Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights Programming and Services
Job no: 532429
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chancellor’s Office
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Chancellor’s Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights Programming and Services. The CSU Chancellor’s Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation’s largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor’s Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year.
The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $23,407 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The salary range for this classification is $9,167 to $29,425 per month.
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights Programming and Services to be responsible for leading a team that will provide centralized strategic planning, oversight, support, and resources to the CSU’s university-level Title IX and other civil rights offices. The AVC will also oversee a team that is responsible for CSU’s compliance with laws and policies governing Equal Employment Opportunities and whistleblower (including whistleblower retaliation) complaints including responding to complaints that are investigated by the Chancellor’s Office and providing support, guidance and oversight to appropriate administrators at the CSU’s 23 universities. As recommended by a recent comprehensive reviewof its Title IX and other nondiscrimination (Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR)) programs across each of the 23 universities and the Chancellor’s Office, the CSU is prioritizing the design of a new organizational structure at the Chancellor’s Office to support centralized oversight of campus Title IX and DHR (referred to collectively as Civil Rights) offices, including establishment of consistent practices across all 23 universities and the Chancellor’s Office; transition to a systemwide, enterprise-level case management system; systemwide strategic planning regarding training, prevention, and education responsibilities; routine analysis and dissemination of data gathered through campus climate surveys and from other sources; and ongoing oversight and support from the Chancellor’s Office to university-level Civil Rights offices. These enhancements will be led by the AVC who will work closely and collaboratively with a team within Systemwide Human Resources (SWHR) and with other Chancellor’s Office personnel, including CSU’s Office of General Counsel, university leaders, and campus stakeholders.
Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights Programming and Services will:
-Support the mission of the CSU by leading institutional compliance with Title IX and other nondiscrimination (collectively, Civil Rights), and whistleblower laws and related federal and California laws, regulations, guidance, and policies, and work to build and strengthen a caring culture that supports a safe, respectful and inclusive non-discriminatory living, learning, and working environment that honors and values fair process, free speech and academic freedom.
-Lead the development of structures to support centralized oversight of campus Civil Rights offices, including establishment of consistent practices across CSU universities; transition to an enterprise-level case management system; systemwide strategic planning regarding training, prevention, and education responsibilities; routine analysis and dissemination of data gathered through campus climate surveys and other sources; and ongoing oversight and support from the Chancellor’s Office to university-level implementers and Chancellor’s Office implementers.
-Ensure effective, reliable, timely, consistent, and legally compliant oversight of university-level Civil Rights programs and services that integrate privacy considerations as well as the regulatory requirements related to the sharing of information, including through proactively identifying evolving areas of risk and giving constructive advice to minimize potential compliance issues at the university level.
-Responsible for ensuring CSU’s monitoring and compliance with laws, policies, and procedures prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status and other protected statuses.
-Assist in developing, updating, and ensuring compliance with CSU Civil Rights and whistleblower (including whistleblower retaliation) policies, procedures, and practices; ensuring compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) as amended by Section 304 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to equal rights, whistleblower protection and non-discrimination.
-Oversee the development and implementation of programs to prevent and address discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
-Supervise SWHR personnel with responsibilities for oversight of and coordination with university-level Title IX, DHR and whistleblower personnel.
-Oversee the team responsible for responding to whistleblower (including whistleblower retaliation) complaints investigated by the Chancellor’s Office, as well as appeals of complaints made under CSU nondiscrimination policies.
-Provide strategic leadership and guidance to ensure that the CSU continues to fully comply with legal requirements while providing evolving best practice service to its students, staff, faculty, and other community members.
-Work collaboratively and proactively with CSU’s Office of General Counsel to ensure that CSU policies are consistent with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and that systemwide resources comport with CSU policies and federal and California laws and regulations.
-Identify and coordinate with other Chancellor’s Office partners for seamless and user-friendly implementation, and monitor the implementation of their respective responsibilities.
-Possess and maintain a fluency and working knowledge of laws and legal guidance related to Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Clery, VAWA, the ADA, Section 504, other federal and California nondiscrimination laws and regulations, appliable federal and California records and privacy laws and whistleblower (including whistleblower retaliation) laws.
-Prepare and deliver relevant institutional reports in writing and orally to a broad array of university, community, state, and federal stakeholders.
-In consultation with the Office of General Counsel, oversee the response to requests for data and other information from members of the public, the media, and other stakeholders in compliance with applicable federal and California records and privacy laws.
