Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance
Wichita State University
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Type: Full Time
Wichita State University (WSU), the only urban-serving, public research university in Kansas, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and experienced leader to be the next Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC). Reporting to the President of the University, the Executive Director should possess a deep understanding of Title IX, Equal Opportunity, and other federal and state laws pertaining to equal rights and nondiscrimination. The ideal individual will have a minimum of three years experience as an acting Executive Director managing an Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance or three years as an Assistant/Associate Director at a large institution. This individual will also have in-depth experience working in civil rights compliance in higher education; a strong track record in the development, implementation, evaluation, and assessment of educational and preventative outreach initiatives and processes; proven leadership experience driving Title IX investigations; superb communications skills; and the ability to forge partnerships across a campus community.
The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance supports the mission of the University by overseeing institutional compliance with Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, and other equal opportunity laws and practices and by working to strengthen a culture that supports a safe and non-discriminatory living, learning, and working environment. The Executive Director will possess the ability to effectively communicate this understanding to stimulate important institutional discussions, pose challenging questions, offer insightful solutions, and communicate effectively and appropriately with necessary stakeholders and the campus at large. The Executive Director will find a talented team, partners across the University eager to help take a strong program and elevate it to better serve the institution and its people, and a University and leadership fully supportive of the OIEC and the critically important service it provides.
Founded in 1895, WSU has a keen focus on student success, powerful industry partnerships, and innovative faculty conducting cutting-edge applied research in state-of-the-art facilities. It is a growth-minded university where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, with an entrepreneurial spirit embedded in its foundation.
Wichita State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the new Executive Director. All confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed in confidence via electronic submission to:
Wichita State University (WSU) does not discriminate in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.