Associate Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Equity
Position Number: 00007364
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural university experience related to the mission of North Carolina State University (NC State). The OIED facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity, increases awareness of diversity issues through education, and strengthens relationships across diverse groups. Through these efforts, the OIED promotes cultural competence development, thereby fostering a welcoming and respectful campus. By providing guidance, programming, and outreach to constituent groups and the community, and by adhering to accountability and compliance standards, the OIED prepares NC State students, faculty, and staff for local, state, national, and global collaboration. OIED's Goals * Cultivate a community in which individuals demonstrate respect toward one another. * Facilitate campus efforts to increase participation, retention, and success of students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented groups. * Ensure that NC State is an equitable and inclusive environment, one that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. * Provide effective awareness and enrichment programming to the NC State community. * Work together, as units of the OIED, to provide a unified, campus-wide approach to ensure that students, faculty and staff learn and work within a campus defined by the best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Essential Job Duties: The primary functions of the Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for Equal Opportunity and Equity (EOE) position include: * Informing and supporting the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity on visioning, planning, and implementing university-level approaches to addressing equal opportunity and non-discrimination issues; * Providing strategic planning and assessment for the EOE unit, aligning initiatives with the strategic plans of the OIED and University, as well as implementing high level critical analyses of equal opportunity compliance functions; * Lead and manage professional staff, presently four (4) Equal Opportunity Officers who conduct investigations, write reports, conduct training and educational workshops; and one (1) Program Coordinator; * Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator, supporting the Vice Provost/University Title IX Coordinator in the following: - Review and develop campus-based Title IX-related regulations, practices, and protocols, informational materials, and campus-wide training content - Supervise investigation and case management of all Title IX complaints in the EOE unit, as well as servings as an investigator as needed, and advise the Office of Student Conduct on Title IX-related cases - Supervise the coordination of Title IX Responsible Employee training for the university community - Proactively collaborate with relevant campus partners on climate assessments related to Title IX * Under the overall direction of the Vice Provost, the Associate Vice Provost for EOE contributes, plans and provides decision-making guidance regarding the university's equal opportunity/affirmative action planning and executing, including: - Monitoring the university's recruitment, hiring and Equal Employment Opportunity policies and procedures, ensuring the university's EEO/AA compliance with related state and federal laws, and university policies, regulations and rules - Monitor, develop, and administer appropriate policies, regulations and rules related to non-discrimination and equal opportunity - Monitoring the recruitment of administrative, professional and faculty positions - Oversee completion of the University EEO/AA plans, including conducting complex research and statistical analysis in preparation of all affirmative action compliance reports (including workforce analysis, availability data, goals setting, VETS report, and any other reports as required) - Process and investigate complaints of potential prohibited discrimination, harassment, retaliation, etc. about students, faculty, staff and relevant third parties and provide excellent customer service to all parties through timely communication, complete processes, and efficient and effective case management. - Provide consultation within the university on how to promote equity and how to address equal opportunity issues - Provide guidance to search committees regarding best practices with respect to search procedures and compliance with equal opportunity policies - Advise university community on equal opportunity issues (e.g., new laws, trends, best practices) - Facilitate conflict management plans - Coordinate and facilitate educational opportunities for the university community * Apprise the Vice Provost/ADA Coordinator about university accessibility issues, supervise the EOE unit's facilitation of the reasonable accommodation in employment process, and relay EOE content expertise on disability-related access issues; * Maintain and build excellent relationships within OIED and throughout the university community.
Minimum Education/Experience: * Juris Doctorate degree, or Masters degree or higher in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Substantial knowledge of federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations, specifically including, but not limited to, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, ADEA, USERRA, Executive Order 11246, and Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity state and federal laws * At least 5 years of investigative, formal and informal complaint resolution, and report writing experience * Previous supervisory experience, specifically in areas where delegation of responsibilities, case management, and time management are necessary.
Department Required Skills: * Ability to maintain confidentiality, employ excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies, use responsible independent judgment, and work collaboratively with different constituencies in a diverse and dynamic university community * Ability to respond in a professional manner and perform effectively in high pressure situations * Superior verbal and written communication skills * Demonstrated success in professional relationship building and collaboration * Strong analytical and research skills, including demonstrated experience with database tools, development of ad hoc reports, data extraction, and reporting programs/software * Workshop development and presentation skills
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Experience determining disability-based and religion-based accommodations in a working/learning environment * Previous experience in completing annual EEO/AA plans
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid NC Drivers license must be obtained within 60 days of start date and must be maintained throughout employment.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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