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Director, Title IX, Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR) Prevention

Apply now Job no: 540167
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification:   Administrator II
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA: Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $11,024 - $12,167* mo.
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: Extended to July 29, 2024
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California’s Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB is part of the nation’s largest four-year public university system, California State University, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students’ lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB’s sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University. As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the general direction of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and collaboration with the Dean of Students, the Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR) Prevention Administrator provides leadership and direction for the Office of Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Prevention and Title IX Administration.  The Coordinator 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 University’s Title IX Coordinator and DHR Administrator 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:

  1. Serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator 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 (BIT) to ensure real-time information processing.
  2. 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.
  3. Works in coordination with other appropriate offices to facilitate or conduct conflict resolution for campus affiliates.  Recognizing that not all individuals wish to pursue investigation, or some matters may not fall neatly within a specific established policy (i.e. economic status, COVID status, etc.), The Director is responsible for collaborating efforts to provide conflict resolution support where appropriate, ensuring proper coordination with Human Resources, Ombuds, Academic and/or Student Affairs, and any other pertinent office.  These matters will be handled as confidential, providing information only as authorized by involved affiliates, or as needed for appropriate communication to executive officers or behavioral assessment process.
  4. 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 Academic Affairs/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. 
  5. 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.
  6. In partnership with Human Resources and Office of Inclusive Excellence & 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 Otter Cross Cultural Center as appropriate to create, partner, and/or support these efforts.
  7. Oversees Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reviews for active recruitments, as well as day-to-day management of any campus Equity Advisors.  The Director is responsible for coordinating and partnering with University Personnel to ensure Equity Advisor 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.
  8. Hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises staff. Develops, implements and assesses office annual strategic plan and manages office operations and budget.
  9. 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.

Other Functions:

  1. Participates in university task forces and special projects as required.
  2. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


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.


Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs. 

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. 


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097 as a condition of employment.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • 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).
  • 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 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

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity 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.

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