Assistant Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator
St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Assistant Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator (AVP). The AVP reports directly to the Vice President for Equity and Strategic Initiatives (VP) and helps lead the Division of Inclusive Diversity, Equity, Access, and Accountability (IDEAA). The AVP assists the VP in providing strategic oversight of, and support for, equity- and inclusion-related programs, services, policies, communications, and training at the College. The AVP also works closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs to provide evidence-based leadership to advance the College towards its goals of nurturing and sustaining a campus climate of inclusive diversity for students, faculty, and staff. The AVP supports IDEAA initiatives to fulfill the College’s strategic goals including attracting and retaining students who thrive in and respect a diverse learning community; attracting and retaining diverse staff and faculty; and providing learning opportunities to engage campus community members in understanding, challenging and abating injustices. The AVP designs, implements, and assesses campus-wide inclusive diversity initiatives. The AVP serves as the Title IX Officer and oversees Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. The AVP collaborates with the Office of Human Resources on College matters related to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws and regulations and co-chairs the College’s Bias Response Team. The AVP supervises the staff of the Office of Title IX Compliance and Training and coordinates the Title IX Team.
Qualifications: Minimum of Master’s degree or law degree; advanced degree preferred in cultural diversity, higher education administration, human resources, or other relevant discipline. Demonstrated experience leading inclusive diversity initiatives, their development, implementation and assessment; demonstrated knowledge of complaint resolution, investigations and grievances. Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title IX, sexual harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws and regulations is required. Experience working in student affairs, student counseling, and/or human resources is strongly recommended; higher education experience is preferred. The successful candidate must have strong organization, planning, analytical and problem resolution abilities; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated decision-making and administrative skills; ability to understand the needs of the College and to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners.
Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), a statement of how the applicant’s employment at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and three references. Materials should be submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/108818. Questions may be directed to Sarah Cannavo at 240-895-2225.
Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.