The Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity, Accessibility and Compliance has direct oversight of and responsibility for compliance with University policies and procedures, as well as and with federal, state and local laws related to discrimination and harassment, sexual and gender-based harassment and violence (Title IX), and disabilities resources and accommodations (ADA/504). The AVP oversees the discrimination and harassment reporting and investigation process at the University, the Title IX process, and ADA accommodations appeals process. The AVP will work in coordination with OIED to track cases as they may move across the categories of bias, discrimination, harassment and ADA accommodations to ensure appropriate and timely response to all reports. The AVP is responsible for maintaining compliance processes that are clear and accessible to members of the Brown community. The AVP will serve as one of several entry points through which faculty, staff, students, alumni and/or guests of the University seek information on equity-related complaint processes and non-discrimination policies of the University. In this role, the AVP will provide critical leadership and support for Brown University’s efforts to develop a more diverse and inclusive academic community where all members are valued and provided with opportunities to thrive.
The Associate Vice President directly supervises the Title IX Coordinator, the ADA/504 Coordinator, and the Senior Institutional Equity Investigator and indirectly oversees their respective teams. The AVP works closely with the Title IX, ADA/504 and Institutional Equity teams to provide critical coordination on a day-to-day basis related to compliance in OIED – including discrimination and harassment, Title IX related matters, bias incidents, and ADA-related matters. The AVP has access to bias reports and serves as a member of the Bias Review Team that reviews submissions to the Bias Incident Reporting System.
The Associate VP serves as a member of the Campus Life Senior Leadership team and works closely with the Vice President to realize the University’s and Division’s strategic priorities. The AVP maintains deep and current knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX and due process protections as they apply to student conduct proceedings, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.
Job Qualifications and Competencies
- Graduate or Advanced degree required (Masters, PhD, JD, etc.).
- Minimum of 12 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in institutional equity, compliance, inclusion, and accessibility.
- Expertise in the area of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and its related laws (Title VII, ADA, etc.) as well as familiarity in other civil rights laws (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, etc.).
- Excellent judgment and demonstrated experience in managing highly sensitive, confidential data and information.
- Demonstrated experience successfully leading teams.
- Demonstrated responsibility in and experience with data analysis, reporting, planning and compliance management.
- Experience in a university setting is preferred.
- Possesses deep and current knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX and due process protections as they apply to student conduct proceedings, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.
- Skill in working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels in a complex environment to facilitate positive processes and initiatives coupled with measurable outcomes and deliverables.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively convey complex information to a wide array of audiences.
- Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
- Demonstrated ability to influence through expertise with a proven record of success in working with all levels of leadership and staff in a rapidly changing and complex organization.
- Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to make difficult decisions.
- Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and meet deadlines.
- Work both autonomously and in consultation with the Vice President of Campus Life and colleagues.
- Evidence of creative strategic thinking.
- Effective project management, organization, and analytical skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with exceptional listening skills and high emotional intelligence.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work both independently and also in close collaboration with the Vice President.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion both on campus and through involvement in regional and national organizations.
- Ability to develop institutional practices and policies that impact a wide constituency.
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