Associate Vice President-Equal Opportunity & Civil

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-08
Req: R0018200
The Associate Vice President develops and executes the University's compliance strategy in support of goals established by the President and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships. They understand and have a deep knowledge of complex laws and regulations impacting a broad range of University operations. The AVP promotes consistency and coordination among University education and compliance programs, and collaborates with compliance directors and programs within specific functions of the University, such as University Human Resources, the Institutional Review Board, VP for Research, Environmental Health and Safety, Office of General Counsel, Internal Audit, Office of Risk Management, the Health System, and others to develop and monitor compliance programs and relevant policies and procedures.

  • Work with University leadership to develop, implement, and execute University-wide compliance strategy in support of civil rights and leadership goals.
  • Monitor internal and external risks to ensure adherence to federal, state, and other regulations, and provide information, analysis, and recommendations to University leadership. Coordinate with federal agencies as needed
  • Proactively identify areas of vulnerability and offer plans to avoid potential issues.
  • Facilitate proactive compliance and risk management education, training, and guidance to senior administrators and faculty. Oversee staff, student, and faculty compliance training and education programs.
  • Oversee the management of budgets and administration for the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights.
  • Create and maintain partnerships across the UVA community and beyond.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the mission of the University by overseeing UVA's compliance efforts with civil rights laws and practices and by working to strengthen a culture that supports a safe and respectful learning and working community.
  • Monitor the overall implementation of state and federal civil rights requirements for the University.
  • Disseminate information about laws, policies, and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, reasonable accommodations, and retaliation.
  • Monitor and support the University's Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Train faculty and staff regarding applicable laws and best practices for search and/or hiring processes.
  • Train faculty, staff, and students about their rights and responsibilities regarding the Universities policies and procedures on harassment, discrimination, reasonable accommodations, and retaliation.
  • Strong knowledge to resolve discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints when demand and resources require the allocation of time.
  • Prepare the University's responses to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's charges of discrimination, U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights complaints, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs complaints, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Human Resource Management's discrimination complaints.
  • Stay abreast of regulations and statutes relating to civil rights, including, but not limited to, Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, and the Campus SaVE Act/Section 304; The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination in Employment, Act of 1967; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; Executive Order 11246; as well as other relevant state and federal laws, regulation and guidance.
  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive training, education, and awareness program for all faculty and staff that supports civil rights, equal opportunity educational, and compliance objectives.
  • Continuously review and identify patterns of discrimination and harassment across all protected categories, as well as sexual misconduct and/or systemic problems and develop measures to address them.
  • Regularly meet with the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators to review and update status in their areas of responsibility.
  • Serve as a liaison to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and other state and federal agencies that enforce Title IX and other equal opportunity laws and practices.
  • Support, work, and assist with all other aspects of the University's Civil Rights compliance efforts.
  • Coordinate with other offices on Grounds for education, training, and regular dissemination of information on topics related to job duties.
  • Build partnerships with local government and other community stakeholders and offices to promote civil rights.


Education: Master's degree in related field or juris doctorate from an accredited school

Experience: At least 7-10 years experience.

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For confidential inquiries or to nominate someone for this opportunity, please contact Susan Gaines with the University of Virginia’s Executive Search Group, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 9/10/2020
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