The University of Cincinnati, a premier, public, urban research university with approximately 45,000 students and 15,000 employees, has an exciting professional opportunity for an individual desiring to assist the university ensure equity, leverage diversity, and operate inclusively.
Following the retirement of a long-term staff member, the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity & Access. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity & Access is responsible for providing leadership of campus engagements and operations of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access. This position provides instrumental leadership in the administration of a model EO/AA office, responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal and State equal opportunity laws, as well as enforcement of related University programs and policies.
The Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity & Access is responsible for administering institutional non-discrimination policies and Affirmative Action programs. The Office of Equal Opportunity & Access, within the division of Equity, Inclusion, & Community Impact, is a dynamic, well-regarded campus resource, leading University efforts to enhance cultural awareness, diversity, and inclusive excellence.
Assist with the direction, management, and supervision of the operations of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Assist with affirmative action plan development and administration, including but not limited to: data acquisition, reconciliation, and analysis; advising managers and departments on best practices for achieving affirmative action goals; assisting hiring units develop recruitment plans and monitor applicant flow; and evaluating and reporting on good faith compliance efforts.
Investigate and/or assist in the supervision of investigations of alleged violations of University non-discrimination, anti-harassment, and conduct policies, including but not limited to: developing and implementing, in consultation with the Executive Director, investigation plans; conducting investigatory interviews; acquiring necessary evidence, documentation or other information; producing detailed, unbiased reports of investigation findings, conclusions, and, as appropriate, recommendations; and assuring compliance with institutional, contractual, legal, and/or policy requirements.
Administer and/or otherwise assist with institution-wide anti-harassment and non-discrimination compliance programs and activities, including but not limited to: developing and conducting training and other educational materials in a variety of accessible formats and forums; advising and consulting with University community members on the institution's commitment to provide an equitable and inclusive living, learning, and working environment; clearly articulating and modeling UC expectations for professional, non-discriminatory conduct; and ensuring implementation of effective and legally-compliant policies and procedures.
Continuously assess and stay abreast of current, new, and/or revised compliance requirements and best practices in equal opportunity and affirmative action, recommending in consultation with the Executive Director, practices, procedures, policies, or other actions necessary to compliance and institutional fulfillment of commitments to equity and inclusion.
Collaborate effectively with multiple university offices and community resources, including but not limited to: the Office of General Counsel; Academic Affairs; Student Affairs; Human Resources; and other institutional leadership ensuring compliance with institutional policy and applicable law.
Represent the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access as directed and/or in Executive Director's absence, serving various committees and acting as liaison to university units.
May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Provide other services and perform additional, related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree with five (5) years experience; -OR- Associate's degree with seven (7) years experience; -OR- nine (9) years experience.
Experience must be in equal opportunity/affirmative action compliance, complaint investigation, mediation, conflict resolution, legal services, compliance administration, human resources, student conduct, diversity & inclusion programming, or related feild
At least three (3) years experience providing direct and/or indirect supervision of staff;
Effective oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within an organization, team, and/or campus environment.
Demonstrated experience designing and implementing investigation plans, analyzing policy/legal violations, and constructing appropriate investigation reports, notices, and related communications
Experience working in, for, and/or with an institution of higher education
Experience facilitating training on discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation
Demonstrated experience creating accessible, strategic communications, reports, websites, and other internal/external communications
Demonstrated experience engaging with persons of diverse identities, statuses, and/or cultural affiliations with effective conflict resolution, inter-group dialogue, and cross-cultural communication skills.
A complete job application requires your submission of the following:
Letter Describing your Interest and Qualification for the Position
Resume/Curriculum Vitae Describing your Knowledge and Experience as related to the Position
Please attach CV and Letter of Interest under "additional documents" on the application.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.