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Assistant Vice President, Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator

Colorado College

Assistant Vice President, Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator

Position Type: Full Time
Department: Office of Civil Rights and Title IX

Summary Description:
The Assistant Vice President for Civil Rights (AVP) will lead the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX and serve as the college’s Title IX Coordinator. In collaboration with college partners, the AVP will help foster an academic and work environment of equal opportunity and equity for students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment and is responsible for college-wide programs, policies, and procedures designed to ensure individuals are free from protected-class discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. The AVP will oversee the college’s compliance with federal and state discrimination and harassment laws; design and deliver instructive compliance materials and training programs; develop and monitor appropriate policies; and ensure the prompt investigation and resolution of complaints.

Anticipated Salary Range: The anticipated pay range for this position is $82,556-113,514/year.


  • Develop and lead a long-term vision, strategic programs and initiatives that provide for occupational and learning enrichment through diversity, inclusion, employment equity, education and prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, and other campus initiatives focused on the quality of life and sustaining a supportive environment for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Advise and collaborate with multiple college departments and partners to promote an inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment for the campus community to excel regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual preference/orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or parental status, age, creed, religion, or political beliefs, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or status as a veteran.
  • Lead actions across the college to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements for Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other discrimination and harassment federal and state laws and regulations, and applicable college policies.
  • Serve as the central resource for all constituencies on issues related to protected class discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Interact with faculty, staff, and student populations in discussions around discrimination/harassment and Title IX policies and laws.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of training and education to the college community on college policies and procedures related to discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct, and information about the complaint procedures and investigation processes. Provide training to senior leadership, Deans, and department heads. Provide specialized training for investigators, advisors, decision makers, appellate officers, and others as required.
  • Manage investigatory personnel and coordinate processes to ensure prompt, effective, and equitable intake, investigations, and timely resolution of all complaints. Coordinate or review proposed sanctions or required individual accommodations for cases. Select, train, and oversee deputy coordinator(s) and investigative teams. Coordinate the selection of external investigators, hearing officers, and advisors, as needed.
  • Collaborate and partner with:
    The Diversity/Equity/Inclusion leadership team to identify and address any systemic issues raised and work with multiple departments to update practices and behaviors that will foster an equitable working and learning environment for all.
    The ADA/504 Coordinator, who also serves as the Director of Accessibility Resources, on issues related to ADA/504 compliance.
    The Human Resources team for issues related to employee accommodations and other disability related matters.
  • Oversee the development, review, and implementation of policies, procedures, practices, and protocols related to discrimination and harassment, including Title IX. Ensure provision of support and safety measures in accordance with college policies and procedures, and in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Communicate and coordinate with college administrators and Campus Safety to ensure appropriate management of reports and complaints of protected class discrimination and harassment and compliance reporting.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all materials related to investigations including reports, retention schedules, data bases, and web-based resources. Collect data and develop reports to analyze volume, nature and disposition of complaints, climate assessment, and pattern monitoring.
  • Serve as the principal contact for complaints and government inquiries pursuant to Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, ADA/504 and other federal and state civil rights matters.
  • Stay abreast of regulations and statutes on discrimination and harassment, Title IX, ADA/504, VAWA and the Campus Sexual Violence (SaVE) Act. Maintain a strong working knowledge of current and emerging regulatory environment in higher education, as well as national issues and trends.
  • Continuously identify and integrate the best practices into the colleges procedures for all investigation and compliance processes, including the Title IX investigation processes.
  • Oversee and supervise professional staff employees and external contractors.
  • Manage department budget and establish business office procedures.
  • Promote a campus environment that reflects inclusion and respect for diversity and equitable practices.
  • Actively support the colleges plan to be an antiracist institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college community.
  • Represent Colorado College at key events and serve as an active member of the college community

Additional Responsibilities:
o Actively support the colleges plan to be an antiracist institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college community.
o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe
situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
o Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the colleges sustainability
initiatives and innovation.
o Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Masters degree plus a minimum of five years related experience or a Bachelors degree with six years related experience serving as a Title IX Coordinator, Title VII regulations, leading investigations, and advancing equity and equal opportunity. Possess significant administrative experience, including experience overseeing complex federal and state compliance programs. Experience utilizing institutional data to benchmark and promote accountability.


  • Training to conduct investigations and/or internal audits.
  • Strong understanding of state and federal laws and regulations around protected class discrimination or harassment, including Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, ADA/504, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act and procedures of government entities.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong attention to detail. Must be able to produce and review thorough investigative reports based on sophisticated logical and legal reasoning. High level of analytical thinking. Detail oriented.
  • Highly self-motivated, exceptional time and project management skills, high level of productivity, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and mediation techniques.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and strong communication skills to present complex and emotionally charged material in understandable and usable ways.
  • Strong and effective presentation and diversity training skills with the ability to prepare, organize and present education programs to individuals and groups.
  • Keen communication skills, cultural awareness, and sensitivity to interact, collaborate, establish rapport, and maintain productive working relationships with college leadership, departments, all members of the college community, with diverse populations and from different cultural backgrounds.


  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs which address the needs of diverse populations.
    Communicate to all members of the college community on federal and state laws and regulations, and college policies and procedures.
  • Work independently and effectively as leader or member in teams, on taskforces and committees.
  • Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion; inspire confidence, maintain credibility, and positively represent the college in a leadership role.

Preferred Qualifications:
A JD is preferred. Experience with appropriate application of trauma-informed investigation practices. Title IX Coordinator experience in higher education setting.

To apply, visit https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/6939

Open Until Filled: Yes

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.jeid-a260c0480a64b44ba1dd629a5e632db6

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

EOE. The Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.

To apply for this job please visit employment.coloradocollege.edu.