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Affirmative Action Officer Employment Opportunity

Internal Posting

Budget Title: Affirmative Action Officer

Campus Title: Affirmative Action Officer

Salary Level: MP4

Minimum Salary: $75,000

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and working closely with the Office of Human Resources staff, the Affirmative Action Officer is responsible for the preparation of the annual affirmative action program, investigation and disposition of discrimination complaints, annual review and update of all policies and procedures related to affirmative action, and the design and delivery of educational materials and training to the campus community on matters relating to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

Affirmative Action Program

• Develops and administers the College’s Affirmative Action Program, including the collection and analysis of data, the maintenance of records, and the preparation and submission of required internal and external reports in accordance with federal and state compliance regulations.

o Conducts adverse impact analyses and other statistical analyses for annual affirmative action program. Monitors personnel data for progress toward goals.

o Designs and implements self-audit systems to ensure that programs and processes are in compliance with regulatory standards.

o Communicates availability data and placement goals to assist departments and campus in achieving goals.

• Serves as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. Consults regularly and works collaboratively with the Title IX Compliance Officer who has ultimate responsibility for compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA).

o Develops and implements case management plan for each reported Title IX incident falling under the Affirmative Acton Officer’s purview. Conducts investigations, writes summaries, findings of fact and recommendation(s).

ADA Coordination

• Collaborates with the Student Accessibility Services Office to coordinate college programs and responsibilities to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.

o The scope of responsibility includes faculty, staff, and student employment reasonable accommodation requests, as well as collaboration with Office for Students with Disabilities regarding student access to educational programs and facilities.

• Provides consultative services to employing units and offices.

• Ensures that appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries from College employees and students regarding compliance with the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.

o Makes final determinations regarding allegations of discrimination and non-compliance under the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability

• Maintains current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations as well as the best practices of other colleges and universities and private employers concerning the rights of persons with disabilities and ways of providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities while maintaining program performance standards.

• Develops and maintains written materials and other informational pieces to broadly disseminate information regarding the ADA and the University’s policies relating to persons with disabilities.

Investigations/Grievances

• Conducts investigations of complaints of sexual harassment (including sexual violence), non-sexual harassment, and other forms of discrimination where protected classes are implicated.

o Investigations include interviews of complainants, respondents, witnesses, and management, and a review of relevant documentation, physical evidence, or statistical information.

o Develops and prepares comprehensive reports based on facts revealed in investigations.

o Reports include analysis of applicable laws and policies, factual background, summaries of allegations and witness interviews, and recommendations.

• Acts as a representative of the College regarding discrimination complaints filed to state and federal agencies.

• May mediate workplace disputes for faculty, staff, and students upon request.

• May assist with faculty and staff employee relations issues.

Education and Training

• Facilitates training and determines educational strategies for administrators, faculty, staff and students to increase knowledge and skills regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity programs.

• Delivers presentations, workshops and content for online training to educate the College community regarding affirmative action policy and data and search procedures.

• Assists the Title IX Officer in ensuring that community members know their options and resources concerning the reporting of sexual violence, sexual and gender-based harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation.

Organizational Climate and Culture

• Collaborates with the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and other college personnel to develop and maintain an approach to foster diversity and inclusion.

o Collaborates with appropriate campus departments and individuals to develop and promote programs that recognize the value of diversity and inclusivity.

• Conducts exit interviews with full-time faculty and professional employees. Assesses the data collected from the interviews to identify patterns and systemic problems requiring resolution. Provides an annual report to senior leaders.

• Works with HR staff to identify procedures, programs and processes that will support employee engagement, job satisfaction, productivity and organizational effectiveness. May include the use of stay interviews and employee satisfaction surveys.

HR Metrics/Reporting

• Prepares reports and makes recommendations assessing the effectiveness of recruitment and utilization of personnel in order to insure a policy of non-discrimination, affirmative action, and equal employment.

• Translates statistical analyses and data reports to provide clear and concise insight for equity and diversity initiatives.

• Generates ad-hoc metrics reports, as necessary, to respond to faculty, staff and student complaints and grievances.

• Develops and implements internal measures and/or reports which inform the administration of the status of ADA compliance and opportunities for employees with disabilities.

Professional Development

• Engages in appropriate professional development programs to remain current in the field and to be able to accurately advise employees.

Service

• Serves as a member of the Diversity Committee and the Personal Safety Committee.

• Serves on the Bias Incident Committee.

• Collaborates with HR staff and campus leaders to develop and implement programs and initiatives designed to increase diversity among faculty, staff and students.

• Attends a minimum of two college-wide events per academic year.

Other

• Stays abreast of regulatory, legal, and policy updates from the OFCCP, EEOC, OCR and other agencies regarding equal opportunity data collection, reporting and auditing.

Required Qualifications

Juris Doctor or Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, preferably in human resources, business administration, or a closely related field; professional experience working with affirmative action/equal opportunity programs or in one or more areas of human resources such as recruitment, employee relations, training, and compensation; demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrated ability exercising sound judgment and problem solving skills to address and resolve complex issues; strong writing, oral and presentation skills; effective interpersonal skills; strong attention to detail and organization skills; skilled in handling sensitive information and situations with diplomacy, discretion, and a high degree of professionalism; and, demonstrated ability to complete work assignments within established timelines, while balancing competing and shifting priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of current affirmative action and equal opportunity laws and programs; experience investigating and resolving employment, discrimination or harassment related complaints; and, experience designing and delivering training programs.

Application Instructions

This position is subject to the Brockport Professional Promotion Program Policy. Priority 1 internal applicants are given first preference and Priority 2 internal applicants are given second preference. Internal application materials will be accepted until 11:55pm on September 10, 2018. For consideration, please apply at jobs.brockport.edu and input requisition number 494048 in the Search field to locate the position. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at info@goer.ny.gov.

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

contact: The Office of Human Resources 395-2126
submitted: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 by mmorey
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