Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Manager

Columbia, Missouri
Jun 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Missouri  Office for Civil Rights & Title IX

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Manager

Job ID:  23254

Location:  Columbia, MO

Full/Part Time:  Full-Time

Hiring Department:  Office for Civil Rights & Title IX


Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights & Title IX, this position will take a leadership role in the development, implementation and management of the Affirmative Action Program for MU.  The Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager will serve as part of the university-wide affirmation action planning team coordinated by UM System, working with consultants to oversee the development of MU’s plan.  The AA/EEO Manager will align the affirmative action plan with the University's inclusive excellence framework developing relationships with college/schools/divisions/units/managers on the campus to operationalize the affirmative action plan and accomplish strategic goals and inclusive excellence.  The AA/EEO Manager will assist with other reporting related to equal employment and educational opportunity policy and monitor campus activity with regards to affirmative action.

The AA/EEO Manager must understand internal policies as well as federal and state laws that require affirmative action and equal opportunity, including the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.

The AA/EEO Manager may assist in audits and review of University policies, practices, and departments to enhance inclusion and diversity practices, ensure compliance with anti-discrimination laws, and reduce bias.


The AA/EEO Manager will:

•          Oversee the preparation of the annual MU affirmative action plans as required by Executive Order 11246 and the U.S. Department of Labor Office for Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in collaboration with UM System and outside consultants; oversee planning related to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act and, in coordination with the MU Disability Inclusion & ADA Compliance Manager, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;

•          Review utilization analyses, job group analyses, and other analytic and data-driven assessments (including multiple regression analyses) related to federal and state equal employment opportunity compliance.  Drawing from analytics, identify strategic areas for improvement and growth in diverse employment practices;

•          Engage campus units as they carry out affirmative action plans, including recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion.  Develop and implement, in conjunction with HR, best practices for job posting, job descriptions, employee assessment and other human resource tools to promote a diverse workforce, diverse candidate slates, and improve the pipeline;

•          Develop and implement methods for quarterly assessments of progress towards affirmative action plan as well as a system for formal audits.  In collaboration with the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX Director of Investigations prepare periodic and annual reports regarding allegations of discrimination;

•          Collaborate with the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity and Human Resource Services on delivery of tools and education to units related to faculty and staff recruitment, hiring, retention, compensation and promotion;

•          Align the affirmative action plan with the University's inclusive excellence framework;

•          Drive outreach to campus stakeholders about the opportunity to engage in inclusive excellence while implementing the affirmative action plan;

•          Manage external relationships with the OFCCP and the AA consultant;

•          Work with Office of General Counsel to prepare responsive documents when discrimination complaints are lodged against the University with the OFCCP, EEOC or Missouri Commission on Human Rights or other federal or state agencies;

•          Perform other related duties as assigned.


The position will report directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights & Title IX.


Salary:  $53,600 – 72,400

Shift: M-F, 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree is required, JD or Master’s preferred, in Business Administration, Management, Higher Education Administration, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Public Policy, or a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Preferred Qualifications

•          A degree in a relevant field; a juris doctorate degree or master’s is strongly preferred;

•          At least five years of experience in equal opportunity, affirmative action or diversity administration, including experience with affirmative action software programs and other data analysis programs.

•          In-depth understanding of equal opportunity and affirmative action compliance as well as regulatory statutes agency rules and guidelines and court precedence related to Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII, Title VI, Title IX, and the ADA.

•          In-depth understanding of human resource information systems;

•          Ability to complete high-level analysis of complex and diffuse data sets, including human resource information systems.

•          Superior critical-thinking skills and regular exercise of professional judgment and decision-making;

•          Sophisticated logical reasoning and ability to provide strong written analysis;

•          Exceptional organization and record-keeping skills;

•          Ability to manage multiple tasks, pay attention to detail and meet deadlines while handling a demanding workload;

•          Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as with a team

•          Ability to effectively apply newly learned skills and implement newly learned procedures and policies;

•          Commitment to an inclusive work and educational environment, including meaningful and continuing engagement as well as training and professional development on a range of inclusion, diversity and equity issues.


Application Materials

Please submit a University application, resume, cover letter, and academic transcript(s) here:

For external applicants:

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Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links: