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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator

Portland, OR
Summary Description: The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator will have a proven record of innovative diversity, equity, and inclusion programming and student initiatives. The Director will execute DEI initiatives to support the University's strategic plan where students have the opportunity to succeed. This position serves as a proactive thought-leader and collaborator to identify opportunities for DEI education practices across the institution.  In supporting the vision and goals established by the administration, the Director will collaborate with stakeholders to assess potential barriers and develop and implement strategies to retain students. The position reports to the Vice President for Student Success and Engagement and will interface with all divisions and represent the university internally and externally. The individual in this position will need to cultivate and maintain strong professional relationships with key personnel in all university areas.  The Director is also directly responsible for coordinating compliance with federal and state discrimination, harassment, and retaliation laws and related University policies, including those related to sexual and gender-based misconduct and identity-based harassment and discrimination.

Primary Job Duties:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Develop, design, and facilitate DEI educational initiatives for students, faculty and staff, including trainings, workshops, coaching, and other professional development.
  • Increase DEI and intercultural competencies through training and curricular/co-curricular learning opportunities.
  • Identifies and forms collaborative partnerships to expand and sustain DEI education.
  • Assess and address campus climate improvement needs and develop related in-person and online instructional modules, facilitator trainings, and other curricula in collaboration with institutional stakeholders.
  • Implement strategic education and outreach with university partners and community stakeholders.
  • Serve as a point of contact for requests for educational programs and maintain an internal database to assist with specialized trainings, presentations, or events within Student Success and Engagement.
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment and evaluation of educational initiatives and learning to ensure compliance with goals, funding, and campus needs. 
  • Conduct surveys, focus groups, or performs other methods of data collection in order to create metrics and track outcomes for initiatives.
  • Monitor related national and local events and trends. Adapt existing programs to respond to changing campus populations, culture, and needs.
  • Collaborate with university stakeholders to ensure coherence and mutual reinforcement of educational initiatives as they fit into advancing the university’s overall diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, strategy, and approach.
  • Co-advise Student Government leadership including election process, professional development and outreach initiatives.
  • Serve as deputy student judicial officer and conduct administrative hearings, as needed.
Title IX Coordinator
  • Receives student, faculty and staff reports/complaints of harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. Conducts initial assessment, meet with complainants to provide information regarding available campus and community resources, communicate supportive measures and options for confidential reporting and resolution.
  • Responsible for the notification of parties, oversight of investigation and investigative reports to ensure investigations are thorough, reliable and impartial, and monitoring compliance with necessary laws, policies and guidelines. When necessary, will coordinate, appoint, and oversee the work of external investigators and/or deputy coordinators.
  • Ensures prompt, effective, and equitable investigations and timely resolution of complaints of sexual misconduct, retaliation, and other forms of identity-based harassment and discrimination.
  • Organizes and maintains accurate and thorough case files, investigation records, statistical data on inquiries and complaints, and develops reports on complaints, investigations, and resolutions as required by law.
  • Responsible for developing, offering, and coordinating training and awareness efforts related to all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation with an emphasis on prevention education.
  • Organizes and supports a system of volunteer Deputy Title IX Coordinators, as well as providing training to staff members responsible for any part of the complaint process (investigators, hearing panelists, advisors, etc.).
  • Works with and contributes to the training of student peer educators to facilitate outreach and education for students on sexual harassment, Title IX, affirmative consent, and related topics.
  • Develops, implements, updates and serves as principal coordinator of policies, procedures and programs related to compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other related legislation.
  • Maintains fluency with Title IX regulations and professional certification, and participates in professional development opportunities to enhance understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion within higher education.
  • Maintains documentation of training and educational programs related to compliance with Title IX certification as required to state and other governmental reporting bodies.
  • Provides strategic direction for and ongoing assessment and evaluation of all efforts related to the elimination and prevention of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and sexual misconduct at Warner Pacific University.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality with the utmost discretion and sensitivity.
  • Completes others duties as assigned.
General Expectations
  • Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Understanding of bias and a clear commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and the ability to integrate this value into all aspects of the position.
  • Collaborate, identify opportunities and act to build effective relationships across the University to achieve institutional goals.
  • Strong organization, planning, analytical and problem resolution abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, administrative, organizational, planning, and project management skills.
  • Ability to treat all parties engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and neutrality.
  • Ability to manage sensitive situations with professionalism and compassion, while maintaining credibility.
  • Ability to conduct individual and group facilitations to foster effective communication.
  • Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment.
  • Be present in the office on a daily basis unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement. Warner Pacific is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in relevant discipline (Public Administration, Higher Education, Human Services, Counseling Psychology, etc.) from an accredited institution. Relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence- based, online, in-person, or blended DEI education and training for diverse groups.
  • Experience serving as a student judicial officer and/or participating in administrative hearings.
  • Excellence in effective oral and written communication, public presentations and customer service.
  • Project management skills/with the ability to manage multiple ongoing and/or new projects and activities in accordance with goals, best practices and policies.
  • Contemporary knowledge of current events, political contexts, and national issues affecting college students and campus life.
  • Experience working with, and providing services to, students from diverse backgrounds, ethnic minorities, and religious communities within a multicultural setting. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree preferred.
  • Experience in employee relations, conduct or compliance administration, investigative work, complaint resolution or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the role.
  • Previous experience as a Title IX Coordinator and/or Title IX certification.
  • Training in trauma-informed, mediation, conflict resolution, or restorative justice practices.
  • Knowledge of database management systems such as Maxient, or other appropriate software.
  • Bilingual. Fluent in English and Spanish.
Physical Demands – Work Environment: (Supervisors – adjust the requirements accordingly.)
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
 
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 


Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
 
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.


Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume

 
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