Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
J.D., Masters, or Advanced degree in human resources, student development, higher education administration or other relevant discipline is highly desirable; a Bachelor's degree with an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
Demonstrated understanding of Title IX regulatory and enforcement guidance, and legislative initiatives
Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity towards experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual violence and harassment
Superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; superior writing skills; superior presentation skills; superior ability to articulate oneself in a clear and concise manner to small, large and diverse audiences
Strong prioritization, analytical, and organizational skills
Experience organizing and conducting workplace discrimination or harassment investigations, Title IX investigations or other civil rights investigations, preparing concise and cogent written analyses of complaints, and making recommendations for management action
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the University's Deputy Title IX Coordinator and assist Title IX Coordinator with administrative responsibilities;
Investigate discrimination and harassment complaints, including those by employees, students, and others protected under state and federal laws and regulations and/or the university’s policies;
Supervisory responsibility for investigations unit
Serve as lead investigator, provide expertise and procedural guidance to investigators with support of Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Compliance;
Responsible for the preparation of reports (i.e. Affirmative Action Plan) as requested by relevant federal and state agencies, and for relevant internal stakeholders.
Coordinate training sessions and educational programs for faculty and staff on compliance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, the University's Non Discrimination and Harassment policies, and the reporting and resolution procedures;
Support the associate vice chancellor in leading unit initiatives
Three years of progressively responsible experience in equal opportunity /affirmative action, ADA Compliance, Title IX compliance, and/or judicial affairs in Higher Education is preferred.
Three years of experience interpreting federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. - some nights
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.