Full Job Description
The Director of Equal Opportunity work under minimal supervision to plan, coordinate, and evaluate all activities associated with the Division of Equal Opportunity within the Office of Institutional Equity & Access. This position will have the overall responsibility for the implementation and evaluation of the equal employment opportunity (EEO) program at UTSW, including overseeing the investigation of complaints of discrimination and unlawful harassment pursuant to federal, state, and local EEO laws and UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Non-Discrimination policy and consulting with various University departments on general campus accessibility issues, as required; as well as concerns pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for providing accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Additional responsibilities include supervision of staff; the design, development and/or maintenance of compliance reporting, tracking, or training programs; and ensuring institutional practices remain compliant with EEO laws and regulations. This position will use data-driven HR business insights to provide recommendations and solutions to business partners and company leadership. Experience and Education
Master’s degree, Ph.D., or Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years Employee Relations, Legal, or HR compliance experience with at least five (5) years of experience performing professional work in EEO and ADA compliance. A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience. Preferred Education:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
Certification in human resources (SHRM-SCP or equivalent)
Experience within a healthcare, higher education, or corporate/private/in-house law firm setting preferred. Job Duties
Oversees the investigation process of internal discrimination and harassment complaints, including directing the work of professional staff that assist with EO investigations by analyzing complaints, developing investigative plans, conducting fact-finding interviews, conducting related research, preparing any related correspondence, submitting confidential reports, and preparing corporate position statements outlining investigative findings. Evaluates documentation provided and advises individual departments on appropriate action(s) to be taken.
Assists Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Coordinators and Sexual Misconduct Investigation Team with sexual harassment/sexual misconduct related issues/concerns, as requested.
Conducts investigations of external EEOC/TWC Charges of Discrimination. Interviews of all relevant parties to a discrimination complaint; including, but not limited to, the complainant, the respondent, witnesses, faculty and staff members and prepares institutional Position Statements.
Coordinates and partners with Employee Relations, Legal Affairs, Compliance, and Internal Audit regarding employee matters involving discrimination, harassment and ADA administration.
Develops and conducts training sessions, seminars, formal presentations and informal roundtable discussions on topics related to equal opportunity, non-discrimination, sexual harassment, diversity and affirmative action.
Manages requests for disability accommodations for employees (and for students when it pertains to on-campus housing accommodations), and recommends direction for university’s compliance with state and federal accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities. Develops and coordinates responses to accessibility inquiries and concerns from faculty and staff.
Serves as university’s primary liaison with government entities and other organizations concerning overall compliance of state and federal accessibility rules and regulations.
Analyzes, interprets and keeps abreast of applicable federal, state, and local regulations for persons with disabilities and older adults; communicates changes that are relevant to the university’s programs and facilities to the appropriate individuals.
Coordinates with the Affirmative Action Specialist to develops/implement the university’s Affirmative Action Plan (including performing statistical analysis required for reporting purposes); monitors transactional data (i.e. hiring, promotion, termination statistics, etc.) and conducts compensation analysis to assess potential for adverse impact, ensuring compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity goals and objectives for academic and non-academic staff.
Partners with institutional leaders to develop and implement initiatives that promote the adoption of inclusive strategies to enhance the recruitment and retention of women, diverse populations, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.
Supervise professional and support staff, including the hiring, evaluating, training, disciplining and recommending the dismissal of staff as necessary.
Determines and establishes work priorities and staffing needs, including staff development and training.
Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Work requires knowledge of EEO laws and OFCCP regulations (e.g.,EO11246, Title VII, FLSA, FMLA, USERRA, ADA).
Work requires solid understanding of data analysis techniques, database structures, HRIS and statistical data management including current HR technologies and reporting tools.
Work requires analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions.
Work requires exercising judgment and creativity in making decisions.
Work requires implementing policies and procedures.
Work requires compiling and analyzing complex data.
Work requires understanding, interpreting, and applying laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Work requires experience with development and implementation of compliance training programs.
Work requires sound knowledge of human resources management with “generalist” human resources experience.
Work requires establishing collaborative working relationships, while performing assigned work responsibilities and duties.
Work requires effective internal and external networking skills with the ability to build and sustain key relationships.
Work requires proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and PeopleSoft or comparable systems
Work requires excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Work requires ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects. Working Conditions
Work is performed primarily in office area. Security
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.