Provides leadership in the administration of a comprehensive range of services, policies, and procedures related to equity and compliance. The Associate Director of Institutional Equity & Compliance participates in all aspects of institutional planning in support of the mission and goals of the university ensuring that all faculty, students and staff have the opportunity to succeed. The Associate Director assists and supports campus efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusivity as needed. In the absence of the Executive Director, serves as the primary University Chief Compliance Officer with oversight over campus compliance with Title IX, Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation (DHR), Whistleblower, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These programs are guided in the California State University (CSU) by CSU Nondiscrimination Policy (Executive Order 1095, Executive Order 1096, Executive Order 1097), Executive Order 1111, Executive Order 1115, Executive Order 1116, and CSU Conflict of Interest (COI)
Major duties and responsibilities:
Leadership & Incident Response
- Assist the Executive Director or serve in the absence of the Executive Director as the University official with ensuring campus compliance with state and federal Equity-related laws and related CSU executive order policies and procedures.
- Conduct intake meetings with complainants and respondents regarding sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; address immediate safety needs; communicate information about support services and facilitate contact with internal and external resources; communicate information about reporting options both on and off-campus and ensure parties' full understanding of the CSUSB investigation, resolution, and hearing procedures.
- Assisting with facilitating mediated agreements between affected parties.
- Assist in strategizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating restorative practice interventions, mediations, and facilitated agreements for alternative resolution agreements.
Supervision & Technical Direction of IEC Staff
- Reviews and updates procedures for investigations, hearings, and alternative resolutions including communication with the external investigators, parties, communicates with other relevant personnel, documentation of work, and other procedures.
- Provide oversight and guidance to investigators assigned with responsibilities in resolving Equity complaints and work collaboratively with members of the campus community to promote informed and consistent communication about related CSU executive orders.
- Review information and recommendations from assigned investigators, working with the Office of General Counsel when appropriate, and issuing final dispositions on complaints to relevant parties.
- Manage Equity investigations presented by faculty, staff, students and applicable third parties including interviews of complainants, respondents, and material witnesses, and obtain/review documents and other relevant materials within CSU executive order timelines and processes.
- Assists with the tracking and monitoring of Title IX complaints and investigations to meet prescribed deadlines; develops complaint/respondent management checklists, protocols and procedures; and assists in the coordination, tracking, and monitoring of Title IX compliance training.
- Assists the Executive Director in reviewing, writing, and/or revising University policies, procedures, and reports.
Monitoring and Reporting
- Assist in the maintenance of the institutional database for incident reports, investigation reports, notices, decisions and appeals to ensure complete incident case management records are maintained.
- Collect, maintain and analyze data, as appropriate to contribute to the annual Clery Report.
- Maintains current inventory of regulations and statutes relating to sex, gender-based violence including, but not limited to Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Campus Save Act, Clery Act and any new legislation on the subject.
- Assist in preparing and submitting internal and external reports, including all federally mandated reports.
Campus Outreach and Training
- Provides ongoing consultations and updates regarding Title IX requirements, compliance programs.
- Coordinates with the Labor and Relations Director or Faculty Affairs Provost Office on matters pertaining to staff and faculty, accordingly.
- Facilitates with the CARES Assistant Director on the advertisement of educational and supportive programming (i.e. workshops, panels, events, etc.) within the campus and/or the local community.
- Assists in the preparation and dissemination of educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials, to inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
- Work with internal and off-campus community partners to develop and present comprehensive training programs and workshops for students, faculty, and staff.
- Monitoring the compliance of all students, employees, contractors and volunteers required to complete the applicable campus mandated trainings including but not limited to the annual Title IX training, the DHR training, Mandated Reporter training and the Conflict-of-Interest training.
- Prepare and disseminate educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of the campus community of their rights and responsibilities.
- Provide guidance in the coordination of training and communication efforts to ensure greater inclusivity. Coordinate training for faculty, staff, and students about their rights and CSU executive order complaint procedures.
- Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience
- Equivalent to a Master’s degree in a related field or Juris Doctorate and three years of related experience required.
- Investigations, regulatory compliance and supervisory experience preferred.
- Knowledge of federal and state equal employment, disability, and family medical leave law and regulations, including Title V, Title II, Title VII, Title IX, and Sections 503, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; all pertinent sections of the Americans Disabilities Act; and federally mandated affirmative action plans under the US Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs.
- Experience working in higher education or regulatory compliance preferred.
- J.D. or other related master’s degree preferred.
- Profession Certifications: ATIXA Title IX Coordinator, NACUA Title IX Coordinator, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH)
Compensation and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,500 - $8,750 per month
Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $14,713 per month
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.
Work status: Full-time/Exempt/At-Will
Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.
Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.
This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.
This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 7th, 2023.
As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
Conditions of Employment
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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.
CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.
California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/diversity-inclusion
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at Nora.Fernandez@csusb.edu
CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/.
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.csusb.edu/clery-act