Equal Opportunity Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer: The Associate Provost maintains, analyzes and coordinates implementation activities under the University's Affirmative Action Plans and monitors compliance with policies, regulations, and laws that ensure equal opportunity for students, faculty, staff, visitors, program participants, and applicants for employment or admission. The Associate Provost is responsible for the development, application, and compliance management of the University's Affirmative Action Plans and EEO policies, including the development and revision of policies and procedures related to equal opportunity. The Associate Provost thus coordinates the University's compliance with and interpretation of the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct as well as University Personnel Policy U201 (Equal Employment Opportunity), and advises employees, supervisors and managers about the policies. The Associate Provost also is responsible for supervising and mentoring the Assistant Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs.ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: The Associate Provost provides leadership and coordination of institutional compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related laws and university policies addressing the rights of individuals with disabilities. In this capacity, the Associate Provost also develops and administer policies, procedures and practices related to accessibility, reasonable accommodations and non-discriminatory practices for persons with disabilities. The Associate Provost works closely with and advises the Office of Student Disability Services and Human Resources on disability-related matters, and otherwise ensures that units appropriately address matters involving accessibility or accommodation in a timely and effective manner. In collaboration with the Office of Legal Counsel, Facilities Services, IT Services, Academic Units, the Associate Provost creates and maintains a multi-year strategic plan for accessibility and accommodation of individuals with disabilities for all campus buildings, programs, and electronic resources.Coordinating Officer for the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct: Responsible for coordinating the investigation and adjudication by the Faculty Panel on Unlawful Harassment of allegations of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct made against academic appointees under the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct. In this capacity, the Associate Provost collaborates with the Panel chair to conduct investigative interviews, review documentation, and engage in fact-finding; prepares related reports and correspondence; and supports and coordinates the adjudicative process. The Associate Provost also provides confidential counseling to those who feel they have experienced unlawful discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct in connection with University programs and activities.Proceedings Before Administrative Agencies. In collaboration with the Office of Legal Counsel, the Associate Provost represents the University in discrimination and retaliation proceedings before federal, state and local agencies, including associated factual investigations, preparation of the University's position statements and responses to information requests. In consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel, the Associate Provost leads and coordinates audit responses, negotiates with administrative agencies, and represents the University at fact-finding conferences, mediation sessions, and other proceedings.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
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