Classification: Administrator II
Hours: Full-time / 40 hours per week
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: *$10,131 - $11,820 per month
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.
Priority Screening Date: June 14, 2023
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director provides leadership and direction for the Office of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Prevention and Title IX Administration. The Director is a hands-on administrator responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, and coordinating the campus’ response to students, faculty, staff, and visitors/third parties experiencing varying degrees of distress. The Director is responsible for university compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA), and CSU system wide and University policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Serves as the University’s Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR) Prevention Administrator, in accordance with CSU Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 (and subsequent iterations when revised), which includes oversight of and/or investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and sexual violence; meeting with the complainant on a regular basis to determine what interim steps are necessary and ensuring that such steps are taken; developing and/or overseeing educational programs and training materials relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence; regularly assessing student activities and campus wide events to ensure that the practices and behaviors do not violate policies against sexual harassment and violence or other discrimination; preparing annual statistical reports in compliance with Chancellor Office mandates; and monitoring and overseeing campus implementation of Title IX and Discrimination compliance. Serves as the University’s central resource on issues related to sexual violence, sexual and gender-based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties. As part of campus oversight of Title IX/DHR compliance, the Director will participate in the campus Behavioral Intervention Team to ensure real-time information processing.
- Oversees investigation of complaints alleging violations of University policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation; conducts fact-finding including interviewing the complainant, respondent and potential witnesses, assessing the credibility of witnesses, drawing conclusions, preparing detailed written investigatory reports and making recommendations for action; assesses whether interim remedies are necessary for complainant, pending completion of investigation; uses sound investigative techniques to encourage engagement, interpret policies, analyze situations and logically come to conclusion of preponderance of evidence; engages in dispute resolution on an informal basis; utilizes outstanding organizational skills to ensure well documented, completed files, and documentation; and provides advice and guidance as needed to conclude complaints. Oversees other campus investigators and facilitates the utilization of outside investigators when appropriate.
- Coordinates and monitors Title IX efforts of other delegates and university offices that receive and/or investigate complaints, including but not limited to Human Resources, Student Conduct, and Campus Police. Works collaboratively with Human Resources, Academic Personnel, University Corporation Human Resources and the Office of Inclusive Excellence as needed. Implements and recommends relevant campus policies related to areas of responsibility.
- Oversees, develops, and provides education, training, and outreach programming to campus community including but not limited to prevention and reporting of sexual violence, sexual and gender-based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation; conducts outreach and awareness activities regarding students of concern. Presents educational programs on nondiscrimination and harassment prevention and assures campus compliance with AB 1825. Monitors and oversees campus implementation of the California Whistleblower Act. Provides or recommends training to Deputy Title IX Coordinators, responsible employees, investigators, and other campus officials with Title IX responsibilities.
- In partnership with Human Resources and Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability, develops and provides education, training, and programming for campus efforts related to diversity and inclusion as appropriate, as well as managerial training to help retention and discrimination prevention efforts. The Director will coordinate with Human Resources, the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability, and Otter Cross Cultural Center as appropriate to create, partner, and/or support these efforts.
- Oversees Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reviews for active recruitments, as well as day-to-day management of any campus Equity Advocates. The Director is responsible for coordinating and partnering with Human Resources to ensure Equity Advocate training and onboarding is implemented effectively. All EEO work shall be conducted with the strictest confidence, with no sharing of information related to specific recruitment information outside of Human Resources and established protocols.
- Hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises staff. Develops and manages office operations and budget.
- Keeps current with frequent changes in system-wide policies and federal and state policy changes that affect the scope of responsibilities. Serves on committees, task forces, and advisory boards, programs and projects as assigned.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Exceptional interpersonal communication and writing skills. Ability to gather and analyze data, conduct investigations, make witness credibility assessments, reason logically and draw valid conclusions. Demonstrated ability to develop, lead and effectively facilitate training programs. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with discretion and neutrality; and negotiate and resolve highly sensitive, complex and/or unprecedented problems. Commitment to serving a diverse student and employee population with cultural sensitivity. Demonstrated ability to prepare complex reports and make effective presentations. Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn CSU policies, procedures and practices related to employment and affirmative action. Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities in a well-organized and focused manner; quickly shift priorities without loss of continuity; establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with a diverse population; and independently interpret, analyze, apply and explain highly complex laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies related to equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action programs.
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent and mature judgment, maintain objectivity, and safeguard confidential and sensitive information. Ability to develop, lead, and effectively facilitate training programs; maintain a sense of urgency in approaching responsibilities and consult appropriately with supervisor and other campus leadership when appropriate; and foster positive relationships with diverse constituencies.
Knowledge of principles, laws and regulations related to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret Title IX as well as related federal, state, and local equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations.
Significant experience conducting investigations of complaints either alleging discrimination, harassment or sexual violence, to include interviewing parties, making credibility assessments, drawing conclusions, and preparing detailed written reports.
A master’s degree in social work, psychology, higher education administration or related field from an accredited university. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory or management experience, preferably in a large public or private organization or institution of higher education, with responsibility for compliance with laws, regulations and guidelines in a comprehensive employment practices and/or affirmative action program.
Juris Doctorate strongly preferred; significant experience conducting investigations of complaints either alleging discrimination, harassment or sexual violence, including interviewing witnesses, making credibility assessments, drawing conclusions and preparing detailed, written reports.
Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AND POSITION DESIGNATIONS:
- All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
- 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.
- This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; and access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards).
- This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
- Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
- May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.
This is a management-level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.
For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.
CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at https://csumb.edu/clery/asr-and-fsr-notices-availability/.
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.