Diversity Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator, Community College of Philadelphia

Posted by Community College of Philadelphia on November 5, 2019

Reporting to the College’s General Counsel and the President, the Diversity Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the College’s compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, and enforcing College policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected legal status and sexual misconduct. This position serves as the College’s Title IX and ADA coordinator and College-wide resource in matters related to equity and diversity; collaborating with all offices and groups on campus to address equity and diversity for faculty, staff and students.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure College’s compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Federal Executive Order 11246, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ( GINA ), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act ( VAWA ), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance and all other anti-discrimination and harassment laws and regulations; working closely with the Office of Human Resources, and various other divisions to ensure compliance.
  • Oversee and enforce College’s policies related to prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected legal statuses and sexual misconduct, including but not limited to the College’s Anti-Discrimination and Harassment policy, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, Disabilities Accommodation policy, the Religion and National Origin policy, Sexual Misconduct policy and other related anti-discrimination and harassment policies.
  • Serve as the Title IX and ADA coordinator for the College.
  • Conduct confidential and impartial investigations on internal reports and complaints of discrimination and/or harassment based on protected legal statuses and make recommendations to correct and prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment in the working and learning environment.
  • Investigate cases of sexual misconduct in accordance with College policy; review proposed sanctions for sexual misconduct arising out of the student disciplinary process before they are imposed to ensure that they are reasonably calculated to stop the sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence.
  • Investigate and prepare responses to discrimination and harassment complaints filed with federal, state and local agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office for Civil Rights, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.
  • Respond to employee requests for accommodations in accordance with the College’s Disabilities Accommodation process.
  • Work collaboratively with the College’s Professional Development and Diversity & Inclusion Director and other College faculty and staff to develop, implement, coordinate and conduct educational programs, initiatives, and training designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title VII , Title IX, VAWA , ADA Accommodations, and affirmative action, and other non-discrimination and harassment laws.
  • Prepare the College’s Affirmative Action Plan and Diversity & Inclusion Plan and ensure compliance with such plans.
  • Identify systemic problems relating to complaints and determine whether campus-wide resources should be adopted in response, including review and revision of the College’s policies.
  • Collaborate with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the College’s investigative processes; collaborates and coordinates across the institution to support the College’s overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities.
  • Communicate with government agencies to ensure reports are handled appropriately and in a timely manner; coordinate with the Office of Public Safety and local law enforcement as necessary; coordinate with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance by collecting and analyzing data, writing comprehensive reports and maintaining records of investigations.
  • Work with the Office of Human Resources and Office of General Counsel on hiring, training, and accommodation issues.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • At least 5 years of experience directly related to the job duties and responsibilities stated above are required with a particular emphasis on experience investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment based on protected legal statuses and sexual misconduct.
  • Ability to confidentially investigate and analyze claims information and to draw conclusions required.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops required.
  • Ability to provide effective and appropriate advice and expertise to all levels within the College community required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to prepare organized, clear, and effective position statements in response to external complaints required.
  • Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise required.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws and institutional policies and practices specific to the applicable compliance specialty required.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community required.
  • Strong conflict resolution and/or mediation skills required.
  • Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information required.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports required.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information required.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications required.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures required.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment required.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging legislation, issues, and trends as appropriate to the position required.
  • Ability to develop and implement new strategies and procedures required.

Learn more and apply here: https://jobs.ccp.edu/postings/4060

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