1. Receives and independently investigates inquiries and complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment from applicants, students and employees. 2. Supervises equity and access representatives in their investigative and ADA facilitation efforts, including providing strategic leadership on all aspects of case management. 3. Oversees OIEA's case management database, including active management and maintenance of the database and conducting tracking and trending related to OIEA's investigation activities. 4. In partnership with the Director, help set the overall strategic goals for the department and take the lead on implementation. 5. Acts as a senior mediator in the attempt to resolve alleged violations of Federal and State laws as well as allegations of other unfair treatment. 6. Assists university supervisors in identifying, resolving, and preventing equal employment opportunity/affirmative action problems; helps set strategies to promote a favorable climate for an effective equal employment opportunity program. 7. Interprets equal employment opportunity requirements of Federal and State agencies; evaluates these requirements in relation to specific departments and/or programs; works with Human Resource Generalists, Departmental supervisors, Labor Management Relations to determine corrective or remedial action as needed. 8. Independently provide coordination, oversight and implementation of the Employment Accommodation Program for faculty and staff. 9. Works collaboratively with faculty, supervisors, Labor Management Relations, and Labor unions in resolving issues. 10. Together with the Director, develop training and education goals and strategies in the areas of: Affirmative Action, Sexual Harassment, Respectful Environments, disability accommodation, etc. 11. Independently review, analyze, and approve selected staff searches for AA/EO compliance purposes. 12. In collaboration with the Director, provide oversight of the faculty search process. 13. Develop, design, analyze data and develop reports in collaboration with Human Resources and other University departments/offices for AA/EO purposes. 14. Participate on departmental and other committees focused on such topics as AA/EO compliance and staff diversity recruitment and retention. 15. Maintain thorough and up-to-date knowledge of AA/EO laws and regulations and relevant University policies. 16. Represent the Office to constituencies on and off campus. 17. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
Preferred Education: J.D. from an accredited law school. Three-five years experience engaged in litigation related to employment discrimination and/or conducting investigations related to employment discrimination. Experience as a trainer or presenter on civil rights compliance topics in higher education, including sexual harassment prevention, diversity, equity and belonging, accessibility, and/or Title IX.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: J.D. from an accredited law school. Three-five years experience engaged in litigation related to employment discrimination and/or conducting investigations related to employment discrimination. Experience as a trainer or presenter on civil rights compliance topics in higher education, including sexual harassment prevention, diversity, equity and belonging, accessibility, and/or Title IX.
Required Skill/ability 5: Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail.
Posting Position Title: Associate Director 3, Institutional Equity and Access
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated leadership skills, with a preference for having served in a leadership capacity in an investigation setting. Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse workplace environment with a strong team orientation. Proven counseling, mediation, investigatory and conflict resolution skills.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Associate Director, OIEA
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated knowledge of civil rights compliance in the higher education setting, with familiarity and understanding of Title VI, Title VII, Section 504, the ADA, and Title IX.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to handle complex situations, particularly those requiring a high level of discretion. Strong critical thinking, analytical, planning and organizational skills and the ability to understand and explain complex policies, procedures and related laws and regulations.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability to manage a complex caseload and meet deadlines. Experience using an online case management system to organize and track all documents related to investigatory activities and using such systems to assess organizational patterns and trends.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience at the professional level; a minimum of three years of supervisory/management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 64276BR
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