Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Utah State University  |  Logan, UT

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Posted about 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Job Type:
Location: Logan, UT
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 28281

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

Utah State University

Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Utah State University invites applications for a new Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. Reporting to the Provost, the Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity is responsible for designing and directing programs, policies, and procedures to ensure Utah State University’s compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, non-discrimination, sexual harassment, and other sexual misconduct. The Director serves as the University’s primary contact with federal and state agencies that enforce such laws. 

This position will supervise the staff in the Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity to include the Title IX Coordinator, a Prevention Specialist (both currently undergoing searches), and two investigators/specialists.

Institutional Highlights:

Utah State University (USU) is Utah’s land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie RU/H institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, three regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 27 centers throughout the state. USU offers 159 undergraduate majors, 155 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials.

The USU main campus is in Cache Valley, a community of about 114,000 located in a picturesque mountain valley in Northern Utah about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: www.usu.edu.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission. USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination.

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and offers a Dual Career Assistance program.

The salary for this position is nationally competitive based on qualifications and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

The position is open until filled; review begins July 6, 2018.  

Link to full position announcement and application:  http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=3532.


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of seven years of relevant work experience.
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of affirmative action as well as the promotion of cultural diversity and inclusion.
Experience addressing issues of a confidential and sensitive nature and the ability to exercise discretion and good judgement to address such matters.
Demonstrated experience developing, managing, and evaluating equal opportunity and affirmative action programs, regulations, and policies.
Ability to interpret and apply best practices to federal and state equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations such as: Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA and the Campus Save Act, the ADA of 1990 and Amendment Act of 2008, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the VRRA, the Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act and USERRA as they relate to institutions of higher education.
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Ability to be assertive and decisive with strong decision-making skills.
Ability to solve varied complex issues, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using knowledge and skills, and general precedents.
Ability to motivate, train, coordinate and supervise office staff.
Ability to work under multiple deadlines and sensitive timelines.
Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
Basic knowledge and ability to use computer technology.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

A Juris Doctorate or master’s degree and five years of relevant work experience.
Experience in creating and implementing equal opportunity, affirmative action, and/or Title IX compliance programs in a university setting.
Experience with managing budgets.
Demonstrated skill in re-engineering operations and procedures and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Experience conducting or supervising discrimination and harassment investigations.  
Experience in a higher education setting and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse and wide range of constituencies.

Application Information

Apply on line at; http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3532

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