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Associate Vice President, Chief Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034110
Department Code 19004-7239
Department Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Srvc(EOIRS)
Job Title Associate Vice President, Chief Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S7
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours
8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

As a strategic partner with University leadership, the Associate Vice President, Chief Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator will create and implement strategies that will further foster a culture of inclusion as well as a safe and supportive environment that is conductive to academic endeavors and healthy personal development for all Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff. This individual will 1) plan, analyze, and direct all aspects of Syracuse University’s programs for diversity & inclusion, affirmation action, and equal employment, 2) manage the Affirmative Action Plan and other compliance reporting, 3) assist management in establishing and meeting program goals and objectives, 4) investigate complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment, 5) serve as liaison with compliance agencies, and 6) oversee institutional compliance with Title IX regulations.


• Bachelor’s degree in human resources, management or a related field.
• Law degree (JD) and licensed to practice in New York or graduate degree in related field preferred.
• 10 years of professional experience with a record of accomplishment of progressively more management duties in the areas of Title IX, diversity, equity, affirmative action, compliance, team building and community outreach.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Knowledge and experience with Human Resources functions.
• Knowledge of EEO/AA laws, Title IX regulations, and policies. Knowledge of University policies and procedures. Knowledge of management issues and employment law.
• Experience in setting strategy, policy, and creating key metrics related to diversity and inclusion initiatives. Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with various levels.
• Must be detail oriented, have ability to multi-task, and work in a deadline drive environment.
• Ability to work independently.
• Exceptional writing and analytical skills.
• Ability to maintain confidential information.
• Proficient with MS Office Products


Partner with Human Resources to ensure that recruitment policies and practices serve to diversify the employment environment at Syracuse University as well as protect the rights of employees and applicants.

Assess diversity and inclusion program progress using metrics and benchmark data. Implement process improvements based upon assessment.

Identify opportunities to communicate and promote diversity and inclusion initiatives across the campus to various departments. Encourage individual and departmental participation in certain initiatives as appropriate.

Report to University leadership regarding new developments in EEO/AA regulations. Advise University leadership regularly on process and program improvements based on analysis of employment activity and complaints received. Investigate complaints of discrimination and harassment. Advise staff, faculty, and students of their rights under University policy regarding non-discrimination and federal regulations. Mediate resolution. Provide alternative dispute resolution services to employees to resolve conflicts.

Develop, review, and revise University EEO/AA policies and procedures to ensure non-discrimination and compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Oversee the University’s EEO annual compliance reporting including affirmative action plans and Vets 100. Collaborate with Office of Institutional Research & Advancement (OIRA) to provide data in order to complete annual IPEDS and Title IX reporting.

Supervise the team of professionals responsible for disability/accommodation compliance functions at the University.

Oversee staff responsible for training programs, best practice toolkits and outreach strategy to support compliance with Title IX, state and local regulations; including Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA).

Coordinate University Title IX efforts including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with federal and state law in the sexual misconduct arena.

Represent the University on Title IX related matters within the University and to external agencies, in coordination with the General Counsel Office and work with the University Communications staff to inform the public about the University’s Title IX efforts.

Oversee prompt, effective, and equitable intake, investigation, processing, issuing of findings of fact, and timely resolution of all instances of sexual misconduct involving students, sex/gender discrimination made known to responsible employees and/or reported by students, faculty, employees, third parties, or by members of the broader community.

Develop, implement, and coordinate campus and/or school based strategic efforts aimed at the prevention of sexual violence and other forms of sex and/or gender based discrimination.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/17/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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