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State of Massachusetts Executive Director of EO Compliance in Boston, Massachusetts

To be considered for the position, you must apply directly to the MassArt EmploymentOpportunitiesPage: About MassArt: Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first freestanding public college of art and design in the United States. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of the Greater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs. MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work. Social inclusion at MassArt honors our commitment to diversity & inclusion by recognizing the integrity, contributions, strengths, and value of different cultural, language, and social groups. Social inclusion includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical abilities/qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category. Job Description: DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW & POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Director of the Office of EO Compliance will serve as the University's Title IX Coordinator, EO Officer and Title II/Section 504 Coordinator and have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's compliance obligations pursuant to Title IX, Title VII, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 501 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all related state and federal laws and regulations, executive orders, and University policies including the University's Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity (EO) Plan. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with other University offices and key departments such as Academic Affairs, Student Development, Human Resources, the office of Justice Equity and Transformation (JET) and Public Safety, to ensure accessible, timely, effective and equitable management of complaints in compliance with EO Plan as well as state and federal laws, and oversee the university-wide complaint reporting database system and serve as first line investigator for complaints. The Executive Director will receive legal and policy guidance and general supervision from the General Counsel. REPORTS TO: General Counsel SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None To be considered for the position, you must apply directly to the MassArt EmploymentOpportunitiesPage: SALARY: $100,000 - $115,000 commensurate with experience KEY RESPONSIBILITIES ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: * Conduct intake on reports of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence, provide information about rights, options, and resources to parties, implement interim protective measures, and ensure reports addressed consistent with EO Plan. * Organize and maintain detailed, thorough complaint files, and other records regarding EO and Title IX compliance, including case files, annual reports of the number and nature of filed complaints and the disposition of said complaints, data collection, climate assessment, and pattern monitoring. * Act as a neutral independent investigator to conduct prompt, thorough, unbiased investigations of reported incidents by interviewing all parties and relevant witnesses and by identifying and gathering other information and documents relevant to the resolution of the complaint. Prepare detailed investigative reports including factual findings and credibility analysis, to determine EO plan violations, and communicate with parties regarding process status and complaint outcomes. * Develop, coordinate, deliver, and track campus-wide training on the areas addressed by the EO Plan with University offices such as JET, Student Development, Human Resources, and Public Safety. * Provide ongoing training, consultation and technical assistance on EO/Title IX for the campus community. * Provide or recommend and track training for individuals who implement the EO Plan including Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and Administrative Investigators and Reviewers, and EO/Title IX partners in key departments * Develop and implement short and long-term goals regarding programming, services, education and assessment of EO and Title IX compliance efforts * Prepare and disseminate up-to-date educational material, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials. * Maintain current knowledge of the laws, policies, procedures, best practices, and trends with regard to areas of responsibility * Serve as the University's EO/Title IX liaison to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. * Performs other related duties as assigned. Requirements: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Master's Degree or other advanced degree (e.g. Juris Doctorate). * At least three years of professional experience handling discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct complaints in higher education, human resources, or other civil rights-based positions including intake, interim protective measures, investigations, and report writing. * Knowledge of Title IX, Title VII, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 501 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 * Available when needed off hours to deal with emergencies * Experience with conducting administrative hearings PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Administrative experience in higher education a plus * Experience in a unionized work environment a plus * Fluency in a second language a plus KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: * Ability to assess and conduct prompt and thorough investigations, often of a complex nature, under relevant campus policies * Ability to assess and negotiate highly complex, confidential and sensitive matters while maintaining objectivity and neutrality * Ability to manage multiple, complex matters with competing priorities simultaneously and adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities on a daily basis * Superior analytical abilities, excellent attention to detail and strong problem solving skills * Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to maintain detailed and through records of reports and investigations * Exceptional interviewing skills and investigation techniques; understanding of the complexities surrounding investigations in an educational setting; superior writing skills * Understanding of the sensitivity and thoughtfulness required when handling EO/Title IX matters * Experience in conducting investigations, including report writing, and complaint resolution, in a highly professional, sensitive and confidential manner. * Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills. * Experience in the successful development and implementation of educational and training programs with strong presentation and facilitation skills on difficult topics with diverse constituencies * Ability to collaborate and work well in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization * Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with diplomacy and excellent judgment. * Experience with reporting software, databases and computer programs Additional Information: Please note MassArt does not provide: * Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship. * Reimbursement for travel. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration. As a condition of employment, you will be required to have received the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of your start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided during the onboarding process. MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment Application Instructions: Resume/Cover Letter Job: Education* *Organization: Mass College of Art and Design *Title: *Executive Director of EO Compliance Location: Massachusetts-Boston-621 Huntington Avenue Requisition ID: 22000D0X