University of Denver — Executive Director, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator

The University of Denver, a private university dedicated to the public good, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator.

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is an independent, doctoral-granting research university with high research activity. The University of Denver is ranked among the nation’s top 100 universities, with many of its professional schools and programs ranking in the top 20 by US News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Denver, at the foot of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, the University enrolls 12,000 students in its distinguished undergraduate liberal arts and sciences, graduate, and professional programs. The University has gained national and international prominence for its creative, twenty-first century approaches to holistic, student-centered learning, problem-based scholarship, and dedication to the public good through local, national, and international partnerships. The University’s Chancellor, Jeremy Haefner, brings more than three decades of leadership experience in higher education.

In this newly elevated position, the oversight of equal opportunity and Title IX have been combined, and reporting is now centralized under one position. Additionally, this new role now reports directly to the Chancellor. The Executive Director will lead the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, and in collaboration with University partners, they will foster an environment of equal opportunity and equity for students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. The Executive Director also serves as Title IX Coordinator and provides leadership and guidance in support of the University’s goal of creating a campus community free from gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence. This position is responsible for the oversight of the University’s compliance efforts regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, and Title IX; design and delivery of instructive compliance materials; provision of training programs; development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate policies and procedures; and the investigation and resolution of complaints. 

The University of Denver seeks a strategic thinker and a collaborative team member who has the ability to build relationships across the institution, is trustworthy and approachable, and strives to serve as a valued resource to students, faculty, administration, and staff. The Executive Director will be expected to bring a strong working knowledge of the current and emerging regulatory environment in higher education, as well as national issues and trends as they relate to equal opportunity and Title IX regulations. A J.D. is preferred for this role. In addition to bringing procedural acumen on equal opportunity and Title IX requirements, this individual will bring strong management and leadership skills to the role. The new Executive Director will have a demonstrated track record of developing and supporting team members as well as working effectively across constituencies of students, faculty, staff, and senior leadership in higher education. The University seeks a highly relational leader with expertise in organization and analysis, communication, and collaboration. This critical hire will be positioned to help the University of Denver to remain true to its core mission and values. 

For best consideration, please send nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest in confidence to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Tammarah Townes, Managing Associate
Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Associate
Storbeck Search & Associates 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.