Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Nov 15 2017 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Serves as the College's Diversity, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX Officer, as well as ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. Ensures compliance with Title IX; the College's Policy of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity; ADA/Section 504; including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and all related state and federal regulations.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Executive Director of Human Resources.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates the College's compliance with and provides technical assistance as well as consultation on statutory and regulatory requirements in the areas of Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity; Title IX; Affirmative Action; ADA and Sections 501, 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
Monitors, reviews, analyzes, and conducts internal audits of processes and systems at the College and makes recommendations regarding College-wide compliance with Title IX, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, ADA/Sections 501, 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related responsibilities. Drafts, revises, and implements policies and procedures as needed;
Receives, investigates, and resolves complaints regarding discrimination and Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity and harassment, including Title IX complaints, and complaints regarding denial of reasonable accommodation requests by employees, students, and others protected under state and federal laws and regulations and/or the College's Policy on Affirmative Action, in compliance with state and federal laws, executive orders, and College policies and procedures;
Partners with Executive Director of Human Resources and other Human Resource team members to assess and implement ADA programs and accommodations;
Works collaboratively with all areas of the College, as needed, with respect to complaint referral, investigation, resolution, and reporting;
Provides and/or oversees the initial and ongoing training of Title IX deputies; meets and communicates regularly with the designated deputies for Title IX to ensure the prompt, fair, and impartial resolution of complaints. The Title IX Officer retains oversight of any delegated responsibilities and ensures there are no conflicts of interest with regard to the deputy coordinators' primary job duties;
Develops, coordinates, delivers, and tracks College-wide Professional Development on the College's Policy on Affirmative Action; Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment; Title IX; and the ADA, working collaboratively with other College offices, state and federal agencies, and community partners; attends and participates in meetings and Professional Development Opportunities for Affirmative Action Officers, Title IX Coordinators, and ADA/Section 504 Coordinators. Serves as the College liaison with the Board of Higher Education and Directors of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and ADA in other Community Colleges to ensure appropriate uniformity throughout the Commonwealth;
Works across departments and divisions to implement effective diversity related programs;
Assists with the development, scheduling, and implementation of regular events on campus to raise awareness in the community about all forms of discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual assault), as well as the College's policies and procedures;
Prepares and distributes Title IX and other educational material, posters, brochures, and web-based material;
Tracks and analyzes data and assesses the campus climate with regard to Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Title IX and, in particular, sexual harassment and sexual violence;
Serves as an integral part of the teams and committees across the College, including but not limited to the Affirmative Action Committee and the Threat Assessment Team; leads the development of the College's Affirmative Action strategy;
Works cooperatively with relevant government offices to ensure compliance with accessibility and other laws;
Works with various College offices to develop, maintain, and report to the Executive Director of Human Resources on a system for ensuring compliance with various regulatory and statutory requirements. Assists in responding to system, state, and federal audits;
Reviews candidates selected by Search Committees for interviews for Affirmative Action Assurance and recommends additional review of minority candidates if needed; and
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: J.D., Master's, or Advanced degree in human resources, student development, higher education administration, or other relevant discipline; or Bachelor's degree with an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience; a minimum of (3) three years of professional experience in the area of Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Title IX compliance; experience administering Title IX and/or handling discrimination and harassment investigations; demonstrated experience in investigations and complaint resolution; experience in developing and conducting trainings; evidence of excellent written communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of applicable laws and guidelines; sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity; experience working with diverse faculty, staff, student body and external constituencies; and the ability to handle confidential, complex issues in a prompt and diplomatic manner, while exercising excellent good judgment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum (5) five years of experience in the area of Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Title IX compliance; experience with equal employment opportunity/affirmative action; experience interpreting federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX and ADA; experience providing training across broad institutional lines on laws, policies and procedures; ability to speak a language in addition to English; demonstrated ability to provide leadership in organizational change; higher education experience.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.
STARTING DATE: December 2017
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers... a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity within Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.