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Director of the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and Title IX Coordinator

Apply now Department: 3670001040 Office of Institutional Equity
Job no: 510004
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Executive / Director / Management, Human Resources
Pay Grade: 14A

About This Role:

Join K-State as our Director of the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and Title IX Coordinator. This role is responsible for developing and implementing diversity and/or equal opportunity compliance programs that help the K-State community understand individual differences and develop an open and inclusive environment. OIE is responsible for investigating all matters pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct. The Director is responsible for overseeing the investigation and comprehensive campus-wide efforts to reduce discrimination and harassment in all forms.

The Director also plans and implements a viable affirmative action program for the university and monitors policies, programs, and procedures to ensure Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance and a continued commitment to diversity; serves as a Title IX coordinator.

The Director of the Office of Institutional Equity will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Leads the university's efforts to comply with federal and local laws, regulations, and agency guidance related to civil rights.  
  • Provides oversight, and direction over training and communications programs, policies, and procedures to ensure Kansas State University's compliance pertaining to equal employment opportunity, non-discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence under the university policy. This includes overseeing University compliance and operations pertaining to Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, and Section 504.
  • Serves as the University's Title IX Coordinator, manages and leads the Office of Institutional Equity staff in conducting Title IX investigations, and education efforts regarding Title IX and the procedure for filing complaints alleging sexual violence. 
  • Ensures institutional accountability in effectively responding to reported concerns and complaints related to discrimination and harassment. 
  • Monitors, provides leadership, and conducts investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and other civil rights violations in accordance with university policy; advise individuals on the complaint process, available resources, and interim measures. 
  • Develops and facilitates university-wide training and awareness programs,  related to Equal Employment Opportunities/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) laws and regulations.
  • Collaborates with university partners and stakeholders on the university's anti-discrimination policy to create awareness and plans the prevention of discrimination.
  • Collaborates with Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO), Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development to integrate the Affirmative Action Plan into workforce strategy and development.
  • Collaborates with Talent Acquisition, CDIO, and Employee Relations to proactively explore trends and data that impede or propel equal opportunity and assists with developing policies and programs to attract, retain, and promote a diverse workforce for the organization.
  • Leads the Office of Institutional Equity, which includes staff supervision, budget planning, and case management.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University educates more than 21,000 of tomorrow's potential leaders each year and provides some of the best global food systems and biosecurity research in the world. In fact, the university is progressing toward its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

The university has nine academic colleges and offers more than 250 majors and options.  The Graduate School offers 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral degrees, and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines.  The Princeton Review recognizes the university as one of the nation's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S.

Commonly referred to as K-State, the community is proud of its welcoming environment.  Our athletic teams, known as the Wildcats, compete in the Big 12 Conference and frequently win titles and championships.

The Office of Institutional Equity is engaged in training, outreach, affirmative action planning, equal employment opportunity compliance, and conducting investigations in accordance with university policy, laws, regulations, executive orders, and other applicable policies that uphold equal opportunity and civil rights laws.

To learn more visit: https://www.k-state.edu/oie/about/

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off-vacation, sick, and holidays.

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The university is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Five or more years of relevant experience in conducting investigations and the preparation of investigative reports
  • Knowledge of and experience applying Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADEA, Section 504/ADA, and similar state and federal laws
  • Experience supervising staff and coaching employees for improved performance and professional development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or Juris Doctorate
  • Direct training, programs, policies, experience with anti-discrimination laws and policies, including Title IX, in a higher education setting
  • Experience drafting and reviewing policies
  • Investigative experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience providing trauma-informed investigations or knowledge of trauma-informed investigation practices in title
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Experience operationalizing Affirmative Action Plans
  • Experience in utilizing data management systems appropriate for the nature and scope of work for the office
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively and team-building to accomplish goals
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally and courteously with diverse individuals and groups at all levels

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted online via the applicant tracking system for review; please do not email applications. In your application materials, please include a single file pdf containing the following:

  1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position 
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Application queries or nominations can be sent to:
Executive Recruiter, Lindsey Fouquette at lfouquette@ksu.edu

Screening of Applications Begins:

The search committee will accept applications and nominations until January 22, 2021. The committee will begin identifying candidates to interview the week of January 25, 2021, and initial interviews will take place the week of February 1, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$88,600-$120,000 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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