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Associate Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 493477
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial

Associate Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Rowan recognizes that diversity, equity and access are educational, economic, and civic imperatives and that diversity is essential to achieving academic excellence.  The new Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is the home for the Title IX Office, Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution Center, Faculty Center, and Achieving Success through Collaboration, Engagement, and Determination (ASCEND) student support programs.

Reporting to the SVP for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the successful candidate will serve as the Title IX Coordinator and serve on the University Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. The successful candidate will support efforts to build consensus and effect cultural change to institutionalize the University's strategic goals, mission initiatives and best practices related to diversity, inclusion, and campus climate.

The Associate Vice President of Equity and Diversity will work collaboratively with the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, campus constituents, University committees, faculty, staff, and external constituents to advance the institution's commitment to all aspects of diversity that are essential to academic excellence.

The Associate Vice President will lead Title IX initiatives including investigations, trauma informed investigation and response, training and reporting to ensure equal access to educational opportunities. This role requires the ability to be strategic, visionary, transformative, and tactical while delivering tangible results in the areas of diversity and equity.

Vision of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The DEI will facilitate Rowan’s efforts to be the leading university committed to addressing persistent issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion that result in positive outcomes for students, faculty, and staff.

Mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The Division of DEI at Rowan University leads and support initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion by:

  • Developing and sustaining meaningful partnerships with internal and external constituents that result in a more diverse and inclusive community;
  • Utilizing data to inform continuous improvement efforts and innovation; and
  • Implementing university-wide culturally responsive and relevant programming that result in equitable educational opportunities for students and an affirming culture and climate

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of social justice and equity
  • Deep appreciation and understanding of diversity and working with diverse populations
  • Responsible for Title IX and applicable Clery Act compliance including timely and effective investigation, resolution and reporting; responsible for compliance with the Violence against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Provides oversight of diversity training, collaborates in the design of educational materials that enhance awareness of diversity and equity issues, and facilitates initiatives designed to enhance the campus climate for faculty and staff of all backgrounds.
  • Responsible for oversight of student discrimination complaints including student complaints against faculty; coordinates with the AVP for Employee Equity as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with other diversity leaders across the university to sponsor the Title IX Student Summit and the Title IX Regional Summit.
  • Collaborates with the Human Resources and the Faculty Center to improve recruitment and retention of prospective faculty and staff from underrepresented groups; provides pathways for advocacy on diversity issues, and enhances the overall campus climate.
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership skills with proven ability to work effectively across institutional and organizational lines to build consensus and forge strong collaborative relationships with a diverse array of campus constituencies in a complex, higher education environment in order to achieve diversity, inclusion, equity, and community engagement goals.
  • Responsible for oversight of faculty search compliance.
  • Works closely with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in the use of surveys, benchmarking, data and assessment to set and inform diversity and inclusion goals.
  • In collaboration with the AVP of Employee Equity & Labor Relations and other University leaders, ensures systems and mechanisms are in place to receive confidential and other reports of concern, with the goal of establishing a safe, welcoming, and positive environment where all members of our community can flourish.
  • Responsible for oversight and collaboration with Title IX Deputy Coordinators
  • Supervises professional and support staff to assist in accomplishing the stated goals and objectives.
  • Serve on the DEI Council

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be experienced with regulatory compliance. Title IX experience including direct investigations and referrals required. The candidate will have an excellent track record in managing change along with proven experience as an organizational leader and program builder, particularly around initiatives that promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion in a higher education environment.  He/she will have the ability to facilitate connections and build partnerships and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.  The candidate must be a collaborative leader with strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.  Master’s degree in related field required, J.D. or doctorate strongly preferred.  Five years of position related experience required.

Start date:  4/5/19

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