The Director, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action HR Compliance will provide leadership and collaboration with Faculty Labor Relations and Diversity and Inclusion, and counsel on workforce compliance, and affirmative action. This position will identify potential areas of equal opportunity and will counsel department heads related to this area; assesses training needs in affirmative action and implements strategies to highlight positive action steps; will work to create an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of a protected class such as race, color, national origin, gender, age, and sexual orientation/identity.
Education/experience/licensing: -Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Legal, or related field required. -Advanced degree in Business, HR, or related field or Juris Doctor strongly preferred. -7-10 years of experience specifically in a high level compliance function, including conducting internal investigations, preferably in Human Resources. -Experience in the area of internal equity, diversity, and inclusion, access or affirmative action. -Experience in higher education preferred. -Strong knowledge of EEO employment laws and OFCCP regulations -Providing strategic direction that influences diversity, equity, and affirmative action efforts and leading an organization toward its goals. -Demonstrated understanding of Federal and state discrimination law and regulations required. -Demonstrated track record of creative leadership in the development and articulation of affirmative action policy and strategy. Communication and other skills: -Ability to prioritize and work within tight deadlines. -Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. -Ability to collaborate with others. - Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint required. -Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the university. -Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. -Sound strategic-thinking and consulting skills in guiding the campus toward workable strategies and solutions in the area of complaint resolution procedures and practices. -Experience conducting sensitive, neutral "fact finding" interviews with complainants, respondents and witnesses in cases with emotionally charged fact patterns.
Situated in the heart of the Midwest, Toledo, Ohio is a convergence of highways, railways and waterways that have long made Toledo a transportation hub. Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-80/90, the two busiest highways in the country, Toledo is where things get built. Smart things like solar panels and biotech. Iconic things like Jeep® brand SUVs and Libbey glass; home to several corpora...te entities – Owens Corning, Owens Illinois, Dana Corporation, Jeep and First Solar. Strengths in bioscience, agribusiness, transportation and logistics, result in a thriving arts and cultural scene with diverse career opportunities and growth for our region.
The University of Toledo was founded in 1872 as the Toledo University of Arts and Trades, and became a municipal university in 1884. The University joined Ohio’s higher education system in 1967 and merged with the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo in 2006. The merged University of Toledo is a nationally recognized, state-supported, comprehensive metropolitan university. It is an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission that offers 143 undergraduate, 170 masters, 55 doctoral and first professional degree programs, and 11 specialist degree programs. The institution, first and foremost, is a dynamic, scholarly community of teachers, researchers and learners, with undergraduate and graduate education and research being the University’s highest priorities. The University is located in northwest Ohio in the city of Toledo and has a main campus that houses the majority of its undergraduate students and academic colleges, a health science campus that houses the Colleges of Medicine and Life Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; a campus at the Toledo Museum of Art for the College of Communication and the Arts; and others campuses that include the Lake Erie Center where water and fish environment research is conducted, the Arboretum, and the Scott Park campus where Toledo Early College for High School students take college classes.