The University of Southern Californiaâs Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX) is seeking to fill a new position on its growing team: Associate Vice President for the Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX) and Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Reporting to the Vice President for EEO-TIX and Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Vice President will engage in the following duties and responsibilities, as outlined below:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise the work and professional development of a team consisting of EEO-TIX coordinators/managers (e.g., Deputy Coordinators for Intake, Outreach and Support and Investigation and Resolution, Hearing Coordinator, etc.), civil rights investigators, and an administrative assistant.
Ensure the timely, empathetic, comprehensive, and appropriate response to all reports of protected class discrimination, harassment, and retaliation involving faculty, staff, students, and third parties.
Supervise/manage prompt, fair, thorough Formal and Alternative Resolutions, including live hearings, in consultation with the VP EEO-TIX/Title IX Coordinator.
Represent EEO-TIX in community meetings and initiatives upon request of VP EEO-TIX/Title IX Coordinator.
Serve as Acting Title IX Coordinator in the absence of the Title IX Coordinator.
Develop and conduct training for EEO-TIX team members and faculty, staff, and students regarding applicable civil rights laws and University policies.
Stay current on trends and developments in law and policy affecting civil rights in higher education, including employment, and serve as a USC subject matter expert.
Develop and maintain close collaborations with a broad cross section of University community members, including faculty, staff, and students.
Assist VP for EEO-TIX and Title IX Coordinator with database management efforts, campus climate surveys, and other initiatives to support the work of the EEO-TIX team and the mission and values of the University, in particular those designed to promote an inclusive community.
The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Juris Doctorate from accredited law school or Masterâs degree or terminal degree in related field with extensive experience in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Clery, Title VII, Family Education and Privacy Act (FERPA), and related civil rights in higher education and employment law and policy.
Significant experience managing Title IX and other civil rights-related investigations in higher education and employment.
Supervisory and management experience.
Experience developing, facilitating, and evaluating educational and training programs I n the area of civil rights.
Experience in a higher education, judicial, or regulatory compliance setting.
Experience in conducting alternative resolutions, such as mediation, alternative dispute resolution, etc.
Supervisory and management experience with respect to managers and/or civil rights investigators.
Deep knowledge of civil rights law and policy that applies to higher education and employment.
Demonstrated leadership, organizational planning, and management skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, community, and government agencies.
Demonstrated understanding of the University of Southern Californiaâs mission and vision and commitment to USCâs core values of Integrity; Excellence; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Well-being; Open Communication; and Accountability.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies.
A compassionate nature, a talent for active listening, and a history of working with confidential and sensitive information.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve, prioritize, analyze, summarize, and effectively summarize data.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
Knowledge of best practices in higher education compliance with respect to effectively addressing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Ability to act independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment.
The courage and integrity to pursue action consistent with the goals of civil rights laws and University policy, even in the face of vocal or powerful opposition.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minimum Education: Master's DegreeMinimum Experience: 7 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Masterâs degree, terminal degree in related field, or Juris Doctorate from accredited law school, with extensive experience in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Clery, Title VII, Family Education and Privacy Act (FERPA), and related civil rights in higher education and employment law and policy. Significant experience managing Title IX and other civil rights-related investigations in higher education and employment. Supervisory and management experience. Experience developing, facilitating, and evaluating educational and training programs in the area of civil rights.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.