New job Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer in New Hampshire
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer
Company : Dartmouth College
Salary : Details not provided
Location : New Hampshire
Review of applications has been revised to 4/21/2021 and position will remain open until filled.
The EO/AA Officer serves as a subject matter expert on the campus regarding issues of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity, and will develop, implement, direct, and monitor affirmative action/equal opportunity employment programs in compliance with government regulations and Dartmouth’s goals to support and enhance a diverse workforce. This position maintains record-keeping procedures, conducts compliance reviews, prepares EEO/AA reports and plans, and monitors process and procedures related to job searches. The EO/AA Officer is responsible for handling and monitoring complaints of discrimination and harassment and for providing training and counseling in matters related to equity and affirmative action. The EO/AA Officer will serve as one of several entry points through which faculty, staff, students, alumni and/or guests of the College seek information on equity related complaint processes and non-discrimination policies of the University.
- 3-5 years of experience managing EO/AA and diversity programs
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to apply and monitor EO/AA laws and civil rights regulations (including but not limited to Title VI, VII, IX, ADA/Section 504, etc.)
- Demonstrated responsibility in analysis, reporting, planning and compliance management
- Experience with initiating and completing investigations
- Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential data and information
- Evidence of having provided training in diversity and affirmative action issues
- Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and collaborate with groups and organizations representing protected classes
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of affirmative action
- Strong interpersonal and verbal communications skills as well as proficiency in written communication with the ability to effectively convey complex information to a wide array of audiences
- Familiarity with current best practices and a working knowledge of emerging issues in equity and compliance
- Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and meet deadlines while working in a rapidly changing complex organization
- Proven ability to work independently under minimal supervision
- Strong integrity, flexibility, and ability to adapt
- JD or PhD in a relevant discipline desired
- 5+ years of experience managing EO/AA and diversity programs in higher education
- Experience in counselling and/or conflict resolution techniques desired
- Experience in higher education institution preferred
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
- Establish and implement updated affirmative action/equal opportunity programs in compliance with government legislation and Dartmouth institutional goals. Revise and refine the Affirmative Action Plan and procedures on a continuing basis and oversee the production of the annual reports; serves as an EO/AA officer and may act as an institutional liaison to governmental agencies (for example, Department of Labor) on EO/AA matters such as reviews and audits; stays current on federal guidelines regarding non-discrimination policies and procedures
- Consult and provide guidance in hiring decisions and in recruiting members of underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities and veteran populations. Review institutional hiring procedures used to fill positions for compliance with affirmative action regulations and exercise approval as needed before staff/faculty position can be filled. Consult, provide guidance, and review promotions, transfers, and terminations regularly addressing any equity concerns. Review and approve as needed waivers related to open searches ensuring these requests meet applicable criteria.
- Provide consultation, support and referral to individuals and groups with concerns regarding equity and affirmative action at Dartmouth. Investigates and mediates resolution of EO/AA complaints and makes referrals as appropriate; oversees Dartmouth related policies and procedures as it relates to discrimination and harassment.
- Collaborates with other offices including Human Resources, Office of the General Counsel around complicated employment issues related to protected class; proposes, develops, and works with others to implement EO/AA policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
- Support development of programs and training promoting and ensuring compliance with EO/AA goals and objectives for academic and non-academic staff; may support design and delivery of workshops and programs designed to promote better understanding of equity, access, and diversity in recruiting, mobility, and retention within the Dartmouth community.