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HR Director, Equal Opportunity and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Human resources, Management, Staff


Director of Equal Opportunity and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Human Resources 

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Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

Swarthmore College, located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, seeks an innovative and visionary leader for the position of Director of Equal Opportunity and Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Director). Reporting to the Vice President for Human Resources, the Director has two direct reports and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of community relations and matters involving equal opportunity policy and practices consistent with relevant governmental statutes and regulations and Swarthmore College values. The Director facilitates the resolution processes for grievances that may arise in the community. The position supports the College’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, in partnership with key leaders and serves as the subject matter expert on the development and delivery of programs working collaboratively and proactively across constituents. To be successful in this role, the Director will need to partner with departments to support inclusive recruitment efforts, to help campus community members to understand College policies and best practices by providing consistent, accurate, and reliable training, education, and communication.

In addition, the Director serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In collaboration with the Title IX Team, the Director will investigate complaints and coordinate the Title IX staff process, including mediation and resolution.

The Director also leads the talent management and development team in strategic recruitment, retention, employee engagement and professional development initiatives to cultivate and retain a diverse and talented workforce. The Director is a member of the HR Leadership Team and assists in the creation and execution of the HR strategy. This position is a Pay Grade Exempt 10. 

Primary Areas of Responsibility include:

  • Equal Opportunity
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Title IX Compliance
  • Employee Engagement
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Talent Management

The ideal candidate will have progressive leadership experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity policy and practices, title IX, talent management and team development.


  • Deep understanding of and passion for the work of diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity, talent management and team development;
  • A successful record of strong leadership and excellence in related areas;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related discipline is required, and an Advanced degree preferred; and
  • Prior experience in higher education or similar setting, knowledge of Banner or HRIS programs and PHR/SPHR Certification is desirable.

Swarthmore actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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