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Director, Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility

Company: Florida International University
Location: Miami
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Director, Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility Florida International University is Miami's public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon --fundraising campaign is furthering FIU's commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum ,--the--Wolfsonian-FIU ,--and the--Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU . FIU is a member of Conference USA ,--with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit--www.fiu.edu . Job Summary The Director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and--Accessibility is responsible for strategic leadership of institutional efforts toward civil rights compliance, access, awareness, education, and response in alignment with federal and state discrimination and harassment laws as well as related University law and policies. Oversight includes laws and policies regarding sexual misconduct and protected class discrimination and harassment.

  • Oversight of response and resolution to all reports of sexual misconduct, (including Title IX and non-Title IX), protected class discrimination and harassment, and related misconduct.
  • Identifying and addressing systemic problems relating to complaints pursuant to Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX, and ADA while working with appropriate university departments to ensure Title IX and University law and policies related to sexual misconduct are communicated to all constituencies.
  • Overseeing investigations of internal complaints associated with discrimination and sexual harassment, making efforts to mediate or respond to such complaints. In compliance with university policy and regulations, formulates the University's response to complaints filed with external agencies (EEOC, FCHR, OCR, OFCCP); works with legal counsel regarding discrimination issues.
  • Serves as and/or oversees the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator to ensure the University's compliance.
  • May serve as the University's Title IX Coordinator.
  • Coordination of the University's efforts to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements related to Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Access in managing the ongoing implementation of the University's Policy on prohibited discrimination, harassment, and related misconduct.
  • Management of the University's timely response to investigation of complaints pursuant to Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
  • Providing leadership in guiding and supervising the staff of the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance.
  • Serves as the central point of coordination for Title IX compliance among University offices and committees with responsibilities relating to Title IX and institutional leadership on matters related to discrimination, harassment, and Title IX.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of ongoing campus-wide climate surveys to assess the university community's overall understanding of harassment and gender-based violence; identification of trends and barriers that are counterproductive to a respectful, violence-free environment; and customization of training programs to eliminate the conduct and its effects on the well-being of the campus community.
  • Oversees education and training programs on rights and responsibilities. This includes oversight of the development, implementation, and review of active efforts to educate the university community; aids with the development, review and implementation of University policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with Title IX; and collaborates with University partners and administrators.
  • Provision of ongoing consultation regarding Title IX and related federal and state requirements and the University's compliance program to the President, Provost, Vice Provosts, Vice Presidents, Deans, Board of Trustees members, and others as appropriate.
  • Performs essential duties during any emergencies, such as hurricanes, storms and/or any other University emergency closing. Is expected to be available to report to work as needed during University emergency closings with appropriate notification by department administrator.
  • Serves on the Women's Studies Advisory Board.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by the Vice President for Human Resources.
  • The Compliance Liaison will have a dotted line reporting relationship to the University Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for purposes of executing and administering FIU's compliance framework. Compliance Liaisons will support FIU's university compliance program by facilitating oversight of compliance and ethics at the unit level by aligning and leveraging the compliance framework and embedding the university-wide compliance objectives into the unit compliance plan. In addition, the Compliance Liaison responsibilities will include the following:
  • Disseminate compliance and ethics communications
  • Assist in the university-wide risk identification process and conduct unit level compliance risk assessments on an annual basis
  • Monitor the progress of compliance and ethics training at the unit level
  • Enter and track compliance policies and trainings into the compliance tracking system
  • Attend monthly Compliance Liaison meetings to:
  • Report on communication, training and monitoring progress
  • Recommend new compliance related policies and procedures
  • Provide data for benchmarking and BoT reports
  • Provide feedback and ideas to enhance program effectiveness Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in a related field and eight (8) years of professional equal opportunity programs experience with experience in a management role. Job Category
      • Administrative Advertised Salary
        • Starting at $100,000, salary commensurate with experience. Work Schedule Begin time: 8:30 AM
          End time: 5:00 PM Pre-Employment Requirements
          • Criminal Background Check
          • Driver's License Check How To Apply Prospective Employee If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status--in "My Applications".-- In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume. *This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date. How To Apply Current Employee As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest.--In this account, you are able to track your applicant status--in "My Applications".-- In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. *This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date. .

            To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station). Pay Transparency Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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