Employment at ArtCenter

Student Affairs

Associate Director for Student Equity / Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Reporting to the College’s Associate Dean of Students and working in collaboration with the College’s Director of Title IX Compliance and Programs in the President’s Office, the Associate Director will serve as the leader within the student affairs department to coordinate efforts to ensure and promote gender equity in programs. This position will be the primary point of contact for students reporting other students with allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation (DHR) on the basis of sex or gender, or other protected category (including sexual misconduct). The Associate Director will coordinate education and outreach, conduct intake and investigation, write investigation reports, and implement appropriate follow-up to foster a learning environment that is welcoming, safe, non-discriminatory, and harassment-free, in order to ensure the College’s compliance with relevant sexual misconduct and equal opportunity laws including, but not limited to, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Clery Act, and all other federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and other protected categories.

Reports to: Associate Dean of Students / Director, CSE

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary grade: 9

Job posted 9/10/19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Associate Director for Student Equity” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling Education, Student Affairs, Social Work, Health Promotion, or a related field, from an accredited college or institution
  • Knowledge of Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, and other relevant anti-discrimination laws, regulations, policies, and guidance for harassment-free workplaces and educational environments
  • 3 – 5 years of full time equivalent and progressive experience working directly with Title IX and/or student conduct/rights/responsibilities in a higher education or related setting, including intake, documentation, investigation, report-writing, risk assessment, intervention, education, and referral
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with internal and external partners and customers
  • Excellent investigative, interviewing, evidence, and assessment skills
  • Dynamic presentation, facilitation, education and training abilities for campus community learning and development
  • Expertise in problem-solving and conflict-resolution
  • Sophisticated project management, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated success in and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, providing equitable and respectful treatment to all individuals, and fostering positive relationships with diverse constituencies are essential for success

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling Education, Student Affairs, Social Work, Health Promotion, or a related field from an accredited college or institution
  • Demonstrated experience creating and sustaining solution-oriented policies, programs, and procedures for a college or university
  • Experience working with Maxient, or similar case-management technology
  • Understanding of FERPA and student rights and responsibilities in a higher education context

Essential Functions

Investigations — 50%
  • Under the supervision of the Associate Dean, and in consultation with the College’s Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs (“Title IX Coordinator”), manage the daily responsibilities associated with gender-based misconduct and discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints (DHR), including investigations involving Title IX policy violations that affect students
  • Under the supervision of the Associate Dean, and in consultation with appropriate staff (e.g., in Human Resources), manage the daily responsibilities associated with discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints (DHR) based on any protected category of personal identity, including investigations involving all relevant laws and regulations that affect students
  • Develop an investigation plan for each case: contact all involved parties and provide them with information about the investigation process; interview complainants, respondents, and witnesses; act as a neutral party through all aspects of investigation and ensures a fair and neutral process for all parties; advise complainants and respondents of their rights and responsibilities; identify appropriate College policy and process to resolve complaints in a prompt and equitable manner, and provide copies of same to complainants and respondents; provide resource referrals to students who could benefit from additional support; maintain a high level of confidentiality on all proceedings; conduct follow-up on any evidentiary issues
  • Ensure a well-documented investigative process by gathering and documenting evidentiary material; maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process; analyze and logically come to conclusions and investigative outcomes; create comprehensive, written investigation reports; work with the College’s Title IX Coordinator (as appropriate) to conclude cases opened for investigation
  • Refer cases to the Associate Dean of Students for sanctioning in the student conduct process
  • Provide testimony related to Title IX matters to internal campus collaborators and outside agencies, as needed; provide advice, guidance, and trainings to campus constituents; provide ongoing updates regarding the status of complaints and investigations to upper management
  • Work closely with the College’s Title IX Coordinator and Human Resources on faculty and staff development specific to Title IX, as well as addresses any reports involving faculty/staff in cooperation with the College’s Title IX Coordinator

Education and Programs — 45%

  • In partnership with the College’s Title IX Coordinator, design and present educational programs and trainings to students (and other members of the College community) to promote awareness of equitable environments and prevention of discrimination, harassment (in all forms, including sexual harassment), dating/domestic violence, stalking, and/or retaliation based on all protected categories
  • Inform individuals about available resources that promote educational equity (including gender-based equity)
  • Determine staffing needs based on long-term plans and strategies: this work may include developing other deputy Title IX coordinators to assist with training and outreach, to advise individuals during the investigation process, or to serve as additional hearing officers
  • Coordinate relevant staff development within the CSE to set program goals and objectives, creates or revises policies and procedures
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness
  • Provide guidance and assist with CSE programs aimed at enhancing student life, diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural awareness
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators, students, staff, families, community groups, and others in order to support programs, services and the mission and goals of the CSE and the College
  • Collaborate with academic and non-academic departments including, but not limited to, the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Art and Design; Human Resources; the President’s Office; Campus Security; Faculty Development; and shared governance groups (Faculty Council, Diversity Council, etc.) on programs that enhance the student experience and promote equity in student life

Marginal Job Functions — 5%

  • Must be responsive to work-related phone calls and emails during non-business hours on occasion, especially for relevant crisis intervention and emergency response
  • Recordkeeping, electronically or manually, of investigations, intakes, reports, evidence, etc.
  • Collaborate with ArtCenter Student Government, as issues arise and needs are identified
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Students and/or the Associate Provost for Student Affairs

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Assistant Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; walk-in activity, extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; frequent interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is generally performed in an office setting. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting or attend/work events; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Ability to travel between campuses.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.