Executive Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Non Profit Organization
Weber State University is searching for an Executive Director of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office. The successful candidate will play a key role in leading the institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through such initiatives as a focus on the success of all students and the growth of faculty and staff diversity.
The ED of the AA/EO office will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and administration of policies and procedures to promote commitment to and compliance with Federal and State law, regulations, and rules, with particular emphasis on those relating to nondiscrimination, harassment, access, affirmative action, and diversity. This will include conducting civil rights investigations, developing and implementing the Universitys annual affirmative action plan, participating in campus threat assessment and criminal background reviews, conducting civil rights training for faculty, staff, and students, and facilitating fair and affirmative hiring practices across the University. This position is designated as the Title IX Coordinator and Disability Coordinator. This position will work closely with the Universitys Chief Diversity Officer, Legal Counsel, Human Resources, Disability Services, the Womens Center, University Police, the Dean of Students, Athletics, and other administrators. The successful candidate will have the skills and abilities to realize the institutional goals of creating a diverse and inclusive campus that is committed to justice and equity for students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Weber State University, an open-admission university, is dedicated to helping students of all ages and backgrounds realize their goals and aspirations. For us, this isnt a platitudewe serve nearly 30,000 students from some of the most ethnically and economically diverse cities in Utah, the Intermountain West, and beyond. The University cultivates remarkably personalized teaching and mentoring, scholarly endeavors, creative activities, and engaged learning throughout our 225 undergraduate certificate and degree programs, 15 graduate degrees, and a first, recently added doctoral program. Along with its mission of higher education, the University is a community leader. Whether it is volunteer service, sustainability efforts, public outreach, economic development, or just making Utah a better place to live.
Weber State does it all in collaboration with our community partners. WSUs central campus in Ogden, Utah, is 35 miles north of Salt Lake City and situated in the foothills of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound.
- Law degree (J.D. or LL.M.) from an accredited institution or both a related masters degree and 3 years of Full time AA/EO experience
- Three years Full time experience in civil rights, employee relations, student affairs, diversity, affirmative action, human resources, legal, or related field.
- Three years (concurrent) of supervisory experience
- Ability to provide leadership at the unit, institution, and community levels
- Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and professional communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to conduct trauma-informed investigations, including interviewing, gathering and analyzing evidence, and writing investigation reports utilizing best practices and methodologies
- Ability to creatively solve problems through mediation, negotiation, and restorative practices
- Knowledge of employment and student civil rights law including sex/gender, disability, race/ethnicity, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to build and cultivate relationships with internal and community stakeholders
- Professional work experience and/or additional training in areas relevant to the position, including Higher Ed experience