Executive Director, Equity Programs & Compliance (Administrator IV) (10602)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Dec 21, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Regulatory and Licensing

Job Description

Working Title
Executive Director, Equity Programs & Compliance
Administrator Level
This position is an Administrator IV in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.
SF State University
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit titleix.sfsu.edu for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing vpsaem@sfsu.edu.

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Equity Programs & Compliance
Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)
Anticipated Hiring Range*
$12,084 to $13,750 per month ($145,008 to $165,000 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.
Position Summary*
Reporting administratively to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, the Executive Director of Equity Programs & Compliance serves as the campus' senior compliance officer regarding issues of harassment and discrimination. The Executive Director provides strategic guidance, advising, and decision-making in all areas pertaining to nondiscrimination related to protected categories including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other related state and federal regulations as well as other protected categories outlined in university non-discrimination policies. The incumbent serves as the Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Administrator and CANRA Coordinator for San Francisco State University, and oversees a team of investigators. The Executive Director shall have authority across all campus-based divisions and programs (e.g., Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics, Housing, University Police, etc.) to monitor, supervise, oversee, and ensure implementation of applicable CSU policies and procedures.

Working in close, ongoing collaboration with the Dean of Students Office, Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, and other offices that assist and support campus compliance efforts, the Executive Director provides effective leadership, management, direction, and oversight for all programs and procedures that support relevant compliance efforts, and when necessary implements steps within the complaint reporting and resolution processes. Further, the Executive Director will also engage in partnerships with the Division of Student Affairs (including but not limited to Health Promotion & Wellness) and Human Resources to plan, develop, and deliver programs, activities and initiatives designed to reduce incidents of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation; and, promote, as well as improve, institutional effectiveness and capacity in the relevant areas of responsibility, including prevention education and training.
Position Information
Coordination and Implementation of Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation Response and Resolution Processes:

As Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR) Administrator, ensure appropriate implementation of CSU Executive Orders 1095, 1096 and 1097 (and any successor executive orders) and related CSU policies, and coordinate compliance with laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; and, oversee tasks assigned to Deputy DHR Administrators. Monitor, supervise, and oversee overall campus-wide implementation of and compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and related CSU Executive Orders or policies, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of complaint procedures for employees, students, and third parties in the areas of discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.
- As needed, implement and carry out one or more aspects of the complaint resolution process including but not limited to : initial intake, provision of required notifications, determination and implementation of interim measures, determination and/or approval of resolution method, investigation oversight, and hearing coordination;
- Review all investigative/hearing reports before they are final to ensure that they are sufficient, appropriate, impartial, and in compliance with all relevant Executive Orders;
Serve as the primary case manager in consensual relationship disclosures, including receiving and reviewing disclosures, determining actions/interventions to be taken to resolve any perceived or actual conflicts of interest, communicating needed response to the responsible MPP administrator, and documenting all relevant information.

Review and analyze information to identify and address any systemic or other patterns of discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, and make recommendations and/or implement corrective measures, as appropriate.
- Monitor disparities in enrollment, including in nontraditional fields, by reviewing enrollment data, counseling practices, and appraisal materials, to ensure that disparities are not the result of discrimination on the basis of protected class;
- Monitor the campus's administration of student discipline to ensure that similarly situated students are not disciplined differently based on protected class for the same offense and that the disciplinary policies do not have an unlawful disparate impact on students based on protected class;
- Review the outcome of employee and student disciplinary proceedings involving cases of alleged sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking to determine whether they resolve all complaints, and whether any additional remedies need to be provided; and
- Monitor the imposition of disciplinary sanctions against employees or students who have been found responsible for violating Executive Orders 1096 or 1097 (and any successor executive orders).

In coordination with Health Promotion & Wellness, University Police Department, Office of Diversity & Student Equity, Human Resources, and Faculty Affairs, ensure the provision of culturally relevant training, education and preventive measures in the areas of discrimination and harassment including sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.
- Uphold annual training as required by CSU policy, as well as any other additional training, to ensure effective performance in executing core job responsibilities;
- Provide training to students, administrators, faculty, and other staff so that they know that Title IX prohibits discrimination against pregnant and parenting students, and as appropriate assist the campus in helping to meet the unique educational, child care, and health care needs of pregnant and parenting students;
- Develop, lead and initiate programming, events and activities regarding issues of harassment and discrimination designed to increase awareness of and develop ways to mitigate harassment and discrimination and move toward a working and learning environment free of harassment and discrimination.

