Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Hyde Park Campus
42701 Affirmative Action Office
About the Unit
The University of Chicago is a community of scholars dedicated to research, academic excellence, and the pursuit and cultivation of learning. Members of the University community cannot thrive unless each is accepted as an autonomous individual and is treated without regard to characteristics irrelevant to participation in the life of the University. The Office for Equal Opportunity Programs provides leadership in specific areas that support this mission, including efforts to address sexual misconduct and discriminatory harassment, ensuring accessibility, and coordinating efforts to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees, applicants, and job seekers.
*Please read the following carefully and note that applicants must submit all required documents to be considered further for this position.
The Director, Office of Affirmative Action, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, is a full-time administrative position reporting directly to the Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs and partnering closely with the Office of Sexual Misconduct Support and Resources and the Office of Access and Equity. The office will have primary responsibility for leading the day-to-day compliance activities associated with the University's affirmative action efforts.
Affirmative Action Plan Development and Implementation.
- The Director will be responsible for coordinating university-wide efforts to develop and implement an annual Affirmative Action Plan (AAP).
- The Director will work with the University's affirmative action consultants and partners in the University's human resources and the Office of the Provost to prepare the data and statistical analysis, and implement the AAP, as required by law, policy or best practice.
- The Director will systematically identify patterns and review related employment procedures and make appropriate recommendations.
Outreach and Compliance Efforts.
- The Director, Office of Affirmative Action, will prepare annual reports and briefings for unit leaders and will coordinate with units the outreach and compliance efforts related to the selection, advancement, and retention of women and minorities, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities.
- The Director will oversee an audit and reporting system that will measure the effectiveness of the University's Affirmative Action program and will conduct ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of external outreach and recruitment efforts.
Training and Education.
- The Director will serve as a university expert on policy compliance and will regularly conduct meetings and trainings to explain the intent of the University's equal employment and anti-harassment policies, and individual employee responsibility for effective implementation of related policies.
- The Director will also contribute to the development, implementation and assessment of institution-wide training and education initiatives related to accessibility, discrimination, unlawful harassment, and sexual misconduct/Title IX.
Equal Opportunity Programs Projects.
- The Director, Office of Affirmative Action, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, will lead and manage special projects related to the work of Equal Opportunity Programs.
- The Director will be responsible for coordinating and writing reports related to EEO activities.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator Efforts.
- The Director will be responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination, unlawful harassment, and sexual misconduct made against faculty, other academic appointees, and postdoctoral researchers, as well as of staff, in coordination with Employee and Labor Relations and other members of the Equal Opportunity Programs staff.
- The Director will also supporting related training and outreach initiatives.
Unit Job Functional Competencies
- Familiarity with central administration within a complex research university environment required.
- Ability to effectively communicate and work consultatively with faculty and administrators at all levels within the University required.
- Ability to handle public contacts with courtesy, clarity, and diplomacy required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
- Excellent organizational skills required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills required.
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with absolute discretion required.
- Excellent problem-solving skills required.
- Ability to follow an issue through to resolution
- Considerable skill in working both independently and as a team member required.
- Proficiency with word processing applications and spreadsheets and databases required.
- Master's degree required.
- SPHR preferred
- PhD, EdD., JD or terminal degree in a pertinent and appropriate discipline preferred
- Required: Minimum of three years of relevant experience; ability to work on multiple projects and cases simultaneously in an intense and fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines, and resolve complex problems; knowledge of relevant laws in a higher education setting ( e.g. , Affirmative Action, Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE, Section 504/ ADA, FERPA, Clery); ability to use independent judgment.
- Preferred: Knowledge of federal contractor compliance regulations, recent experience with audits, experience with statistical analysis
- This position reports to the Associate Provost of Equal Opportunity Programs; Title IX Coordinator for the University.
*Please note that applicants must submit all required documents to be considered further for this position.
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