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Centre College - Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance
Title:Centre College - Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance
Centre College
Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance  

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Centre College in its search for Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a collaborative leader with exceptional interpersonal skills to become the Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance at Centre College. The Director is the designated campus official responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the College’s Equal Opportunity and Title IX compliance obligations in accordance with the College’s mission and values. The Director is responsible for overseeing policies, processes, procedures, and training related to these areas and will work with the campus community to assure compliance with EO and Title IX regulations. This includes overseeing and monitoring compliance with College policies related to EO and Title IX; implementing complaint procedures, including notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; providing educational materials and training for the College community about prevention and policy; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to EO or Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; facilitating informal resolutions and supportive measures; and monitoring all other aspects of the College's EO policies and procedures and Title IX compliance. 

The successful candidate will coordinate investigations into all complaints by any member of the Centre College community against any other member based in whole or in part on one’s race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information, or any characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or Federal law (collectively with sex and gender discrimination “discrimination”). 

This position will report to the Vice President for Legal Affairs. 

Essential Job Functions: 
  • Direct, including in coordination with other campus officials, the College’s Title IX and other antidiscrimination efforts including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures, and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, case law, and College policy requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints pursuant to applicable laws.
  • Provide direction for all activities and any personnel of the EO/Title IX program including consulting with relevant policy-making bodies and senior personnel for the purpose of advising, clarifying and identifying necessary action to eliminate protected class discrimination in all educational programs and activities and employment, to ensure that access to facilities, opportunities, and resources is equitable throughout the College’s programs.
  • Provide ongoing training, consultation, and technical assistance on nondiscrimination and sexual misconduct policies for all students and employees, with specialized training content for any in-house Title IX adjudicators.
  • Select, train, and oversee investigators, adjudicators and those involved with processing Title IX complaints and ensure they are adequately trained in compliance with Title IX guidance. 
  • Work with appropriate offices (e.g., Legal Affairs, Student Life, Human Resources, and Athletics) to develop, implement and coordinate College strategic efforts aimed at the prevention of sexual violence and other forms of sex and/or gender-based discrimination.
  • Identify systemic problems relating to complaints and determine whether campus-wide resources should be adjusted or implemented in response, including review and revision of the College's sexual misconduct policies, increased monitoring, supervision or security at locations where sexual misconduct is reported to occur, and increased education and prevention efforts to targeted populations.
  • Collaborate with leadership and campus constituencies to disseminate information, redesign processes, and support the College's investigative processes; collaborate and coordinate with compliance partners within the department and across the institution to support the College's overlapping compliance needs and responsibilities. 
  • Assist the Athletics Department in administering the requirement that all current and prospective student-athletes complete the Centre Athletics Minimum Expectations for Due Diligence Inquiries questionnaire regarding Serious Misconduct and as warranted, conducting an appropriately thorough inquiry prior to allowing a current or prospective student-athlete to participate in athletics practice or competition.
  • Respond to requests of Centre student-athletes who are seeking to transfer to another collegiate institution and need the certification by Centre’s Title IX Coordinator of disciplinary status for Title IX matters. 
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of and commitment to further an inclusive culture for those of diverse backgrounds such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith background, gender expression, gender identity, geographic region, neurodiversity, race and sexual orientation. 
  • Keep accurate records of all discrimination complaints and referrals for the required time period according to the law and the College's record retention policy. 
  • Conduct or oversee inquiries and investigations into allegations of discrimination to the level required under DOE regulations (as revised or updated). 
  • Collaborate with campus departments to evaluate and execute supportive measure requests designed to enhance safety and minimize the impact of alleged discrimination. 
  • Refer any recommendation for discipline to Human Resources, Academic Affairs, or Student Life, as appropriate, for implementation in accordance with College policy.
  • Oversee implementation of corrective measures, which may include follow-up to ensure that appropriate action was taken to complete the recommended actions. 
  • Organize and maintain grievance files, disposition reports, and other records regarding Title IX compliance, including annual reports of the number and nature of filed complaints and the disposition of said complaints, data collection, campus climate assessment, pattern monitoring. 
  • Serve on various College planning and policy making committees.
  • Recommend and participate in the development of policies and procedures. 

Marginal Job Functions: 
  • Contribute to the overall success of the department and the College by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills 

The individual should be able to demonstrate they are an active listener and have excellent oral and written skills as well as sound judgment and decision-making skills. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are necessary. The individual should exhibit social perceptiveness and skills that reflect the ability to communicate and work well with people from different cultural backgrounds. General knowledge of relevant laws and government regulations is necessary in this role.  

