Assistant Vice President for Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

WittKieffer is proud to partner with San Francisco State University (SFSU) to conduct the national search for their next Assistant Vice President for Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (AVP Title IX and DHR) . This is an exciting opportunity to join an institution that is nationally recognized as a leader in addressing issues both global and close to home.

SFSU has been the launchpad for thousands of successful, world-changing alumni, including Black Lives Matter co-creator Alicia Garza, San Francisco's first African American mayor, Willie Brown, Jr., and tech pioneers who played pivotal roles in the development of the microprocessor and the Internet. At last count, San Francisco State graduates had won 21 Pulitzers, 16 Oscars, 49 Emmys, 10 Grammys, and 12 Tonys. And the University itself has won top honors while encouraging innovations that put it at the forefront of academia.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, the Assistant Vice President for Title IX and DHR serves as the senior compliance officer regarding issues of harassment and discrimination at San Francisco State University. The incumbent provides strategic leadership, advising, and decision-making in a comprehensive range of University services and resources in support of a campus environment free from protected status discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.

The successful Assistant Vice President for Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation candidate will:
  • Direct and manage the appropriate and accurate implementation of the CSU Nondiscrimination Policy (CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation) and related CSU policies across the entire campus.

  • Coordinate compliance laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; and they will oversee tasks assigned to the Title IX/DHR Team

  • Implement training, education, communication, and administration of procedures for employees, students, and third parties in the areas of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.

  • Oversee highly utilized office, including supervision and hiring of employees, creating recommendations for office structure and staffing, and continuing to increase procedural efficiency.

  • Participate in a cross-constituent implementation team and to collaborate with the California State University's Chancellor's Office, with the goal of utilizing recommendations and requirements from recent CSU-wide reviews and creating a long-term, sustainable, and high-performing equity office.

  • The preferred candidate will possess a Master's degree from an accredited institution in social work, psychology or forensic psychology, higher education administration, or other relevant discipline. A Juris Doctor or equivalent from an accredited law school, experience as a strategic leader of a Title IX/DHR Compliance Office in a university setting, and experience as an equity administrator at a public institution and/or within the state of California is preferred.
Please direct all applications, inquiries, and nominations to Christy Pratt, Ben Haden or Ethan Robles using the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or via email, at: . The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position. Either means of application is acceptable.

The salary for the role is anticipated to be between $150,000 - $180,000. The final hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.

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