Title IX & Bias Harassment Coordinator

Macalester College invites applications and nominations for a Title IX & Bias Harassment Coordinator. As a senior leader reporting to the President, the Coordinator will ensure that the college is at the forefront of creating an environment free from sexual discrimination and bias harassment for all community members. The Coordinator will provide leadership for and work with administrators, faculty, students, and staff on responsibilities related to sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination.

Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester currently enrolls 2,146 students who come from 49 U.S. states, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico. Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Preparing students for engaged citizenship and effective civic leadership is a critical part of Macalester's mission. A commitment to creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, or ability is a core attribute of the college and Best Colleges.com, College Pride, and College Choice recognize Macalester College as one of the top Best Colleges for LGBTQ students. At Macalester, students develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world.

The Title IX & Bias Harassment Coordinator is a key member of the President's team, and plays a vital role to lead efforts across all divisions of the college to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as it relates to Title IX and bias-related harassment laws and regulations. The Coordinator will work collaboratively and proactively with campus partners to ensure the campus climate, both in and out of the classroom, is an inclusive, equitable, safe, and welcoming learning, living, and working environment. In addition to a committed team, the Coordinator will enjoy the opportunity to interact with highly engaged faculty, staff and student populations who are involved in frequent discussions around gender and social equality at large. The Coordinator will need to be empathetic, fair and professional; with the ability to offer guidance and resources. The Coordinator should focus particularly in ensuring the process for formal complaints is understood and that the education of the community is a priority at all times. In particular, a focus on making policies more readable and relatable is key. The Coordinator will also need to speak to the importance of the Title IX work and look to build relationships to ensure Macalester is a leader on the issue.

Successful candidates will have significant experience with Title IX or other highly-related initiatives in a comparably complex environment. An advanced degree is preferred and a Bachelor's degree is required.

Additional expectations include demonstrated experience and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and demonstrated experience in training and translating how to apply these concepts in a college environment. A compassionate nature, listening skills, fairness, and the ability to build trust and work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff is integral to this role. In addition to the skills listed above, it will be equally important for the candidate to have knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender based violence and have the ability to interpret state and federal equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and Title IX laws and regulations.

Please send all nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest, in confidence to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates, LP


For more information, please visit the Macalester College web site at www.macalester.edu

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.