Education and Experience 
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in complaint resolution, higher education administration, human resources management, or EEO compliance, including significant experience handling investigations related to sexual harassment, discrimination and/or sexual violence. 
  • Solid and demonstrated understanding of federal and state EO laws and regulations. 
  • Completion of a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree at a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Record of exercising excellent judgment on behalf of an institution or organization, including large and complex organizations and issues. 
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards; personal and professional integrity beyond reproach; unquestioned discretion in maintaining confidentiality. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in public and private settings with diverse audiences; ability to translate complex regulatory issues for a lay audience. 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, able to collaborate with a diverse population, and ability to relate well with senior administrators, students, faculty, staff, and government officials. 

Additional Preferred Qualifications 
  • Completion of Master’s level or other graduate or professional degree in a field related to compliance, student affairs, or higher education.
  • Significant experience in higher education administration. 
  • Experience conducting Title IX or workplace investigations. 
  • Experience mediating conflicts. 

About the Institution

Established in 1819, Centre College is a nationally ranked Liberal Arts College and is proud to host one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs. With 1,400 students and an exceptional faculty of 150 teacher-scholars, classes are small and academic standards are high, and Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success in top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships, and rewarding careers. A new strategic plan places additional emphasis on community engagement, experiential learning, career readiness, and holistic wellness, and the successful candidate will contribute to these institutional goals. As noted in the Statement of Community, Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, governance is shared, ideas are freely and respectfully exchanged, and all members of the community benefit from the richness of diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

For students who attend Centre College, three things are definite: If they want, students will be able to study abroad, complete an internship, and graduate in four years. Centre College guarantees that all students who follow academic and social guidelines will be exposed to each of the three key college experiences. Many students choose to partake in the Centre Commitment, as it is called; for example, more than 85 percent study abroad at least once. Centre College will buy a passport for every student who doesn't have one. Back in Danville, students can check out more than 100 clubs on campus. About 40 percent of students join the school's popular Greek system, which has a handful of fraternities and sororities. Student athletes can play for the Centre Colonels, varsity teams that mainly compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. There are dozens of performances, from ballets to book readings, on campus each semester, and all full-time students must attend at least 12 per year. 

Further advantages include:
  1. Collaborative Work Environment: Danville is known for its close-knit community and collaborative work environment. Centre College itself fosters a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where individuals from various backgrounds can thrive. 
  2. Strong Academic Institution: Centre College is highly regarded for its academic excellence. It offers a rigorous liberal arts education that attracts talented and intellectually curious students. Working at Centre College means being part of a prestigious educational institution and contributing to the growth and development of students.
  3. Beautiful Campus: Centre College boasts a picturesque campus with well-maintained grounds and state-of-the-art facilities. The campus provides a serene and conducive environment for both work and personal growth. The beauty of the surroundings can enhance job satisfaction and contribute to a positive work-life balance.
  4. Engaged Student Body: Centre College students are actively involved in campus life and are known for their enthusiasm and commitment to academic and extracurricular pursuits. As the Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance, you would have the opportunity to engage with a diverse and passionate student body, working closely with them to promote a safe, inclusive, and respectful campus environment.
  5. Professional Development Opportunities: Centre College onis actively engaged in building programs in professional development and growth for its employees. As Director, you can expect access to training programs, conferences, workshops, and other resources aimed at enhancing your skills and expertise in the field of equal opportunity and Title IX compliance.
  6. Vibrant Local Community: Danville is a welcoming and friendly community that offers a range of amenities and activities. From local restaurants, shops, and cultural events to outdoor recreational opportunities, Danville provides a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. The community's support and engagement can contribute to a fulfilling personal life while pursuing your professional goals at Centre College.
  7. Impactful Role: This position is instrumental in ensuring a fair and inclusive campus environment and promoting compliance with important regulations. Working in this role at Centre College allows you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students, faculty, and staff, fostering an environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and supported.

For further information concerning the College, visit

Living in the Area

Centre is located in Danville, Kentucky, a city of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, historic downtown, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Without venturing far from campus in Danville, one can play frisbee golf at Henry Jackson Park, put in a canoe at Gwinn Island Marina, or explore the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge. Longer car trips provide access to Lexington, Kentucky, in 40 minutes; Cincinnati in two hours; and Nashville, Tennessee, in 3.5 hours. Ranked among the 10 Best Cities for Historic Preservation, as well as the 10 Best Small Towns in America, Danville is a community with outdoor opportunities, charming neighborhoods, quality schools, top healthcare, and fun festivals like the annual Great American Brass Band Festival. Compared to the rest of the country, Danville's cost of living is 23.2% lower than the U.S. average.

To Apply 

Please apply through the application link and do not email applications. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and resume. Ideally cover letters should not exceed two pages. All applications are treated confidentially.

Inquiries, referrals, and nominations are also treated confidentially.

Inquiries and questions: Please send to 
Nominations and referrals: Please send the nominee’s name, title, and contact information if available to 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
As a fundamental policy, Centre College hires and promotes its employees and admits its students on the basis of merit, qualification, and character and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information in the administration of any of its education or employment policies.

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