Missouri S&T invites the campus community to attend and engage in a virtual open forum for the Director of Equity and Title IX search.

Candidate 1

Tuesday, October 5th

These forums will include a 15-minute candidate presentation followed by 30-minutes of questions, answers, and dialogue. 

2:15pm (Faculty and Staff Open Forum)

3:15pm (Student Open Forum)

Campus participants can log in below to view the candidate resume and a survey to record any feedback you might have.

Candidate 2

Wednesday, October 6th

These forums will include a 15-minute candidate presentation followed by 30-minutes of questions, answers, and dialogue. 

2:45pm (Faculty and Staff Open Forum)

3:45pm (Student Open Forum)

Campus participants can log in below to view the candidate resume and a survey to record any feedback you might have.

Position Description

To advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the campus community by administering the daily operations of Equity and Title IX; serves as Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer. Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Director and Title IX Coordinator will be the primary contact for and ensure Missouri S&T’s compliance with the University of Missouri System policies and procedures, and state and federal statutes and regulations, in the areas of Title IX, civil rights, and equal opportunity.

This position will work directly with campus administrators, faculty, deans, department chairs, directors and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the campus and will collaborate with the University of Missouri System to implement system-wide initiatives at Missouri S&T.

  • Serves as the university’s subject-matter expert on requirements of and compliance with Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws.
  • Conduct, coordinate and ensure the timely completion of the University's response and investigation of complaints pursuant to antidiscrimination laws and policies, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, including but not limited to forms of protected class harassment and discrimination.
  • Develop, deliver, and coordinate the campus strategic delivery of training and education and assessment of training and prevention efforts for faculty, staff, students related to sexual misconduct and the coordination of climate studies related to Title IX compliance.
  • Develop, administer, and ensure compliance management of the University's Affirmative Action Plan. May serve as the University's liaison to government and state agencies (EEOC, Department of Labor (OFCCP), etc.) to include leading and coordinating audit responses.
  • Serve as the Deputy ADA Coordinator and collaborate with campus partners to ensure matters involving accessibility or accommodation are addressed appropriately and in a timely, effective, and cost-efficient manner.
  • Under the direction of the Chief Diversity Officer, develop and lead strategic programs and initiatives that provide for work and learning enrichment through diversity, inclusion, affirmative action, employment and educational equity, education and prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, and other campus initiatives focused on the quality of life and sustaining a supportive inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Promote Missouri S&T as an employer and university of choice by encouraging innovative recruiting methods to ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce by integrating practices of equity and diversity into our local and global communities; advise faculty and staff search committees on best practices.

    Perform related duties as assigned.

A bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • JD or Master's degree and three (3) years of experience
  • Progressively responsible experience in student conduct, equal opportunity/affirmative action or human resources discrimination and harassment investigation or other similar investigation experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, collaborate, problem solve and inspire individuals with differing interests and perspectives in a large and complex organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations, including Title IX, Title VII, Title VI, ADA/Section 504, sexual harassment and other applicable laws and regulations
  • Search Committee Members
  • Search Timeline

Search Committee Members

Rhonda Byers
Director, Human Resources
Shannon Cox
Student Service Coordinator, Student Diversity Initiatives
Cecily Hicks
Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer, University of Missouri System 
Douglas Roberts
Chief of Police, University Police Department
Jessica Gargus
Director, Student Well-Being
Kelly Homan
President, Faculty Senate
Thomas Donnell
President, Staff Council
Amanda Aiken
President, Student Council
Katherine Fabac
Diversity Liasion, Student Council

Search Timeline

  • August 2021: Job Posting and Recruitment Process Launch
  • September 2021: Search Committee Launch and Preliminary Candidate Review 
  • October 2021: Interview Process Started/On Campus Interviews
  • November 2021: Position Start