Assistant Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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The University of Scranton
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HR Generalist
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Melissa Quinlan
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Human Resources

OED, in support of the University’s efforts to promote and maintain an equitable, safe, and inclusive working and learning environment, oversees and coordinates the University’s response to all reports of protected class discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation. OED works closely with other key departments at the University to ensure that the University’s support, resources, training, programming, policies and procedures are fair, equitable, and consistent with the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission and values.
The Assistant Director of OED & Deputy Title IX Coordinator will function as a member of the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) team, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Office including ensuring University compliance with relevant sexual misconduct and equal opportunity laws. This includes assisting with the coordination, response, investigation and resolution of reports/complaints asserting violations of the University’s nondiscrimination policies, as well as corresponding laws including Title VI, Title VII and Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

- Assist with the response, investigation and resolution of all reports of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct (i.e., sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence and stalking) involving students, staff, faculty and third parties
- Assist with training, prevention, and education efforts regarding discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct for the campus, as well as reviews of climate and culture, often in coordination and partnership with Student Formation & Campus Life, the Office of the Provost, University Police, Human Resources, and other campus constituents
- Assist with the Reasonable Accommodation process for faculty and staff with disabilities and support the Center For Teaching and Learning Excellence in providing Reasonable Accommodation for students
- Assist with the monitoring of full compliance with all procedural requirements, record-keeping, and timeframes outlined in applicable policies and provide timely updates to the Executive Director of Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator regarding the status of complaints received, inquiries and investigations
- Serve as a neutral party through all aspects of the complaint and resolution process to ensure a prompt, fair, and equitable process for all parties; ensure all parties involved in investigations understand the investigatory process, their rights and responsibilities, and how to access other support and resources as necessary
- Prepare comprehensive, accurate, legally compliant reports and records in accordance with University standards
- Identify and integrate best practices in the civil rights arena into knowledge base and practice; remain knowledgeable of current developments in the field by participating in conferences, trainings, workshops, etc.; maintain current knowledge of equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws, regulations and guidance as necessary
- Assist in creating all necessary publications, notices and materials related to Title IX and other forms of discrimination and harassment for the campus community
- Assist with identifying problems, developing solutions, and self-monitoring of diversity related issues
- Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission as it is infused in all we do in the work of the Office of Equity and Diversity


Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s degree/J.D. is preferred

A minimum of three years of directly related experience which includes conducting investigations.

Experience in higher education, human resources or a related field is strongly preferred

Additional Skills Required:
- Knowledge of complexities surrounding discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in a college setting

- Exceptional writing skills

- Knowledge in party and witness interview and investigative techniques

- Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies

- Strong organizational, planning and analytical skills

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable effective connection with students, faculty, and staff in myriad situations

- Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution within a diverse campus community

- Ability to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion and sensitivity

- Must have a deep commitment to, appreciation for and understanding of the principles of equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity both in an educational and workplace environment

-Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission

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