Associate Vice President for Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 162246
Northwestern University has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Associate Vice President for Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance.
Company: Northwestern is a comprehensive research university that is deeply interdisciplinary across multiple schools and units. The University's rigorous yet empathetic academic environment provides a robust mixture of theory and practice with an emphasis on top-tier research, new knowledge, creative expression, and practical application. Northwestern is one of only four top 10 U.S. universities also ranked in the top 20 in each of the five graduate education categories.
Position: The Associate Vice President for Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance reports to the President of Northwestern University and will lead the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, currently called the Office of Equity, which includes a staff of 14 full-time professionals. This enterprise-level unit promotes and supports Northwestern University’s efforts to advance a fair and equitable learning and working environment by 1) ensuring compliance with Title IX, ADA, EEO, and other anti-discrimination policies at the University; 2) receiving, responding to, and investigating reports of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment; 3) fostering open channels of communication and informing students, faculty, and staff of the University’s processes for managing such reports; 4) providing support and resources to those impacted by sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment; 5) providing consultation and resources to the University community regarding a) accommodating individuals with disabilities, b) implementing the University’s affirmative action programs for faculty and staff, and c) providing compliance-focused training; and 6) gathering input from students, faculty, and staff regarding the implementation of policies related to discrimination, harassment, and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
Experience: 10+ years of experience in positions of progressive responsibility that include managing or leading others in higher education or closely related organizations, as well as partnering closely with units within such organizations. A law degree is strongly preferred.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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