Position Announcement

Link to Posting

Proposed Start Date03/01/2021
Classification TitleLegal and Compliance
RankN – No Rank
Working TitleEquity and Compliance Consultant
Department101605 – DIV Office of Diversity and Inclusn
Position NumberD91908
RepresentationUU – Unclassified Unrepresented
End date, if applicable
Position FTE1.0
Tenure StatusN – not applicable

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

For information about the Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion, please CLICK HERE

Position Summary

The Equity and Compliance Consultant works across campus to address claims of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, and failure to accommodate disabilities brought by employees, students, applicants for employment and members of the public utilizing PSU facilities, services and programs. When appropriate, the Equity and Compliance Consultant will investigate through a formal complaint process violations of PSU’s policies, including PSU’s Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Policy, Reasonable Accommodation/Access Policy and Consensual Relationship Policy.

Minimum Qualifications

• Juris Doctor with one year experience investigating complaints of discrimination and discriminatory harassment or 3 years of experience investigating complaints of discrimination and discriminatory harassment.

• One year experience in the following:
– Experience serving underrepresented communities.
– Experience working in multicultural environments by functioning respectfully and effectively within the context of varying cultural beliefs, behaviors, and backgrounds. Sensitivity to the needs of diverse constituencies.

• Knowledge of and experience with applications of federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of Education Act as amended, requirements pertaining to protected class discrimination, harassment, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
• Exceptional oral communication and written skills.
• Ability to work effectively in both a team environment as well as independently.
• Experience working with large complex institutions.
• Exceptional ability to conduct effective and sensitive interviews with all relevant parties with a high level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability in the area of conflict management and resolution.
• Honors the uniqueness of each individual, challenges stereotypes and promotes sensitivity and inclusion.
• Demonstrates consideration and appreciation for colleagues and the institution.
• Exhibits grace under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in higher education, particularly a large access campus.
• An understanding of the issues facing public higher education.
• Nationally Recognized Training on Title IX Investigation procedures, Civil-Rights Investigations, or Trauma-Informed practices.

Key Cultural Competencies

• Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
• Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
• Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship

Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Work Days/Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $64,450 and $78,100. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.

PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Please visit the Total Compensation Calculator to see the added value of PSU’s employee benefits.

Additional Information

If you are selected for a first round interview, you will be asked to provide a writing sample after the interview.

Additional Application Instructions

Please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references.

Projected Close Date for Posting

Open Until Finalists Identified

Application Screening Begins


Applicant Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References


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