The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Equal Opportunity & Access, Program Manager.
Applications will be accepted until 8/30/2019.
The Equal Opportunity & Access Program Manager is a full-time administrative position reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity. This position also serves as the University's Deputy ADA Coordinator. Under the supervision of the AVP for Institutional Equity and ADA Coordinator, this position assists in the management of the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity/equal access laws and regulations. The Equal Opportunity & Access Program Manager will be responsible for collecting the relevant facts related to the reported discriminatory incident and determining next steps. They will be responsible for the management of all cases and the monitoring for trends across campus. The Equal Opportunity & Access Program Manager will collaborate with University partners to manage the University's digital accessibility efforts, including the implementation and maintenance of a compliance plan for ensuring accessibility of University web sites, and assist the AVP as needed in implementing other compliance initiatives related to individuals with disabilities. They will assist in monitoring University hiring processes to ensure both compliance and that good faith efforts have been undertaken, including conducting quarterly hiring audits.
Assist with the management of day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's civil rights compliance obligations involving students, faculty, and staff.
Act as the Deputy ADA Coordinator, including support of the University's web accessibility efforts, including the implementation and maintenance of a compliance plan for ensuring accessibility of University web sites, and assist the AVP as needed in implementing other compliance initiatives relating to individuals with disabilities.
Assist in the monitoring of University hiring processes to ensure both compliance and that good faith efforts have been undertaken, including conducting quarterly employment audits, meeting with search committees, and supporting the University's Affirmative Action Programs.
Collaborate with other campus offices, as needed, to coordinate and execute in a timely manner the University's response and investigation of complaints as pursuant to institutional equity policies and civil rights laws.
Implement grievance procedures and organize the grievance files, disposition reports, and other records regarding civil rights cases.
Monitor and manage civil rights incidents to ensure an efficient response to complaints.
Assist in coordination of annual review of policies and procedures in order to continuously identify and integrate best practices in the civil rights investigation and case management process and advocate for improvements.
Meet regularly with the AVP of OIE and General Counsel to ensure that University policies, procedures, protocols and practices are in compliance with federal laws and regulations.
Assist with the preparation of annual statistical report on the number, nature and disposition of complaints. Identify patterns and make recommendations.
Provide regular updates to the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity. Case Management:
Receive and process inquiries and complaints from the campus community and third parties in a timely manner, providing a fair and neutral process for both the complainant and respondent.
Develop and implement a case management plan for each assigned civil rights incident involving students, faculty, and staff.
Coordinate case management plans with assigned investigators as they develop investigation plans for each civil rights complaint.
Maintain a case management database to organize, manage, and track civil rights incidents.
Work with the Division of Student Affairs, Provost's Office, and Human Resources as needed to initiate the disciplinary process and impose sanctions, as appropriate. Investigation Management:
Occasionally, serve as investigator for student-related cases alleging sexual harassment including: sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, conduct that creates a hostile environment, as well as intimidation, retaliation, and no contact order violation allegations.
Develop an investigation plan for each assigned case in order to gather relevant evidence.
Contact all involved parties and interview the impacted complainant(s), respondent(s), and relevant witnesses.
Act as a neutral party through all aspects of investigation and ensures a prompt, fair, and neutral process for all parties.
Ensure a well-documented investigative process through maintenance of accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process, including file preparation.
Create comprehensive written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated, summarize the evidence, and make findings under University policy.
Provide periodic, timely updates regarding the status of complaints received and investigations in progress to appropriate staff. Community Collaboration, Education, and Outreach:
Develop and Serve as a member of a University-wide committee on campus accessibility.
Collaborate with other campus offices to identify and develop training and education related to equal access and equal opportunity (e.g. new employee training, supervisor ADA training, etc.).
Position includes occasional night and weekend responsibilities.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree (Masters or JD preferred). Minimum 3 years experience with Title VI, Title VII, and ADA. Knowledge and direct experience with issues related to discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, gender based violence, and/or current employment laws. Knowledge and direct experience with mediation, alternate dispute resolution, and/or restorative justice practices. Experience interviewing complainants, respondents, and witnesses. Ability to engage in complex issue-spotting and problem-solving. Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal and relationship management skills, and organizational and computer skills. Ability to remain neutral and maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Ability to understand, interpret, and apply applicable laws and policies. Ability to devise and implement procedures for the conducting of investigations and case management. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities while meeting deadlines. Knowledge of and direct experience working with diverse populations, counseling skills, and interpreting federal regulations. Ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations with cultural competence and sensitivity and establish credibility with individuals at all levels of organization.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19654. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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