University of California San Diego — Director of OPHD and Title IX Officer

UC San Diego
Director of OPHD and Title IX Officer
Filing Deadline: Mon 6/24/2019
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

The Director of the Office for Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) and Title IX Officer serves at the highest levels of the campus administrative organization, advising senior leadership on the General Campus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and UC San Diego Health in matters regarding nondiscrimination and harassment prevention to ensure that the campus provides an environment for students, faculty, and staff that is free from discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, and other protected categories outlined in university nondiscrimination policies. The Director of OPHD and Title IX Officer is considered a subject matter expert on campus and serves as lead strategist for preventing discrimination and harassment and represents the campus with constituencies such as faculty, Academic Senate, senior administrators, UC Office of the President, public agencies, and the community. The Director of OPHD and Title IX Officer is responsible for developing and managing all institutional compliance efforts on nondiscrimination and harassment prevention.

Reporting to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Director of OPHD and Title IX Officer administers campus gender discrimination, sexual violence and sexual harassment policy and complaint resolution procedures, and is responsible for developing and administering campus-wide harassment prevention and anti-discrimination trainings, Title IX sexual harassment prevention training, education programs, and sexual assault awareness training for all faculty, staff and students. The Director of OPHD and Title IX Officer provides strategic guidance, advising and decision making in all areas pertaining to compliance and nondiscrimination on the basis of sex (e.g., Title IX, Title VII, Violence Against Women Act and other related state and federal regulations and UC policy requirements), as well as other protected categories outlined in university nondiscrimination policies and federal/ state law. The Director of OPHD and Title IX Officer is responsible for developing and managing institutional compliance efforts on gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual assault, athletics equity, and related civil rights investigations for UC San Diego.

Position is designated “Confidential” within the meaning of the Higher Education Employer/Employee Relations Act (HEERA).

  • Please submit cover letter for a complete application.

This position is being handled by D. Stafford & Associates.

Candidates must complete the following two steps to apply for this position:

Step One: Please apply using the UC San Diego Online Application and include a resume and cover letter at:


Step Two: Go to D. Stafford and Associates website at and click on the Candidate Application/Interest Portal. Use the signup code 40e538c7 to apply. The candidate will need to complete the information in the portal, including answering questions specific to their Compliance experience, if applicable.


  • Law degree (JD) from an American Bar Association accredited law school or Advanced degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in sexual violence, sexual harassment, or discrimination and harassment law (such as Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act, Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • Minimum of three years of experience in conducting employment or education/student discrimination, harassment, and retaliation investigations.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in higher education.
  • Preferred: Minimum of 2 years of experience working with an academic medical center or healthcare setting.
  • Broad knowledge of compliance issues in higher education in the State of California and Federal programs and regulations, or equivalent regulatory knowledge/experience in another state.
  • Broad knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand priorities, issues, motivations and constraints.
  • Broad knowledge of organizational processes, protocols and procedures.
  • Demonstrated consulting, relationship building and strategic thinking skills. Advanced use of these skills in guiding the campus toward workable strategies and solutions. Advanced ability to exercise sound judgment in all matters.
  • Advanced investigation training or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough understanding of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, FEHA and state and federal guidance and laws relating to harassment and discrimination.
  • Full understanding of fundamental fairness, due process, and how both fit into a trauma informed process.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver effective training regarding discrimination and sexual harassment, Title VII, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act and discrimination based on protected categories.
  • Ability to determine, based on evidence, whether violations of policy or harassment / discrimination laws have taken place and maintain appropriate confidentiality.
  • Proven leadership abilities to establish department goals, and motivate and influence others to achieve. Strong supervisory skills to maintain an effective staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure proper record-keeping, understand data management processes and ensure appropriate data is properly collected and maintained.
  • Skills to effectively lead highly significant engagements from inception to conclusion.
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, project planning and implementation skills. Thorough analytical skills to review data to analyze for trends, patterns, and systemic issues.
  • Highly-skilled in navigating complex organizations.
  • Advanced written, verbal and presentation skills for influencing and facilitating sustained change.
  • Skill and sensitivity to interact with diverse constituencies of various ethnic, social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds in order to facilitate problem resolution and to educate members of the University community effectively.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and advanced ability to conduct and oversee investigations and alternative resolutions.
  • Strong ability to act independently; collaborate with others; design, implement and manage administrative processes and remain neutral, objective and independent throughout the process.


  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requiring to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained online.
  • This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and requires immediate reporting of Clery Act crimes occurring on Clery Act geography to the UC San Diego Police Department (UCPD). It is the responsibility of the CSA to ensure they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the Clery Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UCPD without delay.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:

a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan.

For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit and UCSD Work/Life visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: