College of the Atlantic seeks a consultant who will lead a bias response team and facilitate a community-wide process that creates the infrastructure resulting in updated and current policies and procedures that enable and ensure the College’s timely, ethical, and effective response to incidents of bias. The right individual will embody the following knowledge, understanding, experience, and abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of the impacts of biased conduct in educational and work environments based on disability, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origin, language, socioeconomic status, and religion, as well as skills in evidenced-based practices to prevent and respond ethically and effectively to incidents of bias on personal, interpersonal, and institutional levels. Experience with creating and/or revising policies and procedures to support and ensure compliance with institutional policy and procedures in higher education student affairs and/or human resource contexts. Understanding of federal and state non-discrimination laws. Able to handle private information sensitively and with integrity.
Reports to the Dean of Student Life $35/hr, approximately 20 hrs/wk, through June 30, 2023
Founded in 1969, College of the Atlantic was the first college in the United States to focus on the
relationship between humans and the environment. COA enriches the liberal arts tradition
through a distinctive educational philosophy—human ecology. A human ecological perspective
integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and from personal experience to
investigate—and ultimately improve—the relationships between human beings and our social
and natural communities. The human ecological perspective guides all aspects of education,
research, activism, and interactions among the college’s students, faculty, staff, and trustees.
The faculty, students, trustees, staff, and alumnx of College of the Atlantic envision a world
where people value creativity, intellectual achievement, and the diversity of nature and human
cultures. With respect and compassion, individuals will construct meaningful lives for
themselves, gain appreciation for the relationships among all forms of life, and safeguard the
heritage of future generations. Our 350 students, 35 faculty, and 75 staff members share COA’s original
focus on engaged learning and community, and more than ever we belie...ve that an interdisciplinary, human
ecological perspective is critical to addressing the world’s most pressing problems.