Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline:

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University Title Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity
Working Title AVP-Institutional Equity
Department Academic Affairs Admin
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 444341
Summary of Duties
Associate Vice President-Institutional Equity

Reports to: Executive Vice President and Provost
The health, safety and well-being of the university community is The Ohio State University’s top priority. Ohio State is committed to having the very best systems in place to support and protect our students, faculty and staff. To continue to focus on advancing the university’s efforts in this vital area, Ohio State seeks a visionary, inclusive and collaborative leader to serve as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity. The Associate Vice President will work closely with the Executive Vice President and Provost and members of the senior leadership team to design and implement an Office of Institutional Equity and oversee its administrative operations.

The Ohio State University is committed to preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens. Our faculty and staff work to reinforce a culture of integrity, transparency, and trust. Our entire community understands that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence The University is creating an Office of Institutional Equity to provide strategic operational and collaborative emphasis to advance these values. The Office will be responsible for clarifying and advancing the university’s commitment to equity and fairness, through promotion and education of the University’s applicable policies, procedures and practices. The Office will oversee our processes for appropriate assessment and response to claims of inequitable treatment and coordinate systemic evaluation of issues to ensure ongoing monitoring and improvement.

The Associate Vice President will lead this new Office, through a cross functional group of professional staff working collaboratively across the university, to:
• Evaluate, assess and promote University policies that advance our values and ensure equitable treatment of students, faculty, and staff
• Advance and develop existing University outreach, training, and educational efforts that support these values, including meaningful discrimination/harassment and retaliation awareness training and other training for faculty, staff and students
• Oversee and administer processes to receive, assess, investigate, and resolve concerns of inequitable treatment of individuals, including management of investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation to effectuate their prompt, effective and equitable intake, investigation, processing, issuing of findings of fact and timely resolution
• Develop and improve strategies to evaluate these processes, including an audit process to ensure appropriate and consistent investigative techniques are used, consistent and equitable administration procedures are followed, and systemic issues are identified, to ensure ongoing improvement of our policies, outreach, and responsive processes
• Develop and manage relevant and actionable institutional reporting, including responding to governmental and/or other accrediting/oversight bodies
• Ensure development of cogent and impactful meeting materials related to institutional equity for executive level meetings to include Council of Deans, President’s Cabinet, and the Board of Trustees
• Develop a framework to align the multiple programs and projects currently providing resources and support related to access, equity, accommodations, needs and concerns, for the following areas:
 The Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975;
 The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 and the University’s affirmative action obligations, to include developing best practice affirmative action programs;
 Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act, and the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy; and
 Other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to equal rights and nondiscrimination.


Competencies:
The successful candidate will have:
• The highest level of personal integrity and ethics
• Demonstrated leadership, organizational, planning and management skills along with experience supervising cross functional teams
• Deep knowledge of and ability to interpret nondiscrimination laws and legal guidance related to the laws
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with key stakeholders such as students, staff, faculty and community and governmental agencies
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to uphold the universities policies around a diverse workforce
• Comfort with conflict, and the courage and integrity to pursue action consistent with the goals of civil rights law and university policy
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills coupled with intellectual curiosity

Additional Information for Applicants:
Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Higher Education Law, Behavior Sciences or Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
• Minimum of ten years of direct leadership and management experience in a legal or regulatory environment
• Experience in or with an academic institution
• Demonstrated experience and success in interacting with high level executives and Board of Trustees
• Verifiable track record establishing, cultivating and growing strong relationships up, down, across and outside the organization
• Expert-level problem solving and proven ability to interpret analytical information, develop and drive outcomes and clearly communicate data driven decisions
• Experience/expertise in creating a culture of compliance
• Demonstrated effectiveness in identifying and developing key talent to serve on initiatives, programs and projects
• Demonstrated experience in working with sensitive information and ability to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of assessment tools and practices involving evaluation of campus climate and engagement surveys and ability to use the data to determine potential issues

Desired Qualifications

• Demonstrated leadership, organizational, planning and management skills along with experience supervising cross functional teams;
• Deep knowledge of and ability to interpret nondiscrimination laws and legal guidance related to the laws;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with key stakeholders such as students, staff, faculty and community and governmental agencies;
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to uphold the universities policies around a diverse workforce;
• Comfort with conflict, and the courage and integrity to pursue action consistent with the goals of civil rights law and university policy;
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
• Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies;
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills coupled with intellectual curiosity.

Target Salary Negotiable
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)

100.0

Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 11/10/2018
Posting End Date 11/18/2018
Dept Contact Name Houser,Roberta Jean
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-3718
Quick Link http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/90807

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