Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
Department: Office of the President Staff
Salary/Rate: Salary is commensurate with experience (anticipated hiring range: $100,000 - $110,000)
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by March 21, 2019 will be given first consideration. Please submit a PDF version of your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this position. To apply online, go to: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=su144 The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) will lead the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to support Southern Oregon University's new strategic plan. The CDO reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the executive team. The CDO will lead the implementation of a vision that champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment by proactively engaging faculty, staff and students to build a welcoming community and inclusive culture at Southern Oregon University. The CDO will assess potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining students, faculty and staff. The CDO requires higher education acumen to effectively design training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values, while maintaining compliance with applicable laws.
The CDO plays key roles in institutional planning and positioning, forging partnerships, and advancing SOU's efforts to create a diverse and inclusive campus and community. The CDO also has significant responsibly to work collaboratively with campus partners within Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Finance and Administration, Development, Athletics, Faculty Senate, The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University, Diversity and Inclusivity Oversight Committee, Bias Response Team, and others throughout campus. The CDO also serves as the Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Master's Degree in a field related to the duties performed. Examples include but not limited to; sociology, ethnic studies, education, etc.
Five years of significant leadership experience leading initiative, programs, activities and services related to institutional access, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, and social justice.
Record of influence, community building, networking, and deploying effective programs for diversity and inclusion.
Doctorate Degree in a field related to the duties performed.
Experience with traditional and adult learners.
Experience working in an affirmative action/EEO compliance function
Experience or extensive knowledge related to issues of nondiscrimination, access, and equity in higher education.
Experience seeking external funding.
Active in state and national equity and diversity organizations.
All Listed Duties:
(The following examples illustrate typical work activities and are not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive)
Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Planning
Plan, guide and advise the President and executives on diversity, equity, and inclusion matters.
Serve as a primary resource for the University on best practices, trends, and campus community needs in the areas identified which include development, access and inclusion, intercultural issues, diversity and social equity.
Engage the campus community in developing and implementing a University-wide diversity plan and inclusive excellence model.
Coordinate the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee and its sub-committees comprised of students, faculty, and staff to develop and manage diversity and inclusion plan and initiatives.
Implement and coordinate institutional employee training to promote cultural understanding and competency, and a climate of equity and inclusion. Develop and implement diversity and social justice trainings, programs, and events that promote pluralism and connections within our inclusive campus community.
Provide presentations, workshops, seminars, focus group sessions, difficult dialogues, and community outreach, etc. to enhance the diversity mission of SOU.
Conduct research to assess the educational benefits of diversity and institutional effectiveness through academic achievement gaps, academic remediation, STEM participation, honors enrollment, recruitment and retention of students, graduation rates, etc
Develop policies and procedures that ensure equity in compliance with all legal requirements.
Conduct qualitative and quantitative studies to monitor campus climate.
Promote commitment to diversity through interaction with individuals and external agencies including the Board of Trustees, Cabinet, administrators, staff, employees, students, and the general community.
Collaborate with Human Resources, Admissions, and Enrollment in developing strategies focused on recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups.,
Title IX Coordinator
Oversee and ensure adequate, reliable and impartial investigations of reports and complaints of Title IX matters by administering the implementation of case management/investigatory plans, which may include: verifying whether the report constitutes sexual misconduct; appointing an investigative team; ensuring that reports and complaints are handled properly and in a timely manner; evaluating recommended interim measures; educating on the grievance and appeals process; notification of grievance decisions; and appropriate records maintenance.
Coordinate the University's compliance with federal and state discrimination and sexual harassment laws.
Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice.
Serve as the University resource on Title IX requirements and compliance and provide consultations to response teams as needed. Serve as a member of the Student Support Network and the Bias Response Team.
Provide oversight to the recruiting, training, supervising, and leadership of investigator, adjudicators and those involved with Title IX compliance.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
Internal Number: 7439
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.