Department: Office of Investigations & Civil Rights Compliance
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA12-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Application Review Begins
January 3, 2020; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.
The Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance (OICRC) offers the UO community a place to discuss and report issues, concerns, and conflicts regarding discrimination and harassment, including sex or gender-based harassment, stalking, bullying, or violence in accordance with university policy and federal and state laws. See more about how OICRC supports students, staff, faculty, and the campus community here: https://investigations.uoregon.edu/about-us
Reporting to the President, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Vice President of Student Life and the Vice President of Finance and Administration, the Associate Vice President / Chief Civil Rights Officer & Title IX Coordinator (AVP/CCRO) is responsible for overseeing, designing and directing programs, policies, and procedures to ensure UO’s compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunity, non-discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. This includes responsibility for overseeing comprehensive campus-wide efforts to reduce sexual assault in all forms, providing supervision of deputy Title IX officers and all Title IX investigations, and for ensuring institutional accountability in effectively responding to reported concerns and complaints related to all forms of prohibited discrimination and harassment.
The AVP/CCRO has primary responsibility for overseeing the investigations and resolution of all prohibited discrimination and harassment reports and complaints, and to accomplish this will supervise the staff of the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance, as well as the Title IX related work of all Deputy Title IX Coordinators and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator in Athletics who has primary responsibility for overseeing gender equity in athletics. Working across multiple portfolios, the AVP/CCRO will have the authority and expectation to guide efforts and direct staff in order to achieve the University’s objective of reducing or eliminating all forms of prohibited discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus.
The AVP/CCRO is the lead administrator for the President’s Title IX Sexual Assault Advisory Council and/or any similar body and is expected to cultivate and maintain strong working and operational relationships with key personnel in all areas of the university, including but not limited to the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, the Dean of Students Office, Employee and Labor Relations, Academic Senate, Athletics, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, International Affairs, AEI, Housing, University Health and Counseling Centers, University of Oregon Police Department, Ombuds, and the Office of the General Counsel.
• Master’s, JD, or other advanced degree.
• Five (5) years of executive, administrative, legal, or management experience.
• Previous experience as a Title IX or deputy Title IX officer OR significant experience working directly on Title IX-related issues for a university, OR as a civil rights attorney who has worked on matters concerning Title IX and/or issues of sexual harassment.
• Experience in complaint resolution, investigations and grievances.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state non-discrimination laws and regulations and other applicable laws and regulations is required, as is
• Knowledge of prohibited discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment/sexual violence grievance procedures in a higher education setting.
Ability to work with time-sensitive matters and meet strict deadlines.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with an organization’s leadership, faculty, staff, students and community/government agencies.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present to small and large groups.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
• Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects.
• Ability to manage multiple, on-going and issues, complaints and incidents.
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
• A JD degree is strongly preferred.
• Experience in a higher education or regulatory compliance setting.
• Experience facilitating and evaluating professional development opportunities focused on sexual misconduct/sexual violence.
• Experience investigating and resolving complaints alleging sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault or sexual violence.
• Knowledge of assessment practices involving evaluation of outcomes-based measures and campus climate surveys.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.
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