Description:

Position Details:
The Office for Diversity and Compliance provides oversight to ensure fair and equitable hiring processes for faculty and staff and provides support and expert advice to departments and constituents to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and equitable campus. Specifically, the Office for Diversity and Compliance is responsible for administering the A Largest Urban University System and Campus Policies on Non-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct Prevention, Workplace Violence Prevention, Reasonable and Religious Accommodations, and implementing the requirements of federal, state and city Human Rights and Civil Rights laws and ensuring equitable recruiting processes.Reporting to the Dean of Diversity and Compliance, the Director of Diversity and Title IX Compliance plays a critical role in assuring legal compliance. In addition to the A Largest Urban University System Title Overview, specific duties include:
  • Oversees receipt, administration, and status of all sexual misconduct/Title IX, discrimination and workplace violence, reasonable accommodations and religious accommodations complaints
  • Conducts investigations into sexual misconduct/Title IX, discrimination, disability accommodations and religious accommodations denials and workplace violence incident reports
  • Drafts Investigative Reports and Memoranda on investigations and incidents involving discrimination, sexual misconduct/Title IX, workplace violence and accommodation appeals
  • Provides expert advice on process and procedure improvements
  • Drafts internal policies and procedures in collaboration with Human Resources, Legal Affairs, Student Affairs and Public Safety
  • Oversees implementation of the A Largest Urban University System Student Athlete Violent Conduct Policy
  • Assists Legal Affairs to identify and collect documents and evidence in connection with outside complaints, subpoenas, FOIL requests, and lawsuits
  • Co-Chairs the Campus Safety Advisory Committee and Co-Chair the Hate Crimes and Bias subcommittee
  • Drafts executive summaries and correspondence to Senior Administration on behalf of the Office of Diversity and Compliance
  • Ensures the College and Hunter College Campus School's (K-12) compliance with A Largest Urban University System Policies, State, Federal, and City Laws
  • Manages the College's compliance documents for the NYSED, EEOC and OFCCP
  • Coordinates with other stakeholders across the college to address and resolve diversity, equity and inclusion issues
  • Plans, executes and evaluates communication strategy to ensure that students, faculty and staff have access to resources and policy information relative to Office of Diversity and Compliance areas of responsibility
  • Formulates PowerPoint trainings and presentations hosted by the Office of Diversity and Compliance on a variety of matters including sexual misconduct/Title IX, microagressions, Responsible Employees, accommodations, first amendment, and others
  • Conducts legal research
  • Plans, convenes and oversees monthly student workshops for Sexual Misconduct Prevention issues in conjunction with the Mt. Sinai Sexual Assault Prevention Program and Adolescent Health Center
  • Oversees SPARC compliance with the addition of the dashboard in CUNYfirst and oversee cohort enrollment for thousands of students in Study Abroad, Resident Life, Athletics and Student Clubs
  • Drafts investigatory and outreach templates for the Office of Diversity and Compliance
  • Designated the Hunter College Super User for the SUNY Student Conduct Institute and manage trainings for Hunter staff
  • Drafts departmental responses to inquiries from internal and external entities or individuals
  • Represents the Title IX Coordinator at pre-conference hearings for Title IX adjudications
  • Trains and manages administrative staff for the Office of Diversity & Compliance
  • Coordinates with the Provost Office on updates to the Faculty Handbooks and online catalogs
  • Acts as a designee to the Dean of Diversity and Compliance for decisions and approvals
  • Represents Hunter College on various CUNY Working Groups and CUNY-wide Policy implementation groups

Qualifications:
Juris Doctor Degree
Eight years' relevant experience
NY State Bar License

CUNY Title Overview
Oversees programs, activities, and initiatives designed to foster a climate that respects pluralism and diversity.
  • Develops effective strategies to promote diversity in faculty and staff hiring and actively participates in building strong networks and recruitment sources
  • Serves as a key recruiting team member, coordinating recruitment plans, advertising, and selection processes
  • Implements the College's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies and ensures compliance with relevant city, state, and federal statutes such as Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, responding to and conducting investigations of non-compliance complaints
  • Collects and analyzes data for College and University reports
  • Develops and presents training programs and disseminates information related to Diversity, EEO, and other compliance at the College
  • Coordinates with University offices to assure consistency of University-wide policies
  • Maintains current knowledge and materials related to laws, rules, regulations, and best practices for advancing EEO/Diversity
  • Performs related duties as assigned.