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General purpose:Â The Director of Equity Compliance provides leadership in the administration of a comprehensive range of services, policies, and procedures related to equity compliance. The Director reports to the Vice President for People, Belonging and Culture and holds a key role in the Collegeâs overarching diversity, equity, inclusion work The Director participates in all aspects of institutional planning in support of creating a systemic and pervasive college culture and practice of DEIG that are consistent with MICAâs Mission, Vision and Tenets.
The Director serves as the Collegeâs TItle IX Coordinator with oversight over campus compliance with Title IX, as well as Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation, Title VII, Violence Against Women Act Â (VAWA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) ,and other state and federal laws in a higher education setting. The Director of Equity Compliance is responsible for leading and proactively influencing College-wide policy and grievance procedure development, planning, monitoring, reporting, education, prevention and training efforts.Â
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: âÂ Â Â Provides leadership and direction on policy interpretation and development, assistance and education on issues concerning equality based on federal or state law and MICA policy. Works collaboratively with stakeholders to foster principles of inclusion in a diverse community by developing innovative solutions to complex issues. âÂ Â Â Responsible for the investigative process of institutional equity complaint cases involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, utilizing highly skilled investigative techniques while ensuring a thorough and timely resolution and process. Conducts investigative interviews, reviews documentation, performs fact-finding, and serves as decision maker when appropriate; prepares related reports and correspondence. âÂ Â Â Serves as the Title IX Coordinator. Oversees and ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations and develops policies and procedures in collaboration with Student Affairs and other internal stakeholders and key campus constituents. âÂ Â Â Directs the work of professional staff that assist with investigations as a result of discrimination and harassment complaints filed by students, faculty, staff and administrators. Evaluates documentation provided and advises individuals and departments on appropriate action(s) to be taken. Provides mediation, as needed.Â âÂ Â Â Maintains secure records of all complaints and investigations and serves as the central resource for all harassment/misconduct allegations. Ensures written reports of investigatory findings and disposition are prepared and maintained in a confidential file. âÂ Â Â Promotes the Collegeâs commitment to a climate of diversity, equity inclusion and globalization through interaction with internal and external stakeholders, and federal, state and local government enforcing authorities. The Director represents the College in some related regional and local associations, civic clubs, ethnic and non-profit organizations. âÂ Â Â Serves as the institutional ADA Coordinator (on an interim basis) and collaborates with campus partners to ensure matters involving accessibility or accommodation are addressed appropriately and in a timely, effective, and cost-efficient manner. âÂ Â Â Develops a research agenda to provide data and analyses to the Vice President and senior administration for the evaluation of college initiatives in the areas of equal opportunity and diversity. Researches and analyzes data for use in statistical calculations and reporting in order to meet federal and state requirements, including creating workforce analysis reports. âÂ Â Â In collaboration with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and other critical campus stakeholders, develops, implements, and coordinates strategic efforts aimed at the prevention of discrimination on the basis of any protected category. âÂ Â Â Develops, implements and oversees regular training for faculty and staff on Title IX, equity and compliance, including their rights and obligations under Title IX with respect to the appropriate response to reports of sexual misconduct or other discriminatory behavior; the obligation to report, and the extent to which counselors and advocates must maintain confidentiality; âÂ Â Â In collaboration with the Vice President for Student Affairs and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, develops, implements and oversees regular training for students outlining their rights under Title IX which may include but is not limited to what constitutes sexual misconduct; the definition of consent; student reporting options; grievance procedures; disciplinary code provisions applicable to sexual misconduct and the consequences of violating these provisions; the role of alcohol and drugs in sexual misconduct; the effects of trauma; strategies and skills for bystander intervention; and both Title IXâs and the Collegeâs policy protections against retaliation. âÂ Â Â Implements and administers requirements for reporting, record-keeping and retention of documentation and information regarding training, investigations, supportive measures, hearings, dispositions, monitoring, and compliance. âÂ Â Â Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: âÂ Â Â Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to discrimination and harassment based on all protected categories and all campus community members, including Title VI, Title VII, ADEA, ADA/Section 504. Knowledge of best practices as they relate to institutions of higher education compliance with Title IX and VAWA. Ability to apply legal and policy standards. âÂ Â Â Demonstrated working knowledge of contemporary diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and issues with regard to recruitment and retention, access and equity, etc. âÂ Â Â Demonstrated ability to foster principles of inclusion in a diverse community; ability to commit to principles of fairness and respect; skilled in effective investigation techniques and analyzing information and data to reach sound decisions and conclusions âÂ Â Â Ability to demonstrate advanced cultural competence, work effectively with people at all levels of the College, build trust and uphold the reputation of fairness and credibility. âÂ Â Â Excellent ability to clearly communicate ideas and recommendations and to write clear and concise investigative reports. Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with professionalism, sensitivity and neutrality. Ability to use appropriate judgment when making decisions and recommendations. Attention to detail is required. âÂ Â Â Presentation and facilitation skills with emphasis on education and training for a wide audience, including but not limited to students, faculty and staff with responsibilities in resolving sexual harassment/sexual violence, Title IX and VAWA complaints and with supervisory responsibility, and those whose day-to-day responsibilities involve working closely with students. âÂ Â Â Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality, political acumen and discretion. âÂ Â Â Excellent research, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. âÂ Â Â Outstanding written, verbal, listening and interpersonal communication skills: the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. âÂ Â Â Ability to exercise good, sound independent judgment; think strategically, diagnose, clarify, and mediate differences of opinion; maintain neutrality in the face of resistance, indifference, and/or hostility. âÂ Â Â Excellent organizational and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail. The ability to develop and deliver effective training and materials. âÂ Â Â Ability to address a wide variety of management/employee relations issues using excellent judgment for both individual situations and policy formation. âÂ Â Â Strong computer skills including demonstrated experience with database tools, development of ad hoc reports, and data extraction as well as demonstrated familiarity with statistical software.
Minimum qualifications: âÂ Â Â Bachelor's degree in legal studies, public administration, human resources management, business administration or related fields. âÂ Â Â A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in complaint resolution and investigation, higher education administration, human resources management, or EEO/ADA compliance, including significant experience in handling various types of investigations related to sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, gender-based violence, and/or Title IX violations. âÂ Â Â Progressively responsible management experience in a compliance, human resources, higher education administration, or legal field. âÂ Â Â Experience developing and leading training and education programs to multiple constituencies assessing training effectiveness.
Preferred Qualifications: âÂ Â Â Juris Doctorate âÂ Â Â Association of Title IX Administrators Certification âÂ Â Â Association of WorkPlace Investigators Certification
Reporting to this position: Investigator
Conditions of Employment: Conditions: Satisfactory Background Check Â
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About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.