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Associate Vice President for Title IX and Civil Rights East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University is seeking an experienced and highly collaborative individual to fill its Associate Vice President for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance (AVP) position. The AVP reports to the President of the University and leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive and dynamic approach to civil rights issues and Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) policies. The ideal individual will have in-depth experience working in civil rights compliance in higher education and a strong track record in evaluation and assessment, proven leadership experience driving Title IX initiatives in a large, fast-moving, complex academic or regulatory environment and the proven ability to forge partnerships cross organizationally. 

The Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance is responsible for leadership of MSU’s civil rights compliance and efforts to cultivate a campus community that is free of discrimination and harassment. This includes oversight for the Office of Institutional Equity, and the Prevention, Outreach and Education Office. The Office for Civil Rights also coordinates with MSU entities that provide crisis and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. The office is also home to the University’s ADA coordinator. 

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is a leading land-grant University, and an innovator in research, teaching, and application of knowledge. The University was established to make higher education broadly available for the benefit of the public good and served as a model for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act of 1862. MSU has evolved into a world-class University, offering a full spectrum of programs and attracting gifted professors, staff members, and students. The University is part of the Big Ten Conference and since 1964 has been one of sixty-two members of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Michigan State University has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist the Search Committee in its identification and review of candidates. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and curriculum vitae with cover letters should be directed in confidence to:

Rebecca Kennedy is leading this search with Sydney Giller.

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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