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Director of Civil Rights Compliance Department - Leadership Team

Washoe County School District, Office of the General Counsel is seeking candidates for the Director of the Civil Rights Compliance Department. This Leadership Team position is responsible for ensuring that the District complies with all federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements related to civil rights and antidiscrimination laws and policies. Please see below for the complete job description.
Salary range is $114,919 to $143,890 with employer paid contribution plan for PERS. The position also includes excellent benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, all state and federal holidays, Bar Association dues paid, and CLE dues paid. To apply please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Breanne Read at This posting closes on Friday, December 2, 2022.
This position reports to the Chief General Counsel and is responsible for ensuring the District complies with federal and state laws and regulations regarding civil rights and antidiscrimination requirements.  

Organize and effectively maintain the District's Department of Civil Rights Compliance (Department) serving as the lead administrator for the Department to ensure District compliance with federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination and harassment based on all protected categories and applying to all District stakeholders including but not limited to obligations under Nevada Safe And Respectful Learning Environment (NRS 388.121 - NRS 388.1459); Nevada Equal Opportunities For Employment (NRS 613.310 - NRS 613.4383) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (civil rights laws); 
Continually review, revise, develop and implement process and protocols as follows:  
  • to deliver District-wide education, training, prevention and outreach programming regarding civil rights laws;  
  • to deliver District-wide initiatives aimed at advancing inclusivity, gender equity, and opportunities for individuals from traditionally under-represented populations;  
  • to conduct, coordinate, and ensure timely completion of District investigations of and responses to complaints regarding civil rights laws; 
Be the prime resource for the Superintendent of Schools and Chief General Counsel for the development and implementation of a long-term vision for the District regarding programs, services, education, assessment and violation prevention efforts regarding civil rights laws; 
Other duties as may be assigned or required including attorney work related to education law, labor, employment, contracts, open meeting law, public records law, purchasing, public works, and other related public sector law. 
Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: 
1. Juris Doctor or Master's degree and three (3) years of relevant experience with the duties and responsibilities of the position; 
2. At least three (3) years progressively responsible experience which demonstrates a high ability to lead, collaborate, problem solve, and inspire individuals with differing interests and perspectives. 
Preferred Education/Experience: Juris Doctor and licensed to practice in the State of Nevada. 
Knowledge: Demonstrated in depth working knowledge of federal and state civil rights laws as well as public sector law.  
Skill/Abilities: Ability to work effectively with highest levels of District, state, and local officials on behalf of the interests of the District. Experience with investigating and responding to civil rights law complaints. Experience participating in administrative hearings. Experience in K-12 and/or higher education systems. Ability to skillfully effect changes to policies, procedures and practices across multiple and varied offices and departments in an educational system, including human resources, office of school performance, student support services and operations; Ability to manage a caseload of civil rights complaints to a prompt and effective remedy; Maintain professional qualifications through ongoing training and professional development; Ability to design and deliver training programs to all District stakeholders; and Ability to build positive relationships and balance the multiple, varying and potentially conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders regarding a potentially politically charged subject matter. 
Licenses/Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Nevada driver's license with a driving record acceptable to the district. 
The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.
Internal Job Number2022-23-A226123SalarySalary Range: $114,919 - $143,890

Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. 
Additional Job InformationThis position is a Leadership Team position and not subject to membership into a bargaining unit. This position is open for eligible transfer applicants and simultaneously open to ALL applicants.

Interested applicants should apply online at by completing an Administrative application and attaching a resume and letter of interest to your online Administrative application, or by updating an existing Administrative application no later than the closing date of the posting. Applications must be linked to the job posting to be considered.

The Washoe County School District pays an additional legislatively-designated amount to the Public Employees Retirement System on behalf of the employee for retirement benefits. No retirement contribution is made by the employee.

New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter and will have $58.50 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Non-licensed employees will have $58.50 deduction when their fingerprints are completed every five years. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.