New Mexico Statue University - University General Counsel
August 27, 2018
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Min 83,000 - Max 125,000
Full Time - Experienced
The Executive Director of the Office of Institution Equity (OIE) & Title IX Coordinator manages all functions related to investigation and resolution of discrimination complaints by faculty, staff and students and works closely with campus administrative offices to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, and NMSU policies regarding equal opportunity, and affirmative action. The position requires performance of highly responsible and complex professional duties, and design, development and management of specialized programs for NMSU’s affirmative action, equal opportunity and Title IX programs. The Executive Director reports administratively to the University General Counsel with a functional reporting line to the President.
Classification Standard Duties
- Manage all operations of the OIE Office including supervision of employees and budgetary responsibilities. - Serve as University’s Title IX Coordinator including all aspects of intake, investigation, response and resolution of reports of sexual misconduct, and providing analysis, reporting of findings and recommendations in a timely manner. - Provide oversight and guidance to all OIE employees in conducting EEO and Title IX investigations (including investigation strategy, document collection, and report preparation), resolving ADA employee accommodation requests, and assuring university compliance with both state and federal non-discrimination laws and NMSU policies and procedures. - Monitor changes in EEO and Title IX laws, policies, and procedures and provide guidance and leadership in reviewing and changing existing websites and informational documents and NMSU policies and procedures. - Utilize available data to identify patterns or systemic problems related to diversity & inclusion, equity, and sexual misconduct within the University community and communicate such information to relevant internal stakeholders. - Provide accurate, sound, and expert advice to the University community as it relates to EEO matters and resolution of EEO internal complaints. - Collaborate with, collect and provide timely accurate information to the NMSU Police Department as needed for Clery Act annual security reporting. - Provide equal opportunity, affirmative action and sexual misconduct prevention training, presentations and awareness programs as needed for students and employee groups. - Collaborate with various University offices and groups including the Dean of Students, Campus Housing, Athletics, Employee Labor Relations, Human Resource Services, and Aggie Health and Wellness Center within the context of Title IX and equal opportunity issues. - Support efforts of consulting firm in preparation of annual Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), including preparation of narrative, and monitor and review the posting and hire of positions identified as underutilized to ensure compliance with AAP. - Perform additional duties as assigned.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Knowledge of relevant law and compliance regulations under Title IX, Title VII, other federal and state non-discrimination laws, and ADA. - Knowledge of due process, trauma informed investigations, credibility assessment.
- Skill in investigative techniques, analysis of evidence and report writing. - Formulation of policy, procedures and other documentation relevant to equal opportunity and Title IX compliance. - Informative and engaging presentation style. - Conflict management and resolution.
- Ability to accurately communicate analysis and information verbally and in written form. - Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to review, evaluate, and critique employment policies and practices for adherence to civil rights laws and NMSU policies. - Manage employees and budget for university unit. - Engage in collaborative efforts to address campus concerns relating to equal opportunity issues.
Master’s Degree or other advanced degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
Five (5) years of professional experience in one or more areas of expertise required of this position.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution and seven (7) years of professional experience in one or more areas of expertise (equal opportunity services, compliance, legal sector, civil rights or similar field).
Preferred Qualifications (optional)
Juris Doctorate strongly preferred.
Internal Number: 1801102S
About New Mexico Statue University - University General Counsel
Vision and Mission
The Office of Institutional Equity envisions a university community where every individual has an equal opportunity to learn, work, and contribute in an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The mission is to ensure equal access to employment and educational opportunities in support of the university’s commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity.
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