Director of EEO and Affirmative Action

Greensboro, NC
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 000097

Functional Title Director of EEO and Affirmative Action

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary


The Department of Human Resources is currently seeking qualified and motivated candidates to consider for the Director of EEO and Affirmative Action position.

The Department of Human Resources commits to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative, and responsive university by attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission. The Department is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art employee services including talent management, professional development and organizational capacity, compensation, employee benefits, wellness and work/life balance, rewards and recognition, records management, employee relations, human resource information systems,and affirmative action and diversity, that promote innovation, creativity, and inclusion.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, the Director of EEO and Affirmative Action {EEO/AA Officer) will interpret and analyze policies and providing educational programming in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, organizational cultural change, recruitment and Retention of a diverse workforce, development of employee cultural competency and development of appropriate and effective services and service delivery systems. The Director will interpret, analyze, and advise on the application of EEO and Affirmative Action laws and regulations in an employment and academic setting. This Director will also review, monitor and audit searches for faculty and staff to ensure compliance with University, State and Federal regulatory and policy requirements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and interpret polices in the areas of;
    • Equal Employment Opportunity
    • Affirmative Action
    • Organization Culture Change
    • Recruitment, and Retention of a diverse workforce
  • Create policies and procedures to ensure the university is and remains in compliance
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on equity and diversity matters and related policies and procedures
  • Evaluate university compliance with state and federal performance measures

Investigations / Complaints

  • Develop an investigative plan.
  • Intake complaints and assess appropriate resolution process and procedural protocol to be followed.
  • Analyze complaint to identify allegations.
  • Investigate complaints of discrimination and harassment filed by students, staff, faculty, or visitors in compliance with federal and state laws, executive orders, and University policies and procedures.
  • Interview complainant and respondents, identify and interview witnesses, identify and collect relevant documentation.
  • Facilitate informal resolution of protected class complaints. Document efforts and conclusion of informal resolution.
  • Interact with students, faculty, managers, administrators, and employees at all levels of the University in performing investigative and informal resolution duties.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Legal Affairs with investigations involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Civil Rights, and North Carolina Office of State Human Resources complaints, as well as complaints raised by other applicable outside agencies, organizations, and constituencies.
  • Collaborate with other campus offices (i.e., Dean of Students, VC of Student Affairs, UNCG Public Safety & Police Department, University General Counsel, Office of Risk Management), as appropriate.
  • Ensure effective, efficient, thorough an impartial investigation while ensuring attention to detail and accuracy regarding facts, relevance, and investigation documentation.
  • Maintain accurate, thorough, and confidential investigatory records and reports of findings.
  • Review and respond to complaint allegations of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor applicable by state or federal law.
  • In conjunction with deans, directors and vice chancellors, formulate courses of action to resolve EEO complaints.


  • Participate in relevant events and activities promoting equity, diversity and cultural competency.
  • Assist in the organization and/or coordination of diversity events throughout the year commemorating a number of celebrations as:
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
    • Black History Month,
    • Hispanic Heritage Month,
    • Native American Month, and
    • Employees with Disabilities Month, etc.

Affirmative Action

  • Coordinate, monitor, and maintain the annual Affirmative Action Plans as required by state and federal agencies.
  • Plan, consult, and act as a liaison with Affirmative Action Officers, administration, management, professional employees, and individuals at the university, federal, state and local levels.

Hearing Procedures

  • Monitor hearing procedures, which includes coordinating and training the hearing board, counseling participants, interpreting policies and enforcing deadlines.

The Director works with considerable autonomy and participates in overall program planning for the department. The Director is responsible for the organization structure of the area that is supervised and the allocation of resources for maximum operational excellence.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections. UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 19,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs. Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master's Degree (or equivalent) in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field and a minimum of 4-7 years of progressive experience related to EEO/AA and/or other Diversity related responsibilities. Supervisory and management experience,
    is required.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and advise on the application of EEO and Affirmative Action policies and regulations in employment and academic settings.
  • Proficient in EEO/AA, along with state and federal civil rights laws. Advanced analytical and project management skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong critical thinking, decision making, interpersonal, organizational, communication and writing skills.
    Ability to work collegially and effectively with a wide range of constituencies and diverse community. Must have the ability to interpret and act on policies and procedures, investigate protected class
    complaints, develop and implement policies and procedures for the university.
  • Must be self-motivated, must be able to multi-task and handle confidential material In a professional manner.
  • A thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.
  • Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

Tenure Status N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are being asked to provide a salary history. This information can be uploaded under the document titled Salary History. This information is required for consideration.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with education and experience

Org #-Department Human Resources - 58401

Job Open Date 04/25/2017

For Best Consideration Date 05/21/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Salary History
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC school system job board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn

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