EOAA is seeking a highly qualified, motivated and skilled individual to counsel members of the University community on equal opportunity issues; investigate or otherwise address complaints of discrimination, sexual misconduct and retaliation; and present educational programs on University policy and equity and diversity issues.
The EOAA Associate position offers complex, fast-moving and fascinating work in a supportive work environment. Associates have significant discretion to craft appropriate investigative and informal responses to complaints. Associates also have the opportunity to collaborate frequently with colleagues to resolve case-related challenges. EOAA’s work has a significant impact on the individuals and units involved in its cases. Associates’ thoughtfulness, attention to detail and commitment to equity and diversity is critical.
The EOAA Associate position is a full-time, year-round, professional/administrative position. The University offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience and background, and excellent benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities: Investigation and Complaint Resolution 75% 1. Respond to complaints of discrimination, sexual misconduct and retaliation through formal investigation or informal-problem solving processes. 2. Determine whether University policy violations occurred, draft detailed reports of investigative findings and make recommendations for responsive action. 3. Counsel members of the University community (employees, faculty, and students) on complex EOAA issues.
Other Related Duties 25% 1. Collaborate with colleagues to problem-solve and discuss case related questions. 2. Develop and present educational programs about discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and other related topics. 3. Participate in policy development and oversight of the University’s approach to preventing and responding to discrimination, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. 4. Participate in new initiatives to improve services. 5. Serve on campus and University-wide committees.
Essential Qualifications: • JD from an accredited law school. • Knowledge of discrimination, harassment and equal opportunity laws. • Experience conducting investigations of legal or policy violations, e.g., employee or student misconduct. • Exceptional writing and analytical skills. • Exceptional communication, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. • Ability to manage and work with conflict. • Ability to work independently and efficiently and balance workload. • Ability and desire to work actively, collaboratively and creatively as part of a team. • Experience presenting educational materials to adult learners. • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, equity and diversity. • Experience in, and a demonstrated ongoing commitment to, working effectively with and across diverse communities: including people of color, underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations; American Indians; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience applying discrimination laws. • Experience investigating employee and/or student misconduct. • Experience developing and presenting educational programs on discrimination, harassment, equal opportunity, affirmative action or related topics. • Experience using alternative dispute resolution techniques.
Internal Number: 341073
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