Equal Opportunity Program Representative

New Haven, New Haven County
Jan 04, 2014
STARS Requisition number 21684BR

Department Off of Equal Opp

University Job Title Human Resources Representative 2

Posting Position Title Equal Opportunity Program Representative

Bargaining Unit None

Job Category Managerial & Professional

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Regular

Salary Grade 24

Work Location Central Campus

Worksite Address 221 Whit

Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, assists in advancing the University's commitment to faculty and staff diversity through affirmative action compliance activities and through implementation of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action policies, initiatives and programs. Advises and provides support to the Director. Manages a variety of responsibilities and tasks which may include, but may not be limited to the following: investigation of complaints of alleged discrimination and harassment; coordination, oversight, and implementation of the Employment Accommodation Program; Review and approval of selected staff searches for AA/EO compliance purposes; support Director in overseeing the faculty search process; development and delivery of AA/EO and diversity training programs.

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Principal Responsibilities
1. Provides advice and guidance to a medium to large sized client base and human resources partners regarding human resources issues and compliance regulations.
2. Delivers effective human resources services in support of department and University policies.
3. Serves as an expert resource to clients and human resources partners on department and University activities associated with assigned functional areas of responsibility.
4. Maintains accurate information on organization structure and administrative practices, procedures, guidelines, and systems associated with delivery of human resources services and programs.
5. Conducts research, evaluates, and interprets department and University policies and assists clients and human resources partners in resolving complex issues.
6. As a strategic business partner designs and supports work systems in which people succeed and contribute. Cultivates and fosters collaborative relationships with clients and HR partners. Delivers superior customer service. Consults with business unit management in the strategic planning process and development of human resource strategies that support the unit's business needs. Establishes HR business objectives to support the attainment of the client's overall strategic business plan and objectives.
7. As an employee advocate creates a work environment in which people will choose to be motivated, contributing, and engaged. Analyzes data, develops solutions, and determines courses of action. Provides direction and establishes an organizational culture and climate in which people have the competency, concern and commitment to serve the business well. Fosters effective methods in support of goal setting, communication and empowerment through responsibility, to build peoples ownership of the business.
8. As a change champion links change to the strategic needs of the client to minimize employee dissatisfaction and resistance to change. Assesses the effectiveness of the HR function. Champions the identification of the client's strategic plan: mission, vision, values, goals and action plans. Determines the measures that will tell the organization how well it is succeeding.
9. As an advisor studies, analyzes and provides advice and counsel to clients on HR law, policies, procedures and contractual obligations.
10. Leads HR projects and programs.
11. Mentors junior staff.
12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree and three years of professional human resources experience or an equivalent education or experience in a related field.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Demonstrated capacity to work in a diverse employment community. Proven counseling, mediation, investigatory and conflict resolution skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent attention to detail.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Analytical, planning and organizational skills. Ability to understand and explain complex policies and regulations.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Proficient computer skills including Excel, Word and Power Point.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Strong team orientation. Understanding of academic environments.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's Degree and six years of AA/EEO experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Thorough knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to EEO/AA and disability discrimination issues. Experience in developing and delivering AA/EO and diversity training programs. Experience in resolving discrimination complaints and other work place related concerns. Experience in HR.

Weekend Hours Required? No

Evening Hours Required? No

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.