Posted: Sep 20, 2022
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Director of Diversity & Inclusion/ Title IX Coordinator

Lackawanna College - Scranton, PA
Full-time
Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2022
Education

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE HAS BEEN VOTED ONE OF THE

“BEST PLACES TO WORK IN PA” FOR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020!

Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our main campus is located in downtown Scranton, and our footprint includes satellite centers in Covington Twp.HawleyHazletonSunbury, Towanda and Tunkhannock

Our mission is to provide a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live.  We provide our students with a direct path to a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or one of many different professional certifications. Additionally, our Continuing Education department helps put the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania back to work with modern career skills.  Lackawanna is also one of the most cost-efficient regional higher education institutions.

If our mission inspires you, and you are willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed, please feel free to apply for this or future employment opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications.  We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities.  Please know that only the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications can be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted by a college representative.  No phone calls, please.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES:

The Director of Diversity & Inclusion / Title IX Coordinator is the expert liaison responsible for strengthening, leading and administrating the College’s diversity, inclusion, justice and equity strategic initiatives and values.

This position works closely with various offices, including Academic Affairs, Enrollment, Student Engagement and Human Resources, to support recruitment and retention efforts; develop, implement, and assess programming and events that advance the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

This position serves as the Title IX Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide strategic leadership for developing, implementing and maintaining a range of successful practices for supporting a College climate that values and prioritizes equity, diversity, justice and inclusiveness.
  2. Provide targeted training and workshops in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and Title IX related matters as it relates to the campus community.
  3. Provide support for historically underrepresented students from a programming and advocacy standpoint, including the formation of inter-institutional collaboration and events.
  4. Chair the Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEJI) committee.
  5. Collaborate with marketing and other offices to ensure that College messaging is equitable and representative of the diverse campus community.
  6. Work with Academic Affairs to ensure that the curriculum and pedagogical practices are equitable to all students.
  7. Work with Student Engagement to implement research-based DEJI programming.
  8. Promote College commitment to a climate of equity and inclusion through interaction with individuals and agencies inside and outside the college community, employees, students, public, community leaders from diverse ethno-cultural groups, civic and grass-root organizations.
  9. Work with each satellite center to ensure DEJI values and programming are visible and present across locations.
  10. Represent the College in regional and local associations, civic clubs, ethnic and non-profit organizations.
  11. Participate in and advise the College’s recruitment and retention of employees from under-represented groups. Monitor, evaluate, and assess adequacy of diversity of candidates in the hiring and screening process. Collaborates with Human Resources to develop recruitment strategies that attract underrepresented candidates.
  12. Organize activities and report results pertaining to our CSR goal of making impact in the areas of diversity, justice, inclusivity and equity.
  13. Serve as the College’s Title IX Coordinator.
    1. Oversee and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and develops policies and procedures.
    2. Oversee and coordinate investigations, responses and resolutions to Title IX complaints.
  14. Serve as an Affirmative Action Officer.
  15. Regularly track and report on identified key metrics to stakeholders, business partners, and leadership to help assess the progress and effectiveness of DEJI initiatives.
  16. Work with Student Success staff to coordinate and facilitate DEJI sessions as part of new student orientations and college 101.
  17. Collaborate with the Office of Enrollment to foster recruitment of historically underrepresented students across all locations.
  18. Collaborate with Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (SARP) on student pathways and dismissal proceedings; serve on Appeal Board Hearings.
  19. Survey, aggregate, and report DEI-related data.
  20. All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  1. Knowledgeable of current trends and issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to awareness, education, and advocacy.
  3. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with diverse cultural and identity groups.
  5. Ability to build partnerships with internal and external communities.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in education, human development, counseling, higher education or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years’ experience in a related discipline such as affirmative action/equal employment opportunity, human resources, diversity and inclusion.
  • Previous Title IX experience.

Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email.  If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Lackawanna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.

Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associates degree, certificate and continuing education program.