, and assure the creation of clear and concise investigation reports;
-Superior skills in collaboration, change management, and consensus building;
-Ability to conduct legal research;
-Ability to use a computer with word processing, spreadsheets, and other business software to
prepare work papers, reports, memos, summaries, and analyses and perform own clerical work.
-Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited American Bar Association institution or Doctorate or Master's
Degree with five years experience in a closely related field.
-Working knowledge of the structure, programs, policies, and procedures of the CSU.
-Administrative experience in higher education.
-Experience working in a unionized higher education environment.
Resumes will be accepted until June 6, 2018 or until job posting is removed.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.
This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.
Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
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