Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

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Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs



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Office of General Counsel


OGC Equal Opportunity Programs

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Advertised Minimum Salary :

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with qualifications

Location of Vacancy:

Columbia, SC

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Standard operating hours for the University of South Carolina are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday, with one hour for lunch. Must be willing to work varied schedule as needed.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

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Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The University of South Carolina announces a nationwide search for the position Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.
The University of South Carolina, located in Columbia, SC, is among America’s oldest and most comprehensive public universities, and is home to a diverse population of more than 35,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from across the globe, and approximately 14,000 employees. Within this environment, the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs is charged with ensuring that the University of South Carolina complies with state and federal anti-discrimination and harassment laws and regulations, and with protecting its students, and employees, and applicants for employment, from unlawful discrimination and harassment.

Guided by this mission, the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs will serve as the primary administrator for the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) department of the University. The Director will be responsible for planning, developing, supervising, and implementing policies related to EEO/AA in education and employment, and for the investigation and disposition of internal complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation involving faculty, staff and students. The Director does not serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and is not responsible for investigating complaints related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

The Director will report to the President through the General Counsel and Executive Director of Compliance Programs and will serve as a member of the President’s Executive Council. The Director will primarily serve the UofSC Columbia campus but will be available to assist all campuses in the University System as needed.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Bachelor’s degree and eight years of program management or legal experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and eight years of focused experience involving the consideration, investigation or enforcement of state anti-discrimination policies or programs in employment or education, or Title VI or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or the American’s with Disabilities Act. Additional preference will be given to applicants who have worked on these issues in a higher education setting.


Knowledge in developing and/or implementing employee relations and equal access/equal opportunity programs. Ability to exercise independent judgment when handling employee, student and public inquiries and processing employee, student, and public complaints. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid objective conclusions. Ability to effectively present information to groups of employees, managers, clients, customers and the public. Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by May 25, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 5/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time