· Assists in the delivery of the diversity and inclusion goals outlined in the College's Strategic plan, by the President's Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Athletics Diversity Counsel.
· Provides consultation, outreach, referrals, intake, case management, and documentation for all reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct or retaliation.
· In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, evaluates and determines appropriate remedies, interim measures, and reasonable academic adjustments for parties involved in cases of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct or retaliation.
· Assists with evaluating requests for informal resolution in response to reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation and assists with facilitating informal resolution processes such as mediation and restorative resolution conferences. Collaborates with Human Resources, Athletics, Academic, and Student Affairs, other departments, and external vendors on issues relating to equity, diversity and inclusion especially on matters that require a response or remedy from the College in order to maintain an inclusive, non-discriminatory environment.
· Assists with providing training on diversity and inclusion, civil rights and Title IX compliance, and prevention of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
· Assists the Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the development of educational materials for faculty, staff and students regarding civil rights concepts, options, resources and resolution processes for print and web-based materials.
· Provides leadership for the assessment of current institutional policies and practices related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion as and making recommendations for changes.
· Maintains knowledge of current state and federal laws and regulations and trends in the field of higher education related to anti-discrimination and anti-harassment practices through training and research. Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and other relevant mandates for civil rights and equity. Assists with annual notification requirements. Compiles compliance information for internal and external reporting and assists the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in analyzing data and writing annual or quarterly reports.
· Supports civil rights and Title IX investigations involving faculty, staff and students as needed. Will receive training on how to conduct civil rights and Title IX investigations and serve as a member of the investigative team to conduct interviews, identify witnesses, review interview transcripts and evidence, create initial draft of investigative reports, consult with legal counsel as needed, and provide other logistical support necessary to conduct fundamentally fair, neutral, thorough, and timely investigations.
· Assist in training and ongoing development for the pool of investigators, hearing panelists, process advisors, and hearing officers.
· Compiles information needed to respond to external complaints filed with outside agencies and assists the Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in writing a response.
· Serves as a member of the Title IX Compliance Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Support Providers Group, and as an ad hoc member of the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) and College's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) to advise and coordinate the College's response on cases that intersect with Titles VI, VII, IX, ADA/504 or other protected civil rights.
· Ability to attend events/meetings at alternative hours and days of the week when needed.
Bachelor's Degree required in a related field such as Higher Education Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Human Resources, Labor Relations, or Organizational Development. Juris Doctorate or Master's degree preferred.
Two-years of relevant experience in one of the following areas: Higher Education, Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Conduct, College Athletics, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Civil Rights enforcement or other regulatory environment required. Training in mediation and/or restorative justice conferences a plus.
Licenses or Certifications:
Title IX or Civil Rights investigator or Title IX coordinator certification or advanced training desired.
The Assistant Director for Equity and Compliance will assist the leadership team dedicated to implementing the College's initiatives in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion. The Assistant Director will assist in developing and implementing policies, evidence-based initiatives, and infrastructure changes required to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusive learning and work environment where all members of the North Central College community can fulfill their academic, research, and employment goals.
The Assistant Director plays an important role in the College's coordinated response to reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation, prevention programs, education initiatives, and compliance efforts pursuant to all state and federal civil rights statutes and regulations. The Assistant Director responds to reports about discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation; provides consultation, information, referrals, intake, and case management; and serves as the lead investigator for allegations related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
The Assistant Director assists the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in providing technical, skills-based training to Deputy Title IX Coordinators and faculty and staff members on the investigative team, responsible employees, Residence Assistants, Peer Health Educators, and Orientation Leaders. The Assistant Director also aides in delivering education on diversity and inclusion to the campus community that addresses implicit bias, microaggressions, power and privilege, and how individuals and teams can work to create more inclusive environments.
Internal Number: 7828
About North Central College
North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For information about the College, please visit the website at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu.