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Director of Equity and Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator

Job no: 494211
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Equity & Inclusion


Office of Equity and Civil Rights

UMBC’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights (ECR) is responsible for promoting and coordinating the University’s core values of inclusive excellence, equity, diversity.

Position Overview:

UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) seeks an experienced civil rights practitioner and strategic leader to serve as its Director of Equity and Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator (Director), who will build meaningful relationships throughout a diverse campus community and advance the practices of the Office of Equity and Civil Rights (ECR) in pursuit of becoming a model operation in higher education. The Director will manage the Office of Equity and Civil Rights while collaboratively working to provide long-term vision, leadership, and strategic direction to ensure the University's compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations—understanding that the success of these services is the foundation of UMBC’s welcoming and supportive culture for all students, faculty, and staff.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation.  This role has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.

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A hybrid telework schedule may be available. 


Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer, the University is seeking an innovative, committed, and passionate professional who has broad civil rights knowledge and experience and has a demonstrated commitment to ensuring an inclusive learning, living, and working environment free from harassment, discrimination, hate, and bias for all members of the UMBC community. As a visible and accessible leader who thoughtfully exercises unwavering high integrity in the balance of transparent communication and required confidentiality, the Director will collaborate closely with various campus partners such as the Division of Student Affairs, Human Resources, Campus Police, Office of the Provost, Inclusion Council, shared governance bodies, Office of the General Counsel, and other campus leaders.

The Director will provide essential leadership, knowledge, and direction for the ECR office regarding matters of equity, civil rights, and Title IX. By aligning with the University’s overarching mission and values, the successful Director will underscore the University’s commitment to move beyond compliance with regulations and processes to implement best practices by exceptionally providing critical services and resources to the campus community of students, faculty, and staff. As the campus compliance leader, the Director will have an active role on the Inclusion Council and remain knowledgeable on trends and updates impacting equity and civil rights both internally and externally and serve as a partner and advisor to campus leaders. The Director will develop and empower the staff to help mobilize best-in-class efforts of the office to position the University as a model and leader in public higher education civil rights compliance operations. The role provides ample opportunity for a skilled and experienced leader to shape the direction and impact of the office, reporting and response, and training services in a data-driven, future-forward manner.

For further information and full position description visit: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/university-maryland-baltimore-county/director-equity-and-civil-rightstitle-ix

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Master's degree and five (5) years of professional experience specifically related to equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and/or civil rights
(e.g., Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Clery, ADA, Section 504, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, etc.) compliance and best practices.


A Bachelor’s degree with at least seven (7) years of professional experience specifically related to equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and/or civil rights (e.g., Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Clery, ADA, Section 504, ADEA, Equal Pay
Act, etc.) will be considered equivalent.

  • Proficient knowledge of and experience serving in a role(s) within the Title IX/discrimination/harassment resolution process as a Title IX Coordinator, EEO/AA coordinator, investigator, decision-maker, or similar role.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents (e.g., case law, federal/state statutes, regulations, and guidance documents, etc.) to evaluate their impact on policy, procedures, and practices.
  • Strong understanding of working with confidential and highly sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality in compliance with university policies, procedures, and federal and state laws/regulations.
  • Must be able to work efficiently in a time-sensitive environment and exercise independent judgement in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, procedures, training, and initiatives related to sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prevention, response, and resolution.
  • Keen interpersonal skills, cultural awareness, and sensitivity to interact, collaborate, establish rapport, and maintain productive working relationships with students, faculty, administrators, staff from diverse populations, and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong attention to detail and the ability to review, evaluate, and provide constructive feedback on the work product of ECR staff.
  • Experience in developing and presenting educational and training programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities to include the proven ability to engage in strategic thinking, critical analysis, problem solving/conflict resolution, and supervision of teams.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and case management systems (e.g., Advocate, Maxient).
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school
  • Prior experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience and/or training in facilitating mediation, informal resolution, and/or restorative practices.
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

UMBC has engaged the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, in this recruitment effort. Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and a current resume or curriculum vitae to be considered for the position. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner (she/her)
Tiffany Weber, Managing Associate (she/her)
Alexis Ditaway, Associate (she/her)
Alexis Scott, Senior Search Coordinator (she/her)


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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