Assistant Director, Outreach, Prevention and Education, Office of Equity and Compliance

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jan 26, 2024
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description


Assistant Director, Outreach, Prevention and Education, Office of Equity and Compliance

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.


The Assistant Director of Outreach, Prevention, and Education for the Office of Equity and Compliance will work collaboratively with various campus departments and student organizations to design and deliver educational programs that exceed the fulfillment of basic regulatory and procedural requirements and provide holistic and inclusive programming with emphasis on fulfilling the justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging goals of the university. The Assistant Director also leads and oversees CSUN's outreach, prevention, and education efforts to ensure training compliance with Federal Title IX regulations, California law, SB 493, and University policies, and serves as the lead campus resource person for educating the campus community on matters pertaining to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX as well as Title VI, Title VII, the ADA, and the CSU Nondiscrimination policy. The Assistant Director is responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based programs and initiatives that seek to prevent sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and promote a safe living, learning, and working environment.

Educational Programming

  • Develop a comprehensive plan for university programming that identifies all training requirements under federal and state law and CSU policy, all constituencies and constituent groups in need of training, and all potential university partners that can collaborate to deliver content. Oversee university-wide compliance with mandated trainings on topics under the jurisdiction of the Office of Equity and Compliance.
  • To further support an environment where all can thrive and excel in a diverse environment, expand professional development and training beyond mandated compliance for faculty and staff, including senior leadership, deans, department chairs, managers and leads on Title IX and DHR; expanded training to include: respectful and inclusive environments; conflict resolution; bystander intervention strategies; effective leadership and supervision; and reporting responsibilities under Title IX, the Clery Act, and CANRA.
  • Create routine training, education, and professional development opportunities to cultivate competencies in navigating difficult conversations, bridging differences, and modeling respect and civility. Develop and maintain annual or quarterly training plans to ensure that all campus stakeholders receive regular education and training on the CSU Nondiscrimination Policy.
  • Develop core principles and standards for content development. Identify opportunities for virtual and in-person engagement. Ensure that programming is coordinated, communicated, and tracked.
  • Work with relevant campus partners to develop educational opportunities via engagement with approved social media platforms.
  • Build a university calendar that includes online modules, social norm campaigns, orientation for students and employees, recurring opportunities for programming, and awareness events.


  • Conduct needs assessments and surveys to identify areas where additional education and programming is needed.
  • Analyze statistical data to identify trends and areas of focus related to sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Use data to develop and prioritize initiatives that address campus community needs. Collect, evaluate, and analyze data on program effectiveness and make recommendations for program improvements.

Community and University Engagement

  • Convene a university-wide Prevention and Education Oversight Committee to coordinate and align programming across the university, inclusive of faculty, staff, administrators and students. Lead the committee in reviewing prevention program content, evaluating proposed programming or speakers, ensuring that prevention-related communications are reaching all constituents, and developing and implementing a mechanism for assessing effectiveness including monitoring participation levels and measuring learning outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal constituencies and community organizations and agencies to promote outreach and prevention efforts. Develop and implement strategies to effectively reach diverse populations on campus.
  • Serve on various campus committees, boards, and councils to advance equity and inclusion efforts.

Communication Strategy

  • Create and oversee implementation of an enterprise-wide marketing plan to raise campus awareness of the Office of Equity and Compliance and its scope, as well as a robust education program that promotes a culture of care and supports the prevention of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and Title IX matters. Identify social media platforms and other vehicles for distributing programming information on a regular basis. Identify student leaders who can serve as ambassadors/promoters of this work.
  • Develop a university website dedicated to prevention and campus programming that is kept current, facilitates distribution of prevention and education materials, and incorporates the opportunity for feedback and recommendations. Manage all Office of Equity and Compliance webpages.

Current Issues

  • Remain knowledgeable of current state and federal laws, regulations, and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices, including those that violate Title IX, and routinely update and integrate into education, training and other programming to support a knowledgeable and empowered campus community. Participate in national conferences, listservs, networking events and other opportunities to coordinate with other professionals dedicated to prevention.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of professional experience in civil or human rights related field, with two years in the fields of education, prevention, advocacy, or comparable work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and/or delivering evidence-based educational programs and initiatives.
  • Experience in a collective bargaining environment in a university setting is desired.
  • Job-related experience demonstrating commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership

  • Strong knowledge of Title IX regulations and SB 493 and related federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to Title IX and SB 493, gender discrimination, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
  • Strong knowledge of Title VI and Title VII Regulations and related federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to Title VI and Title VII, and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based upon a protected class.
  • Knowledge or experience in trauma-informed prevention and outreach training. Knowledge of CSU/California EEO policies, procedures, and regulations is desirable
  • Ability to develop creative, proactive learning opportunities and maintain appropriate confidentiality. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $110,000 - $120,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  • The position is currently hybrid with 2 to 3 telecommuting days a week; however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

General Information

  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • Applications received through February 12, 2024, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, covered military and veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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