Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA

The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), a public, land-grant institution of higher education, seeks a visionary leader to serve as the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Civil Rights, Title IX and ADA. This individual will be asked to lead the equity functions of the university as well as guide the campus on matters of equity, inclusion, culture and climate. While primarily executing and enforcing equity policies and compliance as the Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, this leader also will serve as an adviser, decision-maker, bridge builder, strategic leader and partner in engaging leaders and constituents to improve the institution's equity and inclusion efforts.

Reporting directly to the MU Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, the AVC leads the Office for Civil Rights, Title IX and ADA team. The AVC is a senior leader within the Division for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. This person will supervise the staff of the Office for Civil Rights, Title IX and ADA staff (currently 12 employees) which includes investigators, outreach and education coordinators, and ADA, EEO and Affirmative Action professionals committed to serving the campus and its communities.

The AVC impacts university policy in relation to civil rights, discrimination, sexual violence, accessibility, and institutional equity. The AVC will work collaboratively with the leadership team of the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity to foster an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

As the senior equity officer, this person will coordinate the civil rights and Title IX efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law. The AVC will be required to oversee the institutional efforts to provide the prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints pursuant to civil rights and Title IX. Not to be lost in this portfolio is the need for the AVC to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for people with disabilities, free of physical, programmatic, informational, and attitudinal barriers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related field (social work, education, policy, etc.) with 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Direct supervisory experience is required.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, planning, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to build relationships and balance the multiple, varying and conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations and matters with diplomacy and superior judgment.
  • Commitment to institutional inclusion, diversity, and equity as well as inclusive excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree such as a Ph.D., Ed.D., or J.D.
  • Experience in higher education administration.
  • Experience investigating or resolving discrimination grievances and the ability to manage a caseload of grievances to a prompt, effective, and equitable remedy.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is being assisted in the search by the University of Missouri System Human Resources Executive Initiative team. Review of applications will start immediately.

For immediate consideration apply - submit a letter of application, resume, and references:
Inquiries to Tim McIntosh, 573-884-8107

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal of collaboration and inclusion and value the many unique qualities and experiences a diverse environment offers.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state of federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

For more information or to request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-4256. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-REsLAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.