FT Compliance & Employee Relations Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Salary: $96,852.00 – $121,740.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: C&ERD Title IX Coordinator-23
Closing: 12/1/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: C&ERD Title IX Coordinator-23
Division: Human Resources
Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.
This position will close on December 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the College’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.
The Human Resources Department strives to provide quality customer service to the District’s constituent groups by recruiting qualified individuals, retaining valuable employees, administering benefits, mitigating risk, providing a safe work environment, and issuing policies and procedures that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). These services are achieved through team-work in a collaborative, respectful, and innovative environment.
We are looking for an experienced Compliance & Employee Relations/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator to conducts thorough and neutral inquiries and investigations into allegations of protected class misconduct and facilitates informal resolutions, and trainings as appropriate. The Coordinator will stay abreast of federal, state, and local laws for changes in compliance requirements, and assist the Director in implementing effective policies and responding to incidents. The incumbent will also handle labor and employee relations matters in a timely and effective manner.
Under direction of the Director of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator, the Compliance & Employee Relations/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator performs a variety of advanced, investigatory, administrative, and compliance related duties in support of District, state, and federal policies and requirements pertaining to civil rights, compliance, employment, equity, and other related human resources functions. Those functions include, but are not limited to conducting investigations, handling labor and employee relations matters, coordinating formal and informal resolutions, implementing supportive measures, interpreting policies, and facilitating programing relating to diversity and equity.
Distinguishing Career Features
Reporting to the Director for Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator, the Compliance & Employee Relations/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator is a confidential position in the Human Resources department, focused on compliance with Title IX, diversity, and equal employment opportunity requirements of federal, state, and local laws. The Compliance & Employee Relations/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator conducts thorough and neutral inquiries and investigations into allegations of protected class misconduct and facilitates informal resolutions, and trainings as appropriate. The Coordinator will stay abreast of federal, state, and local laws for changes in compliance requirements, and assist the Director in implementing effective policies and responding to incidents. The incumbent will also handle labor and employee relations matters in a timely and effective manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Receives, investigates, prepares detailed investigative reports, and implements procedures to respond to internal and external complaints or allegations regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation as well as issues regarding employee relations.
- Coordinates Live Hearing process for Title IX investigations as directed.
- Maintains detailed and confidential case files and documents all cases in the appropriate case management system.
- Coordinates and facilitates alternative/informal resolutions in response to allegations of protected class misconduct in collaboration with the Director for Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator.
- Serves as the District’s Title IX Coordinator in the absence of the Director for Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator
- Assists the Director with responding to federal and state agency requests in connection with complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
- Supports Director in implementing the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.
- Works with members of the campus community to resolve employee relations complaints and concerns that fall outside of Title V, Title VII and Title IX.
- Plans and facilitates trainings for students, staff, and faculty on laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for equal employment opportunity, diversity, unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, and other areas as directed.
- In consultation with the Director, coordinates and implements supportive measures for students, staff, and faculty members as it relates to equity and/or investigatory issues.
- Coordinates and facilitates pregnancy accommodations for students according to
Title IX regulations.
- Supports Director, Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator in ensuring compliance with Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Campus Save Act, Clery Act, labor policies, etc.
- Coordinates annual training requirements for the District including, but not limited to, Title IX, Title V, Title VII, VAWA, Campus Save Act, Clery Act, and others.
- Assists with and participates in other staff development activities, District and Human Resources initiatives and administrative processes as directed.
- Stays informed of current trends and best practices in the field as it relates to Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Campus Save Act, Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant legislation and requirements.
- Handles labor and employee relations matters in a time sensitive and appropriate manner.
- Liaises and collaborates with campus partners to coordinate and implement prevention education and diversity programming
- Researches and provides advice and direction on a wide range of equity and compliance matters within the scope of work.
- Represents the department at District-wide events and meetings and participates in/on a variety of committees.
- May be required to work a flexible schedule to accommodate for meetings with individuals involved in investigations and trainings for employees in the swing, graveyard, and weekend shifts.
- Assist HR management as directed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, organizational management, public administration, law degree, or field directly related to the major responsibilities of the position
- One year experience in Higher Education, Human Resources or a related field
- Knowledge of current Title IX regulations
- Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Master’s degree or higher.
- Two to three years (full-time equivalent) of civil rights investigatory experience. A combination of education and experience equivalent may be considered.
The position requires professional knowledge of:
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and governing laws and procedures, U.S. Code. §Title VII and Title IX requirements and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
- Pertinent federal and state laws and regulations.
- Regulations pertaining to civil rights investigations and labor relations. The position requires demonstrated skill in:
- Receiving and responding to complaints of discrimination and working
with public agencies.
- Conducting investigations and closing cases.
- Facilitating small group processes.
- Performing detailed and time-sensitive work
- Well-developed oral and written language skills to prepare and deliver
reports and professional correspondence.
- Communicating with others on confidential and sensitive issues.
- Objectively and effectively investigating complaints of alleged unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, and other violations of rights relative to assigned program areas, prepare reports, and make findings and recommendations related to law and legal precedence
- Interpret and apply provisions of Federal laws, Education Code, Government Code, Title V, Title IX, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.
This position requires the physical ability to:
- Function in an office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move about campus and to off-campus locales.
- The person in this position frequently communicates with members of the campus community. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
- Must be able to recognize printed material (printed or online) for more than 50%of the expected work time.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
- Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis with or without accommodation.
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
Grade 21 on District Confidential Salary Schedule ($8,071.00 -$10,145.00/month).
Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)
Participation in the Public Employee’s Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security.
After the application closing date, a search committee will review and invite the most qualified applicants for an interview. As these are highly competitive positions, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. If you have questions or would like to follow-up regarding your application, please contact Human Resources at HR@Cerritos.edu as search committee members are unable to discuss specific recruitments.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time confidential position.
Hours of employment are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s COVID-19 webpage
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
Must be able to provide proof of California residency.
**Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.
Required Documents needed to apply
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter
- Copy of Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-8d14d394d321e04f84381a40e79b6a20