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Equity Associate

Company: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Job Description:

Save Education - Master's Degree Skills - Analysis Skills - Conflict Management - Multilingual The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) is seeking an Equity Associate. This is a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Reporting to the Director of Equal Opportunity Investigations, the Equity Associate performs a key role in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) with a principal focus on the university's equal opportunity aspirations and obligations. The position works collaboratively with others in the office to advance inclusion in our increasingly diverse community by ensuring compliance with all federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Position Duties 70% Equal Opportunity and Equity Initiatives Complaints: resses complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, bullying, and retaliation. The complaint and conflict resolution work includes providing confidential advice and guidance, offering even- handed assistance to ress difficult and complex issues, designing and implementing interventions, providing formal and informal resolutions, conducting formal investigations, issuing written determinations, and facilitating conflict. Collaborate with the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Human Resources, Student Conduct, and other units in investigating and responding to civil rights, Title IX, and tort claims. Meet with academic and administrative departments, employees, students, volunteers, vendors, and community members to discuss and resolve concerns relating to: access to programs and services; equal opportunity; discrimination; sexual harassment; sexual misconduct; bullying; and retaliation. Policy and practice: Collaborate with other members of EOA and university leadership to develop policy, guidance or practices to ensure compliance with equal opportunity and civility requirements in all university programs, services and activities. Design and administer programs and procedures to implement university policy of equal employment and educational opportunity, non-discrimination, Title IX, Titles IV, VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended as well as other civil rights laws and regulations. 20% Education and Training Use relevant theories, emerging research, and legal and policy frameworks to individually and collaboratively design curriculum and conduct educational and training sessions on topics related to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Engage in efforts to increase community-wide understanding and awareness of identity, bias, discrimination, power, and privilege. Design, develop, and deliver programming to educate the university community on the value of diversity and strategies for realizing the value. Develop and facilitate opportunities for individuals and communities to build skills to effectively interact across difference; enhance university capacity for conflict resolution and restorative justice; and create and sustain environments that are equitable and inclusive. 10% Service and Other Activities Provide service to university and surrounding community, including participation on university committees and in campus/community activities related to diversity, equity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. itional responsibilities as assigned, including opportunities for growth and professional development in other areas of interest related to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Minimum/Required Qualifications Master's degree in related field such as higher education administration/student affairs, human resources or organizational development, law or public policy; or a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; and 2-3 years' experience conducting civil rights and or Title IX investigations. Solving problems by developing practical solutions that combine legal considerations with other objectives; Conducting prohibited discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct, grievance or related workplace institutional investigations, while ensuring due process, and writing investigation reports; Understanding anding anti-discrimination laws, regulations, rules, and policies; Conflict resolution skills; Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and creating inclusive environments; Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to issues faced by people from underserved or historically underrepresented groups; Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, across multiple aspects of difference; Meet deadlines and maintain detailed records; Use strong analytical, critical thinking, and synthesis skills; Communicate well, both verbally and in writing; Be fair, objective, and neutral and gain the trust of others; and Use sound judgments in professional environments. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055- 0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have itional criminal history checks every 24 months. Preferred (Special) Qualifications Experience: Demonstrated ability to design and present educational/training sessions; Working collaboratively and effectively with difficult issues in complex environments; Explaining and interpreting laws/regulations/rules/policies to multiple customers/stakeholders; Providing both leadership and guidance and serving as a topic area resource; Working in higher education; Performance Skills: Mediation expertise Proficiency in Maxient (case management database software) or other similar software Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people who have experienced forms of bias, harassment, and/or violence based on their identity, and in particular sexual harassment/assault; Adapt to changing environments and shifting priorities; Navigate complex environments; and Network, engage in outreach, and build community. Knowledge: Understanding of the principles and practices of affirmative action, equal opportunity, equity, inclusion, and diversity (from education, personal/professional development, and/or work experience); Multilingual and/or multicultural in languages/cultures that are increasingly represented at OSU, such as Spanish/Latin-American, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Deaf culture/American Sign Language; and Education, training, or experience that enhances the collective effectiveness of the office. Working Conditions / Work Schedule This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No Posting Detail Information Posting Number P03138UF Number of Vacancies 1 Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 08/01/2019 Anticipated Appointment End Date Posting Date 06/21/2019 Full Consideration Date 07/12/2019 Closing Date 07/19/2019 Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants Special Instructions to Applicants To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 12, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. Whening you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail resses and telephone numbers as part of the application process. For itional information please contact: Laura Shimabuku at *******************************. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard ************ et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have itional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

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