-Foster collegial relationships and collaborate among CSU stakeholders including the Chancellor’s Office, the Office of General Counsel, other divisions of Systemwide Human Resources, Audit and Advisory Services, Academic and Student Affairs, University Relations and Advancement, Chancellor’s Office Human Resources, and others to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the CSU’s overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities and to reduce the “siloing” of divisions that can potentially undermine success.
-Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly reports and provide periodic reports.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
This position requires:
-Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
-Minimum of 10 years of related experience, including extensive experience in Title IX, equity, equal opportunity, and civil rights compliance and programming, including education, prevention, training, policy and practice development and administration, supportive measures, accommodations, investigations, and resolutions related to discrimination and harassment.
-Must have demonstrated expertise in implementing compliance requirements through the lens of care.
-Demonstrated experience in interacting effectively with members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
-Extensive experience supervising a team of professionals.
-Law or doctoral degree.
-Experience in a higher education, judicial, or regulatory compliance setting highly preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
-Demonstrated leadership, organizational, planning, problem-solving, and management and supervisory skills along with previous experience leading with influence across divisional teams.
-Demonstrated ability to set strategic direction, design and implement effective strategic plans and programs.
-Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work collaboratively, diplomatically, compassionately, and interact effectively with a broad and diverse faculty, staff, students, and community and government agencies.
-Ability to supervise, guide and give (and take) constructive criticism in a timely manner to a large, multifaceted team of SWHR professionals based at the Chancellor’s Office (and possibly elsewhere), including regional directors, Title IX Coordinators and DHR Administrators, investigators, and administrative staff.
-Direct Employee Relations/Employment Law experience including significant knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws.
-Demonstrated working knowledge of and ability to interpret various federal and California employee relations, employment and antidiscrimination laws, regulations, guidelines and best practices.
-Demonstrated experience with compliance and investigations and experience investigating reports of improper activities and retaliation for reporting improper activities.
-Outstanding written and oral communication skills; strong presentation and facilitation skills to multiple levels of professionals including executive leadership, colleagues, subordinates, students, and community members, with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies.
-Demonstrated ability to exercise independent and mature judgment, maintain objectivity and fairness, and safeguard confidential and sensitive information on all work assignments.
-Excellent planning and organizational skills along with the ability to manage multiple high priority tasks simultaneously, set priorities that accurately reflect the importance of job responsibilities under changing business conditions, and consistently meet mandatory deadlines while ensuring high standards of service.
-Demonstrated ability to make oral presentations to individuals or groups to enhance understanding of applicable policies or procedures.
-A compassionate nature, a talent for listening, and a history of working with sensitive information.
-Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to problem-solve, prioritize, analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
-Demonstrated experience with, and commitment to, working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse beliefs in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
-Ability to work and lead a team effectively, as well as work independently when necessary, with limited direction and guidance.
-Ability to act independently, take initiative, resolve conflict, and exercise sound judgment.
-Possesses the courage and integrity to pursue action consistent with the goals of civil rights laws, fair process, and CSU policy, even in the face of vocal or powerful opposition.
-Demonstrated understanding of CSU’s mission and vision.
-Ability to travel throughout the State of California.
-Ability to travel and work outside of normal business hours.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
-Specific expertise and fluency in the administration and implementation of the 2020 Title IX regulations and California higher education nondiscrimination laws.
-Experience facilitating and evaluating professional development focused on civil rights and investigations.
-Knowledge of assessment practices involving evaluation of outcomes-based measures and campus climate surveys.
-Deep knowledge of, and ability to, interpret nondiscrimination laws and legal guidance related to Title, VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA; the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and California laws and regulations pertaining to civil rights and disabilities.
-Knowledge of effective practices in higher education compliance with nondiscrimination laws.
Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by October 20, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.
How To Apply
Please click “Apply Now” to complete the California State University, Chancellor’s Office online employment application.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.
Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at: https://www2.calstate.edu/titleix
This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)’ in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States. The CSU Chancellor’s Office is not a sponsoring agency for staff and Management positions (i.e., H1-B VISAS).
COVID19 Vaccination Policy
Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all Chancellor’s Office employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
CSU Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Office of the Chancellor, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022, theCSU Out-of-State Employment Policyprohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
The Chancellor’s Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
Advertised: September 29, 2023 (4:35 PM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled