Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion/EEO Recruiter

Location
Oneonta, New York
Posted
May 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Date: May 11, 2018
Title: Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion/EEO Recruiter

DescriptionThis is a key position in the Office of Human Resources. Under the supervision of the Director of Human Resources, the Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion/EEO Recruiter is responsible for enhancing the College’s commitment to a diversified workforce by implementing recruiting strategies and programs that promote diversity and inclusion.  The Coordinator will assist in the establishment of best practices for recruiting and retaining a more diverse faculty and staff.   The Coordinator will serve as liaison between the Office of Human Resources and others on campus to further diversity and inclusion within the campus community to create dialog on diversity issues affecting the College, as well as build relationships with key recruiting sources with an ultimate goal to increase the pool of diverse applicants.  The Coordinator may also serve as an investigator for Title VII claims, and will contribute to the overall success of the Office of Human Resources and the College by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Human Resources to create a clear strategy for recruiting, selecting and sustaining a more diverse workforce
  • Establish a pool of recruiting sources and outreach strategies for position vacancies
  • Identify and develop relationships with key departments, organizations and associations with a focus on creating a more diverse employee population
  • Identify and facilitate the availability of faculty and staff with diverse perspectives and experiences to participate in advisory committees and search committees
  • Develop and implement effective training programs for search committees and others involved in recruitment activities to ensure compliance with EEO procedures and regulations.
  • Serve as an effective and engaged advocate in the development of programs that recognize and promote cultural awareness, and unconscious bias training
  • Periodically review and update policies and procedures related to discrimination, diversity, inclusion, recruitment and equity
  • Serve as liaison with other offices that manage diversity, equity and inclusion including AccessAbility Services, Student Experience, Academic Affairs and the Office of Intercultural Affairs
  • Serve as a resource for advisement and consultation on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Consult with and advise hiring managers on issues related to hiring a more diverse workforce
  • Monitor applicant pool through electronic voluntary, self-identification survey and other methods
  • Track and maintain EEO reports, advise others on the thorough completion of EEO reports
  • Monitor candidate pool on national level through places such as Higher Ed Jobs and Inside Higher Ed Jobs, and others, for candidates searching for positions open at Hartwick; make recommendations to departments searching to attract an inclusive applicant pool
  • Assist with onboarding and retention processes
  • Serve on campus committees that support diversity, such as the Jimeson Fellows Program (when reinstated) and the College Wide Diversity Committee
  • Serve as a trained investigator/adjudicator as appointed
  • Participate in significant campus activities including Commencement Weekend
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Office of Human Resources and the College by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree with 3 years’ experience, and demonstrated experience in human resources functions and implementing diversity initiatives and understanding of the implications of diversity and inclusion in the workplace; strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; effective listening skills; ability to assess needs and develop and present training workshops; and organizational and problem solving skills. Must be able to build strong, customer-focused relationships with internal and external constituents.

Experience in higher education, and with Title IX, Title VII, ADA, EEO/AA preferred. Professional certification (PHR; SHRM-CP) or Diversity Management certification is a plus.

The successful candidate will be able to relate to diverse groups, cultures and individuals with ease. Have the ability to identify pools through various sourcing channels. Deal tactfully and persuasively with College personnel and others to resolve program issues that are often controversial and sensitive in nature; including the ability to understand the views, values, and perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds. Have knowledge of employment-related laws, principles, theories and trends; and substantive knowledge of federal and state EEO laws and experience in their application. Proven ability to design and conduct EEO trainings and workshops; and create written reports that clearly present a thorough analysis and conclusion of evidence. Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, including writing, proof reading, and speaking required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is expected.

Hartwick College Information:

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. 

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."  

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.”  Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.  

Application Instructions:

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. To apply, please submit two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/)
  • and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor) 

All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Director of Human Resources, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Position Title] in the subject line. Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To see an example of a redacted resume, please visit the following (https://www.hartwick.edu/about-us/employment/human-resources/employment-opportunities/staff-positions/redacted-staff/).