California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.
Reporting to the Vice President for Administration, the Assistant Vice President for Compliance and Civil Rights is the senior campus compliance officer responsible for designing a protocol structure and internal controls that facilitate compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations and CSU policies related to civil rights and nondiscrimination (e.g. Title IX, Discrimination Harassment Retaliation (DHR), Whistleblower) as well as Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)/California Civil Rights Department and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) rules and regulations. The Assistant Vice President provides strategic guidance, advising, and decision-making in all areas related to that portfolio. The Assistant Vice President has authority to work collaboratively with other campus departments (e.g. Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, Survivor Advocate, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Athletics, Student Housing, University Police, and others, as appropriate.) and campus counsel in order to monitor, supervise, oversee, and ensure compliance and implementation of applicable CSU policies and procedures.
The Assistant Vice President provides effective leadership, management, direction and oversight of all programs and procedures that support relevant compliance efforts. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and providing professional development to the Compliance staff. The scope of the complaint and resolution process implemented by the Assistant Vice President includes, but is not limited to, evaluating reports of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, including gathering preliminary information and consulting with campus counsel in determining if a formal investigation is appropriate.
The Assistant Vice President oversees all Title IX and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation investigations, conducts mediation as appropriate, monitors changes in regulations and laws, and provides oversight on investigations and hearings, including interim supportive measures and informal resolution process. The Assistant Vice President analyzes case documents, including investigation reports, and is responsible for the prompt remediation of the effects of any substantiated violations including recommending employee and student sanctions and will coordinate closely with Faculty Affairs and Human Resources to ensure that referrals for counseling or disciplinary action is administered according to CSU policies.
The Assistant Vice President also is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and delivery of awareness, prevention and education efforts, programs, activities, and initiatives designed to reduce incidents of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and promote as well as improve institutional effectiveness and capacity in the relevant areas of responsibility, including prevention education and training and staff development.
This position is open until filled with an initial application review date of March 15, 2024.
Please follow this link to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following:
- their most recent resumé/vitae;
- a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and
- contact information (email and phone number) for three professional references.
Please direct all confidential nominations and queries to: Susan VanGilder, Practice Leader and Managing Director and Danielle Mebert, Senior Associate to: FresnoStateAVPComplianceCivilRights@storbecksearch.com