Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Posted on 08/04/2022

Nichols College

Dudley, MA

The Director of The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Deputy Title IX Coordinator will provide leadership and insight in offering a range of successful practices that will enhance a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus climate for all members of Nichols College. This position will create programming and services that address diversity and equity initiatives across all campus constituencies and will work in close partnership with student facing offices, Athletics, human resources, faculty, staff and administration. Additionally, the Director will serve as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the college, working closely with the designated Title IX Coordinator.

This is a full-time, 12-month, fully benefited position.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Education and Advising

  • Serve as a mentor, advocate, and support system for students from underrepresented communities
  • Supervise graduate assistants
  • Develop programming and curriculum for students around the topics of diversity, inclusion and equity
  • Serve as an advisor to student groups and organizations associated with underrepresented communities that enhance their sense of belonging and build leadership skills
  • Partner with Community Standards on bias related incidents reviewing and resolving reports of bias and discrimination on campus; supporting students in the wake of such incidents and connecting them with appropriate resources
  • Develop and oversee the delivery of educational programs concerning Title IX and gender equity initiatives: ensure compliance with education requirements for Title IX

Community Engagement

  • Participate in various campus wide committees and provide strategic recommendations
  • Collaborate with campus departments to provide intentional programming and educational opportunities surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Responsible for developing and facilitating interfaith initiatives through the All Faiths Chapel in partnership with local religious leaders to ensure students from all backgrounds feel supported in their faith and spirituality
  • Serve as a liaison to Admissions with recruitment and activities to help enhance underrepresented student support and sense of belonging
  • Develop and deliver institutional training and education to staff and faculty members around the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as Title IX compliance

Administrative Duties

  • Administer campus climate surveys and report findings to campus constituents in compliance with Title IX, VAWA, and Massachusetts state law
  • Conduct investigations into allegations of discrimination or harassment and respond to reports in a timely manner
  • Ensure the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website and social media is reflective of current offerings and department resources and the Colleges commitment to supporting underrepresented communities
  • Regularly attend DEI and Title IX trainings to ensure compliance with Title IX investigative standards, remain up to date on DEI trends and issues in higher education, and continuously identify and integrate best practices as they relate to DEI efforts and the Title IX processes
  • Serve as a member of the senior on-call rotation through Student Life
  • Manage the departmental budget
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Preparation, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Masters Degree required; Higher Education related field is preferred
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience working in education, student development and/or community organizations with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion; experience at the collegiate level strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of students
  • Experience serving in an on-call rotation and managing students in crisis
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of constituents including students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Working knowledge of Title IX law and investigation procedures preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with policies and procedures for responding to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and sexual or gender-based misconduct
  • Strong project management, organizational and administrative skills including the ability to work independently

Physical Job Components: 

  • Able to use office and telecommunication equipment
  • Light to moderate lifting of files, supplies and office materials
  • Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time

Cover letter and references should accompany the submission of a resume and application.

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