Oregon Health & Science University

Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator - Office of Civil Rights (Hybrid)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2021-12627
Position Category
Human Resources
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Department
Office of Civil Rights Investigations and Compliance
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
FTE
1.00
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable
No

Department Overview

*** Hybrid Position; Relocation Incentive Available***

The purpose of this position is to support the mission goals and objectives of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The Office of Civil Rights Investigations and Compliance (OCIC) Director and Title IX Coordinator will develop, manage and lead the department activities, including policy, processes, and programs that protect and address civil rights complaints under applicable laws and regulations (including, but not limited to: Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, ADA, ADEA and state and local civil rights laws) and OHSU policies. The OCIC Director and Title IX Coordinator is expected to demonstrate leadership in the organization through effective management of staff and consultants, collaborative teamwork and creative problem solving.  

The OCIC Director and Title IX Coordinator is responsible for developing and leading proactive civil rights training and participating in community outreach to diverse populations and university-wide diversity initiatives. The OCIC Director and Title IX Coordinator collaborates with and provides advice to University leadership, managers, Human Resources and others regarding civil rights and compliance matters. 

The position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders across the organization. The OCIC Director and Title IX Coordinator provides neutral support to all complainants and respondents as well as all members of the OHSU community, including employees, students, faculty and volunteers. The OCIC Director and Title IX Coordinator is expected to act with sound judgment and a high degree of integrity.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Manage the administration of OHSU’s equal opportunity programs and civil rights complaint and investigation procedures.
  • Serve as Title IX Coordinator for OHSU
  • Directs a team of professionals to support the development and execution of OHSU’s equal opportunity policy and compliance activities.
  • Manage the development and administration of OHSU’s affirmative action and equal opportunity program, plans, policies and activities.
  • Direct the development and implementation of in-house training and educational activities to further knowledge and compliance with emerging affirmative action and equal opportunity laws, and state and federal civil rights laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Family Medical Leave laws, and other emerging federal, state and local laws impacting civil rights.
  • Coordinate formal responses to charges of discrimination from and audits by outside agencies, including the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S Department of Education, Office of Federal Contracts and Compliance, and Office of Civil Rights.
  • Support OHSU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion retention and recruitment efforts.

Required Qualifications

Education:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) or advanced degree in subject relevant to position.

Experience:

  • Four years demonstrated expertise and training in affirmative action, discrimination law, mediating conflict, and/or civil rights investigations.
  • Three years’ leadership experience managing and supervising a team of civil rights investigators and providing team development through training and oversight.

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):

  • Demonstrated leadership, collaborative teamwork, people development, sound judgment, high degree of integrity and creative problem solving.
  • Inclusive team leader who expects excellence from self and others, supports and develops colleagues, and creates excitement around a compelling vision in a collaborative, team-oriented fashion
  • Demonstrated successful work with diverse communities and their leaders, as well as the community at large, and with key advisors, leaders and constituent groups within a complex organization.
  • Supervisory, leadership, project management, strategic planning and budget experience.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local civil rights laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, regulations and processes.
  • Knowledge of labor and employment law.
  • Knowledge and skill to independently conduct, plan, organize and lead collaborative investigations/facilitations, and preparation of reports and recommendations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively speak and write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening abilities coupled with the skill to analyze complex issues and present clear and logical recommendations.
  • Ability and skills to analyze and interpret problems while developing strategies for conflict resolution.
  • Fluent with technology, including but not limited to the use of computers and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to effectively work with hostile and emotional individuals in a compassionate, professional and courteous manner and to diffuse and manage situations involving intense conflict.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships between people with competing interests.
  • Ability to represent the University in a competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professional relationships with customers and co-workers in dealing with sensitive, complex civil rights, legal and human resource issues and situations involving employees, students and patients.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate good judgment, neutrality, fairness, ethics, integrity, and accountability
  • Ability to consistently self-prioritize in undertaking multiple concurrent priorities while meeting deadlines and timelines to avoid unnecessary time crises.
  • Ability to effectively work in a collaborative, team-centered work environment and provide helpful leadership and support to customers in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.
  • Ability to train others and effectively engage individuals in a group setting.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) 
  • Diversity and inclusion training and experience; Alternative Dispute Resolution training and experience
  • Experience in large, multi-faceted organizations;
  • Experience working at an institution of higher education and with students;
  • Working with diverse populations
  • Able to communicate effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders including but not limited to: students, faculty, represented and non-represented employees, patients, guests, visitors, vendors, regulatory agencies and members of the public.

Additional Details

Occupant may triage and assign approximately 10-20 intakes per week and process and manage approximately 800 grievances/complaints and requests for reasonable accommodation per year.  Travel to and participate/attend community outreach events.

 

Occupant may represent the University on a frequent basis.

 

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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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