Position summary: Fosters and promotes the College’s mission and values related to equity, diversity, and inclusion to internal and external stakeholders by developing and implementing awareness and educational programming, policies, and procedures. Serves as Deputy Title IX Coordinator and program coordinator for relevant grants.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Campus Climate, Awareness and Prevention • Coordinate training sessions and educational programs for faculty and staff on compliance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, the College’s Equal Opportunity, Non Discrimination, and Harassment policies, and the College’s reporting and resolution procedures. Collaborate closely with Student Affairs to ensure that relevant training and education are also provided to students. • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders to develop strategies for promoting equity and inclusion as part of the overall student, faculty, and staff experience. • Ensure the campus is aware of relevant policies, resources, and programs by designing and executing a comprehensive communication plan in collaboration with Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Campus Safety and Strategic Communications. • Collect data and prepare appropriate reports to assess campus climate, awareness and prevention efforts and provide recommendations and collaboratively lead action plans for improvement.
Compliance • Provide expertise on relevant regulations. Monitor federal, state, and local equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and harassment related laws and regulations that may have an impact on the College and make recommendations regarding compliance strategies and policies. • Collect data and prepare reports as requested by relevant federal and state agencies, for grant applications and follow up, and for relevant internal stakeholders. • Establish learning outcomes for institutional policies and procedures, conduct relevant assessments to determine best practices and effectiveness, and make appropriate recommendations for changes when necessary. Organize and maintain relevant files, reports, and other compiled records.
Resolution • Receive reports or complaints filed and assess appropriate resolution process and procedural protocol. • Work with campus colleagues to oversee and implement remedial measures (including No Contact Directives). • Provide expertise and procedural guidance to institutionally designated investigators. • Provide consultation and education to students, faculty, and staff on discriminatory practices, equity matters, policies, procedures, and options for resolution of complaint matters. • Investigate complaints of discrimination and harassment filed by students, staff, faculty, or visitors in compliance with federal and state laws, executive orders, and the College’s policies and procedures. Ensure that investigations are prompt, thorough, reliable, and impartial. • Manage and maintain Maxient, the College’s platform for case management, reporting, and tracking. Provide training as needed.
Other • Serve as an engaged member of the Human Resources team. • Serve as a member of the Title IX Core Team and co-Chair the Title IX Advisory Committee/Coordinated Community Response Team. • Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Awareness of current trends and best practices in Title IX programs, diversity and inclusion, within communities of higher education. • Ability to empathize and work effectively and sensitively with people who have experienced forms of bias, harassment, and/or violence based on their identity. • Ability to be fair and gain trust of others in responding to complaints and conflict situations. • Ability to adapt to changing environments and shifting priorities. • Ability to effectively educate faculty, staff and students. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, public speaking and presentation skills. • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Strong attention to detail. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in diverse settings. • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality. • Strong research and investigatory skills. • Ability to synthesize a wide variety of data and compile appropriate reports using spreadsheets and other appropriate software.
Minimum qualifications: • Education: Bachelor's degree • Demonstrated professional work experience in legal, regulatory, student conduct, federal/state compliance, human resources, EEO/ADA, Title IX compliance or sexual violence investigation and prevention. • A deep appreciation for and understanding of the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity. • Experience organizing and conducting effective investigations, preparing concise and cogent written analyses of complaints, making recommendations for management action are essential, and mediate and resolve conflicts when appropriate. • Experience conducting individual and/or group facilitations to foster effective communication and healthy relationships among diverse constituents in a workplace or academic environment • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s Degree • Experience developing and delivering training or education on equal opportunity and diversity-related topics.
Reporting to this position: No direct reports.
Conditions of Employment: • Conditions: Satisfactory Background Check
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate ...certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.