In collaboration with appropriate campus stakeholders, establish and convene one or more of the following:
- Establish, and regularly convene, a case management team responsible for coordinating and monitoring reports, investigations, and hearings to assure that responses are timely, appropriate, impartial, and in compliance with all relevant Executive Orders;
- A committee of employees, students, and campus officials to identify strategies for ensuring that employees and students know how to identify and report sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, and know what remedies are available to victims; and
- Working group to assist the campus in developing a method to survey the school climate and coordinate the collection and analysis of information from that survey on a periodic basis.

Work collaboratively with relevant campus administrators to review recruitment materials, admissions/enrollment forms, procedures and practices for awarding financial assistance, and policies and practices to ensure that the campus does not discriminate on the basis of protected class in recruitment, admissions and/or financial aid.

Oversee the creation and maintenance of a website, with a link prominently displayed on the campus's homepage, that includes the name and contact information of the Title IX Coordinator and any deputies, relevant policies and grievance procedures, and other resources related to Title IX compliance and gender equity.

Supervision & Administration:
- Serve as the responsible administrator for the Office of Equity Programs & Compliance, ensuring that all fiscal, procurement, personnel, facility, and risk management matters are handled effectively and in accordance with applicable CSU policies and state laws.
- Recruit, select, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and continually develop professional team members in the unit;
- Ensure that standard operating procedures are maintained and updated on a regular basis, including process work flows, checklists, forms, template communications, etc.;
- Develop, implement, assess, and update a strategic plan for the unit, as well as related operational or programmatic plans for the unit;
- Prepare and submit all reports, budgets and other documents on behalf of the unit;
- Provide advice, guidance, and consultation to leadership and community as needed and required;
- Serve as a member of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Executive Council and Leadership Council; and
- Respond to media requests and community inquiries as needed.

Compliance Functions:
- Work with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Coordinator, and Disability Programs & Resources Center, Division of Instructional Technology, Human Resources, and other relevant campus partners to monitor and ensure compliance with ADA, Section 504, CSU Executive Order 1111 (and any successor executive orders) as it relates to disability support and accommodations.

- Work in close collaboration with campus partners, including but not limited to the designated Clery Director, University Police Department, Enterprise Risk Management, Dean of Students Office, Residential Life, and Human Resources, to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and with CSU Executive Order 1107 (and any successor executive orders) related to the Clery Act.

- In close collaboration and consultation with Human Resources and University Police Department, ensure compliance with CSU Executive Order 1083 (and any successor executive orders) as it relates to The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), including identification of mandated reporters and training for these individuals.

- Coordinate or participate in other related compliance activities as need arises, contexts shift, or external mandates emerge.

External Agency Discrimination Complaint Management:
- In close consultation with University Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA), Risk Management, Disability Programs & Resource Center, Dean of Students Office, Office of Labor Relations, Faculty Affairs, and other relevant functions/units across the University, coordinate the campus response to discrimination-related complaints received from external agencies (e.g., Office of Civil Rights, EEO Commission, Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, etc.)
- Coordinate the collection and preparation of documents in multimedia formats as needed to respond to requests for information associated with these complaints; and
Coordinate the maintenance of documentation regarding receipt, response, and resolution on all complaints.

Professional Behavior:
- Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User Friendly Principles.
- Promotes and ensures the application of human resources professional responsibilities and ethical standards.

Other Duties as Assigned.
Minimum Qualifications*
- The successful candidate must have an earned Master's degree from a regionally-accredited university;
- 8+ years' of progressively responsible experience in a related field;
- Demonstrated commitment through actions and communications to values of equity, inclusion, and social justice;
- Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, superior judgment, and neutrality in highly sensitive situations involving investigations of alleged sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship or domestic violence;
- Extensive training and/or experience in issues related to civil rights investigation, hearings, and sanctioning;
- Knowledge of the federal and state laws pertaining to sex and gender based-discrimination and harassment as they apply to colleges and universities;
- Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with and addressing the needs of a diverse community on sensitive issues;
- Experience developing and delivering training outreach on subject matter related to the core job functions with a wide range of audiences, including students, staff, and faculty; and
- Ability to work weekends and evenings and travel (when necessary).

- Juris Doctor or Terminal Degree in a related field (e.g., student affairs, counseling, criminology, social work, sociology) is strongly preferred;
- Prior experience as Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator (or similar institutional role) is highly desired;
- The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication, and clear analytical thinking and reasoning;
- Proof of additional training in capacities related to core job functions; and
- The successful candidate must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff, possess a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and be cognizant of issues of difference, power, and privilege, and how they manifest themselves in higher education environments.
Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.
Eligibility to Work*
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.
Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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